Few items of pop culture have had the impact and longevity as the artwork from the legendary The Yellow Submarine album and film, and likely no band has revolutionized music quite like The Beatles have. Released in 1968, Yellow Submarine was based on the iconic song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Throbbing with artwork, photography, animation, and music, outrageous characters and fantastic tales fly across the screen to do nothing less than re-invent the genre. The Beatles songs play throughout this landmark achievement as the ultimate expression of the free-spirit mystique of its time in a universe unto its own.
As a first of its kind and right on time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the Vans x The Beatles Yellow Submarine collection relies on some Vans classic silhouettes. A Sk8-Hi Reissue features alternating artwork on each quarter panel hosting individual portraits of the Fab Four from the film, the Classic Slip-On takes on the Sea of Monsters with a continuous underwater scene across each pair left to right, and an Era and an Authentic display the band in a scenic garden and an all-over “All You Need is Love” print. Yellow Submarine imagery puts the finishing touches on the quartet on every footbed, woven labels of each laced shoe and a custom collector’s box.