Whether it’s being used to chill with the homies after a sesh or ease the aches of a slam, marijuana and skateboarding go together like spray paint and grip tape. So it’s no wonder that images of the mighty herb have made their way into skateboarding big time. And capitalizing on the moment, the artist known as Moüse is transforming his love for weed, art and skateboarding into an internationally recognized brand.
Inspired by cartoons, video games, t-shirts and that bright ass neon of the 1980s Moüse got his start fifteen years ago stenciling everything in sight—skateboards, grip tape, shirts, this chick. His work has appeared in the likes of Thrasher Magazine, The Skateboard Mag, Transworld, and Lowcard.
Moüse and his girlfriend and business partner Monika Brunner founded the MoüseMovement and began selling Moüse Grip in 2008. Together they have turned Moüse’s passion into a juggernaut, offering dope shirts and custom hand-painted grip tape from their site. Thanks to Santa Cruz skateboards’ parent company, NHS, you can find Moüse’s shit in just about every legit skateshop around the globe.
The dude has collaborated with DGK, Cliche, Nitro Snowboards and Zero among others. And get this—we hear Silver Surfer Vaporizers are coming out with a signature line of Mouse vapes. Fuckin’ cool, eh?
So we had the opportunity to send Moüse a few questions. And the artist sent back answers in his own hand! How fuckin’ cool is that? Or maybe Moüse was really stoned and had his kid brother scribble down all this shit for him, because…man, take a look at that handwriting, yo?
Disney is evil, just like Google, Fox News and Marijuana Prohibition. Has Disney ever fucked with you for using the name Moüse?
We heard ya say that graphics from the 80s are the shit. What is it about the 80s that appeals to ya?
UPDATE: CONTEST HAS ENDED Moüse kicked down some cool shit to kick down to y’all; an XL shirt and some hand painted Mouse Grip. To enter, leave a comment below. We’ll pick a random winner Friday, March 27 at 4:20 PST. If you live within the USA we’ll pay for the shipping. If you live outside of the USA…sorry, man…you gotta pay the shipping.