Concrete 2 Canvas
More Skateboarders' ArtBook - 2007
Displays a wide range of works from digital art, paintings, and street art to drawings, doodles, and installation.
Blackwell North Amer
Since a graphic was hand drawn onto a board, the culture of skateboarding has been a visually artistic one. Following on from Concrete to Canvas: Skateboarders' Art, this book features all new artists, providing a fresh window to what is essentially a subculture within a subculture. It reveals the huge talent and diversity in genres and style that makes it impossible to pigeon hole skateboarder artists or their artwork.
Skateboarder artists are inspired by their boarding passion, but their art is not defined by it. The featured artists are drawn from around the globe, and their work includes examples of fine art, illustration, graphic design, street art, paintings, doodles, performance and installation. This book is a must have for the wider art and design audience of graffiti and street artists, illustrators and graphic designers.
Hachette Book Group
Bringing together the finest artwork produced by skateboarders around the world, this second volume of skater-art follows on the successful first bookConcrete to Canvas.
Since the first time a graphic was hand-drawn onto a board, there has been a deep-rooted connection between skateboarding and art. The culture of skating is a very creative and visual one, with by-products such as board graphics, videos, stickers, magazines, and clothing. As more skater-artists emerge, skateboard magazines feature more artwork on their pages, and there is an increasing number of exhibitions focusing on skater-art.
Each artist's work is highly individual and distinctive, and there is a huge variety in genre, style, method, medium, subject matter, inspiration, and influence. The work featured includes digital art, street art, fine art, paintings, drawings, doodles, illustration, and installation.