The crew over at Vans Europe put together a pretty awesome exhibition utilizing over 200 pairs of vintage Vans, with some of them dating back to the 1960s. The exhibit was a part of their House of Vans takeover in Berlin during fashion week. The sneaker showcase was a compilation of several Vans collectors including Skateboard Museum founder/owner Jürgen Blümlein, The Other Side of the Pillow's Henry Davies and our homie/artist/longtime Vans collaborator Dimitri Coste. Props to the Euro
New York Times put together a rather comprehensive feature focused on the 12 months of past year in illustrations that were part of the paper's editorials such as Op Ed, Sunday Review, Letters and even a selection of Gifs. Follow the link above to see the rest of the images or click to see more below for our favorites.
Inspired by the ancient landscapes of the American Southwest, the Surveyor pack is an ode to the explorers and travelers that dared to weather this terrain. Taking cues from the gear that these adventurers brought with them, this collection is a mix of durable synthetic textiles, pig suede and moisture wicking Drilex® to keep feet dry. The Surveyor pack includes the latest introduction to the collection, the Prelow, alongside two OTW staples, the high-top Alomar and mid-top Piercy, in Canyon
"Anywhere But Here" photography exhibition opened last weekend at Space 15 Twenty in LA. Curated by Victor Saldana the show features works from Kenneth Cappello, Curtis Buchanan, Tofer Chin, Ako and Atiba Jefferson, Rick Rodney, Peter Sutherland, Chris Shonting, Steve Lee and many many more. The show is open until January 21st and shouldn't be missed. Peep our recap beyond the fold.
The SA Studios crew recently linked up with Warner Bros. to promote the film studio's latest flick, "Gangster Squad". Our homie Cartoon created a custom billboard for the movie in Downtown LA while fellow Soul Assassin Estevan Oriol brought his camera to Chinatown to shoot portraits of the cast including Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Robert Patrick and Michael Pena, among others. Check out photos from the shoot after the jump.
The Vans OTW Collection presents the Dot Camo pack this spring featuring the Alcon, Ludlow and Stovepipe alongside two new silhouettes, the Lasdun and Prelow. The Lasdun is a slimmed-down blucher silhouette that blends timeless court shoe styling with modern sensibility, and the Prelow infuses the classic Vans low-top look with UltraCush lightweight technology to bring comfort and style to another level. The camouflage capsule utilizes an innovative dotted-camo performance textile for fabrication across the uppers, linings and design accents
Painter and graffiti artist Barry McGee AKA Twist (and a few other pseudonyms as you'll find out in the video) created a large mural as part of Cadilllac and Vanity Fair's "Art in the Streets 2012" project. The side wall of Brooklyn's Mark Morris Dance Center gets transformed into a huge piece art piece with various patterns, illustrations and typographies embedded into it along with McGee's aliases.
The Vans OTW Collection rolls out four new renderings of the Alomar this spring. Dubbed the "Basic" pack, this offering introduces simple makes of the line's most popular silhouette with green, white, red and black colorways for January delivery. The trio of colored options sport canvas uppers and leather heel counters while the fourth alternative presents an all-black aesthetic with additional pig suede detailing integrated into its design. Each high-top is finished off with tonal eyelets, flat shoe laces, mesh
We are big fans of art projects involving currency and this one is no exception. German artist Aslan Malik defaced US Dollars and made the presidents into characters from Justice League of America. Amazing. Peep more images beyond the fold.
Acclaimed director Danny Boyle's latest film "Trance" is set to hit the theaters in the Spring of this year starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson. "The story revolves around an art auctioneer who gets caught up in a heist. Following from a blow to the head, the art dealer develops amnesia and can't remember the location of the priceless painting. The thief then hires a hypnotherapist to unlock McAvoy's mind, which leads to complications." The trailer looks really