Hurley + Cryptik Phantom Boardshort

The artist takes his complex, inspired designs to the world of swim apparel

For years now, graffiti and street artist Cryptik has placed his philosophically-driven, ornate works within public spaces around California. Further, he has sought to spearhead a greater movement with his pieces, encouraging viewers to gaze further into refreshing takes on iconic imagery and pull forth his global religious, cultural and linguistic references. A long time admirer of the LA-based creator, Hurley‘s Creative Director Ryan Hurley …

Phantom Protect

Outerwear born from the ocean

Predominately known for their surf gear and board shorts, Hurley—a company founded in 1979 in Costa Mesa—has had a huge hand in defining Southern California’s beach culture. These days it’s Ryan Hurley, son of the brand’s original founder, who acts as the company’s VP of design. In his role, he recently launched Phantom Protect, a line of outerwear inspired by all things water. With firsthand …