“We All Gotta Die” Remix by Scientist 02/28/2014
The Crystal Antlers and I created a video for their new single
“We All Gotta Die” (Remix version by the legendary Dub forefather – Scientist). The video was inspired by living in our increasingly toxic & radioactive world – shot by myself, Mary Bell, and Jonny Bell in and around Los Angeles – edited by Forrest Borie.
Los Angeles Magazine 01/18/2014
STREET ART SPOTTER: SKULLPHONE CALLED IT
Back in 1999, Skullphone wheatpasted his way through Los Angeles and New York. It looks like he’s back—and better than ever.
Original Post by Los Angeles Magazine January 15, 2014
Skullphone first appeared in the late 1990s and his eerily prescient image of a skull holding a cellphone became an indelible on city streets. We’ve come a long way technologically; the newest smart phones, with their opportunities to stay constantly connected, are addictive. And it’s only going to get worse. Skullphone called it.
Skullphone is always looking to make a statement. He caused a stir in 2008 when he was thought to have hacked a digital billboard. No one knows what really happened, and that’s part of Skullphone’s mystique. His work has begun showing up again in its most original form, wheatpaste. This may be timed to his limited edition shoe release with Volcom, but we can’t say for certain.
Skullphone is an L.A.-based artist who makes sure to give the East Coast equal love.
On Melrose Avenue just west of Orlando on the way to Alfred Coffee.
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Original Post by Hypebeast.com on January 7, 2014
Volcom recently collaborated with LA-based artist Skullphone to produce a special edition shoe. Limited to a production of only 400 pairs, the shoe features an upper crafted out of water-resistant black full-grain leather and a molded Recliner Comfort Foam in-sock. Opting to maintain a more understated appearance, the visual contribution by Skullphone, who gained notoriety during the late ’90s for his iconic graphic, is kept small and tucked away appearing as a single stamp on the heel, printed on the liner and covering the custom printed outsole track.
The shoe is now available for purchase through select Volcom retail outlets in the U.S. and Japan, and online through Volcom’s online store.
SGCNY Interview Series 07/07/2013
How did your collaboration with Volcom come about ?
Volcom helped produce thousands of socks for my XOS|SOX exhibiton in New York last May and we pretty much designed the Fall ’13 line around that exhibition. It’s insane to think we’ve worked together for over a decade! It’s a good relationship since our ideologies overlap.
I still remember, the first magazine that made an impression on me as a kid
was Taboo magazine arriving in the mail instead of Big Brother mag!
My high school years involved a lot of
battling brain cells
Now I get to work with
Geniuses of course!
I have a crush on
I now live in
too many places!
You have been doing this for a while, it seems like you saw the future of technology addiction before us ??
I’m still waiting to thrift store shop virtually with a drone camera online!
What do you think about social media ? Over saturation or an outlet?
Personally, I loosely enjoy it. I was recently offered to have pictures posted for me off a database but that would take all the fun out of it wouldn’t it? But overall Instagram’s a bitch! & Facebook’s a whore! We are entering an inexcapable box… nice knowing you! :=
Can you compare yourself to a man of the past?
An old man in an undeveloped seaside town with a passionate art practice and dear family.
If you could leave us with one thought, what would it be?
Ever been arrested?
Nylon Magazine 5 Questions 07/05/2013
Since 1999 LA-based artist Skullphone has been sketching, pasting, painting, posting, and, well, basically putting his iconic image on everything everywhere. This weekend the artist is releasing a capsule collection created in collaboration with action sports giant Volcom, which includes a button-up, tees, [denim], and socks. The whole thing is gonna kick off this Saturday at the Pac Sun on Broadway right here in NYC where the artist is going to be giving away his art, screenprinting stuff, giving away stickers and buttons, all kinds of rad stuff. Thanks to Skullphone himself we got ahold of some of the tees and socks ahead of time and we’re stoked to screenprint some of our own stuff this weekend! We caught up with him to chat about taking the train in LA, listening to Operation Ivy, and the Sex Pistols and a bunch more. Check out our five questions below and click HERE to get ahold of a couple of pieces from the collection that have been made available early.
What was your favorite cartoon/TV show as a kid?
What was your favorite cereal?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
What was the first record you bought?
I stole The Damned’s Smash It Up LP from my brother in 3rd grade.
What was the first live show/concert you went to?
Def Leppard on the Pyromania Tour.
What posters were hanging on your bedroom wall in High School?
The Operation Ivy Energy poster, the Pulp Fiction poster, you know the one with Uma Thurman.