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The Skateboard Art of Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips, skateboard artist extraordinaire, has released a new book featuring the graphic artwork that we’ve grown up with and scraped off our boards for years.

This retropspective on Jim’s skateboard art bombards the reader with colourful skateboard decks, logos, ad art, ad layouts, photos and stickers to illustrate the history of skateboarding from the urethane revolution up to the present. You are invited for a ride, an inside view of Phillips Studios, to observe the wacky world of his crazed studio artists, and examine their graphic assignments. The story traces the roots of skateboarding with more than a half-century of Phillips’ involvement. It provides insight into the creative evolution of the sport and the worldwide interest and influence that has occurred from this California artist.

The Skateboard Art of Jim Phillips is available now through Schiffer Books at