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Sean Cliver for Supreme

Legendary skateboard artist Sean Cliver was born in 1969 in Wisconsin. At the age of nineteen Sean Cliver noticed an “Artist Wanted” contest in Thrasher Magazine. The company behind the contest was Powell Peralta. Recognizing this as an opportunity of a lifetime, Sean decided to submit his artwork into the contest.

Sean’s artwork was selected as a finalist in the “Artist Wanted” contest and in January of ’89 boarded a flight towards California for an interview with George Powell. Three weeks later Sean Cliver received an offer of full-time employment as an in-house artist for Powell-Peralta.

After working over nineteen years in the skateboard industry and creating an abundance of skateboard graphics most notably his Ray Barbee Ragdoll graphic for Powell Peralta and shaping the identities of World Industries, 101, Birdhouse and Hook-Ups, Sean Cliver is acknowledged as a premier artist in the skateboard world.

Not restricting himself to the skate world, Sean was also a founding Senior Editor of Big Brother Magazine. Through this venture Sean was involved in the production of the magazine and the Big Brother videotape series, which would later transform into the Jack Ass TV show.

Feeling that there was a void in a published historical archive of skateboard artwork, Sean decided to author “Disposable: A History Of Skateboard Art”. “Disposable” showcases over 1000 skateboard graphics with assorted recollections from artists and pro skateboarders throughout the past three decades.

This summer Supreme will produce a series of two skateboards with original artwork done by Sean Cliver for Supreme and two original t-shirt designs to coincide with the project release.

Available at the NY/LA stores and online on June 12th. Available in Japan stores on June 14th.