The speed, the noise of the wheels on the asphalt, the fluid movements of the body, the stunts that leave you breathless. Skateboarding is a sport of technique, boldness and freedom. Peter Phobia spent his adolescence on a skateboard and although years have passed and he has become a well-known illustrator, the bond that united him with this passion has never been broken, on the contrary, it has become more and more intense.
Today, Peter Phobia lives in New York and spends his time creating, dividing his time between personal projects and commissioned work. Over the years, Peter has collaborated with several clients and newspapers including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Samsung, Absolute, and eBay.
Our attention, however, was captured by one of his latest personal projects, a series of illustrations entitled Balance and Kickflips and dedicated entirely to skateboarding.
When we say entirely dedicated to skateboarding, we mean that Peter Phobia doesn’t just represent boys and girls on their boards, but gives back to the viewer the adrenaline and the atmosphere that one breathes while practicing this sport. The bright and full colors tell us of cities lived in a different way, always on the move, and of friendships and relationships that are born thanks to this passion.
The series depicts a romantic idea of a community based on shared passion.