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Events March, 21 2014

Converse UK Launch Colour Clash Student Battles

A few weeks ago we announced “Sneakers Clash,” celebrating the Converse All Star Chuck ’70, before attending and covering the event. Now, the American sneaker manufacturer continues their project with the Mini Wall of Clash in which students battle it out to create a collaborative work of art in three London locations. Transforming grey London walls with paint across the capital, bringing color to Bethnal Green, Southwark and Archway, with each taking place over consecutive weekends this March.

First up were the teams Cat “Colour Karma,” comprised of art students Jack, Greg and Sam, and Drips, made up of designers Rafael El Baz and Troels Flensted. The former aimed to inject some fun into the often grey monotony of day-to-day London life by using a playful, bold and off-the-wall theme, clashing color against a grey world. Making sure to incorporate a vivid color palette, the artists’ styles have been combined to create a character – “Colour Karma.” The latter collaborated on a concept that would visually interact with the environment and public. Thermochromic paint, which reacts with heat, and vibrant color drips were combined to produce a forever-changing wall of color.

Enjoy a recap of the event above and stay tuned for more coverage on Facebook and Twitter #SneakersClash.

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