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Skateboarding taught me how to be an artist

Back in the 1980s, a guy named Craig Stecyk became the art director at Powell Peralta skateboards. He had one rule: print ads for Powell Peralta will not feature any skateboarding. This was unheard of. How can you advertise a skate company without showing its team riders skateboarding? Craig’s decision had a far-reaching impact on skate culture, and on many aspects of Western culture today (including many of today’s big brands). What can Craig’s decision teach us about making art? And how can we, as artists (that means you, buddy) create a place for others to get lost in?

This episode talks about:

  • The need to restrict yourself in order to be able to make art consistently.
  • How doing the minimum can still establish you as an artist – as long as it’s consistent.
  • How the biblical concept of vineyards applies to us today.
  • What we can learn from the movie “Inception” as artists.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Adam Rosenfeld
In dreams begins responsibility. Adam Lee Rosenfeld, of the indie rock band Har Adonai, shares his lifelong pursuit of finding and creating beauty and truth. Check out more episodes here.

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