Created in 1957 by Jean Graton, Michel Vaillant embodies an ideal: an honest, loyal, brave motor racing champion. A member of team Vaillante, founded by his parents, he is an exceptional driver who's always prepared to put himself in danger in order to help others, denounce an injustice or unmask cheats and crooks.
Jean Graton, who is always well-informed about the latest technological innovations and very much acquainted with the world of racing circuits and teams, has developed a popular series, which to this day remains a reference through the generations for those with a passion for motor sports.
The glamour and passion found in those storylines share the values of 8Js bringing this collaboration to life.
We work very closely with the Graton family throughout the design process of all our joint collections.
The artworks are selected amongst the personal archives of the Graton family.
All artwork go through our design studio to be added with ingredient and details prone to 8Js. Such as the chain-stitching of the Vaillante logo.
Today the collection translates into t-shirts and polos loaded with racing legacy.