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Mark “Fos” Foster discusses starting a brand called “Heroin Skateboards”, doing his first board graphics for Toy Machine, his process for making a skateboard graphic, the first Heroin Skateboards Egg for Daniel Shimizu in 2016, creating the Altamont & Deathwish logos, being the art director for Baker, doing Franky Villani's first pro graphic for Primitive, Snot Wheels, the release of the 13 inch “Eggzilla” board, the eS x Heroin Skateboards colab shoe the “eggcel” and much more!

Links We Talked About

Switchflip Switch Manny
Fos' Instagram
Heroin Skateboards Website
Fos for Mob process

Everything's gonna be OK part
Live from Antartica



00:00:00 Fos
00:01:03 Why the name Heroin Skateboards
00:09:35 Getting into doing graphics for skateboard companies like Toy Machine
00:16:27 The shelf life of a skateboard graphic
00:22:16 Our Supporter: Athletic Greens
00:23:51 The process of making a skateboard graphic
00:24:16 Selling out of boards and being accused of under-ordering
00:26:45 The first Heroin Skateboards Egg shape for Daniel Shimizu in 2016
00:32:51 The release of the 13 inch “Eggzilla” board
00:42:28 eS x Heroin Skateboards collab.. the eggcel
00:44:01 How long does it take to do a graphic?
00:45:53 Trials and tribulations of starting a brand with a controversial name
00:53:29 Art direction at Altamont
00:55:08 The kill fee (charging for unused graphics)
01:02:49 Is Fos's art a gifted talent?
01:09:12 Doing Franky Villani's first pro graphic for Primitive
01:11:24 Board graphics: Now vs. Then
01:14:47 Fos critiques The Nine Club Logo that Chris made
01:18:33 Creating the Deathwish logo
01:24:24 Art direction for Baker
01:28:58 Working at Altamont
01:35:18 Moving to Los Angeles from London
01:36:55 Bringing Heroin Skateboards to Baker Boys Distribution
01:40:01 Sponsoring old people
01:41:11 Owning and ending Landscape Skateboards
01:50:21 Fos' favorite brands growing up
01:51:37 What's Fos' current board set up?
01:52:50 Wheelbase issues
01:57:25 Snot Wheels
02:00:24 Decision making for his company... Any bad moves?
02:15:03 eS Shoes x Heroin Skateboard decks

Black And White Photo Of The Nine Set


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