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30 Years of the Screaming Hand

by Superrb

A four-day celebration intended to reignite the power of one of the most universally respected skate symbols.

A four-day celebration intended to reignite the power of one of the most universally respected skate symbols.

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In 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim has created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. 

Thirty years after it’s inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture. In honour of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, 40 of the world’s most influential artists of the past 30 years were invited to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image.

Jim Phillips was an Art Director at NHS in the 1970s and ’80s, where he created thousands of skateboard decks, stickers and T-shirts. He is currently continuing to produce art with an exclusive connection to NHS, creating special projects in the skateboard and surf industry.

This exhibition and group show is evidence of the legacy of Jim Phillips and the Screaming Hand. The show – currently on a world tour – is a tribute to the longevity and originality of the Screaming Hand.

In this photo The legendary Jim Phillips

Featured Artists include: Jim Phillips Sr., Jimbo Phillips, Colby Phillips, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Todd Bratrud, Bigfoot, Michael Sieben, John Lucero, John Munnerlyn, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, Natas Kaupus, Eric Dressen, Thomas Campbell, Sean Cliver, Mark Gonzales, Benny Gold, Jason Jessee, Mark Widmann, Makoto Yamaki, Skinner and many more.

The Superrb crew all went to the House of Vans London for the private view of the show on its first stop on the European tour, radness all round.

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