Skatething/THG/スケシン/etc is a graphic designer and Ura-hara icon. Throughout the 1980s he became involved with the skateboarding and hardcore scenes in which he’d meet Hiroshi Fujiwara. By 1989 they’d begun working on Fujiwara’s first brand GOODENOUGH to streamline fashion consciousness and streetwear. When Nigo began launching A BATHING APE in 1992 SK8THING jumped on board, and by 1996 had become a vital part of NOWHERE. SK8THING continues to design for brands like Bounty Hunter, UNDERCOVER, Neighborhood, HUMAN MADE, W-taps, T-19, and countless others. His newest venture is with Hishi and Toby Feltwell on their brand Cav Empt/C.E. Yet SKATETHING remains an integral mysterious and charming character in a seemingly overwrought scene, continuously giving brands eccentric pop aesthetics.
Sk8thing at Honeyee blog
Skatehing at Traverse Tokyo artist blog