The Tyler derby leather shoe is a collaboration with Leon Bullens, a 12-year old Belgian illustrator, with a unique colourful signature that delights me! The style derives its name from Tyler, The Creator, the American rapper who is not afraid to push the limits. 

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Leon Bullens

Leon Bullens started drawing at the age of 9. A bunch of crazy looking colorful characters staked
together like an army/gang for a creative future :)

His signature art style hasn't stopped evoloving since - whether sketching with pen and paper, or digitally on a tablet. It almost seems like each of his characters whisper him their stories.

Illustrations

Leon Bullens started drawing at the age of 9. A bunch of crazy looking colorful characters staked
together like an army/gang for a creative future :)

His signature art style hasn't stopped evoloving since - whether sketching with pen and paper, or digitally on a tablet. It almost seems like each of his characters whisper him their stories.

A word

"I had in mind a colorful storytelling collaboration on the iconic derby of the year 2022, when my daughters were gifted a book called Graaf-Itti by Leon Bullens. And that was it! I got a coup de coeur for "the youngest illustrator from Flanders" .

I like to think that I am out there looking for new talents and that the Kinamania collaborations are a platform for creative talents. Youth being the nervous system of our societes, it cames naturaly to collaborate with Leon (with the help of his lovely parents!) :)

The Tyler

A limited edition shoe
called The Tyler.

Tyler is an American controversial
rapper that doesn’t mince his words. His invigorating imagination is an inspiration to Leon.

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