Gorillaz teams up with Converse to make limited edition Chuck Taylors
Art-as-commodity reaches an animated head in February 2012, since that's when musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett combine forces with Converse to produce a line of sneakers tied to their animated musical supergroup, Gorillaz. Gee, it's almost like they are trying to make you think the cartoon band is real or something.
As part of the band's 10-year anniversary, the pair are first releasing a greatest hits album, Singles Collection: 2001-2011 on Nov. 28. That will be followed up by a series of four shoe designs by Hewlett on iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, and a new song produced with Converse's help as part of the shoemaker's Three Artists, One Song campaign, Rolling Stone reports.
They've already offered a sneak peek at one design, a camouflage-style set based on the bands debut album. Rolling Stone says the other three pairs will be revealed next year, and will reflect the sensibilities of Noodle, Russel, Murdoc and 2D, the four fictional characters in the band. Full disclosure: The Juice* traveled all the way to Denver to see the band's tour in 2010, because the closest they got to Tampa that year was D.C. Now they want us to buy four pairs of limited edition, $60 shoes? Baby Juice* won't go to college, apparently.
[Photo: via Converse]