The 20 Best Skateboard Artists (part 2)

Here it is the top 10 skateboard artists (in my humble opinion)

#10 Pushead

Pushead created a genre of his own and made Zorlac the boards to have. He defines Punk graphics and now has his own record label to back it up.

#9 Don Pendleton

Always beautiful and fun, Don Pendleton’s work defined Alien Workshop in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. He now works closely with Element and is still putting out great work.

#8 Evan Hecox

Denver based Evan Hecox is a ruler with a pen or brush in his hand. His work is fascinating because it is beautiful and thought provoking. And his series boards are second to none.

#7 Winston Tseng

If you haven’t heard of Winston Tseng you needn’t look farther than you local skate shop. He has been the graphic genius behind Enjoi since Marc Johnson moved on. If any one could fill Johnson’s shoes it would appear to be Tseng. He makes great skate graphics.

#6 Todd Bratrud

Todd’s work is amazing. It seems like he’s worked with everybody in skating at some point, but most recently Creature and Volcom. I believe he is also part owner of the illusive Send Help.

#5 Michael Sieben

Sieben is amazing. His style and sense of humor are unmistakable. I think now he pretty much works exclusively through Volcom and his own company Roger Skateboards.

#4 VCJ

VCJ is here for obvious reasons. He set the standard for skate graphics (period).

#3 Todd Francis

Todd is one of the most technical illustrators in the game. He proves that it is sometimes refreshing to not know who did an illustration when you first look at it. You just know that it is amazing

#2 Marc McKee

Not just amazing at drawing cartoons but just amazing in general. Marc McKee was the real reason for all of World Industries success. Obviously clever, talented, and awesome.

#1 Sean Cliver

Simply the best. Never the most distinctive style, but if it is funny as hell and extremely well drawn odd or good it was Cliver. (or maybe McKee if it has a World logo on it) He’s worked almost everywhere in skateboarding, and probably the most respected artist still doing it. (even though he may have burned a bridge or two.)

That’s it, that’s all. If you don’t like my list, fuck you, make you own. Having said that, sorry Jim Phillips.


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An independent skateboard press and art depot in Golden, CO. We just make stuff for fun and stupid shit to make people laugh. Everything is made out of love and made completely by hand. Much love.
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