The Art of Todd Bratrud
Winston Tseng and Todd Bratrud
- Page Count: 96
- Size: 6.5 x 8.5 inches
- Format: Paperback
- Publication Date: November 2011
- Price: $19.95
- ISBN: 978-1-935613-22-0
“No one is more prolific, more hard working, more distinct in his style than Todd Bratrud.” —Chris Nieratko, ESPN
“Bratrud is a mastermind that hasn’t stumbled in years … All killer, no filler.” —Bradley Carbone, Complex
“I started skateboarding around ’89, and then basically started making art at the same time,” Todd Bratrud said, and he’s been working feverishly on his shockingly fresh skate graphics and personal art ever since. Todd Bratrud’s work runs the gamut from cute to crude, but each piece is visually arresting, with bold lines and eye-popping colors. Bratrud’s wild imagination gives us tattooed babies wrestling, a skateboarding lawn gnome, sexy lizard ladies, grisly dismemberment, and plenty of blood and skulls.
Todd Bratrud has his own skateboard companies, The High 5 and Teenage Runaway. He has designed and illustrated for the best in the business, including The Skateboard Mag, Consolidated Skateboards, Flip Skateboards, Enjoi, Familia Skateshop, Burlesque Design, Volcom, Nike SB, Burton Snowboards, and Creature Skateboards. In 2010, he was named Complex’s #1 Skateboard Artist Right Now.
The Art of Todd Bratrud is the second installment in Mark Batty Publisher’s Seen Unknown series, edited by Winston Tseng. As art director for Enjoi Skateboards, Tseng has worked with some of today’s most genre-defying visual artists and designers whose work extends well beyond skateboard culture. From sneaker and apparel design to product packaging, posters, high-profile ad campaigns, and fine art galleries, the work of Seen Unknown artists is often recognizable, though their creators’ names remain unknown—until now. The Art of Marc McKee is the first title in the Seen Unknown series.