Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Eric Elms x Vans

I have been a fan of Eric Elms for quite some time now. The mastermind behind some of the classic Obey, Supreme, Undefeated tees.

I was cruising Hypebeast today and it looks like he has added Vans to his already plentiful resume.

I recently read this interview EE did in '96 with BeingHunted.com which blew me away. Here are a couple tidbits that made me want to jump off my roof in envy:

For Eric Elms the graphic design seed was planted while interning one summer for Shepard Fairey.

If that wasn't inspiration enough Eric made his way to New York where he assisted KAWS painting in the studio.

Was designing for Supreme when he was 20 years of age and worked in the SSUR offices prior.

Designed the logo for aNYthing.

The Undefeated x Eric Elms release of the classic Jordan Nike commercials remains as one of my favourite releases to date.

(Photos via: BeingHunted.com, EricAdorn.com, HypeBeast.com)