Virgil Abloh’s Collab Highlights.
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In a game that’s focused on graphic shirts and hoodies, art and streetwear go hand in hand.
Off-White founder Virgil Abloh is no stranger to art collabs – his latest project honours the 500th death anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci.
We took a look at some of the artists the brand has referenced.
Starting with one of Off-White’s most recognisable images, which comes from British graphic designers Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir.
Best known for designing UK road signs, in 1964 the pair were commissioned to make symbols for the newly-opened Glasgow airport, including a logo resembling the St Andrews Cross, a now-iconic design borrowed by Off-White.
Moving on from symbols, Virgil Abloh’s graffiti obsession is no secret.
Abloh dedicated Off-White’s 2019 Runway to the late New York graffiti legend Dondi.
Dondi is just one of a handful of graffiti artists who successfully transitioned to exhibiting and selling his work in galleries.
Graffiti and streetwear pioneer Futura is another artist who has successfully made this transition and collaborated with Abloh.
This year saw Off-White’s Spring/Summer 20 collection bring forth a hyped collaboration with the graffiti artist.
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