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House of Vans 10 Years Book
OCTOBER 27, 2021



If These Walls Could Talk | House of Vans | VANS

THE HOUSE OF VANS IS WHERE “OFF THE WALL” LIVES. It’s a place where imagination lets loose over concrete bowls, art installations, workshops, and concert stages, inspiring every person who runs, rolls, or stomps through its door. With permanent locations in Chicago and London as well as pop-ups around the world, the House of Vans is home to the creativity that moves us. This book celebrates the first ten years of this global phenomenon. Packed with hundreds of images that capture awesome moments in the skate parks and legendary shows on stage, these pages make you feel like you’ve walked into a House of Vans. Plus, there are twenty step-by-step workshop sections that guide you through creative projects at home. Completing the interactive experience are ten one-of-a-kind pieces tucked inside: a wolf mask, a sticker sheet, a concert poster, a paper shoe, a zine, a frame-able skate photo, a coloring sheet, a VIP wristband, a golden ticket, and a painting stencil. SUBSCRIBE: About House of Vans: House of Vans is the cultural hub for Vans functioning as a music venue, art house, skatepark, DIY workshop and more. With two permanent establishments – the original rooted in the heart of New York’s Greenpoint neighborhood and the second nestled within the Old Vic Tunnels beneath London’s Waterloo Station - House of Vans seeks to inspire and connect with everyone who enters the space. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Vans is curating pop-up House of Vans experiences across the globe in cities across Asia, Canada, Europe, and Mexico, all to enable creative expression. Throughout 2017, Vans will introduce temporary House of Vans locations as well as special programming at premier festivals in the U.S., fostering the creative communities across action sports, art, music and street culture that have supported the brand for 50 years.


Vans celebrate over ten years of memories from the House of Vans with the release of a new retrospective book titled, House of Vans - If These Walls Could TalkWith over 200 pages of stories, photographs and unforgettable music moments, If These Walls Could Talk chronicles the rich history and timeline of the brand’s beloved music, art and skateboarding venue, House of Vans, in an astounding visual memento of the last ten years.


“House of Vans, in all of its forms manifested over the past decade, is magical; one of those unicorns, often imitated but never duplicated. From open mic MC’s to Mos Def…skate lessons for the little ones to massive demos from pros…from old(ish) Television and Blondie to the new(ish) Speedy Ortiz and Bully gigs. From winter coat drives to House Parties. House of Vans yields more great memories…and more sheer joy per square foot than any other experiential platform in existence.” 

- Foreword excerpt from Doug Palladini, Vans Global Brand President


With locations around the world including permanent spaces in New York, London, and Chicago and past pop-up venues in Toronto, Berlin, Shanghai, São Paulo, Austin, and many more, House of Vans has long been a sought-after destination to experience the best of Vans on a visceral level. House of Vans’ global stages have been headlined by music legends and icons such as Metallica, Public Enemy, Nas, Foo Fighters, Anderson .Paak, Blondie just to name a few, in addition to featuring talented artists and skate legends from across the globe, House of Vans has always put on a one-of-a-kind show for local communities and fans. 


Home to the brand’s creativity, House of Vans has served as Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, promoting progressive art and music platforms, and immersive event series. The new book brings to life the venue’s most memorable moments such as the iconic Vans House Parties events first held at the inaugural Brooklyn, New York location, along with in-depth features on performing artists, interactive how-to’s on some of the best artist-led workshops and the behind-the-scenes inspiration of the venue’s art installations and murals. 


Often characterized by the passionate energy of fans and spectators, House of Vans captured the pulse and vitality of the culture that surrounded each venue. While being there is the only way to experience it, this book truly does make you feel like you are holding House of Vans right in your hands. 


Embodying the brand’s signature “Off The Wall” spirit in all of its programming, House of Vans is the place where Vans’ imagination lets loose over concrete bowls, art installations, workshops, and concert stages, inspiring every person who runs, rolls, or stomps through its doors with pure creativity.


For the latest updates on House of Vans, including upcoming programming and events, follow our permanent locations on social media at @houseofvans, @houseofvansldn, and @houseofvanschi.