January 24, 2012

The Early Life of Quiksilver POP!

I love this guy and how much he loves the brand.  He is meticulous and critical about his work, but has such an amazing (and entertaining) spirit. He is a true artisan and I enjoy visiting his little barn workshop in Costa Mesa. (Mostly to keep his carefree spirit on schedule. There are no clocks in the house.) Today as I walked behind an old scrap metal yard to get to the mini barn, I felt like a kid on an adventure as I squeezed through an opening in the bamboo bushes and then passing a front door I could barely fit through.  He greeted me with a big smile, a large brimmed straw hat, hipster round sunglasses and a bag of green apples.  He is an inspiring character.

I snapped a few shots that I feel really brings a personal perspective to the Quiksilver POP and strays away from the standard.  Also, all the wasted paper from cutting the books he uses to make framed art pieces that you can see in the upper left corner of the pics.  May I introduce you to Mr. Corey Gash…

-Joanna Row, Quiksilver Women Retail Communication Specialist