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Surf Graphicsby Ian C Parliament
Synopses & Reviews
A dazzling display of top surf art and designFrom vintage surf art to the latest designs, this collection is filled with brilliant color, energy, and vibe. It features the top 30 artists working on the surf graphic scene, each with a detailed biography, as well as the same eye-popping production values of Kustom Graphics and Kustom Graphics II. Of course, there are plenty of California artists making their marks on the surf art scene, including Shawn Dickinson (Palmdale), Damian Fulton (Los Angeles), Tom "Big Toe" Laura (Irvine), Jim Phillips (Santa Cruz), Rick Rietveld (Newport Beach), and Keith Weesner (Thousand Oaks). Brad Parker lives in Hawaii, while Thor splits his time between California and Hawaii. Pat Grant and Marty Schneider are among Australian artists on the scene, while European artists include PG Artworks (Sweden), Mik Baro (Spain), and Thorsten Hasenkamm (Germany).
Following on the heels of our ever popular Kustom Graphics books comes Surf Graphics, a retina-searing collection of surf art. More than 250 pages of cover-to-cover visual action and inspiration featuring such genre giants as Phil Roberts, Damian Fulton, Rick Rietveld, and of course Jim Phillips, together with, to name only a few, Shawn Dickinson, Jimbo Phillips, and Thorsten Hasenkamm. It features a stunning cover and introduction by the legendary Jim Phillips.
About the Author
London-born Yak El-Droubie is a self confessed kustom kulture fiend with a liking for art which transcends genre and trend. He has worked in publishing for more than 20 years as a designer, art director, and publisher who occasionally writes. Legendary skateboard artist Jim Phillips has also published award-winning graphic designs for cartoons, t-shirts, stickers, rock posters, and ad art since 1962. He was the art director for Santa Cruz Skateboards for many years, and he lives in Santa Cruz, California.
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