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Adi Dassler developed Superstar with the inspiration of adidas’ earlier basketball shoes – All Round, Supergrip and Pro Model. Superstar was first introduced in 1969, came to the feet of select players in test trails and was officially introduced to the public till 1970.
It transcended its natural home of the basketball court to evolve into the cultural fixture and timeless icon later.
Within a few years of introduction, it was being worn by over 75% of
all NBA players, proof of its revolutionary technology. In the next few
years, it was advanced from the court of the sidewalk and later into
the public’s consciousness, including the collectors and fans of
Hong Kong-based illustrator and graphic designer Lun Wong (aka 1KStyles) presents his first solo exhibition – ‘POP ATTACK!’ The opening reception will take place at M1NT on the 29th of October 2009 (date changed!) with complimentary cocktails from Snow Queen Vodka, canapés and a charity auction in aid of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund.
The ‘Pop Attack’ exhibition is Lun’s modern urban take on the icons that have shaped popular culture. From the glamour and grace of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn to the hard hitting images of Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson, each figure is as instantly recognisable and era-defining as the next. “They transcend the mainstream and the underground,” says Lun. “However cool you are, they set the standards and made it what it is today.”