RIP Jay Adams

August 18, 2014

I was very sad to hear about the death of Z-Boy and skateboard legend Jay Adams. I did not know him well, but I met Jay a few times and he was always very quiet, but nice to me. His style and spontaneous aggression on a skateboard were incredibly inspiring. I was fortunate enough to work on the soundtrack package design for the documentary “Dogtown and Z-Boys” with Glen E. Friedman, which led to me getting to know artist, photographer, and writer Craig Stecyk.
I was able make a print of Jay Adams in the early 2000’s based on a photo by Craig Stecyk. Craig, Jay, and I signed the prints, which was a huge honor for me. My friend Glen E. Friedman, who photographed Jay often and knew him very well, wrote a great tribute piece. Check it out. Skateboarding has lost a pioneer.

Jay Adams