The Swarm

February 26, 2008

Icons Redux: Converse taps Ian Curtis and Sid Vicious for 'Connectivity' campaign

David Prince


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Press Release: (via Pitchfork)

“Converse is the footwear company that was first in sports and first in rock ‘n’ roll. We are extremely proud of our history and excited about our journey into the next century. Connectivity is an exceptional global campaign that fully captures our spirit and brand ethos celebrating true originals. The campaign is bold and iconic saluting those people – past and present – who push the boundaries of creativity, who inspire originality and who embody the values of the brand.” said Geoff Cottrill, Chief Marketing Officer, Converse.

Flashback: Tasteless!:

“We wanted to communicate that Dr. Martens boots are ‘made to last,’ ” explains writer Andrew Petch, “and we discovered that these idolized musicians wore them. Showing them still wearing their Docs in heaven dramatized the boots’ durability perfectly. And, as images, they feel very iconic.”

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