Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Todd Francis
Todd Francis is an American artist born and raised in Los Angeles. For the last two decades he has created memorable and iconic skateboard graphics for a number of companies including Antihero (Todd created the original Eagle logo), Element, Real, Spitfire and Stereo. In addition, Todd has partnered on signature design projects with respected brands such as Vans, Stance, HUF, Oakley and Firestone Walker, and his studio art has been shown in galleries around the world including Fecal Face Gallery, Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects and 3131 Clement. His work combines often-bleak humor with environmental and political themes, using a variety of media to convey his message.
A book on his career and art, “Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis” is currently in print from Wins Publishing. Todd is the co-founder of Special Crud, a clothing and art brand with Equal Distribution. His work has been featured in numerous skate, art and culture magazines including Juxtapoz, Vice, Monster Children, Penthouse, Complex and Thrasher.