To be clear, Dickhouse doesn't have a dog in this kickstarting fight, but it's no secret that a good, thick, viscous wad of us have had not only the physical act of skateboarding in our past but a helping hand (or probing finger) in its "visual mythology" as well. Take Jeff Tremaine for instance. He was the art director on Big Brother skateboard magazine from late '92–mid '00. That's like eight whole years of layout-slinging, cover-designing, and type-finagling, all done in the graphic name of skateboarding. And, yes, several of his paintings were also used on skateboard decks produced by Plan B, Prime, 101, Blind, Foundation, and Birdhouse. Then you have Rick Kosick and Dimitry Elyashkevich, both longtime Big Brother staff photographers and filmers to the skateboarding stars. Spike Jonze, hell, he was not only a skate photographer, but the director of the legendary Blind Video Days and co-founder of The Girl Skateboard Co. (which he still has an active creative hand in to this day). And lastly there's Cliver, to slip on a turd into the third person, who has been an active board artist since 1989, when he first started at Powell-Peralta, a/k/a the home of the world famous Bones Brigade, before moving onto World Industries, double-dipping with Big Brother, and years later compiling the Disposable skate graphics books.
Anyway, you get the skart idea. But this other guy, Matt Bass, had a more expansive idea on the art of skateboarding topic, and he's run the fuck with it the past several years compiling interviews and footage with many of those responsible for how skateboarding looks today, 40 years after Wes Humpston first started hand-drawing boards in the cuts of Dogtown. Neil Blender, Mark Gonzales, Chris Miller, Ed Templeton, Marc McKee, Steve Rocco, Natas Kaupas, V. Courtlandt Johnson, Steve Olson, Andy Jenkins, Jim Phillips, Don Pendleton, Tommy Guerrero, Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Thomas Campbell, John Lucero, Todd Francis—you name 'em, he's tracked 'em down and got 'em all on tape talking about the allure of art and artists in relation to skateboarding and the history thereof. Now he just needs a wee bit o' the financial aid to help realize the final edited documentary.