x Ralph Steadman SKATE DECK
The latest collaborative project from Vault by Vans sees Vans’ premium imprint partner with legendary artist Ralph Steadman and conservationist organization WildAid, on a collection designed to raise awareness about endangered species threatened by extinction.
A range of footwear, apparel, and skate decks, created with the most sustainable materials available, feature illustrations in Steadman’s signature, splatter heavy style that were previously contributed to filmmaker/writer Ceri Levy’s published books on the subject, Critical Critters, Extinct Boids, and Nextinction.
Vans Deck featuring the Monarch Butterfly: The monarch butterfly annually migrates thousands of miles from Canada to Mexico. This is all the more extraordinary as its average adult lifespan is five weeks and the journey may take up to eight weeks. Somehow, they survive. Illegal logging has destroyed significant amounts of its Mexican hibernation habitat, but the creation of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve by the Mexican government is working well in protecting this monarch of migration from further harm.