Loving these new pieces as much as I do from artist Jay Howell?  Well, he’s one of the many artists who will be at SXSW this week working on some rad art stuff with Vans!  

Live murals - at the Vans Village March 12-16th from 2-6 pm between 7th & Red River in Austin.

Flatstock 43 Poster Show - We’ve got a Vans booth for limited edition posters throughout the three days at the convention center with artists Jay Howell, Rich Jacobs, Zio Ziegler, and Smithe who will be signing their posters on March 14th and 15th from Noon to 1:00pm. 

Once sold exclusively at Supreme, the Vans x Bad Brains Sk8-Hi was one of three styles that were released in a limited run in 2009. The band worked alongside the Vans design team to showcase their iconic lightning bolt logo from their first self-titled,  full-length 1982 album on the sidewall and waffle outsole of the Sk8-Hi.

The Bad Brains Vans Sk8-Hi have again been released for a limited time at our SXSW pop up shop in Austin & online at


Happy Friday - and what better way than to feast your eyes on some beautiful works by our buddy Zio Ziegler!  Zio will be joining other Vans artists down at SXSW for live mural painting March 12-15th at Vans Village  (7th and Red River) and then signing some limited edition prints in the Vans booth at Flatstock 43 Art Show at the Austin Convention Center (March 14th & 15 at noon only) 

For more info check the Vans X SXSW flier.

We’re starting to pack for SXSW, and a bunch of pieces from our Spring ‘14 line are already making the cut.  Stay tuned for some more festival outfits over the next few days.

Shop this look: Libbey Dress / Circle Lens Cat Sunglasses / Sk8-Hi’s

Or, find your nearest store.

Photo by Amanda Rae Stephens

Here’s a peek of the print that artist Rich Jacobs will be signing March 14th to March 15th from noon to 1 pm at the Vans Booth at the Flatstock 43 poster show at SXSW!!  Oh man, they’re looking sweet, so grab one, get it signed because they are limited!

Check out the schedule for the VANS x SXSW for all the art - related ongoings we’ll be doing! 



Van collaborating artist Zio Ziegler, who was recently down with us at Vans X SXSW, will be showing new works and paintings at the Antonio Colombo Contemporary Gallery April 10th in Milan, Italy.  Wish we could say we’re flying there to cover it, but we will have some nice opening photographs for you!  


Congrats to our pal artist Rich Jacobs for being featured in Warp magazine Japan in an article about the skate zines archive, and book/exhibition.  

He’ll be down at SXSW with the Vans artists signing the “I am just testing out my feelings” prints at Vans At Flatstock 3/14 and 3/15 at noon)!   Go get one!