If you live in the SF Bay Area, or you’re willing to travel great distances for a hollowed out sourdough roll filled with clam chowder, set aside the night of Saturday, June 24th for my next Worst of the Worst art shows, sponsored by Vans and Antihero. Details coming soon. Wear something tight.
Arriving in shops now from Antihero is Where Are They Now?, a bad trip down memory lane. Each takes a memorable graphic from yesteryear and fast forwards to today…it ain’t pretty. Decks for Julien, Russo, Cardiel and TNT, these were created in conjuction with Vans-sponsored Worst of the Worst art shows currently underway.
The June issue of Penthouse arrives any minute now, and inside you’ll be overjoyed to find my latest Fun Page. I hope you’ve taught your kids how to swim. Inside you’ll also find great work from Porous Walker, Leah McSweeney, Sam Phillips, Chris Nieratko and Dave Carnie. Get yourself a copy, smiley.
Here’s a small slice of my Worst of the Worst art retrospective, currently showing at Toronto’s Blue Tile Lounge. The show, sponsored by Vans Canada, will be up May 12th through May 19th, and while the signed decks all sold out, there are still some signed screenprints available. The Friday night opening was fun, featuring an enthusiastic crowd and music by John Cardiel aka DJ Juan Love. Go see if for yourself if you’re in the area. Photo by Dan Mathieu.
This Friday, May 12th 8-11pm is the opening for “Worst of the Worst” in Toronto’s Blue Tile Lounge. Sponsored by Vans, the show features tons of decks and original artwork from my decades of work with Antihero, as well as studio drawings, paintings and sketchbooks. John Cardiel aka DJ Juan Love will be spinning tunes, and there will be limited edition decks and screenprints available. It’ll be a great time, bring your mom… see you there!
Available only at my ongoing “Worst of the Worst” art shows are a limited run of decks and screenprints. I’ve made a run of 100 Stranger “K9” decks (originally released in 1997) in a new colorway, signed and numbered, as well as a signed edition of 150 “Worst of the Worst” screenprints, printed at Oakland’s Bloom Press. Both are only available at the art shows (Brooklyn, Toronto and Los Angeles), and once they’re sold out, they’re gonzo. The K9 deck is probably my single favorite board graphic i’ve ever made, and the screenprint features a who’s who of the horrible, ridiculous …
With over 800 attendees, the first stop of my “Worst of the Worst” art retrospective was a good time for Brooklyn’s funsters. HO99O9 played an incredible set, and all the beer got guzzled. Thanks to House of Vans Brooklyn for hosting a really great night. Next stop: Toronto! May 12th-19th at Toronto’s Blue Tile Lounge.
Friday, April 28th at House of Vans Brooklyn is the launch party for my Worst of the Worst art retrospective. Sponsored by Vans and Antihero, the exhibition features original drawings and over 100 decks from more than two decades of graphics for Antihero, plus studio paintings and drawings. For you thrillseekers out there, there’ll be a full pigeon painting section, as well as limited edition prints and decks available. Music by HO99O9 and a dj set by The Blackouts, it’ll be a great time for most. 8-11pm. Saturday at 4pm i’ll be doing an artist talk at House of Vans …
Vans is pleased to partner with iconic skateboard brand Antihero to present a touring exhibition of “The Worst of the Worst”, a Todd Francis art retrospective. Launching at House of Vans Brooklyn, the exhibition will feature over 50 works of art including original drawings and over 100 iconic skateboards showcasing two decades of signature graphics created for Antihero. The Todd Francis “Worst of the Worst” traveling Art Retrospective will open at the House of Vans Brooklyn on Friday, April 28 from 8-11 pm, then hit the road with stops at Blue Tile Skateshop in Toronto and Subliminal Projects Art Gallery …
The May issue of Penthouse comes out any day now, and inside you’ll find my latest Fun Page. Inside you’ll also find great new work from fellow Penthouse contributors Porous Walker, Leah McSweeney, Chris Nieratko, Dave Carney, Sam Phillips, Rafie Aronowitz and many, many more. Dry your eyes and get yourself a copy.