Thomas Campbell remains our favorite board sporting artist and may just be one of our favorite artists ever.
Filmmaker, photographer, artist, writer, painter, sculptor, surfer, skater, Thomas is a master of many traits. Desillusion spent a day with Thomas in his hometown of Santa Cruz, to discuss his influences, his meticulous approach to his craft and why creating with your hands is so important.
The new line of wall clocks will feature dramatic photography from Jack English, as well as collaborations with noted graphic artists Corrine Lan Franco and Dylan Quirk. Spotlighting some of the world’s most photogenic locations including Waimea Bay, Hawaii; North Shore, Oahu; Tahiti; and Australia, the wall clocks will be a striking addition to any home or office.
For the official word from Jack, please follow the jump.
Join Dave B and the old school Blockhead Skateboards crew in Oceanside, California on Saturday night November 7, 2015 for their 30th Anniversary Reunion Party Art Show. The party will features classic photos by Grant Brittain, O, Spike Jonze, Michael Blanchard, Steve Sherman, Mark Waters, Tobin Yelland, Hunter Kimball, Luke Ogden, Christian Kline and more, plus the art of Ron Cameron, Dave Bergthold, Ron Lemon, Andy Jenkins, and Jeremy Wray.
Canadian born graphic artist extraordinaire Geoff McFetridge has always been a mystery to us. His work is always clean, clever, cool, and catchy just like a great pop song, but we’ve never heard the man speak through anything other than his art. That’s why it’s great to see him sit down with the legendary Chris Pastras for an episode of Monster Children’s Table Talk. Watch it and learn.
There are only about two things we’re suckers for — Star Wars and Disneyland. With the release of the Vans Disney footwear and apparel collection they’ve pretty much got us tied up.
Sharing a rich heritage rooted in Southern California, both Vans and Disney are dedicated to those who are young at heart and never stop following their dreams. The collection features iconic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and Winnie the Pooh across a range of Vans apparel and accessories and Classic footwear in adult, kids and toddler sizing.
Magic Kingdom, indeed. For the official word from Vans (including all the apparel) Please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
For the past three years San Diego, California based eyewear company Knockaround Sunglasses has enlisted the talents of elementary school students to design a pair of glasses in a program called Class Acts. Knockaround provides the art materials and the kids bring the creativity. This year winner was Evan Bui, a fourth graders from Foster Elementary School.
Evan’s inspiration was lightning bolts, as he wanted people to “feel shocked when they saw them.” . . . The Striker sunglasses feature a glossy Sky Blue front, Mint Green interiors and Bright Orange arms with Electric Yellow lightning bolts running down each side. Each pair comes with a lightning bolt protective pouch, a hand-numbered edition card, and a 2015 Class Acts ‘zine that will not only feature original artwork by Evan himself, but also Knockaround’s favorite runner up designs.
Sounds like a great way to move some units. For the official word from Knockaround, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
It seems like a match made in. . . well, you know. Anastasia Ashley gets in under Terry Richardson’s hot white studio flashes and puts on a little show. For more photos from Terry’s blog click these links: here, here, here, especially here, and here.
We’ve all still got a couple weeks to check out Jerry Hsu’s photography show A Love Like Mine is Hard to Findat LA’s Slow Culture Gallery.
A Love Like Mine is Hard to Find says a lot about the way Jerry Hsu approaches his photography. Without a doubt, this is a passion thing. His process, like the title indicates, is tied to dis-covery and patience and it borders on compulsion. It would appear that Hsu has honed the skills of seeing and identifying what is “photo-worthy,” because he has created his own vernacular and effectively mastered his vision. Hsu’s need to capture the absurd but beautiful, everyday world around him has certainly paid off. . . Like learning a language, a photographer’s work relies heavily on practice and immersion. Sensitivity to events that seem like non-events adjusts one’s perspective by shifting the focus to things often missed. Hsu honors those moments outside of the frame; he looks when one is “not supposed to look” and he photographs them. (Lucky for us, he likes to share.)
We’ve all seen his work on Vans shoes, Burton Snowboards, and Flip Skateboards, but Laguna Beach, California’s AR4T Gallery is giving us all a chance to get a much closer look at Taka Hayashi’s incredible work in a solo show titled Portraits of Nature.
Central in Hayashi’s works are landscapes, birds, symbols and cultural signatures that refer to tribes worlds apart: Native American craft, ‘80s skate culture, North African tribal art, and ‘60s psychedelia, to name a few. The mystery is in how Hayashi traps, and then connects, quick flashes and deep feelings of these worlds on canvas. . . Working in charcoal, ink, gouache, watercolor, acrylic, and spray paint, this new series by Hayashi is presented in a range of earthy tones, vibrant hues, and black-and-white, and range in size from 24”x36” to 51”x51”.