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Friday, September 4th, 2009 at 1:48 pm  |  10 responses

A Rock Worth Protecting

K1X decks out basketballs with top graphic artists.

by Chris O’Leary

What do you get when you mix the creative talents of some top graphic artists with the flavor of K1X? A limited-edition run of stylish basketballs that are cool enough to sit on display in your living room.

K1X’s 4-E collection consists of four basketballs-turned-art-pieces, from the hands of what K1X is calling “four distinguished icons from the realm of graphic art.” Each artist involved has worked with the one of the four elements, breaking it down as follows:

Marok (water), Bill Mc Mullen (fire), Mode2 (earth) and Frank 151 featuring Stay High 149 (air).

First up, we’ve got imagery of Marok’s water-themed ball. The artist explains his inspiration for his creation (which takes visual inspiration from the movie Tron) below:

Set for a November 2009 release in selected retail outlets only, there will be a run of only 444 balls. K1X is releasing imagery of each ball individually. We’ll keep you posted on the next release.

Check K1X’s site for more info.

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  • Ken

    Not really feeling it. Too flashy/gaudy.

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Wicked thing to have for the shelf if the ultimate mans room!!!

  • http://twitter.com/NotebookNick thesubwayconnection

    I don’t like the material for playing, but I do like it for displaying!

  • http://www.myappsource.blogspot.com/ MyKal

    Gotta have it. My shelves are begging me for it.

  • http://www.digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    I want to know where to get them. I checked the link and the site said nothing about locations.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    So, uhm, when is SLAMonline giving out a few of these?

  • boy sanchez

    Please make a contest with these balls as prizes!!!!

  • larrylegend

    @ MyKal: try http://www.kickz.com
    their online shop, but the ball isn’t available yet.

    maybe i’m too oldschool for this, but this ball is so ugly! kickz ain’t what kickz was when they started back in ’93…damn, i now have to go to eastbay to buy bball shoes instead of going around the corner to get some! hope u hear that kickz!
    supporter since day 1!

  • http://www.k1x.com TW_for_K1X

    just wait for the other three balls to drop. this was just the first of the four elements (fire, earth and air still to come)
    release dates will be published soon.
    of course we’ll give away some 4-E balls in a slam contest once all four have been released!

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