Pinoy Comics on Your Chucks!
Komiks artists Kajo Baldisimo (Trese) and Bow Guerrero (Dark Colony) live painted one-of-a-kind pairs of Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers for their fans during the launch of Converse Philippines' in-store customization store "Punk Your Chucks" last Saturday at Glorietta 2 in Makati.
|The Kambal Shoe by Kajo Baldisimo|
"Converse has always recognized the inherent creativity of our core market," said Eli Bonsol, Converse advertising and marketing manager. "Our most iconic sneaker, the Chuck Taylor All-Star, has always embodied the aspect of the brand - the fact that it is literally made of canvas makes it the perfect backdrop to express your own style."
|Dark Colony shoes by Bow Guerrero|
For Bow Guerrero, co-creator and artist of Dark Colony, the bond between Pinoy Komiks and Converse is an intuitive one. "Pinoys lover art, and express this love in truly imaginative ways," he explained. "The timeless, laid-back style of Converse All-Star really appeals to komiks lovers - mot to mention that it is customizable in so many different ways."
|Got to hang out for a bit with other pop culture bloggers FanboySeo, Juan Manila and Azrael.|
Here's a video of Kajo talking about how he designs his chucks:
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