..:: LEGENDS ::..
I feature people that are influential in the world of art and design on this blog all the time.
But I have to say none have been more influential to me personally then this guy.
Jim Phillips. The guy is seriously a god to me. I basically got into skateboarding for the graphics of the decks. I didn't realize until much later, that pretty much all of the graphics I liked was from Jim Phillips. If you don't know his work, your missing out. Look here, for just a taste.
Honestly, I could go on for ever about how much I love this guys work, but you would get bored. Instead, go look at his stuff.
In fact, While looking for stuff, I got so distracted by images from my youth, that I am going to go. I have eBay to search!