On display at the recent Designer Con (Nov 19-20, 2016) is the SUPERSTAR DESTROYER from Bill McMullen AKA Billions McMillions - which sees the “Imperial Destroyer” in “Star Wars” being sneakered-out, based on original Adidas Superstars!
”Sometimes people ask why I used two whites in the illustration and toy. I point out that that's how the #Shelltoe was - the whites of the leather and the rubber never really matched, which I love.” -shared Bill McMullen.To be produced by Munky King Toys, the concept was earlier seen and released as a 6-color hand-pulled silkscreened print, a year ago at DesignerCon too!
#DesignerCon 2015 #Repost @munkykingtoys ・・・ SUPERSTAR DESTROYER by BILL McMULLEN ✨ We're extremely excited to announce artist Bill McMullen (@billions) & Munky King are working on some projects! The first is this 6-color hand-pulled silkscreened print, 16" x 16" on 100lb bristol paper, releasing exclusively at #DesignerCon this weekend! The photo doesn't do the colors justice, you have to see it! Signed and numbered edition of 50. Come see us at our booth #435 or email us at email@example.com #DCon #BillMcMullen #MunkyKing #KirbyKrackle #dcon2015 #designercon2015 #billions #artprint #silkscreened
#DesignerCon is popping in Pasadena! I have this fine silkscreened print, 'Superstar Destroyer', available now over at Munky King booth # 435. Signed, numbered edition of 50. It's kinda heaters! Available here of course, and also online. See @munkykingtoys for more details on getting one if you're not at DCon! I'll be at the Munky King booth tomorrow at 1pm signin', drawin', or if you want to talk about hip-hop, Star Wars, John Carpenter doing his own movie music, why the Jordan 5 was the last good Jordan - to quote Method Man - "whatever - let's get together."
Old-skool "urban vinyl" collectors would be familiar with Bill McMullen’s adidas-themed “AD-AT” - made with Span of Sunset and released in 2004 - which has most recently been manifested as a half-size replica, with #ADATpoint5 released at DesignerCon 2014, a decade after!
Another incarnation saw the ADAT Custom upsized to over 2-feet tall and coming in with a 3 3/4" #Joystik figure. In an edition of 10, they were released at San Diego Comic Con and we promptly Sold Out.
The first AD-AT had been one of my toy-grails since I started down this “art toy” life, and had even came across one a couple of years ago too! The price asked for was pretty reasonable I reckon (about SG$400 maybe?), but alas even then it had been financially out of my reach … *man-sob*
PREMIERING AT #DESIGNERCON 2014: The #ADATpoint5, a one-half size replica of my original ADAT vinyl toy released 10 years ago. This hand-painted cast resin figurine stands almost 6 inches tall, boxed in a mini version of the original. Includes a small replica of the signed photo card of 'OLD SCHOOL INVASION' artwork that inspired the figure. A limited number of 'Early Bird' ADAT point5 figures will be available at #DCon 2014, in #DKEToys booth 1230. $200, tax included. #BillMcMullen
WALK THIS WAY 🔊 The #ADATCustom and its inspiration. #SDCC was a success! Sold-out edition of 10. Thanks to the support crew who kept me on track: @HealeyMade @vaughnavakian @yuki__________ @sarahjomarks #DKEToys, Matt, Joel, and like Hov said:"most importantly, YOU, the customer" 📶 See you next year!
Bill’s AD-AT x adidas iconology was also made into a larger-then-life sized sculpture installation at the THIS IS NOT A TOY show in Toronto, Canada, circa 2014 - as curated by the Design Exchange.
Coincidentally with my AD-AT sculpture showing here in Toronto, the Bata Shoe Museum is having an exhibit called 'The Rise Of Sneaker Culture'. Lots of heat in the 150 or so pairs on display. They have some original Adidas Superstars here, the shoe I based the AD-AT on.
Here are more pics to gawk at!
THANK YOU, TORONTO ✊ The circle is now complete - the Giant AD-AT is out'chea! See it at the #ThisIsNotAToy exhibit if you can. Thanks for the help and input from @yuki__________ , @places_and_spaces, @charliebecker, @samcole2020, @2bithack, @moontoy, @misslindal. Shout-outs to the SD team: @vaughnavakian @thediscopunk, Joel, David Reyes, and the Sahara restaurant. The Toronto DX crew:@johhnyfoto @sara_nick @contrabann @shaunalevy18 #ADATtorontoDX