The MID CITY SIGNS X VANS VAULT X FOOTPATROL COLLECTION pays homage to the often forgotten art form of sign painting with a little help from a West Coast friend, owner and founder of Mid City Signs, Javier Matias. Originally a student of Fashion Design at L.A. Trade-Tech, Javier was eating a grilled cheese when he spotted local graffiti artist Jamal Gunn Becker walking through his campus. Javier proceeded to follow Jamal and found himself immersed in the age-old world of sign painting by enrolling on one of the oldest courses run within the US. Now the go-to guy for L.A. storefronts, he’s also worked on projects with FTP, Midnight Studios, Coachella and Camp Flog Gnaw.
Footpatrol met Javier during a visit to Complexcon in 2018, which has opened the doors to this three-way collaboration with Vans Vault. The result sees three classic models transformed with splashes of paint and colourful typography, each flying the flag for Mid City Signs.
The MID CITY SIGNS X VANS VAULT X FOOTPATROL COLLECTION is due to release on SATURDAY 29 MAY: follow the banner below to shop the latest from FOOTPATROL ahead of the drop.