Inside the World of Board Graphic
By SHOGO | Published: 09/01/2011.September 1, 2011
Authors: Derek Muscat
I am pleased to announce that a NEW book by (Modern Dog and Rockport Publishers) “Inside the World of Board Graphics” Will hit the book shelves this September. I was given this amazing opportunity to be one of many artists featured in this book.
Inside The World Of Board Graphics takes an in-depth, comprehensive look at the global nature and cultural influence of Surf/Skate/Snow board art and design. International design luminaries Art Chantry, Katrin Olina and James Victore are placed along side industry super stars Terry Fitzgerald, Martin Worthington, Yoshihiko Kushimoto and Rich Harbour (who has been shaping and designing surfboards since 1959). The book includes dozens of interviews and profiles from the people currently creating board art and design: Aaron Draplin, Emil Kozak, Morning Breath, Anthony Yankovic, Haroshi, Hannah Stouffer and Derek Muscat to name a few.
Introductions by Creative Director Marc Hostetter of TransWORLD SKATEboarding and Murray Walding, a regular contributor to Pacific Longboarder. There are many books about the art of board design, but there has never been a book like this that takes a rare look behind the scenes of the creative process.
Countries represented: Iceland, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Russia, Poland, UK, Mexico, Venezuela, Romania, South Africa, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Croatia and the USA, among others.
RIDE Snowboards Art Contest.1
April 17, 2003
Ride Announces Winners of Snowboard Art:
A Graphics Competition
VASHON, WASHINGTON (February 14, 2003) - In what is a very impressive display of creativity and artistic talent representing countries from all over and ages ranging from pre-teen to over 50, Ride’s 1st Annual Graphic Competition in association with the Small Works Gallery in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is nothing less than extraordinary! To recap, Ride Snowboards in conjunction with The Steamboat Springs Arts Council presented an opportunity for anyone interested to design a snowboard deck using the provided template, and enter to win up to $1000 in cash and/or prizes. The result: With approximately 150 entries, Snowboard Art at The Depot has already attracted more viewers than any other show and a much younger demographic than ever before. “The visual impact of the Snowboard Art installation is stunning in its scope and diversity. Visitors to the gallery have been impressed and are engaged by the close-up look into the snowboard culture’s language in art,” states Susan Schiesser, coordinator of the show. Ride’s Marketing Manager Tara Miller says, “I was amazed when I first walked into The Depot and saw not only how professional the exhibit was presented, but the caliber of artwork on the boards blew my mind! I didn’t know what to expect, but this was by far beyond anything I imagined.”
Needless to say, the task at hand for Ride’s judges Styk and Fank was not an easy one. “I’m just glad there are more art geeks out there like us!” says Mark Fankhauser, Ride’s Art Director. After a couple hours of scrupulously taking everything in on their own, then comparing notes, the two were able to narrow the field down and make some very difficult decisions. The results are as follows: Best of Show winning a brand-new Ride Snowboard goes to Derek Muscat of Ontario, Canada for his piece entitled “Raised Fist.”