For sneakerheads, limited-edition sneakers are very special, highly sought-after items. The hype they generate isn’t just to do with their limited numbers, but also the fact that some of the world’s best designers are behind these unique pieces. These two factors reinforce each other in the competition for the sneaker fans’ attention.
Taking its cue from the sneaker world, EMPIRE itself is about to launch a “limited edition” – a special spray can in strictly limited numbers. What will make this can so special? That depends on you, the EMPIRE Community. EMPIRE wants you to give free rein to your imagination and creativity: you might decorate your can with some graffiti art, or the skyline of one of the world’s metropolises, or maybe the colours of your favourite sneakers – the design for the can is entirely up to you.
How does it work? We have prepared design sheets for you to download, where you can showcase your creative ideas. First of all, an expert jury made up of designers and brand specialists will select the best three designs. The EMPIRE community will then decide which can takes the prize via a Facebook vote. The best thing about it is that 5,000 cans sporting the coolest design will be manufactured, and the winner will be invited to watch their can being made in person.
The winning design will receive €500 and will be manufactured as a special limited edition. The winner will be able to watch their can being manufactured live in the factory.
The first runner-up will receive €300 in prize money as well as an original EMPIRE merchandising package with a hoodie, shirt, cap and a product set.
The second runner-up will receive €200 in prize money and also an original EMPIRE merchandising package with a hoodie, shirt, cap and a product set.
1. Download the design sheet
2. Design the can
3. Upload a photo of an assembled EMPIRE can or a design as a PDF in the form below or by post*
4. The conditions of participation are deemed accepted on submission of the documents.
Closing date: 28 February 2018
The following conditions of participation apply: