Super honored and stoked to announce that Science Skateboards in the UK just released my first ever skateboard graphic as part of their latest series. The idea for the deck came together after talking with Chris Morgan about some of his favorite graphics, including this 1992 James Kelch board on Real – he also mentioned that he dug my painting Mt Cook Avenue Reflections, so we decided to try a cross between the two. I think it came out pretty cool. The original painting, entitled Mount Cook Avenue Reflection #2, is oil on canvas, 24″ x 48″.
Definitely a dream come true, I’ve wanted to design a board graphic ever since I was a young teen, eagerly flipping through the pages of Thrasher and soaking in artwork from Gonz, Neil Blender, Andy Howell, Ed Templeton and Chris Miller (and years later, guys like Evan Hecox, Don Pendleton and Andy Jenkins, among others). Plus, as a music fan who has a heavy love and obsession for the Manchester scene and British music in general (The Smiths, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, The Clash, Stones, Kinks, Sabbath, Suede – the list goes on and on), it just seems fitting that my first board should come out of the UK. Like I said, a dream come true and a real honor. Thanks to Chris at Science for making this happen. Nice one!
Unfortunately for those of us states side, these decks will only be available in shops overseas – but I will have a very limited number for sale on this site – in our brand new webstore – which should be live in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.