He has designed multiple other signature SBTG sneaker designs for several brands such as Thrasher, New Balance, and DC.
Mark has worked with non sneaker brands as well, such as Johnnie Walker to create a signature label for the iconic Whiskey maker. He also has done a project with Canon cameras for a Signature Camera carrying strap.
Most known for his custom sneakers to many people in the sneaker community, Mark has a very diverse and rich history that reaches far beyond just his custom hand constructed / painted sneaker creations.
Some of his latest en devours include Sign making, Canvas Paintings, Skateboard deck prints, Hand made Light boxes, and Murals as extensions of artistic focus.
Fine Art Gallery shows / display has been a priority for Mark and his wife Mrs Sabotage that has already been achieved with the Acoustic Anarchy show.
Many influences feed the fire of inspiration for Marks works, skateboarding being a core root of influence and motivation. One can also see clear tones of Punk, Varsity, Vintage Horror genre, and Military history playing key roles in the blueprint of Marks designs. The depth and rich formula for SBTG signature look is unique to it’s design as Mark has made it his own.
I remember doing drill lessons at the boys brigade(like scouts) when I heard the sound of urethane on asphalt for the first time . The teenager popped an Ollie and at that moment my life changed forever. I quit the boys brigade and got into the bones brigade.
inspiration from over the years of being an Artist yourself.
I couldn’t be happier and excited about next year.
I would love to repeat another variation of that project with the Misfits.
Both Me and Mrs Sabotage are focusing on telling our stories through art in galleries. We are committed to elevating our craft and we see the art world as a great arena.
However, we have started conducting workshops on how to paint sneakers.
Yes, having our past works being sought after would put a smile on our faces. It would be quite a kick to see our painted sneakers being highly collectable in 20years time.
Not only that the manufacturing came out true to spec , but the opportunity to work on a product with thrasher is a true honor to me. It is by far my favorite brand collab to date.
USA as a brand has always inspired me aesthetically. But the trigger for me to practice using camouflage was from the brands Maharishi and wtaps in the late 90s. I was serving the military at the time so I kept a look out for inspirations.
I started to learn how to paint tiger camouflage with a brush on shoes and I never stopped loving it .