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Sagas of Shred

“Tales from the Tube” by Rick Griffin

Greetings, Shredderz! The Sagas of Shred series that I publish every Thursday evening usually features surf ads. Lately, though, I’ve taken an interest in old surf movie posters. I guess technically you could consider these ads, although they feel very different from the surfwear campaigns that are usually featured. Rick Griffin is rightfully…

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Rick Griffin Poster for “Spinning Boards”

Greetings, Shredderz! Today we’ve got a poster for Bud Browne’s “Spinning Boards” film that was designed by the one and only Rick Griffin. I recently wrote up Rick Griffin’s equally cool poster for John Severson’s “Pacific Vibrations.” To me, these two posters illustrate Griffin’s range. Griffin might be best known for his psychedelic…

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Pacific Vibrations by Rick Griffin

Greetings, Shredderz! As some of you may know, this humble blog’s Sagas of Shred series features a different vintage surf advertisement every week. I’m not sure if movie posters are technically considered ads, but hey, if I’m not going to get paid for this blog, I guess creative autonomy isn’t a terrible consolation…

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Rick Griffin for Greg Noll Surfboards

Greetings, Shredderz! Today’s Sagas of Shred entry features something a bit more classy than the usual Eighties neon ridiculousness. What you see here is a Rick Griffin-designed ad for Greg Noll Surfboards. I think this might be the first time I’ve ever posted anything by Rick Griffin to this blog, which comes as…

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