Something Dope to Start Your Week: Black Designer Records: Volume 1 Sketch Mixtape

I’m a huge fan of Christopher Dixon. I’ve talked about him on this site on a number of occasions. Most recently, he delivered us the sketchbook:

What are the Creative Discovery Tools? | An All in One Intro To Sneaker Design Sketchbook

Today, he launched what I hope becomes a series that I can ride to in his Black Designer Mixtape. I hope this evolves into a long-term series with video of the actual beat making and interspersed with discussions with the OGs. I’ve long stated that we all need to be more aware of the people who came before us in this footwear biz and this is an initial dope concept that I hope to see developed into something more… with a playlist breakdown.

We proudly present to you the Black Designer Records: Volume 1!

This video is dedicated to the Founder of PENSOLE Academy, Dr. D’Wayne Edwards. Thank you for sharing your black excellence with the footwear and business community.

In celebration, this serves as my digital art donation.

One dope hand sketch of a sneaker in a lateral view. That easy barrier of entry is what changed my life and that of countless others. You can do it too.

With this video, we aim to take viewers on a meditative flight of creative inspiration. These ideas and sketches are soulfully led by the beats created by Ahmad Fielder, aka Infrared Krypto. As we constantly develop our craft, we invite you to sketch along or simply watch and nod your head to the smooth sounds.

Today, he launched what I hope becomes a series that I can ride to in his!

Thank you all again for your support and we hope you enjoy our first sketch mixtape!

Today, he launched what I hope becomes a series that I can ride to in his