Another one for the long list of RVCA ANP posts. The RVCA Samurai Vintage Dye T-Shirt at Skate Warehouse is in store and online. This t-shirt rocks the patterns of another truly gifted artist kicking it with the RVCA Artist Network Program. George Thompson has been making art a while now, and a lot of it is real dope. Watch a couple videos, check a couple pics, and head to SW to shop for more RVCA.
Grab the t-shirt by clicking the pic or heading right, HERE.
Skate Warehouse is stoked as usual on new decks from Black Label featuring the graphic artwork of a skateboard legend, Neil Blender. Blender has been around since the beginning, gaining credit over the years as the inventor of the gay twist, Donner Party, and others. We’ve got a few photos of the guy and his work, plus the new Black Label Blender Decks at Skate Warehouse. Check out the epic video of Blender below.
Blender and Mountain at a 2011 Vans Art Show
Click the photos below to see more about the Black Label Blender Decks.
Primarily a tattoo artist, Hendricks is also an artist at large, from original paintings and drawings to industrial design. Tattooing professionally since 1994, Hendricks got his start in his mid teens by practicing his skills on gang members he grew up with. He’s only grown since then, but you can see in his style that he was forever influenced by the culture of his community. Today Hendricks divides his time between skateboarding and surfing and making art.
Perhaps most uniquely, Hendricks is a maker of tattoo machines. These things are gnarly. Not only do they do their job, but they’re works of art. Each one is custom made with hand wound coils and loads of detail.
Below we’ve featured a few of Hendricks pieces and a video about the dude. Head over to SW to check out the RVCA collection and grab the tee.
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.
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.
SBC wrote, “14 years ago, a then brand new mag called SBC Skateboard started using the quirky illustrations of one of their staff photographer’s brothers. Now not only are Andrew Pommier’s drawings still a staple in the mag, you can also see his work gracing beer cans, shoes, pro model boards and countless other places.”
A surfer and traveler, a graduate of film school and photographer, Keegan Gibbs comes from a family of artists. He’s been skateboarding for a long time, too. Out of Southern California, he came, and now uses the same area and aesthetic for much of his creative work. His work branches out though, encompassing many different themes and lifestyles. Keegan in his own words:
“I am an aquanaut on a thruster in this ever amazing and boundless source of liquid energy. For me every choice and relationship, all decisions and waking thoughts (and most dreams) are influenced by the pull of the tides, the whiff of an offshore breeze, and the lucid corduroy lines gracefully stampeding towards the coast.”
He’s made a few rad videos that you can see below.
The RVCA Beach Crest T-Shirt represents your lifestyle. Your life. Quality crest graphic at front created by RVCA featured artist Keegan Gibbs. Thin and lightweight. A 100% cotton t-shirt.