Previously mentioned, Converse will highlight the influence of bands AC/DC and Metallica this summer with the launch of each respectively own set of Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker. The Metallica collaboration includes its classic emblem, electrified logo of the band that first appeared on the cover of 1984’s Ride The Lightning (see here) and the one shown here, a simpler fare with black graphics on white. However, a closer look will reveal some familiarity of the skull illustration, which was done by none other than artist PUSHEAD.
A staple in the punk and metal rock scene, PUSHEAD has created numerous works, from cover art, posters, to t-shirts and etc…, for the likes of Ministry, MOTLEY CRUE, and of course, Metallica. As part of the Metallica and Converse collection, the Metallica x PUSHEAD x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star will retail for US$ 50 starting July 2009. You will find them at at specialty retailers, department stores and online at Converse official web store.