February 3rd, 2009 | By | 1,529 Comments



Final score: Swell – 10, 384, 222. Everyone else: 0.

This week’s launch of our new Surf Gallery series tees marks yet another monumentous occasion, proving Swell is indeed the world’s premier surf shop. (I think we’ve been saying that since day 1, but now we say it with a lot more conviction.) Partnering with the famed Surf Gallery in Laguna Beach, we’re featuring the works of some of their most prolific artists on limited runs of highly sought after t-shirts. Renowned artists include: Harry Daily, Koji Toyoda, Julie Goldstein and Scott Richards.

In the upcoming weeks we’ll be profiling each artist, but I’d like to start with Harry Daily—being that I still owe him $30 for two signed posters I stole from him 12 years ago. They looked great in my bathroom until I scorched them with hairspray and a blow dryer, but I digress. In any case, Harry (AKA “Harry The Hat” and “Sketch Holiday”) began painting right out of the womb, and has worked with such influential brands and publications such as Volcom, Roxy, Free, Surfers Journal, Surfing and Surfer Magazine. After the success of his first solo show in 2002, Harry ventured to Australia for three years as an optimistic drifter. It was during this time he produced his well known “Art of Holiday” series. Finally returning home in 2005 to exhibit at Laguna Beach’s Moonshine Festival, Harry has since earned a loyal following, and is credited as one of the most influential surf artists in the nation. For a better glimpse into Harry and his colorful world, click here.



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