The first major collaboration of the year, CONVERSE finally unveiled its new project with Gorillaz, the famous virtual band. The collection consists of four distinct CONVERSE Chuck Taylor All Star in High and Oxford forms. Each covered with unique graphics solely for this project by Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz co-creator. In reference to the cover art on Gorillaz‘s self-titled album, one design features a fragmented camouflage in all-over print fashion. Militarism styling is found on another design, this time with Hewlett’s Pazuzu caricature on an all-black backdrop. Hewlett also created a special lining, a collage of Gorillaz’ albums artworks, for both. In addition, two other designs, in black with High Cut style and white in Oxford form, both featuring sketches of band members Stuart “2D” Pot, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs at play. Thus, completing the Spring 2012 Collection on a high note.
All four designs will be available through select CONVERSE retailers and CONVERSE online store on Thursday, February 23rd.
Release Date: February 23rd, 2012 (Thursday)