For Holiday 2007, DC Artist Projects™ is proud to work with New York Artist SSUR, for the second time. The latest limited edition collection is comprised of a shoe, hat, fleece and jeans – the largest collection for the DC Artist Projects™ to date.
The design for the project was inspired by SSUR’s Russian heritage with a New York twist. Drawing colors and detailing from traditional Russian porcelain pieces, SSUR’s Artist Projects™ shoe features floral patterns and nude women around the shoes’ heel panels. The custom designed clear soles feature Coney Island’s famous Ferris wheel on one shoe and SSUR’s pirate ship imagery on the other. The SSUR denim shares the design of the shoes’ soles with the imagery embroidered on the pants back pockets and an embroidered ankle patch. A full zip sweatshirt and New Era cap with embroidered artwork
round out the collection.
The Russian born Ruslan Karablin, better known in the art/design world as SSUR, has been a constant in the NYC downtown art scene for almost 15 years. Growing up in Coney Island NY, SSUR entered the New York scene as an outside artist with no formal training. Three main subjects—sex, politics, and protest—have heavily influenced the SSUR aesthetic.
DC Artist Projects™ first collaborated with SSUR in 2005 with the creation of the SSUR high top shoe offered at three distinct levels. The most limited version, the black/silver shoe, featured actual stingray on the upper panels and has proved to be one of the most sought after shoes from the Artist Projects™ series.
Make sure to check out the accompanying video here below and all the product of the project after the jump.