Vans & Mister Cartoon
The latest shoe to be released as part of the Vans OTW Collection is this collaboration with world-renowned tattoo artist, and Vans OTW advocate, Mister Cartoon.
Cartoon has used the Vans Alomar silhouette as his canvas, with his trademark script lettering and embellishments embroidery stitched onto the full grain leather and high grade nubuck uppers. The shoe also features woven lining materials and a custom logo footbed.
Earning his name through both his drawing abilities and personality, Mister Cartoon (aka Mark Machado) is one of the world's premier tatto artists, having inked the likes of Nas, Eminem and Method Man. Cartoon was originally introduced to art and design through a career in graffiti back in the 1980s, and he now finds the time to take part in various artistic collaborations. He's previously worked on sneaker projects with both Nike and Vans, produced album cover artwork (most famously for Cypress Hill) and created backdrops for music promos - he even created graffiti backdrops for Rockstar's hip-hop themed game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
The Vans & Mister Cartoon Alomar will be available this month at select OTW accounts. To read more about the Vans OTW project, click here