CREATE • RIDE • ROCK
Squad19's mission is to provide superior products, apparel, and creative services while promoting skateboarding as a legitimate alternative to mainstream sports. We aim to bridge cultures and communities through the love of skateboarding, music, and art.
Squad19's long standing DIY attitude, aesthetic and approach to creating our products serve as examples to motivate and inspire youth to pursue their dreams. Through our sponsorship program, we encourage and empower our riders to work together to inspire goals, reach their full potential, and foster positive self-expression. This builds confidence and establishes significant foundations to pursue success in life.
While our focus is primarily on creating skateboards at this point, Squad19 has produced 100s of screen-printed gig-posters and art prints as well as organized a number of group gallery shows and charity events in the Minneapolis art community since forming in 2000. We're still offering creative services and the common thread through all of this is that we are people who have a passion for art, music, for riding boards and bikes (both moto and pedal) and we all have a love for the aesthetic, attitude and lifestyle of Punk Rock DIY and Rock-n-Roll.
Squad19 artists have included:
Aaron Purmort (RIP) / Adam Turman / Amy Jo / Brock Davis / Casey Brewer / Chuck U / Cory Tobin / DWITT / Frank Kozik / Griffin Talbot / Jamey Erickson / Jeff LaChance / Joe Morris / John Nussbaum / Justin Martinez / Lonny Unitus / Matt Pruett / Matt Schuster / Nate Nolting / Nate Williams / Peter Hajinian / Punchgut / Richie Motherfuckin' Goodtimes / Sam Soulek / Steve Tenebrini
Squad19 can be found in these fine art publications at your local bookstore:
The Art of Modern Rock by Dennis King and Paul Grushkin, Chronicle Books
Art of Modern Rock Mini #1 : A-Z by D. King, Chronicle Books
Art of Modern Rock Mini #2 : POSTER GIRLS by D. King, Chronicle Books
Gigposters Vol. 1: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century by C. Hayes, Quirk Books
Rock Paper Show: Flatstock Vol. 1 Curated by Geoff Peveto, Soundscreen Design
PANDA MEAT: Source Book Vol. 1 Edited by Frank Kozik, Last Gasp
A Fistful of Rock & Roll : 21st Century Rock Poster Art by Sal Canzonieri, Dark Horse Press