Roger Ballen skateboard designs for Familia
Roger Ballen skateboard designs for Familia

Is there anything cooler than a Roger Ballen board?

Apart from one of his books of course. Familia celebrates 10th anniversary with the photographer's artwork

We just returned from LA where we indulged in some Where Chefs Eat foodie heaven and... came home with a Venice Beach skateboard in our carry on. Yes, we know. And like any kid with a new toy, now we wish we had waited until we saw these. Familia Skateboards have just released their new ’10 year’ anniversary board series, with some amazing images created by Phaidon's very own Roger Ballen

Familia decided to focus on Roger’s lesser-known artwork, rather than his highly acclaimed photographs. An inspired choice. The photographer has been incorporating lots of drawings into his recent projects - composition has always been extremely important to his work, which we saw from his recent show at MONA in Hobart.

 

Roger Ballen at MONA, Hobart
Roger Ballen at MONA, Hobart

Each graphic is now available in limited quantities from Baseline Skate Shop. But if you don't skate and you want to go direct to the source, check out all this amazing Roger Ballen online content and a selection of his powerful books in the store. Meanwhile, anybody want to buy a (slightly) used cruiser?