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J. Grant Brittain for Noah, Curated by Arkitip
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 31, March 2016

Acting as Curator, Arkitip is proud to present a tee shirt capsule collection of Arkitip alumnus J. Grant Brittain’s iconic skateboard photography.

This collection for Noah Clothing features some of his most iconic works on 3 different tees, as well as one exclusive poster. One of the most influential pioneers of skate photography, Brittain helped launch careers and move the industry forward with his work as an artist and magazine publisher.

As a custom, we had a quick Q&A with the artist for the lunch of the collection, which is below.

Photography Damon Way.

Q – How did you first get introduced to skateboarding and then photographing skateboarding?
A – My brother and I got skateboards one Christmas when I was 10. We also got BB Guns and Walkie Talkies, sounds dangerous. I worked at the Del Mar Skate Ranch from 1978-1984 and borrowed my roommate’s Canon in February of 1979 and started shooting my friends. It all just started as a hobby in the beginning.

Q – Having worked with many of the same people (skaters, brands) for so long, what keeps your interest and motivation?
A – I just like the way skateboarding is so photogenic, the action, the energy and how it’s always progressing. As a job, I like how it’s not like any other job. It’s pretty cool.

Q – Have you or do you have a favorite skater to shoot?
A – I have certain skaters that I still get stoked on shooting. I know that we together will get something stylish and timeless. Chris Miller, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi are still all good friends of mine and they make getting a good photo easy.

Q – With the introduction of digital photography and the popularity of social media, how has that changed or not changed your approach?
A – I dig it all. Digital photography speeds everything up and social media just gives me more avenues to get my photos out there and promote skateboarding, the Skateboard Mag and myself.

Q – How would you like to be remembered in the annuals of skateboarding history?
A – I just want to be remembered for shooting some quality images and that I shared my skate photography with the younger photographers coming up after me.

The J. Grant Brittain for Noah Capsule Collection, Curated by Arkitip is in stock and available now.

Thank you for the interest and support.

The Mountain & The Wave & Michael Leon, Curated by Arkitip
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 21, January 2016

We are proud to present THE MOUNTAIN & THE WAVE & MICHAEL LEON, a spring 2016 capsule collection for Quiksilver and Roxy. Permeated with West Coast Culture, this pastel infused capsule incorporates Leon’s beloved California in each piece.


Michael’s upbringing was steeped in late 80’s and early 90’s California skateboard culture. He is well-known for his unique way of melding his DIY attitude with his finely honed skills and knowledge of brand design. This inimitable touch allows him to produce an impressive work in many forms and mediums including painting, print, sculpture, photography and video. Since his first solo exhibition in 2002, the artist has achieved a respectable following through his worldwide exhibitions and collaborations.

While based in San Francisco, he would regularly drive south to discover the best coastal spots and surf as much as he could. When Arkitip approached him for Quiksilver and Roxy, he thought the capsule would be “The perfect medium to share my love of those places”. “This collection celebrates California from the Sierras to the Pacific Ocean,” says Michael. The patterns are as diverse as they are typical: From the California State symbols and its endangered butterflies, to the abstract symbols on the Adamson Wall in Malibu, or his tribute to Highway 1 between Carmel and San Simeon. Overall, there are about thirty pieces: tee-shirts, shorts, boardshorts, and bags compose the well-designed capsule both for men and women.

Arkitip will be selling select pieces at while the rest of the collection can be found in selected stores, and

Thank you for the continued interest and support.

Polanski + Arkitip Newspaper, ‘Lanciare’
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 20, January 2016

Polanski, STD Records and Arkitip have partnered to produce an exclusive zine entitled Lanciare – an Italian expression that translates in English to flip. The print publication is supported by a collectable cassette tape containing music from the Save The Day (STD) Records catalog.


Under creative direction from Polanski, the book and cassette tape package brings together work from creatives stationed in the USA and around the globe.

Throughout the 28-page art zine, work from fashion photographer Alessandro Casagrande (Italy) and designer Tina Joyner (USA) collide to produce this unique two-part release.


The zine showcases imagery shot by Casagrande and depicts two female subjects on a desolate beach off the Italian coastline. Collaged over the women and over song lyrics on adjacent pages, are designs from Joyner.

The exclusive cassette tape has been curated by musician and DJ, Thomas Bullock (England) and features a track list of tunes from both himself and artists on his STD Record label.

The combination of bare bodies and bold fruit graphics, paired with leftfield sounds transforms the final product from a flat editorial into an addictive, vibrant viewing and listening experience.

This edition was made possible with generous support from NOAH Clothing.

Alessandro Casagrande photography
Tina Joyner design
STD Records music

11 x 17 In. (27.94 x 43.18 cm)
24 pages
4 color, 30 lb. bright white newsprint
Hand packaged in a limited edition of 500
Poly bagged with cassette that features music from the STD Records catalog
Cassette includes 9 music tracks curated by DJ, Thomas Bullock (England)

$25.00 Add to order

* Estimated ship date 1 September 2015

J. Grant Brittain Del Mar Newspaper
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 19, January 2016

It is with great pride that we announce our second project with J. Grant Brittain. We’ve blown up the format to Newspaper size, perfect for thumb-tacking to your walls. This collection is replete with inspirational moments, in a size that befits their ingenuity.

While working at the Del Mar Skateboard Ranch in 1979 selling Cokes, Twinkies and miniature golf, J. Grant Brittain borrowed his roommate’s Canon and began what would become a 36 year-long affair with skateboarding, cameras and magazines. He helped found Transworld Skateboarding magazine in 1983 and as the Photo Editor for 20 years, helped build it into the top selling skateboarding mag. He has captured the best skateboarders of the last three decades in photos that have become classics. He has also taught some of the best skate photographers past and present and has helped them develop their own work. Grant felt like he was in a well worn rut and has moved on and helped start another magazine in 2003, The Skateboard Mag where he resides to this day.





His “off hours” are consumed by a search for calmer and more serene subjects. Still lakes at night and solitary desert forms are among the subjects of his diverse personal work. His abstracts, portraits, landscapes and travel images seem to draw from the opposite energy of his action shots. Few photographers have pursued so wide a range of subjects and styles. But few individuals find themselves so central to such an active community, where one’s perspective is just a notch askew of the rest, and where movement and progression is the norm. Grant Brittain’s body of work reflects his deep involvement in an emerging youth culture, as well as his escape from it.

– Miki Vuckovich

J. Grant Brittain

11 x 17 In. (27.94 x 43.18 cm)
48 pages
1 color, 30 lb. bright white newsprint
Hand packaged in a limited edition of 500

Further images can be found at the product page, this item is in stock and ready to ship.

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