Monday, May 24, 2010

Thrasher's Montage

From Grosso's slider, anything by Chris Miller, Duane Peters on edge and youngster Ben Raybourn throwin' it down.


Thankfully, the bruised and battered Master of Disaster, Duane Peters was there, doing what he does best.....staying on edge. Duane's determination and trademark, sketchy style earned him a 5th place finish in the Masters Division at the 2010 ProTec Pool Party. DP finished just ahead of other notable legends, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso, Lester Kasai, Steve Alba, Ben Schroeder and more...Cab took the win, followed by Miller, Lance and Nicky Guerrero.

I didn't get a chance to talk to Duane on Saturday, but I occasionally read his Twitter page and website (which is always a very surreal experience). It made me happy to read Duane's own words, right after the Masters Final, in response to his afternoon (edited for clarity, punctuation, spelling):

"I just wanna say that I am so fucking grateful to be on the planet still and to skate with all the Old Guys and all the Pros! It means everything to me! It is the best feeling and I get so high off the whole atmosphere of it all! It's the most familiar, good feeling I know of...when I'm driving home every problem I have is gone for a few hours because I'm loaded out of my mind on skate(boarding)!!! Doctors should prescribe the shit because it is better than any anti-depressant I've ever had. I hope I can, for once, always remember that, day-by-day, as we roll-on thru this rad crazy life!"

-Duane Peters, May 23, 2010

Congrats DP and enjoy Hawaii!

Above photo MRZ©2010 from

    Grosso's Mind-Blowing Slider

    I hit the 6th Annual Vans/ProTec Pool Party last Saturday primarily for two reasons:

    1. Witness two true legends Chris Miller and Duane Peters destroy Upland Combi replica.
    2. Watch 'Blocks for Bucks' competition, and see Grosso either A) boardslide, or B) 50/50 the entire circumference of the Round Bowl...needless to say, I was rewarded by witnessing this in person.

    Nobody else was even close to duplicating the 28 blocks Grosso covered...and it was a great moment to feel the entire building erupt with stoked cheers as Grosso rode out of it. Photo courtesy of MRZ at

    Monday, May 10, 2010


    A small selection of cast off, silkscreened test prints from the past few weeks of work...these serve as organic (chaotic) compositional and color studies during the creative process. Some gems on newsprint have 10-12 pulls/colors each and are completely unique, 1/1. If you dig these types of test prints, there are some similar ones still available for purchase here.

    Friday, May 7, 2010

    Ex Original / Design Is Blank

    And so am I...

    Thanks to the folks over at the new site, Design Is Blank, for their recent interview. It's a privilege to have an opportunity to share some of my perspectives and experiences with fellow creatives. The read is a little lengthy (clever sound bytes are NOT my game), so be patient.

    Monday, May 3, 2010


    Classified prototype/one off that is a continuing evolution of the Daditionary Series, this time with a bit more craft, a bit more focus, and much more fluorescent ink.