Saturday, October 25, 2008

Don Pendleton Documentary

I recently picked up the fascinating new documentary about designer/illustrator Don Pendleton. Don was the graphical genius behind one of the most respected brands in skateboarding, Alien Workshop. Over the past 10 years skateboarding has grown into a multi-million dollar industry, which skeptics say has turned a once trendsetting counter-culture into a trend-chaser. Through these changes and into the present, Don's clean lines and un-compromised work remains some of the best to ever grace skateboarding. Don Pendleton works from his home near Dayton Ohio, far from the California hustle. Check out some of his work at

Whether you love skateboarding or just good design, go pick up a copy of Little Giants/Don Pendleton for some serious inspiration. (Also has a great soundtrack, check out the trailer.)

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