Jim Phillips

8th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

SHOF 2017The 8th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by House of Vans takes place this Friday, May 12th at the City National Grove of Anaheim. It will be a great night of entertainment, music, and special surprises as skateboarding and skateboarders honor the legends and pioneers of skateboarding.

Purchase tickets right here. All proceeds go to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation.

2017 SHOF Inductees
1960s: Bob Mohr
1970s Era 1: Gregg Weaver and Russ Howell
1970s Era 2: Shogo Kubo
1980s Era 1: Mike McGill
1980s Era 2: Eric Dressen
1990s: Daewon Song
Females: Kim Cespedes and Vicki Vickers

2017 Icon Awards
Thrasher Magazine
Sonja Catalano
Jim Phillips

30 Years of the “Slasher” Graphic

YouTube Preview ImageHappy New year friends and skaters, 2017 is underway and hopefully you’re out there getting some fun skate sessions with you crew. We have a fun 30-Year lookback at Keith Meek’s Slasher graphic with Sant Cruz Skateboards. It’s pretty cool and inspirational to hear the backstory on this iconic piece of skate history. Cheers to Jim Phillips and Keith Meek!

The Screaming Hand Art Show Returns

Scream hand toutAfter making its way around the globe, The Screaming Hand 30th Anniversary Art Show has made its way back onto American Soil. With a heavy touring schedule throughout 2016, be sure to check it out in a city near you! Stops include: San Jose, Phoenix, Austin, St. Petersburg, Hoboken, Boston, New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Denver, Seattle, Portland, and Santa Cruz.

30th Anniversary Screaming Hand Art Show Tour Dates

YouTube Preview ImageEarlier this month, NHS kicked of its 2015 world tour of An Art Show Celebrating Thirty Years of The Screaming Hand with the Santa Cruz team in Los Angeles. Following a great skate session at Arto Sarri’s backyard bowl, the Seventh Letter Store and Gallery hosted the event where skateboarding-centric friends, fans and luminaries gathered to view many Screaming Hand inspired art pieces and to share in the good times with artist Jim Phillips and family in attendance.

Visit the official Screaming Hand site for an audio tour, history of the hand, world tour dates and more!

Thirty Years of The Screaming Hand

Screaming HandIn 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim has created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.

In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, Santa Cruz Skateboards has invited over 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the past 30 years to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image. Each artist’s interpretation of “The Hand” will be on display. There will also be an audio tour accessible by smart phone, narrated and describing their first experience with Phillips’ work as well as a backstory on their piece for the show.

Featured Artists include: Jim Phillips Sr., Jimbo Phillips, Colby Phillips, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Todd Bratrud, Bigfoot, Michael Sieben, John Lucero, John Munnerlyn, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, Natas Kaupus, Eric Dressen, Thomas Campbell, Sean Cliver, Mark Gonzales, Benny Gold, Jason Jessee, Mark Widmann, Makoto Yamaki, Skinner and many more.

The kickoff public event will be on Saturday July 11th, 2015 from 6 to 10pm at The Seventh Letter Gallery on Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles. This date coincides with the weekend after the closing of the Agenda international tradeshow in Long Beach, California. The art show will then travel to Vancouver, London, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Sydney, Melbourne, Taipei, Tokyo, and then back to the USA followed by 15 USA locations including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Seattle and more.

Opening Date: July 11th, 6-11pm at The Seventh Letter Gallery 346 N Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA