Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Innovator - Mike Friton

Earlier this week I heard from videographer Tristan Stoch who made the beautiful video about HiiH Lights in Portland that you might recall.

The Innovator from Cineastas on Vimeo.

He wanted to let us know about his newest video that shares the story of shoe innovator Mike Friton who worked for Nike for thirty years.



It's fascinating to see the ways origami, kirigami, pop-up books, and paper sculpture play a role in Mike's work and are behind the innovations that have become elements of modern athletic shoes. Who knew?!


I hope you'll have a few minutes to watch the video as it's quite fascinating.


Maureen said...

What a wonderful short, and such creative intelligence. I'm going to use this in a future All Art Friday, and mention you, of course. Thanks, Ann!

Ann Martin said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Maureen. Thanks for sharing.

Jan Castle said...

So interesting!!! As a card maker, I am always delighted to learn how people 'think outside the box'! I would never have thought paper arts and shoe creation go together...and right around the corner in my own state, OREGON!!!

Vanille said...

Thanks for sharing, so insightful ! Really like to watch people doing their craft.

Le Grumeau said...

Great post, it reminds me a lot of origami !Thanks

Bellenza Bistro said...

This IS fascinating! The 'innovative mindset' is really the key.

SUGANTHI said...

Amazing artist! So many talents!!! Thanks for sharing this video Ann.

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