My Sneaker Art Pillows drop today at Noon EST. Read my press release by the awesome Kate Kelly
Armed with a fresh new concept, artist Lou Pimentel is excited to bring his fans a new way to collect and admire his distinctive imagery with his very first line of products for the home: Sneaker Pillows. Lou’s energetic illustrations are informed by graffiti and pop art superstars both past and present, and here his delicate brushstrokes elevate an iconic image - the sneaker - in a way that's fresh, but always true to its roots. "Dunks" and "Chucks" were originally created for gallery shows, but their enthusiastic reception encouraged the artist to consider other ways to reach out to his fans and share his work: "I created the pillows because I love art, and many times I cannot afford originals from the artists I admire...with the pillows, you just set them down and you are done!"
Created by hand, these 12” x 12” beauties are the perfect marriage of utility, style, and luxury. Featuring two of the artist’s most popular images, they are compelling when displayed together, yet strong enough to stand alone. Made from a luxurious micro fiber velvet exterior, you’ll want to give them a good nuzzle while the high-density blown fiber fill offers tremendous support and comfort. Finally, Lou’s alluring take on an iconic pop image gives all his fans an indesputable reason to put their feet on the couch.
These made-to-order custom pillows mark the first of many product innovations that will be pursued by the artist. From towels to furniture, Lou is ready to make his mark on the world, and it is an exciting time to get involved as this hip and talented up-and-comer continues to make huge strides.
Check out Lou's store (http://lou.bigcartel.com/) to order your very own.