For the US Nike chose none other than Mr. Cartoon to collaborate on the team kit.
Calling himself “Mister Cartoon,” this Los Angeles street art legend has had a strong relationship with Nike for many years. His detailed black and white drawings, inspired by prison tattoos, are highly sought after in the music world and beyond. When presented with this project, Cartoon jumped at the opportunity to work on a uniform that would represent the country he loves. His eagle mascot is tough as nails, with a halo of stars and a look in his eye that says, “Don’t mess with the U.S.” On the crest, “USA” is written in Cartoon’s modified version of old English and scrolls remind wearers of the visual language of tattoos art.
Next to the apparel that comes with the team kit, Mr. Cartoon also worked on some sneakers, including the Air Zoom Tiempo, that you see here above.
Detailed images of the Nike Sportswear x Mr. Cartoon USA Team Kit follow after the jump.