In celebration of the Chinese design festival, Converse kicked off the ‘Off Canvas’ movement, which showcased graffiti artists from China and worldwide. Converse has long been associated with the rebel culture, and in an act to strengthen those ties and to forge new ties, they've came up with a festival to celebrate the work of graffiti artists everywhere with their Off Canvas festival.
Off Canvas showcased six graffiti artists; Benny Luk, Ying Yonghui, and Nod Young from China were joined by Neville Brody, Ben Eine from England and Niels “Shoe” Meulman from Holland. The exhibition was a hit, as artists showed off their talent over a variety of venues and on several different canvases, all in celebration of China’s new art culture. Off Canvas seemed to align Converse with a new generation of counter-culture enthusiasts in the largest growing market: China.
Off Canvas Graffiti Festival by Converse to Grow Following in China
1. Graffiti Art Festivals - Opportunity for brands to collaborate with graffiti artists and showcase their work in festivals globally.
2. Rebel Culture Celebrations - Brands can organize events and festivals to celebrate and strengthen ties with rebel cultures worldwide.
3. Emerging Art Scenes in China - Growing market for art festivals and exhibitions in China, providing opportunities for brands to engage with the new generation of art enthusiasts.
1. Fashion and Apparel - Brands in the fashion and apparel industry can collaborate with graffiti artists for limited edition collections and organize art-centered events.
2. Tourism and Travel - Travel companies can incorporate graffiti art festivals as part of cultural tours and experiences, attracting tourists interested in street art.
3. Advertising and Marketing - Agencies can leverage the popularity of graffiti art festivals to create innovative and visually striking advertising campaigns.