As you may or may not know, KAWS from Original Fake designed an art montage and alternate album cover for 808s & Heartbreak, the 4th album released from Kanye West. The montage included signature KAWS designs in bright vibrant colors with Kanye standing there wearing a black and white plaid suit and glasses. The alternate album cover was used on iTunes and has the white KAWS hands pulling apart the heart.
Sneaker Customizers/Artists Mache and emmanueLabor collaborated on their latest custom which features this Air Force One based off the art piece KAWS designed. Each artist handled a different aspect of the design to form this collaboration, Mache working on the back half including the colorful KAWS graphics and emmanueLabor doing his thing on the front half with the plaid fabric to match Kanyes suit and the broken heart on the tongue. As is Mache and emmanueLabor are both great artists in their own sense, but when you combine their talents your always bound to get something truly unique like these Air Force Ones. These sneakers will join the collection of Mr. Kanye West himself thanks to eL and Mache and are not for sale, sorry folks.
Hit the jump to check out a couple more pictures of the 808s & Heartbreak Air Force Ones along with images of the work KAWS did for Kanye West which inspired these customs.