Santa Cruz Skateboards
Earlier 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!
Santa Cruz Skateboards recently acquired Tom Asta to the Pro Lineup, and here’s two minutes of ripping Asta footage to celebrate. From Street League, to filming heavy video parts, Asta can’t be stopped. Welcome to the squad, Tom! Look out for Tom’s part in LRG’s 1947 vid coming soon!… Tom Also rides for Ricta Wheels, and MOB Grip.
In 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
This past Saturday, Santa Cruz skateboards turned SoCal ripper Josh Borden pro with a surprise party at Omar Hassan’s backyard pool in Costa Mesa, CA. It was also Josh’s birthday so lots of his friends and family were there to celebrate along with legends like Lance Mountain, Jeff Grosso, Salba, Dressen, Steve Olson and more. Doesn’t get much better than that. Congrats Josh! Check out the video above and then click here to even more coverage from Transworld.