Streetwear and anime colliding is nothing new, but the two coming together with a major video game brand? Yes, please. It is not often that we see Overwatch offer up gear that features something different than the same key art and logos, so it is a breath of fresh air to see this collaboration from ark/8. The brand worked together with illustrator and character designer Koyorin to create anime-inspired graphics of select Overwatch heroes.
The collection is officially licensed by Blizzard and includes five, unisex hoodies. Each features a zoomed-in snap of the hero with their logo embroidered beneath the pocket. The back shows the full-scale artwork that Koyorin says was a bit of a challenge,
“...the most difficult part of that was probably deciding which colors had to be omitted to work within the constraints, and finding creative ways to work around those conditions!”
You can purchase the full collection right now from ark/8’s site but hustle! Some sizes have already sold out.
If you’d like to learn more about Koyorin and ark/8 you can read an in-depth interview on ark/8’s site.
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