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Tuesday, August 21, 2018by Wendy Lam
To celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary, Vault by Vans and Disney tapped four artists – John Van Hamersveld, Mister Cartoon, Geoff McFetridge and Taka Hayashi, to create one-of-a-kind artwork featuring the beloved Disney “True Original.” The collection consists of Vans’ iconic silhouette, the OG Sk8-Hi LX, as well as a matching short-sleeved tee.
For this collection, Van Hamersveld produces bright, punchy graphics featuring the one and only Mickey Mouse. Legendary tattoo artist Mark Machado, more famously known as Mister Cartoon, depicts a black and grey illustration of the iconic “True Original” mouse driving a vintage car. Geoff McFetridge, Canadian designer, illustrator, and animator based in Los Angeles, captures Mickey Mouse in a unique pattern, highlighting his iconic colors – black, red and yellow. Lastly, Taka Hayashi completes the collection featuring an unexpected hit of pink, conveying a Mickey Mouse inspired hot air balloon.
The Disney x Vans collaboration retails from $78 to $100 and launches globally on August 25, 2018 at select Vault by Vans accounts. Learn more about this special project at vans.com/vault. Which one is your favorite?
Photos courtesy of Vans