With an unique panache, Nike Sportswear‘s Six (6) Collaboration Project allows fans from 6 nations to cheer on their home teams as preparation gets underway for 2010 FIFA World Cup. Each of the offerings will be an alternative off the field kit for players from USA, England, Brazil, France, Netherlands, and the World Cup host nation of South Africa. As with any collaboration, Nike commissioned a local artisan for each region as a method to better highlight the contemporary culture of the nation through artistic expression. This include tattoo virtuoso, Mister Cartoon.
In the form of might and witty amusement, the Los Angeles base artist selected the national symbol of pride, the bald eagle, as the representation for his collaboration. Done in the now familiar black ink silhouette, the brisk-looking bird of prey emanates a curious mix of killer instinct and jovialness. Talons extended, at the ready, 13-star halo crowned the beast signify the original 13 colonies in the founding of the nation.
Color: White/Lyon Blue/Black