From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Erin Barrier
In celebration of two True Originals – Mickey Mouse and Keith Haring – Disney has collaborated with the Keith Haring Studio to feature the artist’s iconic artwork featuring Mickey Mouse on an exciting range of apparel and accessories.
In 1980, Haring created original works of art featuring Mickey Mouse in a new style unique to New York City street culture, taking inspiration from both Pop Art and urban graffiti. His love for Mickey Mouse was rooted in his childhood experiences as he was deeply influenced by Walt Disney and the incredible skill and mastery of American cartoonists of the 50’s and 60’s, even aspiring to be a cartoonist himself.
Disney and the Keith Haring Studio have now brought these renowned artworks to life through shoppable product collections including Uniqlo, Max Bone, Stance, Coach, Medicom, Swatch as well as Levi’s, Diamond Supply Co., Zara and Corkcicle, which will be launching in Spring 2021 at retail locations around the world including Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort.
To learn more about the collections and Keith Haring’s iconic Mickey Mouse artwork, follow @MickeyTrueOriginal on Instagram and check out Vogue.com on Jan. 19 for a featured article and video featuring Martha Hunt donning the Disney Mickey Mouse x Keith Haring collections.