StrangeLove and Nike SB have teamed up for a Valentine’s Day Dunk that you’ll likely want to cop. This isn’t Sean Cliver’s first foray into exclusive Nike SB collabs; but it might be his best given the theme. He breaks down the strange love affair that we collectively have with skateboarding in his blog post introducing the project.
Cliver’s artwork for some of the most iconic brands in skate history is the stuff of legend. Artistic skills by the dozen, backed up with a humorous edge that remains unsurpassed. Cliver, alongside Marc Mckee, helped propel World Industries and its various sub-brands, such as Blind and Plan B into the history books with incredibly well-executed artwork, often involving complex silkscreening and a multitude of different inks.
Controversial at times, their graphic output spoke to a whole generation of skaters in the ’90s and early 2000s. Sean Cliver still creates artwork for the skate scene, via his own company Strangelove, which continues the good work he did for his previous brand, Paisley Skateboards.
Someone at Nike has seen fit to let Cliver and fellow artist Todd Bratrud loose on a Dunk SB Low. As a result, you’re getting pink suede, velvet and all other kinds of craziness. If Strangelove decks are anything to go by, then you can expect these to fly out when they drop.
The collectors edition drops on February 1st from StrangeLove’s online store with a wider, general release the following Saturday at select Nike SB retailers.