Per Billabong’s most recent partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation, we at Kona Surf Company pay tribute to Andy Warhol for popularizing silk screen printing, and we continue his legacy of screen printing as a form of art on a daily basis here in Kona Surf Company Headquarters. Kona Surf Company is a brand dedicated to designing clothes and boards that relate to the artistic standpoints of the surfers in our community, in homage to our culture of living and surfing in a South Jersey coastal shore town.
What first originated in China from 900 – 1200 AD, silk screen printing has become a versatile artistic way of expression in the clothing industry, art world, and now – the surfing community. Kona Surf Company has been using silk screen printing techniques as early as 1975, and we continue to keep the process alive behind the “screens”. Our designs are for the people, and in our case, the people of the Greater Cape May County and South Jersey area. Everything we sell is carefully designed to reflect the stories shared amongst friends, the sessions shared amongst our surf team, and the good times had by all in this area that we call home. We utilize eco-friendly water-based inks and all green chemicals during the screen printing process – safe for the environment, and safe for you to wear.
“We have the Artbox on the boardwalk including pieces from artists all over the County, and most recently some of our local artists like David Macomber, Lou Fermonte and Julian Miller are really starting to make names for themselves,” said Kona Surf Co. Owner, Mike Sciarra. “We are proud of our local artists and we continue to have close ties with our art community here in Cape May County. We at Kona want to continue to have our merchandise reflect the area we live in, and the people we live with – friends, family and surfers alike,” said Mike.
Click here an inside look on how we are reshaping the brand through the use silk printing for our various designs!