August 28, 2013
Illustrator, David D'Andrea
At Converse, we dig the original and unexpected. So to offer a new take on sneakers, we commissioned prominent street artists to create original works for our Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers. Converse’s Artist Collaborations welcomes artists David D’Andrea, Steve Harrington, Caleb Neelon, and Sever.
David D’Andrea’s illustrations seethe with sinuous, accomplished line work and intentional rough edges.
He combines the draftsmanship of the 1960′s poster artists with a raw detailed grittiness to create an organic pen and ink style that is unmistakably his own.
Through esoteric signs and symbols such as aviform in flight, sigillary calligraphy, disembodied wings, and skeletal forms, he seeks to perpetuate the avowal that is death, and in turn catharsis; to create archaic crests for modern battles.
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