Bart Saric Designs 4 “Z-Boys”

In the early 2k(s), the honor was mine to take on the chief designer role for products & branding concerning the “Z-Boys” brand, which incarnated after the then recent releases of the “Z-boy & Dogtown” documentary book and film. I was brought in to handle the graphic designs and assist with the authenticity of its

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Lester Kasai Pipe Pasting ASPO Whittier Skate City

Lester Kasai Pipe Pasting at Whittier Skate City

Unsponsored 13 year old me pipe pasting at the ASPO (Association of Skatepark Owners) contest at Skate City Skatepark in 1980. To win you had to paste a sticker the highest in the full pipe in your age division. Interesting and cool… the bottom half of this full pipe was concrete while to top half

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Victor Earhart RIP

Victor Earhart RIP

With a heavy heart, we bring the news that long time 9’er, Victor Earhart, passed away this weekend. He was struck by a car while riding his motorcycle out on highway 79 Friday morning and was killed instantly. Victor worked at Sector 9 for 15 years during which time he performed a number of jobs

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Create an Animated Version of the Toy Machine Logo - Sean Cliver

Create an Animated Version of the Toy Machine Logo – Sean Cliver

Somewhere in the vicinity of 1995/96, Ed Templeton inquired if I would be able to create an animated version of the Toy Machine logo to open their video a la the infamous “Ripper” sequence of the Powell Peralta series. I had a rudimentary knowledge of animation cels, so proceeded to first plan out and ink all of the frames I imagined

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Brad Bowman - Reseda Skatecross

Brad Bowman – aquires his blue Jay Adams Zephyr deck

Part 1 Lou Peralta’s SkaterCross was one of the first skateparks to pioneer vertical skateboarding. There were a few others but his was one of the first three in Southern California. It attracted talent from all over the state in the same manner Carlsbad had done just prior to that.In this photo just after grand

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Barbara Logan RIP

The ‘Original Skate Betty’ award A rose Barbara Logan, a mother, business-woman and Oceanside resident, for her contributions to the sport of skateboarding. Logan, who died re- cently at the age of 79, was known among early skateboarders as “Mother Earth Ski.” After encouraging her four children to take up skating, the family started producing

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