A New Tennis Shoe Review; Hand Decorated
A Canvas Of A Different Kind
Ben does his work on canvas but it is not what you would consider a typical work of art. The only stretching done here is when he unfolds his imagination on to the shoes. They are really something to see and from the comments made on his sales they are the pride and joy of his customers.
This young man attending Purdue University is currently up to some interesting, wearable, artwork. I have not seen anything that equals his endeavour so I thought it would be great to share the find. What first got my attention was the shoes. I was thinking of a pair for my niece. The other thing that intrigued me is that he is a local boy. That meaning he went to a local high school and is now attending the university in Lafayette Indiana.
Ben Panfil is quite an amazing guy, offering artwork you can wear, FOR SALE, on his myspace site. He wrote an introduction on that site so I will not spend your time with those details. What I would like to do is have you take a look at these shoes he is decorating. He works from the ideas that you give him so, I guess you can let him know what you like and he will make the shoes to your specifications.His website says his orders are all custom made.
His work appears to cater to college and high school kids but he is probably able to produce anything requested. Looks like he is designing shoes with sports, music, maybe some sci-fi and whatever else you might conjure up, for your own custom pair of tennis shoes. I liked what I saw and thought you too might enjoy this site. I was thinking of a pair of shoes that had to do with Mick Jagger.
That is my niece's all time favorite musical talent. She has been a fan since she was old enough to tune in her Mother's stereo. Seems like a pair of shoes would be a great Christmas gift for a college girl. Really! Most young women love shoes, right? Got me to thinking.... Why not try a canvas of a different kind? These tennies would make a unique gift for just about anyone who likes funky shoes.
Shoes from his latest in 2009
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