A collection of relationships and stories from sneaker enthusiasts in Seattle.

 
 

Overview

Through 400 minutes of interviews and conversations, I came to understand how E-commerce has changed individual relationships between collectors and their shoes over the past 15 years. This 84 page book contains all original content including interviews photography, and illustrations. 

 

Context

9 weeks, Fall 2018

University of Washington

Kettle stitch bound, 8″ x 10″

 
 
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Process

Over the 3 months I worked on this project, I went through many iterations to try to identify the perfect balance of illustration, photography, and typography.

 
 
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Inspiration and Moodboard

As I began to find inspiration for visual directions I was drawn to the combination of illustration and photography. The use of hand made typography was appealing because it showed a style of annotation and notation of my conversations throughout the book as well as highlight tidbits of knowledge. The use of photography was used because I wanted to capture people in their environments and collections.

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Reflection

This has been a great opportunity to meet so many amazing, passionate, and kind individuals. I’ve learned so much not only about shoes, but also why I love to design. It’s been so rewarding designing and documenting the interactions and conversations that I have had with people. These conversations have been a highlight of my past couple months. I truly love this project, and have continued after then quarter ended. I’m so thankful and grateful for the time that people have given and how inviting people have been as they welcome me into their homes and their stories.

 

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