Sprayground Releases Marilyn Monroe Inspired Backpack
Streetwear brand Sprayground honors pop culture icon Marilyn Monroe with a new limited-edition backpack.
Sprayground x Marilyn Monroe
The bag features a black and white photo of Marilyn Monroe contrasted with artsy images and bright color pops. The design is meant to symbolize the entertainment industry’s shift from darkness to brilliant color. Honoring the 61st anniversary of her passing, Sprayground captures the flirty and refined essence of the actress while embodying the vivacious and innovative style of the brand. `
The image of Monroe, captured by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, comes from the LIFE Picture Collection, an archive of quintessential 20th-century images The collection contains over 10 million unseen photos commissioned by LIFE Magazine from 1936 to 2000. Such images, which now require special permissions to obtain, reached 1 in 3 Americans at LIFE’s height.
Keeping both style and practicality in mind, the vegan-leather bag features a 20-liter main compartment with a padded laptop sleeve. There are multiple zipable pockets for security, as well as a velour-lined sunglasses compartment. The bag also features adjustable shoulder straps and a padded back for added comfort.
The Marilyn Monroe-inspired backpack is available online and as well as in select boutique stores throughout the nation, including Zumiez.
Sprayground was founded by David BenDavid in 2010 with a mission to develop streetwear that is “thought-provoking, innovative, and dynamic” while incorporating music, art, and culture into its designs. The brand successfully achieves this through collaborations with Disney, Nickelodeon, Soulja Boy, Spike Lee, and more. Sprayground’s designs are often vibrant and exciting, offering a fresh take on cultural themes while remaining true to its streetwear style. The brand only produced backpacks in its early stages. Now, it has expanded to offer luggage, outerwear, shoes, and even gaming chairs.
Featured image courtesy of Sprayground