Jim Phillips Skate Art Stickers
Jim Phillips carries on the Phillips’ family tradition of surf and skate art with these stickers that he offers on the Jimbo Phillips official webstore.
My favourite of Jim Phillips Skate Art stickers is Barf Brain. I love how graphic it is!
Surf Freak is another favorite. I feel that it honors both the Phillips family style and their contribution to skate art, and also honors the surfing roots of skateboarding
As a keen surfer myself, I feel it captures the stoke and the exhilaration of catching that perfect wave!
You can also buy some pretty cool sticker packs from his website
Jim Phillips' take on skate art in the real-world
I recently stumbled upon an interview between Jimbo Philllips and Designboom from 2014, and thought his reflections of how his art studies and how they shaped his art were insightful for any budding skate artist:
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were 21?
When I turned 21 I was attending art school and naively studying fine art. in later years I had wished that I studied commercial art so that I could actually make a living.
It was very difficult to learn advertising and commercial art on my own.
After art school I went back to working at the surfboard manufacturing trade that I learned as a teenager, and was applying my art to surfboards.
From that work I was offered a job in an in-house art studio for a motorcycle company, and I received advertising training on the job from the art director there and the demands of the work.
After that company abruptly went belly-up I started my freelance art service doing the art for which I am known such as the skateboard work.
But in hindsight my fine art training was invaluable and became a key to my success in commercial art.