A Look Back at Grind: The Graphics and Culture of Skateboarding

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 08, 2010
“Usually, skateboarding imagery means to communicate an I-Don’t-Care attitude yet, ironically, there is much hard labor, by designers and screenprinters, behind the creation and production of these images.” This quote is from an old program catalog we dug up in our offices of Grind: The Graphics and Culture of Skateboarding, exhibited way back in 1995 at the Huntington Beach Art Center.

Ed Templeton Book: The Seconds Pass

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Ed Templeton is on a roll. This California based photographer, painter, and illustrator is releasing a book with Seems, titled The Seconds Pass.

The Cemetery of Reason: First Museum Show by Ed Templeton

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 26, 2010
Ed Templeton is moving up in the world with his first museum exhibit slated to open April 3rd. Templeton’s The Cemetery of Reason will how at the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.)

The Seconds Pass with Ed Templeton

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 18, 2010
Ed Templeton can be a surprising man. This skater-illustrator-photographer has been on the scene for decades, managing to capture the disillusionment, confusion, energy, and humor of a generation. We've covered Ed Templeton extensively, so it's exciting to see that the LA Times picked up on his current show, The Seconds Pass.

Ed Templeton: The Seconds Pass

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Like many people who reside in Southern California, Ed Templeton—skater, Toy Machine founder, artist, world traveler, and photographer—spends an inordinate amount of time in the car.

Interview with Ed Templeton

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 09, 2009
Ed Templeton is an all-around awesome dude. A truly original person, Ed has been pushing boundaries since he realized how effed up so many of society's boundaries truly are. Ed has kindly donated an amazing photograph to our 15th Anniversary Art Auction, so we decided to delve into his mind about what he’s been up to lately.

Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Auction: Ed Templeton

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 30, 2009
Ed Templeton is a master of his own universe. The cool thing about that universe is that Ed is not afraid to share its intricacies with the public eye. At times painful, humorous, beautiful, gruesome, and sometimes all of the above simultaneously, there is something magical about Ed and his work that we love.

Exclusive Interview: Kelly D. Williams x Ed Templeton Part 2

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 21, 2009
As promised, today we are delivering Part Two of the Kelly D. Williams X Ed Templeton interview. In this edition, Williams postulates with Southern California native Ed Templeton about the influence of location, the pervasiveness of art and his current skate setup.

Exclusive Interview: Kelly D. Williams x Ed Templeton

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 20, 2009
Ed is a professional skater, founder of Toy Machine Skateboards, world traveler, artist, photographer, and personal fav of a lot of us here at Jux His work was recently featured in Juxtapoz’ Photo Issue (Juxtapoz # 88). Check out Part One of this Juxtapoz exclusive, in depth interview that artist Kelly D. Williams conducted with Ed Templeton to gain insight into the world of this artistic skater-boy all grown up.

Ed Templeton's "Deformer" Launch and Slide Show Commentary

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 08, 2008
To celebrate the release of his new book, Deformer, Ed Templeton (Juxtapoz #35 and #88) will be giving his first ever slide show presentation, where he will be discussing images from the book as well as unseen work, and taking questions from the audience. Eleven years in the making and compiling more than 30 years of material, Deformer's photographs give a sun-drenched glimpse of what it's like to be young and alive in the "suburban domestic incubator" of Orange County. From the Alleged Press series curated by Aaron Rose, Deformer interweaves disciplinary letters from Templeton's grandfather and religious notes from his mother with sketches, snapshots, telling images and the occasional brutal tale, laying out an unresolved narrative that plunges readers headlong into Templeton's chaotic youth and his reliance on art and skateboarding to accommodate its stresses and joys. "Skateboarding allowed me to travel the world, and that showed me that where I live is totally messed up," he observes. "That perspective has fueled me and been a source for my art." Through photographs, stories and ephemera of all sorts from his youth and teenage years, Templeton offers readers an intensely close and personal look at an artist's coming of age. The slide show presentation and discussion goes down this Sunday, December 14th at 7:30pm at Family in Los Angeles.
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