Jamie Hewlett, the visual artist behind the virtual group, Gorillaz, has designed a series of Gorillaz-themed prints for a Gorillaz Chuck Taylor All Star collection. Converse will be releasing the collection in February of 2012 which features 3 more designs which are yet to be revealed. Rumor has it that this collaboration has been in the works for over 10 years.
Gorillaz will release a new song for Converse’s “Three Artists. One Song” series, which recently included a collaboration between Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy, and Andrew W.K. The release of this song will coincide with the February release of the collection.
Gorillaz and Converse are hosting an launch event on December 1 featuring Gorillaz Sound System, a Gorillaz-endorsed audio-visual experience that includes music, live percussion, and projected visuals. The event will take place at 100 Club in London. I wanna go!
Gorillaz will release a new greatest-hits compilation, The Singles Collection, on November 29.