Thursday, December 11, 2014
Ken was an East Coast vert power and was pro for Brand X. He started getting more into art and painting in the early 1990s. There has been graphic design work for Scum, Gouge, Hell, and of course XXX. He currently tattoos people in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The late Bernie Tostenson founded Brand X in 1983. He was the artist who created several iconic graphics for Sims before moving on to start his own company. Brand X changed to XXX in 1989. The Brand X team included a few notable riders. Transworld staffers John Dettman and Britt Parrott were sponsored by the X. Chuck Treece of McRad fame was on the team. Dave Crabb, Rob Mertz, and Circle A founder Bob Schmelzer were pros in the late 1980s. Future G & S pro Bill Tocco was also on team. Other riders included Dan Tag, Sean Goff, Jeff Croteau, Scott Collins, and Chris May.
Thanks to Skately for having older Brand X ads in the library.
Geoff Graham snapped the photo.
Transworld - August 1989 Volume 7 Number 4