Monday, December 8, 2008

Custom Vans by Leo Espinosa

I don't know how I've managed to miss these lil' beauties for the last couple of months. Artist/designer Leo Espinosa posted these on his blog in October as part of a custom Vans show in Detroit called "Recollect-Dead." (It was a sneaker show blending the Day of the Dead with Halloween.) Anyway.....these are impressive. The translation?

"The Dead dreams of you / The Dead sings to you / The Dead rocks you / The Dead is in love with your heart."

OOoOOoOoO! This poster goes along with the shoes.

Of course I had to find out more about this artist. Turns out...he's kinda baller. Leo's done work for Wired, The New York Times, Swatch...too many to name. Further, he & his wife, Laura Jaffe Espinosa, joined forces in 2004 to create Studio Espinosa. Besides doing work for Coke, Hasbro and a slew of brands these guys just released a children's book called Otis & Rae.

ANNNNNDDD they sold a saturday morning cartoon to CBS called Sushi Pack (about a gang of sushi who are not only delicious but also super heroes) which is in its 2nd season.

Jeez. That's a buttload of info. (Is that one word or hyphenated? butt-load? butt load?) Find out more about STUDIO ESPINOSA HERE.