Todd Francis For Atlas

Todd Francis is an American artist born and raised in Los Angeles. Since 1993 he has created memorable and iconic skateboard graphics for a number of skate companies including Antihero Skateboards (Todd created the Eagle logo), Element, Spitfire, New Deal and Stereo. In addition, Todd has collaborated on signature design projects with respected brands such as Vans, Nike, Oakley, Stance, HUF and Atlas. His work combines often-bleak humor with environmental and political concerns, using a variety of media to convey his various messages.

Todd has been featured in numerous skate, art and culture magazines like Monster Children, Complex, Print, Color, Slap and The Skateboard Mag. His artwork has appeared in a long list of gallery shows nationally and internationally, including a 2008 retrospective at the 3131 Gallery (Equal Dist) in San Francisco, CA and in the board graphics section of several of the Beautiful Losers art shows from 2004 to 2005. He is also a featured artist and speaker in the ongoing Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art; a traveling art show that has toured major galleries since 2009. Releasing in early 2013 is Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis; a book spotlighting his career and his art.

Three decks and a t-shirt were designed by Todd Francis exclusively for Atlas.