Tyler, The Creator is back with the next edition of his curated Converse Artist Series. Tyler discovered Spencer McMullen in 2015 when the then-fledgling artist spotted him on the streets of Jacksonville, chased him down and showed him his sketchbook. Fast forward five years and he’s been handpicked to design his Artist Series Chuck 70.
Through hand drawn prints, those characters are, for the first time, positioned across the parchment canvas of the Converse Chuck 70, a modern ode to Chuck Taylor All Star crafted with premium materials, deliberate nuance and an extraordinary attention to detail. Spencer created each scene in his LA-based home studio and designed a split-side execution on the silhouette that is imaginative, colorful and personal.
“After growing up with the brand, applying my artwork to this sneaker was really a dream come true,” said McMullen in a statement. “But I didn’t want to disrupt the silhouette too much, because it is perfect in its simplicity. So, over a few months, I worked on new drawings and paintings to feature on the canvas, pulling inspiration from real stories that are documented around me – like books and photos on the internet of my life back in Jacksonville. I also kept a new, blank Chuck 70 on my desk to look at every day and I spread all my work on the floor around me to assess and arrange in different ways.”
Spencer McMullen Converse Chuck 70 Release Details
You can expect the Spencer McMullen x Converse Chuck 70 to release at select retailers including Converse.com on April 23rd. Retail price is set at $10..
Spencer McMullen x Converse Chuck 70
Release Date: April 23, 2020