Gregory Gasser


November 2023

What came first? Drawing or skateboarding?
Drawing was the first thing I started. In 1989 (at the age of 12) there was my first “real” skateboard, the Santa Cruz, Jeff Kendall «Atom Man».

What inspired you to do skateboard illustrations to start with?
The creativity and diversity of skating itself. Skateboarding is for me the most creative urban discipline I know. Every stair, ledge, wall or street allows you to try something with the skateboard. The combination of sport, style and architecture gives endless possibilities. With illustration it’s also like that you have endless possibilities and I feel a connection and also a passion to both disciplines “skateboarding & illustration”.

Any artist who inspires you at the moment?
I am fascinated by comic artists like Geoff Darrow or Jean Giraud.

What is the skateboard inspired artwork landscape in Switzerland like?
I don’t know. Except for Skate Deck designs.

What does the skate deck design look like in Switzerland?
I often see more in the direction of pattern design and minimal/trash illustration styles (similar to the tattoo movement).

If there is one thing you could change about skateboarding, what would it be?
Nothing. I like the style and the change that is carried from generation to generation. Also, in terms of music and clothing.

You run a Branding and Design Studio. What are the most common reasons why your clients need your services?
Difficult question. Person dependent and maybe because we are authentic and versatile.

Last question. If you could interview anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Maybe Micky Mouse or Goofy 😉

Work in Progress