ALEX KNOST HAS BEEN EXPERIMENTING WITH SURFING’S SUBCULTURE FOR OVER A DECADE, IMMERSING HIMSELF IN ‘60S AND ‘70S SURFBOARD DESIGN AND A WIDE RANGE OF ARTISTIC MEDIUMS.
He has traveled internationally, creating and exhibiting work in the form of paintings, films and photography, and has recorded and toured with his now-defunct “pop rock group,” Japanese Motors ? a band since replaced by his current group, Tomorrows Tulips, referred to as “lo-fi, minimal, experimental psychedelia” by L.A. Record Magazine. In 2011, after a year spent shaping his own boards, Alex founded his own surfboard label, Brown Microwave Television. He currently continues to create and ride his self-made surfboards, as well as experiment with “outdated or often disregarded” designs.
MUSIC/BANDS YOU LIKE:
“Gentle Thursday” by Music Emporium, “The Butcher” by Leonard Cohen and the album Made in the USA by Sonic Youth. I also love Kim Deal, and the Five Summer Stories soundtrack from Honk. Beat Happening is also groovy.
Russ Short, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Wassily Kandinsky.
HEALTH FOOD OR JUNK FOOD:
SURF TRIPS- COLD CLIMATES OR TROPICAL:
Tropical TUBES OR TURNS: Both