“The Cube suffered a pretty big blow to the heart yesterday. It is so heartbreaking to comprehend, let alone acknowledge, that our friend Moish Brenman, passed away in his sleep. For those of you who that didn’t know, Moish was Consolidated’s first artist that was so integral in starting us on this journey. We look around this place and see Moish in every nook and cranny. Fuck… the Cube logo was his brainchild! Among many other things, he was such a huge part of getting the Don’t Do It campaign off the ground back in ’97, he created a brochure called The Plan, which was a step by step guide on how to get a public park built in your town back in the nineties….and his artwork? On a whole nother level…he could draw like no other! You were a crazy genius that loved life and knew how to laugh and make others laugh. Life can fuckin suck sometimes, and this is one of those times. We’ll never forget you and will always love you, Moish. Keep everybody laughing up there, and save some room for us, would ya? ” – Consolidated Skateboards
Some of Moish’s artwork he did for Consolidated Skateboards:
“Consolidated ad in 1997 with Moish, Aaron ‘Bro’ Clark, and Dave Nelson. I thought up the idea for an ad as I was driving over Hwy 17 coming from SF. I layed down my idea to Moish, and it was on. The best part is; I wanted Moish to wear a wrestling outfit, which he actually just happened to have!!! I was like holy shit, you just happened to have a fucking wrestling outfit? And the rest we just winged it and this is what we ended up with. It was used in the ‘Grenade!’ Skate/Rock video.” – Pete Koff
Consolidated Tough 1997 ad from PK on Vimeo.
Moish, Bro, Dave Nelson.
Shot/Directed by Pete Koff
Moish is definitely one of the good ones. Everything he did, he did 100%. It was such a pleasure to know him and see him around San Francisco.
Man this super bums me out. We were not close but lived 3 houses down the street. We had mutual friends from way back. Both lived motorcycles. Was supposed to take him on the boat but we never had time. Super sad right now. God speed