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Joshua Vides has recently come to our attention thanks to his Instagram account, where he specializes in making real-life objects look like sketches by painting them white and drawing on them with sharpies.

Vides has done this with street signs, basketball hoops, and porta potties, however, it’s his work with sneakers that has really caught our eye.

@joshuavides is on to something with these customs kicks. Who would rock?

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The effect the contrast between the white base and black sharpie lines has creates the illusion that the objects were photoshopped into the shot, rather than just customized by hand.

Flip through his sneakers above and then check out some of Vides’s other work below.

Porta Potty – Claremont , CA #joshuavides

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Basketball Court – Rancho Cucamonga , CA #joshuavides

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Fire Hydrant – Pasadena , CA #joshuavides

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No Parking Sign – Azusa , CA #joshuavides

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In other sneaker news, check out Ben Baller’s all-black, custom YEEZY Wave Runner 700 here.

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