Shepard Fairey just announced a special collaboration with adidas Skateboarding in partnership with the massive Beyond the Streets show in Los Angeles. The Obey Giant and street art pioneer (and lifelong adidas wearer) worked with the brand on an ultra-limited signature Samba ADV. As you know, we have been covering the Beyond the Streets show extensively, have partnered with our friends at adidas Skateboarding on numerous art projects and recently interviewed Shepard on his collaboration with Hublot.
The announcement states, "The Shepard Fairey Samba ADV comes packaged with a custom skateboard deck and Montana spray paint can and other collectible items. The collectible bundle will be sold exclusively at the BTS Gift Shop for $300 USD on scheduled release dates beginning June 9, 2018 and through the duration of the show."
The collectible Shepard Fairey Samba ADV boasts a clean all-white upper with classic icon motifs on the heel counter, an all-over print “Star Gear” sockliner, and Shepard Fairey’s name emblazoned in gold foil alongside the brand’s iconic three-stripes. A randomized assortment of Fairey’s icon motifs from the Star Logo, Icon Face, Star Gear, OBEY Logo, Peace Dove, X-acto Blade to Broken Bottle create unique left and right pairings that are discoverable only after purchase.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Homeboy Industries, a non-profit community-based organization that serves high-risk, formerly gang-involved men and women with a continuum of free services and programs.