When Washington D.C.’s skater and photographer Anthony Smallwood (@brokensquare on the gram) stopped by the bastard store for a visit sometime ago, he had told us about his ongoing work on the documentary photo book of a pool skating scene located in Washington DC. It was too good for not to spread the word in our circle. Read the rest of this entry »
In the Spring bastard Jammin’ collection we collaborated with two photographers that contributed to keep the Italian skateboarding media alive in the late nineties and early 2000s.
Giuliano Berarducci doesn’t need any intro, having documented almost everything happen in bastard, just look at his website, giulianoberarducci.com to find some of the most epic bastard store shots. Gabriele Lopez has photographed the skateboarding and hardcore scene during the 90’s, then he started a more artistic path documented on his personal book “Stories by Gabriele Lopez”.
Our friend and co-worker Motoki Yoshio, beside working as designer and teaching since many years, knows how to draw with a ballpoint pen. For bastard he digged deeper at the roots of lucky and dissected one of the most iconic objects of japanese culture: maneki-neko.
You can still find his super limited Neko t-shirt in some shops and of course in our own bastard store. Good luck!
2501 celebrates the bastard spring summer 2014 collection with this cool black and white lined artwork called Flamingo, available on t-shirt and sweatshirts at the bastard store.
Recently in Perth Australia painting for a convention called “PUBLIC” and organized by FormWa Gallery. He painted two enormous scale walls that are both impressive as usual… and he touched our hearts with the Fremantle mural dedicated to the loving memory of Claudio KADO Sinatti . Read the full story on graffuturism.
We asked Pietro Sedda to develop a graphic of one of our snowboards and we get the result that we were dreaming.
If you are into the tattoo scene the name Pietro Sedda will sound familiar.
Nowadays, permanent skin ink has been accepted and mainstreamed.
This, however, doesn’t affect Pietro Sedda: he’s an artist by nature, only guilty of having chosen ink and skin as his tools to express his personal vision.
The Sedda snowboard is available at the bastard store.
We share a lot with Rough Snowboards, we are both italian, we are both a snowboard company, we are small but we tend to think big, but the most important thing that we have in common is that we deeply believe in the Do It Yourself way of life.
So we decided to start a Rough-bastard Jammin’ collection.
When we started talking about the collabo between bastard and Rough, the first product we decided to do was a snowboard. And the first artist we decided to call was Todd Bratrud. The United board represents Todd’s vision of independence and freedom. Anything else? oh yes… the United is made by Rough with the original construction that makes snowboarding easier.
Then we design the Knife hooded coach jacket, waterproof and functional for snowboarding but also easy and stylish for chilling out. The Knife jacket is oricamo allover printed with the “United for independence” artwork printed on back.
Last but not least the Wings t-shirt.
The entire collection is available at the bastard store.
Luca Zamoc was born in the mid eighties and learned the first drawing notions from comic books, the bible and anatomy books. He later on moves to Milano to take an art direction and graphic design course at Nuova Accademia dell’Arte art academy. He draws on any media, from walls to paper to digital illustrations. He recently left again left his gray hometown, the city of Modena, moving subsequently to Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, London, Venice and now Istanbul.
May he have changed since we last saw him? Judging from the clothes he designed for the bastard collection, he is still his same old self, but like a good wine, his art just gets better with age.
Death is the only big theme in my work.
I’m not good at describing life, i don’t know how to use colors, i can’t draw people (women in particular) and i can’t tell anything pleasant. If you visit my tumblr it’s all guts, monsters and assassins.
Here is the exclusive Interview with the Death.