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.
A lil’ peek at a new set of Antihero board graphics that takes a walk down memory lane and steps in dog poo. April will be a big month for my history of art with Antihero, so stay tuned for lots of announcements on this pressing subject. And these graphics will all tie into that…
New from Stance is my signature collection of Pigeon Toes. If you’re down in the dumps, big bossman got you down, or stuck with a bad batch of the clap, well, these socks won’t fix all that, but they will impress your dirtbag friends. Get yours at your favorite shop, and if you go to stance.com you see the full collection and watch a goofy video we made too.
You’ll be shocked to learn i’m working on a whole new batch of board graphics for Antihero. This one might be for Peter Hewitt. Keep your eyes peeled for these to hit the shops.
The new Spring Drop 1 from Antihero lands in a few days, and my newest pro set “Fables” is part of it. Decks for Daan, TNT, Pfanner and Cardiel, its a cocktail of timeless lessons with a modern kiss of doom. In skateshops soon, see them here first. The entire Antihero Spring Drop 1 will be at antiheroskateboards.com in the coming weeks.
Psyched to announce a new project with Run The Jewels via EmoJam, a new animated musical emoji app for iPhone. Its a free download in the App Store, works just like the lame soccer mom emojis you already use but they’re animated, there’s hip hop music in each, and I did all the art, so it’s often crude and rude. Download it now (its free!) and check out the new Run The Jewels one plus tons more, including all the crazy emojis we created for the Xmas holiday season. Lots of laughs guaranteed. http://www.emojam.com/ https://runthejewels.com/
Opening this Sat Dec 3rd at The Great Highway Gallery in San Francisco is a group show titled “Differing Feathers,” a bird-themed art show. Shown is my piece for the show, “Grounded,” watercolor and ink on paper. Show opens Sat 6-9pm, and i’ve been assured my painting will NOT be displayed on the ground as seen here. Head to the show anytime before December 31st.
Out any day now is the latest issue of Penthouse, and in it you’ll find a new Fun Page. I’ve dedicated it to beards. Get a copy for yourself.