Surfing is a way of life - a life that happens both on and off the shore. The second volume in the Surf Shacks series by Matt Titone takes you inside the eclectic homes of surfers around the world and shows you how they pause when not catching a wave.
Many abodes can fall under the label of surf shack: city apartments, cabins nestled next to national parks, or tiny Hawaiian huts. Surf Shacks takes a closer look at surfers’ homes and creative habits. Glimpses of record collections, strolls through backyard gardens, or a peek into a painter’s studio provide insight into the cool, calm, and collected lives of casual surfers around the globe.
From the remote Hawaiian treehouse and converted bus home of the Goodwin family to the Japanese mountain cabin that the founder of Gentemstick, Taro Tamai, calls home, every space has a unique tale. Jamie Smallwood, a sustainable architect, built an off the grid shipping container compound in Byron Bay as a new domicile. The moments that these vibrant personalities spend away from the swell and the froth are both captivating and nuanced.
Through anecdotes and photographs, illustrations and conversations, Surf Shacks Vol. 2 reveals a more personal side to surfing and its eclectic cast of characters.
- Editor: Matt Titone
- Release date: August 2020
- Format: 24 × 28 cm
- Features: Full color, hardcover, 288 pages
- Printed in Germany
- FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified
Matt Titone is a graphic designer from Delaware. Following a stint as a freelance designer and art director in New York City, he moved to Los Angeles in 2006 where he co-founded creative agency ITAL/C Studio and Indoek, an online platform rooted in surf culture and the creative community around it. Indoek’s first Surf Shacks book was published by gestalten in 2017.