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A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

Gregg Visintainer, aka Viz, is a self taught artist. At age 18, after a pretty severe car accident that required 2 back surgerys, Viz moved from the Bay area to San Diego to be near his family. Following the accident, Visintainer stopped creating art for nearly six years as he struggled to overcome his own personal demons, which included drug and alcohol abuse, and getting kicked out of community college. Around age 24, a sequence of unfortunate events occurred that inspired him to turn his life around and really focus on his passion, drawing.

Viz’s artwork is hand drawn, using only pen and ink. His style is incredibly unique and meticulously detailed. Every drawing is made up of various hidden pictures, words, and messages – giving each piece their own distinctive meaning. Viz is inspired by his own personal life experiences, and by individuals who make a difference and are willing to take risks.

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Surf, Sun, and Brush Strokes

You’ve been painting for most of your life. Growing up, were there any particular artists that inspired you or whose style you sought to emulate?

I grew up surfing in South Carolina as a young kid in the late 70’s and early 80’s. The art that I saw in surf magazines back then was really cool. Though I didn’t know who the artists were at the time, they were a strong influence on me; guys like Rick Griffin and Bill Ogden. Read More…

When Custom & Creativity Combine

What prompted the move to the United States in 2000, and in what ways has American culture influenced your work since then?

I moved to the US because of my marriage. I was leading a typical Japanese life, but I ended up living here! Life brings lots of surprises.

Yes, American culture has influenced me a lot. I was a traditional calligrapher most of the time, but now I try to incorporate Japanese calligraphy with colors, acrylic, canvas, graphic, and fabric — anything interesting. When I first arrived here, I had to learn English and the culture. It was tough, but I can now say I learned a lot from that and I never gave up wanting to be an artist.

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Skinit Pumpkin Carving Contest

HALLOWEEN IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

Come join the fun and participate in our Skinit Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Be as wild and creative as you’d like!

To submit a pumpkin, please email your picture to facebook@skinit.com with your full name as well as a name for your creation.

All qualified entries will be published on our blog for voting and viewing pleasure. :)

We will select our top three entries and post them on Skinit’s Facebook Page on October 31st for a final FAN vote. Voting will end at 12pm on November 1st, 2011.

Have fun and get carving!

All About Style

Exclusive Limited Edition iPhone 4 / 4S Cases

Add style and protection to your life with Lauren Conrad selected,limited edition protective iPhone 4/4S cases. Hurry, only 500 available of each design. Includes free shipping.*

Purchase a selected design by Lauren Conrad and you’ll be entered to win one of three cases autographed by LC herself.** Winners will be announced on 10/19, 10/21 and 10/24.

*Free economy shipping only applies to Lauren Conrad selected iPhone 4 / 4S cases while supplies last.

Exclusive Skinit designed cases/skins selected just for the community by Lauren Conrad.
**No purchase necessary. Ends 10/24/2011. You can also be entered to win by posting a message on the Lauren Conrad blog. Blog winner will be announced on 10/24. Click here for the “Lauren Conrad” Sweepstakes.

We are also offering exclusive LC skins for all devices. Head over to Skinit.com to check them out!

Skinit Makes Strides Against Breast Cancer

About 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the U.S, including 1,200 in SanDiego. About 40,000 nationwide will die from it, according to the American Cancer Society.

The “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk has been a local San Diego tradition for the past 13 years, and our Skinit Team is excited to be joining in the cause this year. The walk, which takes place this upcoming Sunday, October 16th in Balboa Park, raises money for breast cancer research and outreach.

In preparation for the walk we had our very own Skinit artist, Jose Luquin, design shirts for our team to wear. We ended up loving the design so much that we decided to turn it into a skin. When you buy a Skinit Breast Cancer Skin, a percentage of the proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society.

If you would like to join the SKINIT Team to walk, or make a donation towards our team fundraising goal, please do so online.

We hope to see you there!

Q&A with Peter Horjus

Peter’s design work is built on the idea of simple order. His inspiration varies from fashion found at art gallery openings to art found at old hardware stores. He loves to pick up colors, textures, shapes and patterns from simple junk-shopping excursions or a casual day of people watching. Peter loves anything beautifully distressed and aged by time, and we love anything he creates.. Read More…

The Wyland Foundation & Skinit Team Up

Founded by renowned environmental artist Wyland, the Wyland Foundation has helped children and families around the nation to rediscover how important healthy oceans and waterways are through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events. The foundation, which gives children the tools they need to become more creative, positive, and solution-oriented, has worked directly with more than one million children since its introduction in 1993.

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Kreatively Kool: An Interview with Mariano Diaz, Art Director at 2Kool 2B True

Born on the sunny streets of Miami, 2Kool 2B True aims to ‘spread the vibrating culture, impersonate street smarts and deliver bad-ass apparel.’ With influences from Miami, New York, and L.A., their mixture of fresh and unique styles combined with their astonishing attention to detail, bring an edgy, but realistic, urban street vibe to each design. Recently, skinit had the chance to get inside the mind of Art Director, Mariano Diaz, and as you will see, 2k2bt is undoubtedly Kreatively Kool. Read on… Read More…

How to Apply a Screen Protector

 

Protect your screen from damaging scrapes and scratches. Our protective film guards your device against scratches, dirt and dust that comes with everyday use. Easy to apply and remove with no sticky residue, you can protect your screen and still use your phone, smartphone, iPad, iPod or any other touch screen device perfectly.

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