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These very stationary sculptures are made from some previously very active skateboards

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 25 February 2015

Where do skateboards go after they retire? Well, if you’re a skateboarding enthusiast like 37-year-old Tokyo-based artist Haroshi, you make beautiful sculptures from the huge pile of decks and broken parts you amassed over the years.

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Plant Deck: a skateboard completely made out of tree bark

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 6 January 2015

This gives a whole new meaning to the term, ‘face plant’. Paris-based artist and designer Christophe Guinet, also known as Mr. Plant, created this skateboard out of a panel of tree bark. Called ‘Natural Skateboarding’, the 32” bark-based deck was born out of Guinet’s childhood fascination with trees, grass, and seeds.

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A skate revival has hit Hungary, and it’s all on film

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Film on Thursday 19 June 2014

A revolution is rising on the streets of Budapest. In partnership with Vodafone, the industrious skateboarder Balazs Jassek has created a film to combat the inactivity of youth in Hungary, swinging the social media spotlight on to the beginnings of a skate revolution in Hungary.

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Shades salvaged from skateboards

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Monday 14 April 2014

Wow, skateboarding-loving duo Jon Winfrey and Ryan Vecchiarelli, the guys behind Colorado-based operation Eqo Optics, actually salvage old and battered skateboards to give them a second stab at life in the form of polished colorful sunnies with glare-free polarized lenses. Too cool for words.

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Skateistan: Combining skateboards with education in Afghanistan

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Sunday 2 February 2014

Using skateboards as a ‘tool for empowering youth,’ Skateistan is not your ordinary non-profit program in Afghanistan. For starters, Skateistan works with kids aged 5 to 18, focusing especially on girls and working children to give them better opportunities in education, leadership and friendship.

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Ethioskate project builds the first skate park in Ethiopian history

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By Caitlin Sullivan in Cool Travel on Thursday 3 October 2013

In Ethiopia, the Ethioskate project is using skateboarding as a tool for motivating young boys and girls aged six to nineteen in a rough community. The project inspires the local kids to be whatever they dream of becoming, using skateboarding to focus them away from the draw of drugs and crime in Addis Ababa’s Intoto […]

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Dusters California x The Doors Skateboard collaboration

Didu Losso Contributor

By Didu Losso in New Design on Wednesday 7 August 2013

The 1967 debut of The Doors changed much more than the popular music scene. The genre-defying band and its music helped transform youth lifestyle and usher in the rebellious counterculture that came to define the late ’60s.

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Lives and Levels: an independent skate company

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By Ben Ashton-Bell in Cool Websites on Wednesday 13 March 2013

Lives and Levels is my independent skate company based in Sheffield, England, passionate about skateboarding, great design, and quality products. The name Lives and Levels comes from when my brother and I were kids and we’d play video games – mostly Mega Drive back then. We’d take it in turns based on lives and levels […]

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Thom: A Portrait of Modern Youth in Australia

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Film on Tuesday 29 January 2013

‘Success is striking a balance between art and commerce’. This is the line that starts Riley Blakeway’s debut film, Thom: A Portrait of Modern Youth, a fitting line considering the subject matter. Thom is a teenager from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, who works as a concreter and enjoys surfing and skateboarding. For Thom (and […]

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Blood of the Young: a photo zine out of Canada

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By The Heavy Collective in New Photography on Saturday 22 December 2012

Blood of The Young is a contemporary photography site and independent publishing house based in Toronto, Canada. Straight up bad boys with a heavy focus on skateboarding, graffiti and handmade goods. They feature and collaborate with artists like Ed Templeton, Alana Paterson and Dan Wilton.

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The Bones Brigade: Skater angst documented from the 80s

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By Angela Datre in New Film on Thursday 6 December 2012

Skateboarder and documentary filmmaker Stacey Peralta’s new film tells the story of The Bones Brigade, the 1980s skate team he created. The team featured a young Tony Hawk, along with other legends like Steve Caballero and Rodney Mullen, and went on to change the way people looked at skateboarding forever.

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New photography by Liam Dobbin

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By Liam Dobbin in New Photography on Wednesday 24 October 2012

is inspired by the photography of Ryan Mcginley, Nan Goldin, Alex Prager and William Eggleston. I spend my time collecting zines from other photographers I admire. Photography found me when I was skateboarding and met a bunch of creative individuals in high school who had similar interests and showed me a film camera one day. I was immediately hooked on that. I still prefer film over digital but it gets really pricey.

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Hugh Holland’s iconic skateboard photography

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By Matt from The Invincible Summer in New Photography on Wednesday 24 October 2012

Before street skating took off in America’s east coast, the mecca of skateboarding was Southern California. Starting in 1975, a young photographer named Hugh Holland captured what is now possibly the greatest collection of images of that era, featuring empty swimming pools used as skate bowls, the Venice and Huntington Beach boulevards, and suburban streets – all set against the Southern Californian sun.

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Skateboard photography by Heverton Ribeiro

Didu Losso Contributor

By Didu Losso in New Photography on Tuesday 9 October 2012

Skateboard photography is not an easy art. First of all, it’s essential to know a lot about the subject. Only then can one elect the perfect fraction of a second on a trick that deserves to be shown to millions of skateboarding fanatics. Heverton Ribeiro lives between California and Brazil, photographing the world’s most respected skaters, such as Bob Burnquist, Christian Hosoi, Rodrigo TX, Rob Gonzales, Danny Way, Eric Koston, and Daewon Song, among others. There is a very long distance between being one of the rest and one of the best.

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Kilian Martin: Altered Route

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By Jessica Lawton in Video on Wednesday 15 August 2012

Skateboarding hero Kilian Martin is simply killin’ it in his new skate video, Kilian Martin: Altered Route.

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