Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Santa Cruz Skateboards II

 Ok here is another that's to close to the call. I was young and into Santa Cruz Skateboard art like I already said in my post on Virgil Finlay & S.C. back in March of 08. This is one I have been sitting on for awhile though until I recently came across a newspaper article on the subject of Emily Strange in the Wall Street Journal.
Emily Strange is a full blown product line with apparel and accessories appealing to the same kids who by the Jack Skeleton stuff. Often found at retarded mall stores like HOT TOPIC, Emily is now gaining popularity with publishers as the company prepares to launch a series of Illustrated books.
Now lets back up a bit...

 I had a friend who rode for Santa Cruz in the late 80's early 90's by the name of Ross Goodman. Ross had an amazing board graphic of the 'Grave Digger' from the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland...

Another board graphic was Illustrated by Ross's friend and NHS artist at the time Nate Carrico. It was the Emily Strange design, Emily was a cross between his girlfriend at the time and an older character from Illustrated books, 'Rosamond'.

 Some time in the mid 90's I saw Emily for the first time at a trade-show and was like WTF, thats an exact copy of Ross Goodman's NHS design. I talked to him about it later and he told me this story of him and his friend Nate calling the company Cosmic Debris and feeling out what they were all about. They talked about how great the character was and how they couldn't get enough of it... In conclusion to their conversation Nate explained that he was the original Illustrator of Emily and that they had stolen the concept from him. I think the company ended up sending Nate a bunch of product like stickers, binders, and pencils as some sort of payment.

  Here is the original inspiration Rosamond next to the first Emily design. Don't the NHS Emily and the Cosmic Debris Emily look exact...
I guess they figured if they added their logo and flipped the image no one would notice.

Friday, July 3, 2009

LSD + Ankh's = Magic

What Hath LSD Wrought? If you ask Ankh magazine LSD has wrought Body-paint, Psychedelic Swirls, Bushy Beavers and Nards Dangle...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pop's 1975

Coolest Dad in the World.
L.B. Huntington Beach Park, July 1st 1975.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009


He's strong till the finnish... cause he eats his spinach.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Puppy Love

How much for that doggie in the window?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Jail Babes

Jail Babes
Women in prison are looking for someone on the outside to write to through the US Mail to help make their time while incarcerated go by quicker. They typically seek someone to be a friend with compassion and understanding, open-minded, open hearted, with a sense of humor and a big shoulder. Writing allows them to share their dreams, their fantasies, their hopes for a better future upon their release.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Street Signs

If found please spend because Dave is obviously a loser.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Street Signs

"I've seen that Cat around man"

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009


This is a "Multi System Foot Sized" made by ROLLERBLADE. I took this picture in a used fixture shop because it is so incredibly STUPID, a foot sizer to get the right pair of Blades on your feet. Fuck Off!
As if this wasn't enough to make you laugh (or puke) I found a list of R.B. Trick Names online too.

Soul grind, Top Soul, Sweat Stance, Kind Grind, Alley-oop Soul, Alley-oop Top Soul, Porn Star, Alley-oop Porn Star, Mystrial, Topside Mistrial, Misfit, Torque, Backside Torque, Frontside, Backside, Fastslide, Backside Fastslide, Unity, Sunny Day, Backslide, Alley-oop topside pornstar, Mute, Stale Japan, Invert, Method, 360, 540, 720, 900, 1080, 1260, Rocket Air, Cross Rocket Air, Lu Kang, Method Invert, Rocket Invert, Sad Plant, Acid Soul (BK Pride), Topside Acid Soul, Misty Flip, Bio 540, Negitive Makio, Makio,  Alley-oop Makio, Inspin, Illusion Spin, Fakie 360, 180, Fakie 540, Fakie 720, Fakie 900, Disaster Soul, X-Grind, Switch, Parallel Grab, Gumby, 180, Inspin, Zero Spin, Pud Slide, Royal, Backside Royal, Farfegnugen , Backside Farfegnugen , Wallride , Alley-oop, Shuffle, That Grab, This Grab,Tru ally oop soul, tru spin ally oop mizou, 270 frontside, 270 backside, 270 backside royale, tru royale, tru pornstar, 360 sweaty, illusion fakie 360, illusion fakie 540, monkey plant, zero ally oop fishbrain, fishrain, rocket fishbrain, inspin fishbrain, boardwalk, sidewalk, shopping cart, 360 fastslide, tea kettle, cab driver, rough grind, ally opp rough grind, rodeo flip, 360 flat spin, 540 flat spin, tru allyoop soul, 270 topsoul, 270 frontside royale, fakie 720 kind grink, negative makio, negative mistrial, negative mizou, negative fishbrain, negative ally oop acid.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sissy Bars

There is 2 kinds of sissy bars; these ones from the 70's and the ones where you don't want to go for a drink.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dog Town Wheels

Dog Town wheels ad, circa 1979.

Friday, May 15, 2009

What a Waste

Now thats a waste of a perfectly good white woman.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Teapot

The Teapot is a Adult publication from across the border.
My favorite is their logo a Tit Headed Teapot Guy spewing over with excitement, although the look on his face says Ugh...

Friday, May 8, 2009

Summer of Love?

Love Camp 7, released in 1969 of of course...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Australian Horseback

This gives new meaning to the term "Kangaroo Jack".

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Das Geheimnis

The secret of the White Nun.