Lodge Artist, Martin “Mander” Ander
Where do you currently live and where are you from ?
From Stockholm, Living in Gnesta, south of Stockholm
Tell us a little bit about your past ?
Born in 1976, skateboarding since 1985, freelance illustrator since 2000.
Why skateboarding ? How did it start for you ?
Why? It looked cool. Got my first board from grandma, a plastic board that said “skateboard” on top. rode that for two years, then got a real board, met some likeminded people and i got involved in the Stockholm skate scene in 87.
What size set up, wheels & trucks do you currently ride ?
Flip Majerus deck, indys and Spitfires. Sizes varies. mounted with Forged Ironware of course.
Do you have any setup rituals, we need to know about ?
Always do grip and sticker jobs. need to know the front and back on my board.
Any sponsors ?
Nope, but i get free stuff from clients anyway.
What kind of skateboarding do you prefer ?
Street, Stationary tricks on non waxed curbs. Haha.
Do you have a skate spot in your home town you can recommend ?
I live in Gnesta. But we do have two spots, but nothing worth travelling here for.
Who is your favorite skateboarders ?
Everyone is so good these days so i stick to saying Natas.
School, work, not working or other occupation ?
Freelance illustrator, graphic designer and artist.
How is a normal day looking for you ?
Breakfast, getting kids to school, working, cooking, hanging out with the falmily, work on some project, fall asleep on the sofa in front of South Park.
Tell us how a good long weekend is looking for you
Going swimming, going skating, checking out some art opening, beers and pizza with friends.
Any new projects or missions 2018, you wanna talk about ?
Just finishing up everything i have going on.
What are you planing for this Fall and winter 2018-19 ?
Ive got a collab with RVCA coming out in 2019, maybe do an art show abroad.
Who are you hanging out with at the moment ?
Last country you visited ? and what happened there ?
i was in Athens on a family vacation the other week.
What was the last gnarly thing you witnessed ?
The traffic in Athens
What was the last item you bought ?
What do you do besides skateboarding, do you have other hobbies, other interests ?
Drawing and swimming in lakes.
What is your to go to restaurant, you wanna share ?
Any pizza or indian food will do.
When you cook food, what do you cook ?
Veggie burgers, Veggie burritos, veggie lasagna, and pizza.
Whats your top 3 favorite drinks ?
Beer, water, ginger ale.
How do you see the future of skateboarding ?
Last words, did we miss anything ?
My book, “Ouff! Mander Selected Works” from Dokument Press collects 20 years of my work, including skate graphics, posters, album covers and art. its available world wide. Get your signed copy at Markers N Pens next Saturday.
Check out Manders book release here OUFF BOOK RELEASE