Graphic Guru & Skateboard Deck Artist, Don Pendleton

Welcome to the world of Don Pendleton...

American artist Don Pendleton has made a name for himself -- not only in the world of graphic art, but also in the skateboard industry. With his signature cubist, expressionist style, he creates pieces with the perfect balance of simplicity and chaos. Strong lines paired with the use and/or lack of color create powerful images, with objects and characters often hidden at first glance.

Cubism= a style of painting or sculpture developed in the early 20th century characterized by the reduction of natural forms to their geometric equivalents

Expressionism= a style of painting, music, or drama in which the artist seeks to express emotional experience, rather than impressions of the external world

 

For more of Don Pendleton, check out his website 



Olivia Ferreiro

Olivia Ferreiro Author

Growing up with parents that are artists has surrounded me with a constant feed of creative energy. As a child, every day was a new project, allowing my older brother and I to use the walls of our every home as a blank canvas, whether we were aware of it or not. Spending my younger years in California made me a flower child that could never lose her youth, even with the passing of time. Coming back to New York as an adult made me discover my roots, beyond café con leche for breakfast and Cuban music always playing in our car. And going to the University of Colorado: Boulder to study writing kept me bold and curious, reminding me that the world is a lot bigger than I ever could have imagined.

I'd like to think that I have my father's obsession with precision, and my mother's desire to be free-spirited. And although I did not study to pursue art on a professional level, I have always been an artist in all that I do.