Leading illustrators Jean Jullien, Steven Harrington and Jeremyville have teamed up with social enterprise The Skateroom to create a series of limited edition decks. They launch the collection on 19 June at the Biergarten, The Standard, High Line, NYC.
The Skateroom uses “business and art as a force for good”. By collaborating with contemporary artists and then selling the editions, the social enterprise helps raise money to empower at-risk children. The new collection is The Skateroom’s first series dedicated to graphics and illustration; a field, they tell us, “that has consistently inspired skate and DIY culture."
For the exclusive editions, creatives Jean Jullien, Steve Harrington and Jeremyville have produced new work “that employs their often sharp and clever social commentary.” Jean Jullien says: “It’s very important that this kind of project exists as a way to bring people closer via culture.” His exclusive artworks The Bowl and The Triangle adopt his trademark style of playful, bright characters drawn against a strikingly minimal background.
Jeremyville has made four boards entitled Yesterday, Today, Forever and Eternity. The titles apparently represent the four stages of our lives: “struggle, resolution, growth and epiphany”. By using charming, youthful characters, Jeremyville’s artwork conveys messages about social change. He tells us, for this limited series, “the overarching concept concerns itself with the answers that can come from positive action,” – a theme he believed aligns with the motivations of The Skateroom. Steven Harrington’s pieces Rosé and Anxiety are bold and fun, his psychedelic pop palm trees drawing inspiration from his base, Southern California.
Celebrations on the night will include a DJ set from The Lot Radio with Leo Fitzpatrick and Brujas. The Skateroom’s CEO will also introduce the collaboration, talking alongside Arne Hillerns, founder of Make Life Skate Life.
The collection will be available through the Skateroom’s website and exclusively for 30 days at the shops at The Standard, High Line and the Standard Spa, Miami Beach.