Concrete Canvas: Skateboarders' Art

Concrete Canvas: Skateboarders' Art


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Concrete Canvas: Skateboarders' Art by Jo Waterhouse, David Penhallow

• Gritty to graceful, skateboard art is the newest hot medium

• Skateboarding is extreme!

• Includes art on boards as well as graffiti, canvas, and computer work

Michelangelo painted ceilings. Diego Rivera painted walls. Today, great artists are drawn to skateboards as both canvas and muse, another outlet for the creativity that has made skateboarding an influential part of today’s pop culture. Concrete to Canvas brings together an impressive variety of skateboard art and features the hottest artists in the medium. Commentary on each artist, examples of his or her work, and quotes let graffiti artists, illustrators, graphic designers—and skateboarders!—enter this daring world of movement, color, and form. Whether the art is on the board itself, or created on decks, canvas, computers, or on the streets, it’s part of a streetwise revolution in art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823008872
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.71(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Jo Waterhouse cofounded, the online skateboarding, art, and design zine. Before she began writing for coldspace full-time, she organized exhibitions for a large arts and media facility in Birmingham, England. She lives in England.

David Penhallow, a skateboarder for the past eleven years, is the cofounder and Web designer for He lives in England.

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