Book Review: “Ed Templeton: Wires Crossed”

Source Juxtapoz Magazine – Juxtapoz Magazine – Home 

When you think about the last 30-plus years of prevailing subcultural trends and iconography, Ed Templeton’s life could be the Mapquest guiding us to some sort of understanding. He is a touchstone; skateboarding star, skate brand owner, photographer, painter, writer, and a physical embodiment of the crossroads of all these artistic and creative endeavors. Plus, perhaps more importantly for how his career evolved, his aesthetic was about Southern California as seen not from Hollywood films or TV series, but that of a real homegrown icon. California is both a place of dreams but with a certain kind of rawness that is rarely understood until one spends time here, and Templeton brought that courage to show the state for what it…

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