Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The OTW Woessner: All Colorways for Fall 2011

The OTW Woessner returns for another season in the OTW Collection.  The Woessner takes styling cues from our Classics, like the Authentic, and blends them with modern slimmed down sneakers mostly popularized on the streets of Europe. The slim, clean-looking vulc wrap, along with molded waffle tread, give a distinct tie back to Vans heritage, while the lightweight, comfortable EVA midsole keeps the shoe comfortable for all day use. The OTW Woessner returns with four new colorways and begins shipping on 6/1. Check out all of the colorways after the jump.
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Via Dimitri: Bike Surfing

OTW Advocate Dimitri Coste hung out with the guys from Sideburn Mag and tried something different, he tried surfing...on a bike, that's definitely something you don't see everyday. Noki Powlonski was on hand to catch Coste in action. Check out his video after the jump!
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The OTW Alomar: All Colorways for Fall 2011

The Alomar takes styling cues from our Classic Chukka Boot and infuses those subtleties with the fashionable aspects of a modern, slimmed down high top to create a shoe that pushes the boundaries between skate and street fashion. For Fall 2011, the Alomar ships in four fresh new colorways. Check out the entire line up after the jump!
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

The OTW Pritchard: All Colorways for Fall 2011

The Pritchard represents a new movement in the sneaker world: the versatility and sophistication the younger generation is demanding. A shoe that feels and skates like a sneaker, yet has enough refinement to be worn out for an evening on the town. The Pritchard truly embodies this all-day adaptability. In Fall 2011, the OTW Pritchard carries over one style from the Spring 2011 season and adds three new colorways to the mix. Keep an eye on the new assortment which starts shipping on 6/1. Check out all colorways after the jump.
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Everything is a Remix: KILL BILL



Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" series paid homage to various action movies from different eras of film. Rob G. Wilson managed to cram all movie references into a single video!

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Photos by Atiba: James Blake at the Troubadour

This past Monday night, British musician James Blake performed at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA for his first live performance in Los Angeles. OTW Advocate Atiba Jefferson was on hand to cover the sold out event for FILTER Magazine. Take a look at all of Atiba's shots after the jump.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Warped Stairs by Atmos Studio

No these images are not Photoshopped and no you are not hallucinating, these are not your mother's stairs. The Atmos Studio team created this staircase as part of a larger design project. Try walking down these steps without feeling dazed. Space out on more images after the jump.
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Hey Mr. (Wireless) DJ: The Mopho DJ


Turntablists and DJs this one is for you - the Mopho DJ turns your ordinary smartphone into a wireless vinyl controller. Thoughts?

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Via SNAV: Jordan of the Art World

SNAV got a chance to hang out with Rocksmith designer/artist Eric Jordan. During their chill session, Eric created some OTW-inspired art. Take a look at SNAV's update after the jump!
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Via Y.S.: Jodorowsky's "Dune"

Y.S. takes a look at Jodorowsky's "Dune". This documentary goes behind the scenes of the sci-fi classic whose film adaptation never saw the light of day. Check out his write up after the jump!
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Video: OTW Japan & Shanghai Press Tour 2010

It's product launch time here at Vans. This week we're showing our sales team the Vans OTW Collection line-up from Spring 2012. This video is something we made for our last product launch and sums up our Japan/Shanghai press tour we did with our Advocates. Take a look at the video after the jump!
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Monday, May 23, 2011

A Detailed Look at the OTW Larkin Decon in Drizzle Grey

Take a detailed look at the Drizzle Grey OTW Larkin Decon after the jump!
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Mister Cartoon Returns to the East Coast

OTW Advocate Mister Cartoon returns to the East Coast in June for another tattoo tour. This tour runs from June 3 to June 12. Get a custom piece by Cartoon and book an appointment by contacting asst@mistercartoons.com.

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Via Y.S.: Ryan McGinness "Works on Paper" Opening Reception

Y.S. dropped by the opening reception of Ryan McGinness' "Works on Paper" exhibition at Country Club LA. Check out his opening after the jump!
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

The OTW Larkin Decon: All Colorways for Fall 2011

The Larkin takes a modern design approach to the clean-looking cap toe style that is a direct tie back to Vans heritage. Focused on sophisticated simplicity, we've upgraded and modernized this design with premium materials, detail stitching and less padding for a slimmer silhouette. The Larkin Decon first appeared in the OTW Collection earlier this year in our Advocate collaboration pack with Ako and Atiba Jefferson, The Blackouts. Our design team deconstructed the Larkin, removing all padding to refine the styling. This updated version of the OTW Larkin comes in four variations in Fall 2011 and starts shipping to retailers in June. Take a look at all four Larkin Decon colorways after the jump.
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Via SNAV: A Night for Roc Raida

SNAV dropped by Sutra Lounge in New York for the Roc Raida tribute night on Tuesday. SNAV joined the legendary DJ collective, The X-Ecutioners, as they celebrated the life of their fellow disc jockey Andy "Roc Raida" Williams. Check out the night after the jump.
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Via Y.S.: The Lowrider Coloring Book

Our new blog contributor, Y.S., sent this over to us. Apparently the Lowrider Coloring Book is so epic that it deserves a trailer! Check it out after the jump.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"No Way Out!": From the Pre-show Prep to the After Party

Check out the behind-the-scenes photo set from OTW Advocate Eric Elms' "No Way Out!" exhibition. The Vans Europe crew caught some great moments from his opening night, from the pre-show preparation to the after hours celebration.
New Facebook album: "No Way Out!" From the Pre-show Prep to the After Party

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Via Cartoon: Danny D.




OTW Advocate Mister Cartoon posted this video from photographer/Joker Brand co-owner Estevan Oriol on his personal blog today. Cartoon's homie visited Danny D. at his custom paint shop where Danny talked about the custom car culture, airbrushing, pinstriping and lowriding.

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Photos by Atiba: ATP Curated by Animal Collective

Animal Collective curated an All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Minehead, England and OTW Advocate Atiba Jefferson provided the photo coverage for Pitchfork. Atiba shot performances by Ariel Pink, Big Boi, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Atlas Sound, Gang Gang Dance and many more. Take a look at some of his shots after the jump.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Via Y.S.: Go See "Hesher"

Y.S. is a new contributor to the OTW site, think of him as the West Coast equivalent of SNAV. Y.S. recommends you see the film "Hesher" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman. Check out his write up and film trailer after the jump.
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Via OTW APAC (Asia Pacific): Garageworks Industries Office

Jenn Kong over in the Asia Pacific territory dropped us a line and told us about her stop at the Garageworks Industries office and gallery in Hong Kong. Take a look at her update after the jump!
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Introducing the Vans OTW Cobern

The Cobern makes its OTW Collection debut in our Fall 2011 season. The Cobern modernizes the classic boat shoe by infusing Vans sneaker elements into the design. Featuring a moc toe and buttery materials, this shoe looks good on or off the dock. Built to chill, it can handle the rage. The Cobern will begin shipping to OTW retailers on 6/1 in four colorways. Check out the colorways and find out how you can win a pair from Complex after the jump!
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Via SNAV: A Night with Gilbere Forte and OTW

SNAV checked in and updated us on the East Coast happenings. This past week he attended the J Dilla Foundation's "Give Back" Benefit Show and hung out with Mr. Black Chukkas Gilbere Forte, 9th Wonder and others. Take a look at "Give Back" after the jump.
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Vhil's Explosive Art


In Donnie Darko, Jake Gyllenhaal's title character argued that destruction is a form of creation. Portuguese street artist Vhils aka Alexandre Farto might have taken Donnie's statement as inspiration for his art. While traditional artists use paint on canvas to create their masterpieces, Mr. Farto uses explosives to destroy walls but creates art in the process.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Eric Elms' "No Way Out!" Opens Tonight!

Nearly three years since his last solo show in Paris, OTW Advocate Eric Elms will unveil some of his new work for his "No Way Out!" exhibition at the Galerie Lazarew in Paris, France. "No Way Out!" opens tonight and will run through June 4. Check out a small preview of the show after the jump.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Clark Magazine Issue 48 - Cover by Eric Elms

OTW Advocate Eric Elms is on the heels of his upcoming exhibition "No Way Out" which opens May 12 (tomorrow) and runs until June 4 at the Lazarew Gallery in Paris. Today French publication Clark Magazine released its 48th issue with Mr. Elms' work on the cover. Talk about great timing! Aside from the cover, Clark dedicated 12 pages to Elms. Check out more of the issue 48 after the jump.
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DJ Elle for Hellz Bellz: HellzaPOPPIN'

In late 2009, Hellz Bellz reached out to New York's DJ Elle to create an indie-filled mix for their holiday season. The HellzaPOPPIN' mix is fused with chill beats and good tunes to relax to. Although it was mixed during the colder months, it doesn't have a winter vibe and can be enjoyed year round. Take a look at the track list and audio/download links after the jump.

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Video: Acrylick Spring Scratch Session

Earlier last month I dropped by the Acrylick shop in Azusa, CA for the Acrylick x Odyssey Spring Scratch Session. Local DJs dropped by the shop and spun off against one another. I snapped a few pics but they didn't do the event justice. Check out the session video shot by DJ EROK after the jump.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This is the Collector: Ryan A. aka Ryanskeet

Everyone say hello to Ryan A. aka Ryanskeet. Aside from having a sick collection of limited edition special projects and collaborations, Ryan also has some sick photography skills. This 21-year-old collector got creative with his sneaker shots, take a look at his photos and his profile after the jump.
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Via SNAV: Curtains

SNAV holds it down for OTW on the East Coast once again. This time he caught up with Curtains, an up-and-coming lyricist out of New York. Listen to his music at HighSocietyLife.com and check out SNAV's piece after the jump.
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Via Ako: Support for Max Fish

Max Fish opened in 1989 and has since served as a hub for the Lower East Side's creative community - ranging from intellectuals and artists to skateboarders and musicians.  The Fish has become a staple in New York's nightlife scene with more than 21 years of business, the bar has seen its Ludlow street neighborhood transform from a dangerous drug dealing territory to a flourishing business community of high-end condos, boutiques and bars. On Friday night the NYPD shut down Max Fish with a court order. Please take a moment to sign this petition and share it with anyone who may also be interested.
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Video: The Pritchard Worn by Mister Cartoon

 The Pritchard represents a new movement in the sneaker world that represents versatility and sophistication the younger generation is demanding: a shoe that feels and skates like a sneaker, yet has enough refinement and tact to be worn out for an evening on the town. The Pritchard truly embodies this all-day adaptability and takes the focus of this new OTW clip featuring OTW Advocate Mister Cartoon and one of his beautiful rides. Take a look at the new short video after the jump.
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Via APAC (Asia Pacific): Strawberry Music Festival & Midi Festival

Jenn Kong holds it down for the OTW team in the Asia Pacific region. Kong was able to attend two of Beijing's biggest music fests recently - the Strawberry Music Festival and the Midi Festival. Check out her update after the jump.

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Via Ako: Zomby Panda

Two of Ako's favorite artists, Zomby and Panda Bear, have teamed up for "Things Fall Apart". This track is from Zomby's upcoming album Dedication. Keep an eye out for Dedication, which drops on July 11 in the UK and July 12 in the US.
Listen: Zomby - "Things Fall Apart" f/ Panda Bear
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sneak(er) Peek: The OTW Woessner in Olive

The Woessner takes styling cues from our Classics, like the Authentic, and blends them with modern slimmed down sneakers mostly popularized  on the streets of Europe. The slim, clean-looking vulc wrap, along with molded waffle tread, give a distinct tie back to Vans heritage, while the lightweight EVA midsole keeps the shoe comfortable for all day use. Check out F11's Woessner in olive oiled canvas after the jump.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quick Conversation with HOT 97's DJ Juanyto

DJ Juanyto is an on-air personality with HOT 97 97.1 FM out of New York. Juanyto started his career with 97.1 FM in March 2003 as a promotional assistant and worked his way up the ladder from behind the scenes to the front lines. Currently, he's a part of Funkmaster Flex's InFlexWeTrust.com 9team and also spins for Jamie Foxx's radio channel on SiriusXM Radio. We had a chance to talk radio, music and style with Juanyto. Check out his mini-interview after the jump.
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Another OTW Advocate Flashback: Vans x Eric Elms Projects from the Past

Before he was an OTW Advocate, graphic designer Eric Elms had worked with Vans on three separate occasions producing a his own footwear silhouette, a logo and t-shirts. His upcoming Vans OTW collaboration is slated for a late Summer 2011 drop. What will it look like? Take a look at some of his past collaborations with Vans to get a feel of his design style.
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The Odd Trio - The Odd Future Sessions

Are you a fan of Odd Future? You might want to check out The Odd Trio. Matt Tavares, Alex Sowinski and Chester Hansen covered a few of Odd Futures tracks in "The Odd Future Sessions". What makes their covers so different? The trio reworked the rap songs into jazz instrumentals. Check out the video after the jump.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Via SNAV: OTW for Lunch

Our boy SNAV grabbed a quick bite with Lego accessory/jewelry designing duo Dee and Ricky. The twosome liked some of the new OTW styles he had on hand and being the kind dude he is, SNAV hooked them up. Check it out after the jump.
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A Look Back at Vans x Mister Cartoon Sneakers

The upcoming Vans OTW x Mister Cartoon Advocate Collaboration will be the first time Cartoon has joined forces with the OTW product team but it will be the fourth time Cartoon has collaborated with Vans for a sneaker project.  Take a look back at the past Vans x Mister Cartoon projects after the jump.
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Sneak(er) Peek: A Preview of OTW Fall 2011

What does the OTW Collection have in store for the Fall 2011 season? Take a glimpse after the jump.
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Eric Elms Has "No Way Out" in Paris

We haven't heard much from OTW Advocate Eric Elms lately because he's been busy prepping for his next exhibition. "No Way Out" opens May 12 at Galerie Lazarew in Paris, France. Get all the information after the jump.
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Birth of a Spraycan by Montana Cans

One could argue that spraycans gave birth to the street art movement. Aerosol cans and acrylic paint made it possible for urban artists to create their pieces on city canvases. German-based Montana Cans took a look at the genesis of the spraycan - from the early stages of color mixing in their labs to the final stages of capping and boxing in their warehouse facilities. Take a look at The Birth of a Spraycan after the jump.
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