Vans: Off the Wall : Stories of Sole from Van's Originals Hardback
"Off the Wall", the first book from Vans, tells the multi-generational story of Vans' do-it-yourself community, which encompasses boards, bikes, art and music, as well as the one shoe keeping it all together.
With oral histories from Tony Alva, Joel Tudor, Neckface, Shepard Fairey, Sunny Garcia, Marc Jacobs, Steve Caballero, Stacy Peralta, Robert Williams, Oliver Peck, and others, "Off the Wall" provides an intimate, visually-stunning account of how the company changed the face of popular culture, since its founding in 1966.
The book features photography by the top action-sports photographers in the world, including Bryce Kanights, Grant Brittain, Jeff Divine, and Trevor Graces, presented with an energetic design that evokes both punkzine aesthetic and California coastal cool.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages, 365 colour images
- Publisher: Abrams
- Publication Date: 29/05/2009
- Category: Fashion design & theory
- ISBN: 9780810983755