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Shoe Designer Is Turning Sketches Into Street Art

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Luxury Rebel design director Renée Snelson has recently taken on a second job—that of a street artist. She's been transferring her fanciful shoe sketches onto the streets of New York as of late, noted WWD, tagging walls with what she dubs as "shoefiti".

"I've always been in love with street art, and this influence can be seen in my style of painting," Snelson told the paper. "I started doing street art earlier this year, and I have since been obsessed. It combines my favorite things: shoes and graffiti."

She's tagged neighborhoods like the East Village, Lower East Side, and Chelsea, as well as parts of Brooklyn. "I go to places that have abandoned buildings or popular tagging spots, where other street artists also have work," she said "I sometimes ask permission, depending on the location. People have been very cool about it."

Seen any of her work on the streets? Let us know in the comments section where it's at.
· Shoes! by Renée Snelson [Tumblr]
· Shoefiti Covers New York Thanks to One Designer [WWD]