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Postby nmaloy » December 7th, 2007, 1:36 pm


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post your doodles, sketches, renderings...

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Postby yo » December 7th, 2007, 6:49 pm

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that bottom right is a nice sketch dude.

Postby rkuchinsky » December 7th, 2007, 11:26 pm

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yo wrote:that bottom right is a nice sketch dude.


actually was just going to say that sketch looked very "Yo" style (thats a good thing!).

nice stuff.

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Postby nmaloy » December 8th, 2007, 12:12 am


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Thanks for the comments...

Here is the new Jeep renegade concept shoe
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Postby rkuchinsky » December 8th, 2007, 12:46 am

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did you do the car sketches?

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Postby nmaloy » December 8th, 2007, 2:24 pm


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no, just using those as inspiration.
it is actually my brother's concept for chrysler that is going to debut at the detroit autoshow

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Cool your bro is in the industry, I'm sure he has been able to mentor you quiet a bit!... I know a few footwear designers who have family in the auto biz!

So the jeep is a lightweight trail capable, open top design.

How does the shoe relate? I would think something more like a cool, wearable river moc or trail sandal would relate back to the functionality of the Jeep more...

Postby nmaloy » December 8th, 2007, 3:04 pm


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the whole idea was to create a casual shoe that would fit the jeep brand. I wanted to integrate the jeep grill as well as the door panel cut out. It is more of a cross between a casual shoe and a low-cut hiking shoe. point taken on the utilitarian purpose of the shoe. I could explore that further...

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I hear you, but if Jeep where to collaborate on footwear, it would be a big endeavor. What brand would they work with? What type of shoe would it be? How would it address the Jeep consumer and support the Jeep brand? These are the questions that would get answered before the pen hit the paper.

If you removed the Jeep sketches and told me this was by an automotive brand, I would think casual, sleek and low profile, simple clean design with modernist detailing, somewhat luxurious, European... maybe Audi made by Royal Elastics (before they where bought by K Swiss...)

Very nice sketches. I don't want to take away from that at all. Focus in on the design and the functionality of the form as a communication medium for the brand, beyond the physical links to the product of the grill and open area. Conceptual links are more difficult, but much stronger than aesthetic veneers.

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yo wrote:I hear you, but if Jeep where to collaborate on footwear, it would be a big endeavor. What brand would they work with? What type of shoe would it be? How would it address the Jeep consumer and support the Jeep brand? These are the questions that would get answered before the pen hit the paper.

If you removed the Jeep sketches and told me this was by an automotive brand, I would think casual, sleek and low profile, simple clean design with modernist detailing, somewhat luxurious, European... maybe Audi made by Royal Elastics (before they where bought by K Swiss...)

Very nice sketches. I don't want to take away from that at all. Focus in on the design and the functionality of the form as a communication medium for the brand, beyond the physical links to the product of the grill and open area. Conceptual links are more difficult, but much stronger than aesthetic veneers.


all good points.

the jeep brand is relatively strong and focused. if moved to footwear, think about how this would translate. as a starting point, perhaps identify existing footwear brands/styles that would work as jeep and go from there. Keen, Merrel, ACG? if casual, maybe something along the lines of some of the puma trail stuff?

theres nothing worse than a cobranding that slaps a logo on product. ferrari laptops, anyone? what is the core of the jeep brand? trail? simplicity? mobility? ruggedness? find the core of the brand and you'll find the core of your concept direction.

also i feel that your rendering is not nearly as strong as the first sketches you posted. maybe suggest to stick with sketches more before going to rendering. also watch your proportions. the jeep stuff looks a bit fat and puffy.

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Postby nmaloy » December 8th, 2007, 6:06 pm


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thanks for the tips. really appreciate your professional criticism.

Postby VD23 » December 10th, 2007, 3:11 am


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Some thumbnails...

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Postby flight » December 10th, 2007, 8:43 am


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Nice sketches Tony. are these a concept in progress? or is it just for fun?
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Postby jm745 » December 10th, 2007, 11:05 am


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A sketch from one of my adidas projects...more to come.

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Postby yo » December 10th, 2007, 11:10 am

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nice stuff guys. Hot thumbs Tony.

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