After many many years of collecting skateboard decks, I finally got around to getting them up on the wall. This was not an easy task… even with single-deck floating displays from Sk8tology. The problem hanging this many decks is that they all variate in size (width, specifically).To make things easier, I took a wall measurement and created a document in Illustrator to scale. I laid out all the decks how I wanted them arranged, and measured them individually – creating a corresponding rectangle in Illustrator (also to scale). Once this was all done, I distributed spacing horizontally using the align palette. This gave me a precise figure to which I used a micrometer to translate spacing between decks as I hung them. Why go through all that trouble? Feng shui is important – especially when I spend over 90% of the time in my office. Besides, a peril of being a designer is such that if they weren’t perfectly spaced, it would drive me nuts. I still have about 12-15 more decks to hang on the opposing wall… so stay tuned for more!
I came across some old silk Metallica wall-hangings I had in storage, and decided to have a go at wrapping the back cushions for my Sparco Evos. I wrapped the driver-side cushion with a Pushead piece. It was the only one I didn’t mind slicing up, because I couldn’t stand the (newer sans-serif) Metallica logo on it. Because I didn’t want to cut up any of my other Pushead wall-hangings, the passenger-side wound up with the electric chair from Ride the Lightning.
Recently, I’ve noticed a large traffic spike to my site related to searches for Pushead. I have been collecting his work for a long time… so I will try to post up more of what I have amassed over the years. I am no expert by any means, but I am a huge fan. In a world where the digital medium has it’s hand in nearly everything… this man’s patience, penmanship, and attention to detail have created an irreplicable style that holds itself stronger and stronger as time marches on.I just picked up the ‘Halloween’ copy of Juxtapoz in which Pushead was guest curator for. The cover sports the classic “Hand of Fear”, and I was disappointed not to see a lot more of his work in the magazine. Although the pieces he selected for the issue were intense, I felt like I bought a Playboy… only to find the cover-girl basically absent from it’s pages.This piece… “The Course Marker” was the only other Pushead work in the issue – which was the first wraparound graphic for Mountain Dew’s ‘Green Label Art’ bottles.
The newest addition to my collection came in yesterday. It is a super-rare Nike SB/Juxtapoz Pushead “Bruised” deck. rnSigned and dated by Pushead, this promo deck was a prize from Juxtapoz Magazine in 2006. rnThis deck was not available for purchase ANYWHERE. This deck is 1 of 10 madernrn