August 05, 2017
August 05, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Echo Park- Subliminal Projects is pleased to partner with Vans and the iconic skateboard brand Antihero to host their traveling pop-up exhibit, Worst of the Worst: A Todd Francis Art Retrospective. Launching at House of Vans Brooklyn and making its final stop at Subliminal Projects, the exhibition features over 50 works of art including original drawings and over 100 iconic skateboards showcasing two decades of signature graphics created for Antihero.
ABOUT TODD FRANCIS
Todd Francis is an American artist born and raised in Los Angeles. For the last two decades, he has created memorable and iconic skateboard graphics for a number of companies including Antihero (Todd created the original Eagle logo), Element, Real, Spitfire, and Stereo. In addition, Todd has partnered on signature design projects with respected brands such as Vans, Stance, HUF, Oakley and Firestone Walker, and his studio art has been shown in galleries around the world including Fecal Face Gallery, Subliminal Projects, and 3131 Clement. His work combines often-bleak humor with environmental and political themes, using a variety of media to convey his message. A book on his career and art, “Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis” is currently in print from Wins Publishing. His work has been featured in numerous skate, art and culture magazines including Juxtapoz, Vice, Monster Children, Penthouse, Complex, and Thrasher.
Vans has been connecting with youth culture to promote creative self-expression, authenticity, and progression for nearly 50 years, while linking the brand’s deep roots in action sports with art, music and street culture. Today, the VANS brand evolution continues. From its foundation as an original skateboarding company, to its emergence as a leading action sports brand, to its rise to become the world’s largest youth culture brand — the Vans brand has taken on a power that matches its business performance.
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Antihero is a skateboard company founded by professional skaters Julien Stranger and John Cardiel in 1995.
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