How a Surf-Inspired Designer Works w/ Clients | From The New Yorker to Pilgrim Surf
Slowtide has brought the heat again by partnering up with Todd St. John, the surf inspired genius behind the studio/workshop HunterGatherer. It’s always interesting watching how someone with such diverse skills and clients chooses to mold their inspiration into physical goods.
For Spring 18, we partnered with Arkitip to curate a towel collection featuring the work of New York based artist Todd St. John. Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Todd St. John is a designer, illustrator, animator and occasional furniture designer. He sees little separation between the many mediums he deploys, just as he relishes the interplay between his ongoing generative personal practice, frequent collaborations, and client-driven projects. In the surfaces and forms of all St. John’s work—whether furniture, product, graphic campaign or illustration—reside the crosscurrents of his varied experiences and interests in texture, scale, light, movement, image, abstraction, and materiality.
Through HunterGatherer, the studio/workshop that he founded in 2000, St. John’s clients run the gamut from The New Yorker, to Pilgrim Surf + Supply.
“It was awesome to connect with Slowtide and see them translate this 2D design into a woven, tactile, travel-able artwork. It keeps you dry too!” says Todd St. John.
We had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with @toddstjohn at his art studio in Brooklyn, NY. See how he got his start, his creative process and the inspiration behind the artwork used on our collaboration towel curated by @arkitip. Watch the full version on our blog – link in bio. ~ Video | @koozie #theartofdryingoff