D*Face releases epic new book The Monograph

Those who have read the Southbank coffee table book would be aware that Crossfire and D*Face shared their very first skate sessions back in the 80s as school kids and grew up learning how to ollie together ahead of shredding every spot around Surrey and London.

Dean Stockton, aka D*Face, is on the cusp of dropping a stunning new book tomorrow containing 20 years worth of exceptional artwork as the follow up to his epic debut coffee table publication, The Art of D*Face – One Man & His Dog released five years back.

Last night we visited his studio to flick through his first copy of The Monograph that was fuelled by skateboarding, punk rock, hip hop, carrots and boulders*. It’s a monstrous insight into his personal art addiction derived from our collective scenes, depicting his stickers, posters, art pieces and murals that have brightened up streets, lamp posts, galleries and the faces of tall buildings across the globe.

Inspired by the work of Jim Phillips, Winston Smith and Shepard Fairey (who shares words in the opening pages) The Monograph should be on your Christmas list for a visual treat that is designed to inspire. You can pick it up at the Book Depository now (with a 10% discount), shipping worldwide and released tomorrow.

BTW, those who can identify all the decks on the wall behind him in the photo above will win interweb nerd bragging rights…

*schooltalk

Support the Neil and Lance book on Kickstarter

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If you enjoyed Ed Syder’s last rad book project, The Natas and Gonz Book, you will be stoked to know a new one is in the works featuring skate legend duo, Neil Blender and Lance Mountain.

Speaking to Ed today he mentioned: “I’ve rounded up some more heavy hitters in the super lucrative world of skate art to bring you another book. Stoked to have Russ Pope and Jay Croft on board this time around as well as most of the guys from The Natas/Gonz book.”

This new illustrated tribute will be bigger than the first featuring contributions from Russ Pope, Jay Croft, Phil Morgan, Kev Grey, Ed Syder, Cosme, Keith Watts, Tom Wareing and a host of others.

Get involved in their Kickstarter campaign this week and receive the book and an exclusive tee in exchange. There will be an exhibition of the final art at Beach London in October too.

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