Pimp My Pump

While a spanky new Nike iD studio opens up in London’s Nike Town, tonight (see previous post), a very different expression of sneaker customisation will be arriving in Manchester’s Thunder Egg store – in the form of exhibition, Pimp My Pump….

pimp my pump

While a spanky new Nike iD studio opens up in London’s Nike Town, tonight (see previous post), a very different expression of sneaker customisation will be arriving in Manchester’s Thunder Egg store – in the form of exhibition, Pimp My Pump.

Initiated by Lazy Oaf, the concept of Pimp My Pump is pretty straightforward: The girls at Lazy Oaf approached a host of illustrators whose work they admire and asked them to customise a pair of plain pumps. Simple – and the results are invariable jolly, bright, colourful, one-off artworks by the likes of Al Heighton, Kate Moross, Ian Stevenson, Kate Sutton, Peskimo, Super Super – and many more contributors. We’ve had a look at some of the pumps and have picked out some of our favourites.

Andrew Forshaw's pimped pumps
by Andy Forshaw

Al Heighton's pimped pumps
Al Heighton‘s pimped pumps

Adrian Johnson's pimped pumps
by Adrian Johnson

Dr Dinnermint's pimped pumps
by Dr Dinnermint

Gemma Correll's pimped pumps
by Gemma Correll

Joe List's pimped pumps
Joe List‘s pumps

Kate Sutton's pimped pumps
Kate Sutton‘s pumps are adorned with illustrated fairy lights

Luke Best's pimped pumps
Peepshow’s Luke Best goes for a parquet flooring vibe

Playmoo's pimped pumps
Love these by playmoo

Kate Moross' pimped pumps
by Kate Moross

Pimp My Pump runs at Thunder Egg, 22 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JN from this Friday until 7th November.

Exhibitors include:
Joe List, Bob London, My Paper Crane, Hi Calorie, One Side Zero, Kate Sutton, Andrew James Jones, Andy Forshaw, Dan Has Potential, Adrian Johnson, Peskimo, Dr Dinnermint, Al Heighton, Ian Stevenson, Gemma Correll, Jon Burgerman, Garth Jones, Mark Taplin, Lee Ford, Kate Moross, Luke Best, playmoo, Super Super, Joe Baglow, Simeon Merivale, Thom Dowse, Concrete Hermit, Made Not Born, Love From Hetty & Dave, Amelie Le Roux, John Slade, Sarah Lawrence, Brennan & Burch, Rosy Nicholas and Eithne Farry

DIY pumps pack
If you’re feeling inspired, Lazy Oaf sell a DIY Pumps pack that includes white pumps and a selection of coloured fabric pens. Visit their site here: www.lazyoaf.co.uk

WRITER

Worthing

CREATIVE DESIGNER – BRAND

Maidenhead, Berkshire