Essentials: D3STRUCTO – Gary Parkin
ARTIST & FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DESTRUCTO TRUCKS AND SPEED METAL
In our latest Essentials piece we linked with Gary Parkin, better known as D3STRUCTO, to showcase a few personal items that are typically in tote through his day-to-day doings. Spending much of his early years immersed in art and skateboarding, D3STRUCTO eventually studied art and design at Brighton College in England. After graduation he relocated to Southern California in 1995 to combine his childhood passions and recently attained education landing a job in the creative skateboard industry. Motivated by the positive change skateboarding can bring about, the aspiring visionary later founded Destructo Trucks, Speed Metal Performance Parts and his newest project, Juggernaut Distribution – an avenue for the aformentioned brands. With successful venture one after the other since his entrance in product design, it is without a doubt that D3STRUCTO is just warming up and we’ll likely see much more from this passionate creative.
Photography: Brandon Shigeta/HYPEBEAST