We recently asked our Instagram followers via our story, “Who should be featured next for a Holding It Down?” One of the first suggestions that popped up was Eric Learo. After checking out his page, we quickly recognized his work from his collaborations with the newly founded Stress Skateboards and our friend Jason Carney’s skate shop Slappy’s Garage! Learo doesn’t stick to one particular style of art but all of his pieces contain thought-provoking imagery mixed with an often comedic undertone while still leaving room for personal interpretation. We wanted to get to know the skater behind the pen and caught up with Eric to see how he continues Holding It Down.

“Familiar Faces”
Learo out in the wild.
Photo: Jeff Kennedy
Eric with a fat hardflip on a flat gap.
Photo: Jeff Kennedy

See more work from Eric on Instagram @ericlearo

Buy boards with Eric’s graphics at slappysgaragesd.com and stressskateboards.com.