One of the coolest things about US Open Season in Huntington Beach is all the other cool stuff happening away from the beach! Take for instance the Hurley Printing Press, a series of art pop-up shops curated by Hurley artist and legend, Craig Stecyk and in partnership with Blisss magazine and Agenda. The Hurley Printing Press space will feature limited edition art prints and tees by six artists including Jersey Joe, Dalek, Madsteez, Craig Stecyk, Tim Hendricks, and the Hurley Art Department. It is currently at Liver Design Gruppe, 220 Walnut Avenue in Downtown Huntington Beach during the week of the Vans US Open of Surfing – that’s July 22nd through July 28th.
The day we visited – the featured artist was Dalek, an artist known for his iconic space monkey character, which was formed by subcultures of punk rock, skateboarding and graffiti, merged with street art, cartoons, Japanese pop and the energy of the urban punk scene.
Each day the featured artist will host the curated space displaying their art and will be hand-printing tees of their own designs using a Charles Brand etching press. All tees and prints were designed exclusively for the Hurley Printing Press and will be available for $30 only onsite followed by a limited run online at hurley.com. The week started off with the Hurley Art Department on Monday, July 22nd and Jersey Joe/RIME on Tuesday, July 23rd.
Here is the schedule of artists at the Hurley Printing Press in Huntington Beach.
July 25th – Madsteez (In partnership with Blisss Magazine)
Based in California by way of DC, Mark Paul Deren “MADSTEEZ” is a multimedia designer/artist known for his vivid, large-scale, multi-layered paintings and incorporation of humor. He’s collaborated with several iconic brands, like Nike, Target, Volkswagen and Red Bull.
July 26th – Craig Stecyk (Hurley Printing Press Curator)
The godfather of DIY and Dog Town, Stecyk is a jack-of-all-trades; he paints, draws, writes and films. Surf, skate and street culture have shaped his work.
July 27th – Tim Hendricks
Tim Hendricks learned his trade from his father, and grew up around surfing and art. His passion for tattoos began in his late teens and grew into a lifelong career, heavily influencing his style of drawing and painting.
July 28th – Hurley Art Department
The Hurley Graphics team created custom tee designs that will be exclusive to the Hurley Printing Press.
But wait, there’s more to this pop-up shop – the Hurley professional athletes will also be joining the artists each day to help print the custom tees and hang out with fans, including Julian Wilson (2012 US Open Champion), Lakey Peterson (2012 Women’s US Open Champion), Carissa Moore (youngest ever 2011 World Champion at the age of 18), Jay Adams Legendary Dogtown Skateboarder), Conner Coffin 2012 US Open Junior Champion), Curren Caples (2013 X Games Gold Medalist), Greyson Fletcher (Professional Skateboarder), Kolohe Andino (Professional Surfer), Yadin Nicol (Professional Surfer), Nat Young (Professional Surfer), and Michel Bourez (Professional Surfer).