Air Jordan 1 XQ “Xi Qing” – Graphic T-Shirt | By Wang Tao
Currently an art teacher at a public high school in Shanghai, Wang Tao (aka ABB) thought little about the sport of basketball till a few pickup games with his students. To avoid more embarrassing losses to his student, Tao went on a personal training regiment and soon the basketball theme started to appear in his art works. Now known for his highly imaginative illustrations in relation to sports, particularly with basketball, Jordan Brand asked this future comic book artist to pen a special graphic tee in conjunction with the launch of Air Jordan 1 XQ “Xi Qing” this weekend. The result is a detailed sketch of the shoe splintering upon impact, with Michael Jordan-like shrapnel darting forward at full speed. This violent episode is how Tao sees the Air Jordan 1, a mysterious vessel not unlike the Genie’s Lamp. And just like Aladdin did in the tale of Arabian Nights, the wearer of Air Jordan 1 is capable of unleashing his (hers) full potentials, ambitions, hopes, and dreams.
The Air Jordan 1 XQ “Xi Qing” Graphic T-Shirt by Wang Tao is now available through NikeStore China at www.nikestore.com.cn, select Nike and Jordan Brand retailers across China.