Ron Rivlin, July 25, 2016
Earlier this year, Converse released a new line of sneakers inspired by the work of pop and cultural icon, Andy Warhol. This marks the third time that the brand has collaborated with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Straying away from the classic Campbell’s Soup Can and Banana print logos featured in previous Converse collections, this new line draws inspiration from more of Warhol’s timeless silkscreen prints. A few of the prints include: the “Brillo Pad”, “Cow”, and “Flowers” series, as well as Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Andy Warhol Collection includes high and low-top sneakers, some of which glow in the dark.
Long-time Warhol fans and newcomers alike can also choose from a range of graphic tees.
Converse highlights its desire to use Warhol’s iconic images to create an original blend of two classic aspects of American culture: Chucks’ and Pop art.
In a statement released on the brand’s website, Converse noted its creation of “new expressions of Warhol designs on classic Converse styles – a collection that aims to inspire us to push society’s boundaries with our creative spirits.”
Items from the collection are currently available for purchase at Converse retail stores and at Converse.com.