Hebru Brantley, a mixed media artist with roots in Chicago and a studio in Los Angeles, has persisted in motivating and energizing his audience. Brantley’s characters, Frogboy and Rocket were designed to convey a yearning for freedom, a stand for unity, and a will to triumph.
Brantley, who is renowned for the rich storytelling in his character-based works, draws on anime and Afro-futurism for inspiration while fusing moments from his personal life into a magical fiction story.
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Brantley’s characters are directly inspired by the collective desire to reimagine what a protagonist looks like in our world, which is why Adidas was motivated to work with Brantley to develop a collection that would firmly anchor in the spirit of the times.