LOOK AWAY: The Art of Todd Francis
Text(s) by Todd Francis and Seb Carayol
20.3 x 15.2 cm
After the artist monographs WARNING: The Art of Marc McKee and I HATE: The Art of Todd Bratrud, comes the third book in the series LOOK AWAY: The Art of Todd Francis, examining skateboard artist Todd Francis' career and its knack for provocation, pigeons, bums, eagles, grudgeful nature and violins. While most people are familiar with his barrage of classic graphics for Antihero, Real, Stereo and Element, Todd Francis reveals in this book a wider palette of styles and techniques.
In 96 pages and over 200 reproductions of classic and never-before-seen decks, illustrations, paintings, sketches, and even suicide-themed Christmas decorations, LOOK AWAY strolls through a 20-plus year career built upon one motto: behind the gruesome, tell a deeper story. Or, as Francis sums it up: "It might be one step too far, but it's never the easy step too far."
This book is the third in the "Seen Unknown" series curated by Winston Tseng.