35* North - Shoe design inspired by plastic in the ocean


Year: 2017

Designer: Lloyd Revald

Drawings: Lloyd Revald


Nowhere else on the planet is the effect of human behavior more noticeable than in the Ocean. I am deeply concerned by this effect and instead of just bragging I chose this as a topic for my color project. I wanted to find colors and implement them in a drawing exercise of a shoe. 


To find colors in images* with plastic from the ocean and transform them into a shoe in an inspiring way.

With millions of colors in the ocean I have found a few to work with as seen in the grid below.

*Images are from Pinterest and not mine



Top part of the colors are mainly blue while the colors below are mainly plastic colors. 

In the proces I drew fifteen shoes as an exercise. From them I chose the one with most references to waves and elements with interest.

Final product

35 degrees north

Selected shoe with final color combination. The shoe is a comment about our collective problem with millions of tons of plastic being dumped into the ocean every single year.

Lloyd Revald Photography
Skovbogade 204 14g
6000 Kolding

31 16 64 52

CVR: 35225099
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