ANDY HOWELL | 2017

ANDY HOWELL | 2017

Skateboarding, and popular culture in general, owes Andy Howell a lot. He was a pioneer of technical street skating from the late ‘80s through the ‘90s. He had a hand in creating some legendary brands, including New Deal and Element. And he was the first person to package hip hop, graffiti, and street culture with skateboarding into a movement that would eventually grow into one of the biggest sections of our industry. I would go so far as to say that without Andy, what ultimately became streetwear might not exist. Howell has been working in technology for the last ten years, but he’s still paying attention and up for a collaboration every now and then. His latest, a project with North Carolina’s Black Sheep skate shop, is something special. We recently hopped on the phone with him to find out more. 

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