Publisher Note

A Curious Catalogue is a skateboard product catalogue of pencil drawn anti-graphics, spin-art wheels, and slalom gemstones. It was designed to take a romantic and fantastic vision of a skateboard company and make it ‘real’. Michael Leon was inspired by the naïve wonder he experienced as a young skateboarder, which he juxtaposes with an elegant, yet dry, catalogue sales format. The result is a carefree and poetic narrative carried by a range of imagined products.

Michael Leon was raised in late 80's, early 90's skateboard culture. His work lives in a unique place between the worlds of art and art direction. He often uses the language of graphic design to create meaning through sculpture, paintings, videos, and editions. While still in high school, Michael designed his first pro model skateboard for New Deal Skateboards. 19 years later, he continues to design for his skateboard company Stacks, as well as creating artwork and art directing collaborative projects.

Artists’ Book

A Curious Catalog

by Michael Leon

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2010
ISBN 978-3-905714-92-0
Artist: Michael Leon
Printrun 100
Binding saddle stitched
Dimensions 19.5 × 25.5 cm
Pages 28
Color color
Technique Offset

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