Maeda Board

After its collaboration with the artist Invader, French company MEKANISM skateboards is giving carte blanche to John MAEDA for a limited-edition board.

John MAEDA is a world leading figure in the digital creation and its education.
Professor at the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, his goal is to reconcile man with machine by building a bridge between digital programming and aesthetic creation.
Multiplying the mediums of creation, John MAEDA already created digital animations for the Internet, posters for cultural events, illustrations for magazines, photo digital montages as well as lithographies and interactive installations for exhibitions, advertising campaigns for great brands.
Mixing with poetry, knowledge and sensitivity, he proves us how digital technology combined
with a creative sense can give a new burst of enthusiasm to the reading of our society.

This board is called “thrrrrrrust”, the concept is two thousand little arrows arranged in a collage as a kind of representation of “thrust” as often seen in physics films.

This MEKANISM/John MAEDA board is limited to 100 numbered copies.
It will be available in select stores worldwide from October 29th 2005 and on-line at Transistor.

For any info about John MAEDA : www.maedastudio.com
He will have an exhibition from November 19th 2005 to February 19th 2006
at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, France.