Let's Colonize!

Date: Feb. 2020

Nike ‘Mars Yard’ Print (personal work), in 40x50cm size.
Illustration made for the Nike x Tom Sachs collaboration, on the NikeCraft Mars Yard Shoe 2.0.

In May 2012, Nike and artist Tom Sachs partnered to release the NikeCraft Mars Yard, a shoe inspired by Sachs’ interactions with NASA’s highly specialized scientists, and designed as high-performance equipment for the building of his SPACE PROGRAM 2.0: Mars exhibition (mounted at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City). [H/T Nike]

In 2017, the NikeCraft Mars Yard shoe is re-launched in 2.0 form with a material update informed by Sachs’ long-term trial of the original one that revealed an unknown.