We wrote last week about Jeff Canham's upcoming exhibition at Mollusk Surf Shop in San Francisco (November 18th), and now we share Canham's new beach towell collaboration with Slowtide featuring the artist's bold geometric style.
The Slowtide x Jeff Canham towel retails for $29.95 and is available at select premium retail partners and online at slowtide.co. As always, our friends at Slowtide note their "towels are crafted with form & function in mind. Soft-hand, sheared cotton velour face plays host to our vibrant prints, while equally complemented by the plush and absorbent looped terry back. Eye-catching designs, fast drying and the ideal travel accessory for any adventure."
Slowtide: Can you tell us a bit about where you are from and how you got into art?
Jeff Canham: I grew in Hawaii and went to college in Oregon. I took art courses at school, but graphic design seemed like a more practical option so I majored in that with a focus on typography and minored in Art History. My first job out of school was at Surfer Magazine which was a dream come true. I grew up reading Surfer and studied David Carson's work in school (he is an influential designer that worked there in the early 90's). I moved to San Francisco in 2005 and apprenticed at a small sign shop here called New Bohemia Signs that specialized in hand painted signs. They taught me everything I know about sign painting and really changed the way I made work. I was still doing graphic design and making art while I apprenticed at New Bohemia and the techniques and skills that I learned there I applied to everything else I was doing professionally.
You use multiple mediums, what do you like about a towel?
I like that it's functional as well as decorative. Who doesn't need more towels? I've had the same tired towel from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in the back of my van for ages. I can always use another towel.
Get Canham's towel here!