I recently had the opportunity to help out over at REAL Skateboards with a new deck design. I Can’t tell you how much it means to contribute (however small the amount) to an industry that has been a part of my life for so long. Big thanks to Andy & Jim for literally letting me have a crack at it. Looking forward to more rad deck projects in the future and I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these. Skate or Die Bitches! – Grease
I recently had the opportunity to help out over at REAL Skateboards with a new deck design. I Can’t tell you how much it means to contribute (however small the amount) to an industry that has been a part of my life for so long. Big thanks to Andy & Jim for letting me drool all over it. Looking forward to more rad deck projects in the future and I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these. Skate or Die Bitches! – Grease
Grease recently had the opportunity to do some illustration work for Andy Pitts & REAL Skateboards. They’ve been running a Low Pro Deck series for a while now & had a need for some new filler in the form of zombie guts… and needless to say we were more than happy to oblige. Can’t say enough good things about working on projects like these. Hard to go wrong when your banging around designs with nice folks on skate projects. P.S. Rumors are the the slime is glow-in-the-dark ink. Give it a try and enjoy. – TRON!
Grease just finished up a quick lettering project for Venture Trucks that started off as just a shirt design but got picked up to be on a set of trucks that are being called the “Get Up” trucks. “I’ve been having a lot of fun lately exploring different hand styles. Big thanks to Andy Pitts for throwing projects like this my way. Skate Apparel + Skate Trucks = Happiness. Hope you enjoy. – Grease aka Kendrick Kidd” – TRON
Venture is also having a contest to win a pair of these so hop on over Venture Trucks and Enter To Win!
Chad Landenberger’s annual I’M BOARD series is one of our favorite art shows in the Jacksonville area. We grew up skating, and for most of our lives we have been interested in the art and culture that surrounds the sport. So when the opportunity came around for the fourth time, We were stoked to spend some time creating the decks pictured above for Halftone Def Studios, and I’M BOARD IV. Thanks to Chad and all the folks who made the event possible, it was a seriously great night with a heck-of-a-lot-a rad art.
If you didn’t make it to the show, you can check out a few of the pics taken by Sarah at pointshootenjoy
So this is my #2 Pencil Skateboard Deck from last years IM BOARD 3 show, which I gotta say was the best show yet and is gonna be hard to beat this year. Full Skate Demo, Break Dance Crews, and Rad Skate decks. I would love to show you my submission for this year’s show which is tomorrow during Art Walk, but my pics just wouldn’t do it justice so your gonna have to come see for yourself. I will tell you however, that it is somewhat along the same lines as the #2 Pencil from last year in that its not about the design on the deck but using the decks shape to make something else. Having designed decks for Flatline Skateboards for 7 years I’ve done my fair share of graphics on the board printing, and this is a little more challenging for me and a great opportunity for humor, which I love. Below are Grease’s Decks from last year as well -TRON
Check out eyeswideawake.com/im-board for more info on the show. And as always, Props To Chad!!!
Check out these new set of decks by Grease Himself entitled DEADWOOD for the IM BOARD 3 Skateboard Art show. Yeah these are another couple of Beasty prints from the people over at Zazzle.com. They came back a little darker than we had anticipated but they still looked great nonetheless and looked even better hanging up at the show. If you didn’t get a chance to go, visit eyeswideawake.com for links to all the photo sets (Set 1, Set 2, Set 3, Set 4) and a couple of videos. It was a wild show, Chad had a full on Redbull street course, DJ’s and a whole crew of Breakers throwin down. It’s gonna be hard to top the show next year. I did a couple of decks as well but they were last minute Ideas that were just stenciled straight on the Decks. But I had an excuse for the slackery because I designed and printed the show poster which I must say was a pretty cool concept. I really didn’t get the execution I originally had in mind nor was I able to print the posters in multiple colors but they did come out awesome! More on that later, for now check out the rest of the photos from the DEADWOOD Set and start wishin you had mad skills like Grease. TRON OUT!
Check out the Deadwood Flickr Set for more rad photos and angles of these big chinned bastards!
GREASE has his new skateboard graphic featured in brand new segment on Urban Art Warfare called HOW TO NOT 2. This Segment gives tips and advice on various step-by-step process in hopes that you don’t have to do it twice to get it right. Or at least very very close. So enjoy this very first one about how to make a one-off skateboard and check out the links below for more detailed pics of the City Water Deck