CSUEB Electronic Art Seniors share their thoughts!

Jonathan Can’s Artist Inspiration

Hey I’m Jonathan Can and for my senior project, I chose to create a series of skateboard deck graphics for a company I made up called Arcade Skateboards. I wanted to create high quality graphics that include the aesthetic of arcade culture while representing the essence and spirit of skateboarding.

A major influence of mine is the artist Evan Hecox who does all the designs for the company Chocolate skateboards. He has instantly engaging graphics that are both simple and detailed, playful and poignant. He usually creates a series of decks that have correlating graphics that sometimes combine with each other. The use of color and negative space really make all his images pop and evokes such emotion and feeling. His work is extremely inspiring to me and has a lot of influence on my work and approach to skateboard graphics.

Evan Hecox’s website:


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