For its fourth iteration of its Artist Series, Teva turned to San Francisco-based graphic artist turned streetwear designer Benny Gold. The independent designer has garnered a cult following in streetwear, known for collaborating with other artists and brands.
The focal point of the collection is Gold’s geometric take on his paper airplane logo, a symbol of youth and to always keep moving. The collection includes the Original Universal sandal with a nylon webbing upper featuring Gold’s design. Men’s sandals retail for $60 on Teva.com and Huckberry.com.
Additionally, a limited-edition T-shirt, print, and two sock styles with the exclusive design will be sold for a limited time only at Huckberry.com.
“Benny Gold’s unwavering sentiment for doing what you love and are passionate about in life made him a perfect collaborator for Teva’s Artist Series collection,” said Erika Gabrielli, Teva senior marketing director. “Gold’s independent spirit, visionary design and nostalgia for the brand are transparent in the final product of this collection and demonstrate our belief in the importance of true artistic creativity and individuality in any and all forms.”
As with past Artist Series collections, Benny Gold designs will also support future artists. Teva will donate 10 percent of the retail price for all Benny Gold Artist Series sandals sold on Teva.com to P.S. ARTS, a mission to provide arts education to underserved public school and communities.