Just a note to all our followers that as the 60 Years Of Innovation Tour has come to an end, this blog won’t be updated in the near future. Keep up to date with O’Neill goodness on the various places below Facebook.com/ONeill Twitter.com/TeamONeill Instagram @teamoneill How did we do? Well Jack O’Neill (and his family…) were so stoked on the tour that they bought up...
A wrap up from the final 60 Years of Innovation tour stop in Santa Cruz.
The 60 year global art and innovation tour comes...
The final stop of the 60 year global art and innovation tour comes to a close at the Coldwater Classic surf event in Santa Cruz. Check out the pictures from the event below. The exhibition space in downtown Santa Cruz Where it all began. The starting point for wetsuits and the surf industry. Jack’s original vest. Original O’Neill surfboards and Mark Cunningham’s...
Craig 'Skibs' Barker
Another talented individual who submitted work to the final stop of the tour in Santa Cruz, is Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker. What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work? I started surfing at the age of 12 in 1980, and O’Neill, as a brand and as a man, was always part of the “rebel surfer” thing to me. He was always the badass old dude that made the...
Who is Martin Machado?
Another exceptional piece of art submitted for the Santa Cruz stop is this number by Martin Machado who grew up in the local area. Read on to find out more. What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work? I know if you dug through the drawings I did when I was 8 years old you’d find stacks of O’Neill surf magazine advertisement rip-offs. I grew...
ROLL ON SANTA CRUZ
Artist profile : Jose Cerda
Jose Cerda’s submission to the Santa Cruz stop of the 60 Years Of Innovation Art Tour One of the key parts of the 60 Years Art & Innovation Tour is having local artists submit their work to be exhibited alongside the professional artists. Jose Cerda submitted his artwork on the unique canvas of a old surfboard blank. We did a little Q & A session to find out more about the man...
O'Neill wants aspiring artists to get involved
O’Neill want aspiring artists to get involved in the 60 year celebration & are inviting the public to submit artistic Interpretations of founder, Jack O’Neill. The best 10 received will be exhibited along side the commissioned art works from Campbell, Gerard, McFetridge, Phillips, Penxa & Chapman. Upload an image of final artwork, along with medium used and location to...
Next stop NYC - 10 October
The next stop of the 60 Years of Innovation Global Art Tour heads across the pond to New York City on 10 October. We’re also teaming up with freeride snowboard legend Jeremy Jones as he screens his new film Further, the final part of his 3 film journey into the fresh lines of uncharted backcountry mountains. Get into it!
L’expo des 60 ans de O’Neill à Biarritz - O’Neill Global Art Tour - 60 Years of Innovation
60 YEARS OF INNOVATION - BELGIUM
Here are a few photos from the recent exhibition in Belgium. It was a surf, skate, wake, snow event, all run at the beach, with music festival and live art shows. Next stop France!
O’Neill 60 Years of Innovation | Durban, South Africa
60 YEARS OF INNOVATION - DURBAN
Last night the South African surf industry, pro surfers (including Jordy Smith), artists & O’Neill lovers packed “Upstairs Bar Spiga” in Durban to celebrate Jack O’Neill & the 60 years of innovation he started in 1952. Here’s a few photo’s from the amazing night! A huge thank you to everyone involved! All photo’s courtesy of Ryan Miller ...
Umthombo | Durban
Here’s some images of the Umthombo kids and their art contributions for the big show in Durban tomorrow night. Jack surfing ( Andile Zwane) Jack with beard ( Fihle Mbuto) Group effort from all the kids.
Shaun Oakley | Durban
What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work? I knew the brand O’Neill, but wasn’t aware of the Sea dog/Pirate, Jack O’Neill himself. His iconic look made me more amped to take part in his 60 Year Anniversary and also gave me the chance to add my own flavor. What medium’s do you work with? I work with many mediums, spray paint...
Coenie Nel | South Africa
What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work? Before I heard about the 60 Year Art & Innovation Tour I didn’t know about Jack O’Neill himself, only the cool surfing brand. I read up on Jack and looked at photos after hearing about the tour and found that he had amazing characteristics. The beard and eye cap also reminded me of...
Paul-Louis Louw | South Africa
What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work? I remember seeing Jack O’Neill in an advert like 10 years ago, thinking this dude really looks like a pirate. He’s a perfect character with his classic eye patch & big beard. Oh..I’m currently surfing an O’Neill epic..great suit! What medium’s do you work with? Pencil...
Allister Starke | South Africa
Here’s a little taste of the art work were receiving for the upcoming Durban Art & Innovation tour. What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work? Sea dog and an eye patch. What medium’s do you work with? Photographic prints. What do you call your style of art? Fine art African photography. Are you classically trained? Nope, but...
O’Neill 60 years of innovation Art tour, Scheveningen, The Netherlands.
O'NEILL 60 YEARS OF INNOVATION GLOBAL ART TOUR...
Warmond, The Netherlands - May 24, 2012 - After very well-attended and received tour stops in Sydney, Bali and Tokyo, O’Neill’s 60 Years of Innovation Global Art Tour finally docked in Europe for the first time as the mobile exhibition set up camp at the beach of Scheveningen The Hague in The Netherlands. In addition to original exhibits and artworks, the exhibition...
JAPAN - O’Neill 60 Years Art & Innovation Exhibition.
60 YEARS OF INNOVATION - JAPAN
O’Neill 60 Year Art & Innovation Exhibition touches down in Japan After highly successful exhibitions in Australia & Bali the global art & innovation tour touched down in the land of the rising sun, Japan for stop no. 3. Held at “The Living Room” in the creative and fashionable area of Ebisu in Tokyo, the venue warmed up with O’Neill affiliates such as;...
MONEZ GUSMANG - ARTIST - BALI
What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work. How did you find him to draw? Before, i just knew O’Neill as a famous surf clothing brand. In Bali, surfing become the lifestyle, everybody loves to wear surf-wear even they don’t surf. Then the invitation pop up and i realize that O’Neill is not just a brand i rushed searching info...
BALI - 60 Yr Art & Innovation Tour
60 YEARS OF INNOVATION - BALI
After an awesome and well received exhibition in Sydney the O’Neill x Monster Children Global Art & Innovation Tour has journeyed to its next stop, Bali, Indonesia. On Saturday night a very hip and creative mix of surfers, artists & industry turned out to soak in the 6 decades of O’Neill at the newest Seminyak venue Mantra. The global exhibition again showcased...
Were off to Japan 日本 - Friday 27th April
60 YEARS OF INNOVATION - BALI
After an exceptional response to the first exhibition in Sydney the O’Neill 60 Year Art & Innovation Tour is off to Bali, Indonesia. “I’m really looking forward to taking this exhibition up to Bali after such great success in Sydney last month” said Global Brand Ambassador Rob Bain “Bali has a great surf culture and with the re-launch of O’Neill in...
What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work. How did you find him to draw? Before the show i only really knew about O’Neill the brand, but i had no idea about the story/history behind it. Jack was pretty much a perfect subject for my style of work. Quite often I find that portraits need additional elements...
What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work. How did you find him to draw? I’ve obviously been aware of the brand all my life but had never seen a picture of Jack before now. He has such an amazing face that tells a million stories, I now have a new found respect for the brand and how it began....
What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work? How did you find him to draw? I knew Jack was a bearded, eye patch wearing legend from reading surf mags as a grom, I found out only recently that he lost his eye from a legrope accident. He’s a great character to draw as he has so many defining features and after a...
What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work? How did you find him to draw?I knew he had a patch over his eye from testing leggies with his son, and might be called the cheese from time to time, and of course he invented the wet suit. I didn’t know too much about how he looked so i googled a few...
What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work. How did you find him to draw? I had done quite a bit of research on Jack’s history and O’Neill as a company before I started my artwork. I was really interested in his personal life, his passions and the real motives behind the development of his...
What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work. How did you find him to draw? I knew of Jack from my time at University studying Industrial Design. My major project revolved around the surf industry and it became apparent he was a icon in every sense of the word, including his look. For me he was the perfect...
LUKE BREEDON - Emperor Of The Cold
What did you know of Jack O’Neill & his iconic look before submitting your work? How did you find him to draw? Having worked in the surf retail industry I was very familiar with Jack’s image and the O’Neill brand. When I read the brief I knew a lot of people would jump on the iconic portrait but I wanted to show more of his commitment and passion...
O'NEILL X MONSTER CHILDREN 52-60 EXHIBITION
O’Neill x Monster Children kicked off the O’Neill 60 Year Global Art & Innovation Tour last night in Sydney’s hip inner city suburb of Surry Hills. The exhibition, a celebration of Jack O’Neill & 60 years since the creation of the first wetsuit saw hundreds of guests mingle amongst a collection of O’Neill’s heritage & memorabilia including wetsuits,...
2000 - FIRST IN LAST OUT
The turn of the new millennium marked the beginning of a new phase for O’Neill, with the parallel universes of surf and snow both enjoying unprecedented growth, and the world of action sports in general entering a new era of professionalization. The late Jay Moriarity Throughout the 2000’s, Team O’Neill continued to play a key part in mapping the trajectory of the brand. From the very...