Fun collaboration with Levitate. I caught up with Chad for a little email interview.
My name is Jonas, I live in Australia for the past 20 years. I grew up in Sweden, where most of my family still lives. I started drawing from a really early age like most people, but kept the interest through school, took extra art classes where I could, and after high school I ended up going to a one-year art school program. After that, I really wanted to surf more
This project is a collaboration with my friend Shinji Asai. It is a surfer's search of the true nature of the mind, based on the story from "Ten Ox Herding".
Ten Bulls or Ten Ox Herding is a series of short poems and accompanying drawings used in the Zen tradition to describe the stages of a practitioner's progress toward enlightenment and her or his return to society to enact wisdom and compassion.
This month we caught up with Stockholm-born Surf Rat, Jonas Claesson, the Freshwater Swede whose silky smooth Longboarding Moose has become a global sensation and graces this issue’s cover with the soulful style that’s made him a star.