Hurley x CONVERSE Jack Purcell – Rick Griffin Edition

By - October 31st, 2011

Hurley x CONVERSE Jack Purcell   Rick Griffin Edition

“Having transcended the seven evolutionary superuniverses of time and space which circle the never-beginning, never-ending creation of divine perfection, Murphy arrives at the heart of the eternal and central universe of universes on the stationary isle of paradise, the geographic center of infinity and the dwelling place of the eternal living God!!!”

Perhaps penned during an acid trip, artist Rick Griffin sketched out Murphy, his most notable caricature, for the May 1969 issue of Surfer Magazine. Now, some 40 years later, surf label Hurley is hoping to reacquaint a new generation of surfer dudes and dudettes to this ultimate metaphorical surf god with the new Rick Griffin Collection. In part to honor Griffin’s influence on both surf and the psychedelic counter cultures, the collection addresses the expansiveness nature of his works. But most importantly, it helps to keep the memories and legacy of Griffin, who tragically passed away in 1991, in the midst of an astounding interest on the culture of surf.

A part of the Rick Griffin Collection, the Hurley x CONVERSE Jack Purcell features the distinctive Hurley aquamarine colorway on a lightweight canvas upper. The edition also features the Griffin’s signature on one tongue tab while Griffin’s blond alter-ego Murphy takes up the other. Limited to only 150 pairs around the world, the Hurley x CONVERSE Jack Purcell – Rick Griffin Edition, along with five graphic t-shirts appointed with Griffin’s original artworks, will all be on sale starting next month at Mollusk Surf Shops in Brooklyn, Venice Beach, and San Francisco.

Photography: Poe for Freshness

Hurley x CONVERSE Jack Purcell   Rick Griffin Edition

Mollusk Surf Shops – Brooklyn
210 Kent Avenue | Map
Brooklyn, NY 11211
TEL #: 718-218-7456

Mollusk Surf Shops – Venice Beach
1600 Pacific Avenue | Map
Venice Beach, CA 90291
TEL #: 310-396-1969

Mollusk Surf Shops – San Francisco
4500 Irving Street | Map
San Francisco, CA 94122
TEL #: 415-564-6300

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