Ride describes Aho’s work as “surreal creations of discontent and nostalgic comedy”.
“Mike Aho’s visual art, film work, and music have come together in recent years to create a cohesive body of work that uses low-fidelity sounds and images to create a world of discontent and surreality that is overgrown with people, dying foliage, and nostalgic comedy. As a commercial artist, he is currently the Art Director of Marketing for Volcom Clothing and has worked with Drag City Records, Matador Records, Transworld Skateboard Magazine, and Roger Skateboards. Aho’s music project ((sounder)), featuring Jesse Lee and Tom Hoff from the american analog set, has released 2 LPs and 3 EPs, which received praise from NPR and MTV.com…among many others. He is the co-creator, writer, and director for the cult-status surrealist comedy ‘The Internet Shack’ for Thrasher Magazine. Aho has animated/directed videos for Bonnie Prince Billy, The Entrance Band, Mando Diao, and Royal Trux.
The release of the DH2.6 marks the nearing end of the Limited Edition Artist Series era. The DH2.7, which…will be revealed on November 1st, will be Ride’s final DH limited graphic release.
Here are two 30-second video clips featuring the artwork that appears on the Limited DH2.6:
"The Internet Shack" > ((sounder)) > BuySnow.com > DH2.6 > Drag City Records > Mando Diao > Matador Records > Mike Aho > MTV > NPR > Ride > Roger Skateboards > the american analog set > The Entrance Band > Thrasher Magazine > TransWorld Skate > Volcom