Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 26, 2014
Here is some perspective: I doubt that NASCAR fans respect and adore the artists and designers who decorate those racecars. But look at skateboarding: the guys who design art graphics for skateboards are truly loved by the folks who partake in the culture...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The recently launched LB project unites the European skateboard scene through art shows in Berlin, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and London. Starting this June, 2014, the next year will see artists, skateshops, media and brands will unite to make skateboarding and art accessible to all...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Krooked Skateboards recently presented a new collaboration with NYC artist Stephen MCclintock featuring 2 LTD decks, a 28 page zine with artwork by Mark Gonzales and a short film, BARK_MRAD with Mark Gonzales and Brad Cromer in NYC.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Sometimes the best part about skate deck art is when an unexpected artist get the right graphic created. I wouldn't think of British artist David Shrigley to be one of the skate graphic types, but his fantastic "Politicians Make Me Sick" deck for our friends at Park Life in San Francisco works just right. Made in a limited quantity of 150, the deck is going for $125 on the Park Life site.
Design // Thursday, February 13, 2014
Renowned surfboard shaper Tahuya "Tappy" Yoshikawa teamed up with Deus Ex Machina and created a run of limited edition skateboards. Yoshikawa custom shaped each board as he would a surfboard. In addition to Yoshikawa's heavy aesthetics, he also finished the skateboards with his signature psychedelic resin style. These will be available exclusively at the Deus Temple show room.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 31, 2013
A few weeks back, we told you about Andrew Pommier's new show in Tokyo, but we thought it may be a good time to showcase some of Pommier's 2013 selection of paintings and sketches on the site today. As always, Pommier has his original and interesting take on a figurative portrait, and we love what he has been doing over the past few years with his fine art.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 25, 2013
Over 100 celebrated artists from the art, music and skateboarding, including many from the Juxtapoz family have come together to help Project LOOP raise money for a skatepark for the kids of Taylor, Texas. LOOP students wrote letters to over 100 artists around the country to work on raw skateboard decks that will be auctioned off to raise funds. Artists include Aaron Draplin, Billy Joe Armstrong, Don Pendleton, Dennis McNett, Michael Sieben, Skinner, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, and many more!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
If you have followed Juxtapoz over the past 5 years, you know that we have been working closely with Power House Productions in Detroit to help build and sustain a creative-driven and influenced neighborhood in Detroit. We have worked with Swoon, Monica Canilao, RETNA, Ben Wolf, Richard Colman, Matthew Barney, Lance Mountain, Thrasher Magazine's Joe Brook, and the PHP team of Mitch Cope and Gina Reichart to keep more and more projects alive in the neighborhood where our 15th Anniversary benefit and auction helped fund the purchase of numerous homes...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 17, 2013
Sam Smyth is a native of San Francisco and works as the team manager for Girl and Chocolate skateboards, a post he has held for over 14 years. He's a rad dude and he still shoots film, which holds a lot of stock with us. The photos you are about to see were shot this summer during the Pretty Sweet U.S. Tour, as 32 day haul across this fair land. Good dudes, good times.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 27, 2013
We've seen the likes of ROA and Andy Hope 1930 team up with The Sk8room. Recently added to the roster was Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who you might remember from when he received international attention regarding his wrongful imprisonment. Weiwei created three different designs for The Sk8Room and they're now available for about $400USD. Each deck is hand numbered, signed, and limited to an edition of 150 pieces.