Whalebone + K-Swiss Pop-Up

The Classic 66, a Miami Pop-up by KSwiss and Whalebone

To celebrate the release of Whalebone Magazine’s Hippie Issue and K-Swiss’ 55th anniversary we’ve partnered to bring to life a first-in-class pop-up event in Miami Beach, FL during Art Basel.

The pop-up features some of the best up-and-coming artists in the US who will each be taking a day to provide live custom artwork on iconic K-Swiss limited-edition 55th-anniversary commemorative sneakers. Each day, 55 pairs of shoes will become unique one-of-a-kind artworks. Plus, enjoy specialty cocktails from our friends at Diageo.

K-Swiss started back in Southern California during the 1960s, a time period and location that witnessed the embrace of soul, surf, and style. Whalebone is celebrating the release of The Hippie Issue and couldn’t be more pleased to align with the Southern California heritage brand to reflect on their journey and roots.


530 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Dates & Hours:

December 1st – 7th
Daily from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Please celebrate responsibly. Imported by Diageo, New York, NY.

white outlined text that reads "meet the artists"
photography of ty williams artwork within an empty pool. A man dressed in white stands barefoot in the middle.

Ty Williams

On-Site: December 2nd (VIP Event Only) & December 3rd

Ty Williams is a mixed media artist focused primarily on the sea and the coastline as his subject. His work is playfully sarcastic and fancifully sublime with an element of innocence and heartbreak.

Learn more at ty-williams.com

más love by Camilo Rojas

Camilo Rojas

On-Site: December 7th

Camilo Rojas is a Colombian-born, multidisciplinary designer and art director living and creating in Miami, FL. He combines traditional graphic design elements with typography, art, and experiential design to create compelling projects. His work is incredibly diverse—ranging from conventional brand identities to brilliantly typographic installations.

Learn more at cr-eate.com/camilo-rojas

The colorful artwork of francisco donoso covers the wall of a corner. A man stands in the foreground, dressed in a jacket and pants that match the style and colors of the wall.

Francisco Donoso

On-Site: December 2nd & December 4th

Francisco Donoso is a transnational artist based in NYC. Originally from Ecuador, but raised in Miami, FL, he’s a recipient of DACA and an advocate for immigrants. His work explores the internal and external journeys taken during migration, and the potential of abstraction to make meaning and logic.

Learn more at franciscodonoso.com

Seagrass Song on Foundation by Nicole Salcedo

Nicole Salcedo

On-Site: December 1st & December 6th

Nicole Salcedo is a Cuban American interdisciplinary artist born, raised and based in Miami, Florida. Using meditative marks to create dense patterns, Nicole weaves between micro and macro lines, opening up rhythmic pathways that offer a deeper connection to the energies which flow throughout the universe.

Learn more at nicole-salcedo.com

Fish & Run by Elaine Defibaugh

Elaine Defibaugh

On-Site: December 5th

Elaine’s work is inspired by the transitional world that we experience, particularly the relationship between natural and man-made environments. With the goal to invite viewers into a dimension that goes beyond 2D and into a complex 4D world that includes visual layers, textual stories, and an exploration of our environment in the hopes of sparking conversation around conservation.

Learn more at elainedefibaugh.com

graphic stickers for k-swiss and whalebone.