Straight out of the artsy bunghole of the skateboarding industry comes some news on the art scene. Firstly, we found out Russ Pope will be putting on his first solo art show. The show, titled Tax Included, happens April, 5th, (this Thursday) at the AR4T Gallery in California. Skate Warehouse is a big fan of Pope’s, from his work with Scarecrow to Creature to Fallen Footwear to Vans. We even rock one of his original painting out in the shop (seen below). Check out some of the Pope goods we’re carrying at SW now. Click the pics for more info.
Pope x Brixton Clutch Premium
Bones x Pope El Raton
Bones x Pope Rat
Bones x Pope Los Otros
In more artist news we’re proud to announce a load of Stereo Sound of Silence decks featuring the artwork of Don Pendleton. Pendleton, known over the years for his work with Alien Workshop, Element, and others, is a prominent figure within the skateboard industry. Check out Little Giants, a video about the man and the decks at SW. Click the picture below for more info.
New to the Skate Warehouse lineup is a wallet from Analog featuring the artist photography of Miika Saksi. Saksi is a freelance creative director, illustrator, photographer, and director. In the past he’s worked with countless magazines, such as Veli, Trendi, Lowdown, Nylon, We Are Helsinki, Trendi, Basso, and Image. With print work for Adidas Originals, designs for CLTR Clothing, album cover art, and his own personal photography collections, Saksi is and has been doing his rad thing within the industry, with work worthy of looking into. Head over to Skate Warehouse to grab the Analog PLA Miika Saksi wallet by clicking on the pic below and check out some of his work, too.
From sock puppets to Creature, from Consolidated to “Send Help”, Todd Bratrud does what he does like a bad ass. The newest book to hit the pages of Skate Warehouse is the super awesome I Hate the Art of Todd Bratrud where Bratrud’s work is laid out in a quick and painless publication.
Today he is the owner of High Five Skateboards, but Bratrud started out as the art director for Consolidated Skateboards back in 1999. Since then and throughout the years the guy has done graphics, stickers, ads, and apparel for practically everybody worth mentioning in the Skateboard biz, from Consolidated to Flip, Birdhouse, Enjoi, Black Label, Creature, Real, Nike SB, and Volcom, Bratrud has had a part. He is also an illustrator and blogger for The Skateboard Mag. I Hate the Art of Todd Bratrud is published by Mark Batty Publishers and is available now at Skate Warehouse. Click the pictures below or head over and get your copy HERE.