With Vans’ 50th anniversary celebrations coming up this weekend, the company have dropped 5 animated edits entitled ‘The Story of Vans’. Covering music, art, fashion and obviously skateboarding/surfing/snowboarding, with a main clip voiced by Jeff Grosso and featuring some dope visuals, these are definitely worth a watch. Check out Grosso’s clip alongside the press release, then scroll down for the rest alongside some of the black and white illustrations created for the project by French artists Mrzyk & Moriceau.
Each story is narrated by a renowned individual and long-time Vans enthusiast. Professional skateboarder and historian of the sport, Jeff Grosso, voices the leading story while iconic skateboarding legend Tony Alva speaks to his own history with the brand in the action sports short. Artist and musician Ray Barbee, Chuck D of Public Enemy and fashion icon and actress Chloe Sevigny lend their vocals for the art, music and fashion shorts, respectively.