Manik Skateboards, a premium Seattle based skateboarding company, has announced its collaboration with photographer Craig Wetherby, to produce limited edition skateboards, shirts and New Era fitted caps. The series will be released to select boutique shops worldwide in conjunction with a world gallery tour exhibiting Craig Wetherby’s photos and limited edition skate decks.
The Manik and Craig Wetherby collaboration features a selection of some of Wetherby’s most popular imagery. Wetherby has photographed just about every relevant hip-hop artist to date while also being highly respected and admired by the punk rock and rock n roll communities alike. A self-taught photographer, Wetherby has been taking pictures since 1992, and has had the opportunity to capture some of the world’s most famous athletes, entertainers and artists. With a massive and diverse portfolio, his work has been featured in dozens of publications including Complex, The New York Times, Spin, Rolling Stone, Snowboard Magazine and Vibe to name a few.
This exclusive series includes skateboard decks, crewneck sweatshirts and t-shirts, as well as New Era fitted caps that showcase various imagery shot by Wetherby. The eight showcased images throughout the collection include hip-hop artists such as Ghostface Killah, Slick Rick and Method Man, along with famous images of Gwar and Bad Brains at the world renowned CBGBs.
The traveling art exhibition will begin its tour in May 2008 starting in Seattle and will continue through December 2008 making stops in Tokyo, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. As a special treat, each stop on the tour will have unique limited edition color ways of the fitted hats available only for that particular city.
Check out the entire collection after the jump.