Perhaps a blessing in disguise or a great loss we would never comprehend, if graffiti doyen FUTURA had lived out his childhood dream of becoming a baseball player, the face of urban culture and art would have been quite different today. Sure, FUTURA might have found his place in throwing the first pitch for the NYC Stickball Tournament held by Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer this past weekend, the man’s collaborative capsule collection with Nike and Be True has hit it spot on and out of the ball park. The capsule collection was created not only to celebrate the most successful franchise in baseball history, and also for the start of another MLB season.
In this video brought to you by 12ozProphet and Also Known As, FUTURA talks about working with Nike and Be True, the collection, illustrates the impressive attention to details paid to the design and construction, and of course, his undying loyalty and love for the Bronx Bombers. The collection consists of Air Force 1 High and Air Force 1 Low (two colorways for each model), tees and jacket. Even though the NY Yankees might have been socked by the Boston Red Sox, the season is still going on and there is nothing like pledging your devotion in appropriate gear in your team’s time of need. Enjoy the video, suit up, and get the game on. via: 12ozProphet