Edward “Ed” Templeton was born on July 28th, 1972 in Orange County, California. He is a professional skateboarder as well as a contemporary artist. Ed turned pro for New Deal Skateboards in 1990 but left by 1992 to start the short-lived company “TV” with Mike Vallely. By 1993 Ed founded Toy Machine skateboards. Outside of skateboarding, Ed is a painter, graphic designer, and photographer. Ed began by painting the graphics for his skateboard company, TV and later for Toy Machine.
Teenage Smokers, a collection of photography focusing on youth and cigarettes, won Ed first place in The Search For Art Competition in Italy In 2000.
In the fall of 2001, Ed’s artwork was featured in Juxtapoz magazine and in 2002 he produced an art exhibition, The Essentiel Disturbance, which featured The Golden Age of Neglect, published by Drago.
“Beautiful Losers”, a touring art exhibit and art book features Ed with other contemporary artists, much of the project featuring skateboarding and urban themes. Ed published Deformer, also the title of a Mike Mills 1996 documentary film about Templeton, in 2008. Deformer is essentially Ed’s scrapbook. Templeton is also the co-editor of ANP Quarterly, an arts magazine founded in 2005. And on top of all that Toy Machine has been successfully doing its brainwashing for the past 15 years.
SW is offering the RVCA Horns T-Shirt and Trucker Hat, featuring photography from Ed. With the mighty, magestic Grand Canyon in the background, the RVCA Horns T-Shirt and Trucker Hat gives the right message. Rock and skate. A giant rock and some horns. Major graphic at front created by RVCA featured artist Ed Templeton and RVCA labeling throughout.
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