PROJECT TITLE

Converse Compendium

PROJECT CATEGORIES

Book Design

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

To coincide with Converses’ 110 year anniversary, the Converse Compendium is the definitive guide that details the brands iconic rise to fame.

Acting as a historical time-line for the brand, the compendium not only catalogues the brands 110 year product range, but discusses the turbulent life of this once small town rubber-sole manufacturer.

I began by taking inspiration from the Converse’s classic ‘All Star’ trainer, a design synonymous with the brand that has remained relatively unchanged over the companies history.

To be true to the brand and the ‘creative sub-cultures’ that adorn Converse so proudly, the compendium was screen printed in the brands 3 iconic colourways, hand-finished on a canvas woven paper and bound using shoe-laces with eyelet detailing.

WHAT ARE THE ICONIC FEATURES OF A CONVERSE TRAINER?

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BADGE

CONVERSE BADGE

The branding is obviously a key feature of the trainer

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SOLE
STRIPES

SOLE STRIPES

The stripes which run along the sole are iconic to Converse

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EYELET
VENTING

EYELET VENTING

The eyelet venting was an innovation that cooled athletes feet

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CANVAS
FABRIC

CANVAS FABRIC

The robust canvas offered protection and durability

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© CHRIS NIXON 2018

© CHRIS NIXON 2018

© CHRIS NIXON 2018