Posts Tagged ‘Art Blender’

Concrete #129: Andy Pitts “Art Blender”

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

If you’ve looked at or skated any goods created by the Deluxe camp (Krooked, REAL, Anti Hero, Spitfire, Thunder, Venture) in the past five years, chances are you’ve seen Andy Pitts‘ graphic handiwork. From his humble roots in South Dakota, to his current life as a Bay Area skate rat, learn more about Andy by clicking his Art Blender profile below as seen in Issue 129.

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Concrete #128: Marc McKee “Art Blender”

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Since the late ’80s, Marc McKee has been pushing boundaries when it comes to skateboard graphics. He’s created a number of iconic graphics for brands under the OG World Industries umbrella, and his impressive output continues for Dwindle‘s board brands. Marc’s seemingly light and cartoony graphics are usually laced with dark, witty social commentary. Needless to say, we’re proud to feature this major graphic player on the pages of Concrete.

Click the image below to view his complete Art Blender spread as it appears in Issue 128. Don’t forget to save your free computer & mobile device wallpaper images of “Loonie Bin” – a graphic he created exclusively for the mag.

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Concrete 2013 Photo Annual: Daniel Curtis “Art Blender”

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Daniel Curtis was born in Edmonton, raised in Calgary and now lives in Gibsons on BC’s Sunshine Coast. He’s a jack-of-all-trades, specializing in photography, publication design and graphic design among other things. Daniel has created a number of board graphics for Vancouver-based Kitsch, and he also created the one-off Concrete logo for our 2013 Photo Annual

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[o] Daniel Curtis

Click the image below to check out the digital version of his Art Blender profile as it appears in the Photo Annual. Don’t forget to save your free desktop & mobile device wallpaper images of “Murray Moto”, a mixed-media piece he created exclusively for Concrete.

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The Quiet Life: Fall ’13

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Supra Distribution let us know that Andy Mueller’s brand, The Quiet Life, is in the midst of their second Fall ’13 drop with a look book shot in the Los Angeles area by Jared Eberhardt. Click the image to check it out, and click here for a closer look at the goods.

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QL honcho Andy Mueller had an Art Blender profile in our 2012 Photo Annual. Click the image to view the article, and below you’ll find free wallpaper downloads of the photo montage he created for us.


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#20yearsofgirl x Art Blender: Jenkins, Mueller, Larson

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

With the #20yearsofgirl exhibition happening in Vancouver on August 29th (details here), we decided to commemorate the occasion by compiling past and present esteemed Art Dump employees who’ve appeared on the pages of Concrete via Art Blender profiles…

ANDY JENKINS

Click the image below to view Andy Jenkins‘ spread as it appears in Issue 125 (2013). Download  free desktop & mobile device wallpaper images of “Red MC2” – a mixed media piece he created exclusively for the mag.

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ANDY MUELLER

Check out Andy Mueller‘s segment as it appears in the 2012 Photo Annual. The free desktop, iPad and iPhone wallpapers feature a selection of his images entitled “Misc. Photos” that he curated for the mag.

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TONY LARSON

Take a look at Tony Larson‘s profile as it appears in Issue 110 (2010) and download free desktop and iPhone wallpapers featuring the artwork entitled “Untitled 2010″ that he created exclusively for the mag.

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Concrete #126: Dennis McNett “Art Blender”

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Brooklyn, New York’s Dennis McNett has a unique style that primarily incorporates the time-consuming wood block printing technique when creating the many board graphics he’s done for Anti Hero. Learn more about Dennis’ background, influences and find samples of his work by viewing his Art Blender spread as it appears in Concrete #126.

Click the image below to take a look. Don’t forget to save your free computer & mobile device wallpaper images of “Guardian 1” - a leather and wood mask he created for the Wolfbat Meditations show at AR4T in Laguna Beach, CA.

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Concrete #125: Andy Jenkins “Art Blender”

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Does Andy Jenkins really need an intro? From his iconic Wrench Pilot comic strips to his 20th year at Girl, which has lead to the role of head “tinkerer” at The Art Dump, Andy is one of the most diverse in the areas of art, design, illustration and more.

Click the image below to view Andy’s complete Art Blender spread as it appears in Issue 125. Don’t forget to save your free computer & mobile device wallpaper images of “Red MC2” – a mixed media piece he created exclusively for the mag.

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Concrete #124: Brian Baker “Art Blender”

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Starting with design work for Expedition in 2001, Brian Baker‘s graphic output has since expanded to decks, wheels, clothing and other products that span all of The Kayo Corp. brands.

Click the image below to view Brian’s complete Art Blender spread as it appears in Issue 124. Don’t forget to save your free desktop, iPad and iPhone wallpapers featuring a graphic entitled “Pyramid of Life” that he created exclusively for the mag.

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Concrete #123: Todd Francis “Art Blender”

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Todd Francis is one of those humans that can draw anything asked of him,” writes Randy Laybourne in our latest Art Blender. Over the years, the versatile artist has been well-known for his work with Deluxe Distribution’s brands and as the hardgoods Art Director for Element.

Click the image below to view Todd’s complete Art Blender spread as it appears in Issue 123 (Mar.-Apr ’13). Don’t forget to save your free desktop, iPad and iPhone wallpapers featuring “Beanie Pigeon”, which he created for the mag.

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Concrete #122: Russ Pope “Art Blender”

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Orange County, CA’s Russ Pope currently spends his days handling men’s apparel marketing for Vans, but by night he is busy painting and working on his art. Over the years (20 to be exact), Russ has started a few familiar brands, like Creature for example, and has also worked with many more such as Black Label, Fallen and InStance.

Click the image below to view Russ Pope’s complete Art Blender spread as it appears in the Issue 122 (Dec.’12/Jan.’13). Don’t forget to save your free desktop, iPad and iPhone wallpapers featuring a painting entitled “Last Call” that he created for the mag.


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Concrete #121: FOS “Art Blender”

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Having done graphics for REAL, Toy Machine, Zero, Foundation, Deathwish, Baker, Emerica and many more, London, England to Los Angeles transplant Mark “Fos” Foster is probably best known for being the guy behind Heroin Skateboards, which he started in 1998. He also designed the logos and continues to oversee the look of Altamont Apparel as the brand’s Art Director. Adding to his busy schedule, Fos somehow manages to travel around painting in-store installs and putting on art shows. In August, he spent some time in Vancouver doing just that:

Learn more about Fos (and his trip to Vancouver) in this Push.ca feature. Click the image below to view his complete Art Blender spread as it appears in Concrete Issue 121. And don’t forget to save your free desktop, iPad and iPhone wallpapers featuring the artwork entitled “Darth Mall Grab” that he created for the mag.


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2012 Photo Annual: Andy Mueller ‘Art Blender’

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Calling Los Angeles’ Andy Mueller a “creative powerhouse” is an understatement. He’s been the Art Director at Lakai for the past 13 years, also creating designs and graphics for Girl and Chocolate as a member of the esteemed Art Dump. Andy’s passion for design and photography (and even ping-pong) are also revealed through his brand, The Quiet Life.

Click the image below to view his complete Art Blender spread as it appears in the 2012 Photo Annual. Don’t forget to save your free desktop, iPad and iPhone wallpapers featuring a selection of his images entitled “Misc. Photos” that he curated for the mag.


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Concrete #119: Ed Templeton ‘Art Blender’

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

A true renaissance man in skateboarding, Huntington Beach, CA’s Ed Templeton is well known for his iconic graphic style when it comes to the overall art direction of Toy Machine, the company he founded in 1993. During the 20-plus years Ed has been pro, he’s established himself as an influential street skater beyond the extremely proper nosebluntslides and impossibles. His artistic side is just as cutting edge, and due to his unique skill-set he tends to establish creatively involved relationships with his key sponsors, like Emerica.

Click the image below to view Ed’s complete Art Blender spread as it appears in Concrete Issue 119. And don’t forget to save your free desktop, iPad and iPhone wallpapers featuring the artwork entitled “Cross Out” that he created for the mag.


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Ed is pretty damn good at shooting photos, too. Leica Cameras put together a video that explores his photography. Take a look:

Issue 118 ART BLENDER – Jaimie Muehlhausen

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

An artist, designer, brand manager and much more, the name Jaimie Muehlhausen might not look super familiar, but his work most definitely is. Jaimie created the original Airwalk logo back in the day, and has been charged with the task of being the creative director for Tony Hawk Inc., where he creates anything from Birdhouse graphics to the Ride Channel logo.

Click the image below to view Jaimie’s complete Art Blender spread as it appears in Concrete Issue 118. And don’t forget to save your free desktop, iPad and iPhone wallpapers featuring the artwork entitled “Vacation” that he created for the mag.


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ISSUE 117 ART BLENDER – Joe Castrucci

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The multitalented Joe Castrucci hardly needs an introduction. For over a decade he’s been the creative director for Habitat Skateboards, and his fingerprints are on everything they put out to the masses, video included. He’s even been in the mix on the branding aesthetic behind Habitat International pro Mike McDermott’s Green Apple Skateboard Shop in Winnipeg.

Click the image below to view Joe’s complete Art Blender spread as it appears in Concrete Issue 117. And don’t forget to save your free desktop, iPad and iPhone wallpapers featuring the artwork entitled “Collage” that he created for the mag.

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ISSUE 116 ART BLENDER // Travis Millard

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

“Upon on a wooded hill on the edge of the glam, glitz and weirdness of Hollywood, sits a small shack in which a bearded artist toils away,” is how Randy Laybourne begins explaining the journey and fine work of Travis Millard.

Click the image below to view his complete Art Blender spread as it appears in Concrete Issue 116. And don’t forget to save your free desktop and iPhone wallpapers featuring the artwork entitled “Poked Eye” that Travis created for the mag.

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