Catch a wave and get some rays with this retina-searing collection of surf art. Over 250 pages of cover-to-cover visual action and inspiration from such genre giants as Damian Fulton, Bill Ogden, Rick Rietveld, Phil Roberts and Jim Phillips. From the beaches of Southern California, to the breaks off Hawaii and the heat of down under, to the shores of Europe, Japan and beyond — Kustom Graphics with a heavy dose of saltwater.
Featured artists: Dr. Alderete, Marco Almera, Mik Baro, Big Toe, Jesper Bram, Drew Brophy, Ben Brown, Gomez Bueno, Jason Cruz, Dacho X, Shawn Dickinson, Damian Fulton, Mr G., “Dirty” Donny Gillies,6 Pat Grant, Peter Gustafsson, Yusuke Hanai, Thorsten Hasenkamm, Paul Imagine, Alex Krastev, Rob Kruse, Chuck Majewski, Dennis Matthewson, Al McWhite, Jan Meininghaus, Darren “King” Merinuk, Randy Noborikawa, Bill Ogden, Augie Pagan, Brad Parker, Jim Phillips, Jimbo Phillips, Rick Rietveld, Phil Roberts, Marty Schneider, Johnny Stingray, Thor, Jeral Tidwell, Keith Weesner and Candy Weill.
Introduction by Jim Phillips
Born in San Jose, California, in 1944, Jim Phillips has lived almost his whole life in Santa Cruz. His first published work was in the spring issue of Surfer Quarterly, 1962. In 1975, Phillips became art director for Santa Cruz Skateboards, where he created thousands of skateboard decks, T-shirt, sticker, and ad art designs. Jim currently continues his exclusive connection to Santa Cruz/NHS, creating special edition decks and many new products worldwide in the skateboard, snowboard, and surfboard markets.
Read our interview with Jim Phillips.