Skateboarding videos by Russell Houghten

Amos Oaks Reader Find

By Amos Oaks in Video on Thursday 26 July 2012

Skateboarding is a beautiful form of expression and existence. It truly is a way of life. You fall, you get back up, then you fall again until you succeed. That’s the beauty of it. Russell Houghten is a prime example of skate documentation. His pieces capture the essence of that exhilarating daily experience.

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Video of Ray Barbee skateboarding

Sam Crocket Reader Find

By Sam Crocket in Video on Tuesday 10 July 2012

This video makes me very happy. People talk a lot about how skating can be ‘art’ but too often it descends into competitive jock-like bravado. Ray Barbee has something else going on. His skating is creative and infectious. This video captures a lot of what makes skateboarding important to me.

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Incredible video of Kilian Martin skateboarding

Matthew Reid Reader Find

By Matthew Reid in Video on Thursday 28 June 2012

Who doesn’t enjoy watching skateboarding videos? Kilian Martin skateboarding is like watching a dancer whose movements are best described by their fluidness.

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The Skartorialist: a skater blog devoted to skater boys

Rani Nugraha Reader Find

By Rani Nugraha in Cool Websites on Friday 25 May 2012

Somewhere not that deep inside of me, there’s a fifteen year old girl who loves Blink 182, Airwalk treads and a guy called Bernard who hung out with his cargos around the plump rounds of his backside at the half-pipe around the corner from the footy field. In fact, that girl is now sitting in front of her Macbook with huge puppy eyes and swooning all the way back to 1997 with a new blog called The Skartorialist: The Sartorialist equivalent of skater boys from around the globe. The creation of London-based commercial and editorial photographer, Sam Ashley, it should also be known as ‘Painfully cute and perve-worthy lads around the world holding decks’.

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Radlands Clothing

Keith Greiman Reader Find

By Keith Greiman in New Fashion on Friday 18 May 2012

If you are looking for something hip to wear next time you drop your peyote tab and head into the desert, then Radlands has you covered. Their fine apparel is as much for the rap listening shaman as it is for the skateboarding Jim Morrison type. Turn on, tune in, look stylish.

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Photos of skateboarding in New York in 1960

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Thursday 1 March 2012

Having spent five years living in New York, I can attest from first hand perspective that the city has a definite mysticism that just translates so well to film. These old school shots of kids cruising the streets on old school skateboards remind me of how little has actually changed in the city over the 53 years since the photos were taken by Bill Eppridge for LIFE magazine.

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Hockern: the new German sport of Extreme Sitting

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By Nini Baseema in New Trends on Tuesday 31 January 2012

Breakdance and skateboarding are from yesteryear: Hockern is the new trend sport on the streets these days. The origins of Hockern can be traced back to the German coast city of Kiel, where people with too much time on their hands and not much interest in breaking their bones invented a few tricks that have […]

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Organic Anagram Industries skateboard deck

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By Dennis Joyce in New Products on Thursday 23 December 2010

Even though it is made for the streets, the new Organic Anagram Industries skateboard also makes great art for the walls. Made in the UK with Canadian wood, the illustration includes a lot of details and the vivid colours work great. Lovely.

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Endless Summer Forever: photos by Phil Jackson

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By Narrw Sprrw in New Photography on Friday 5 November 2010

Phil Jackson is a semi-nomadic skateboarder, artist and documentary photographer. Still shooting film and making zines he’s everything you like about Larry Clark or Nan Goldin, but with more hopping fences to skate pools and much less heroin addiction and domestic abuse.

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The SkipWaste project

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Thursday 29 April 2010

Conceptual designer Oliver Bishop-Young has reclaimed urban dumpsters for the benefit of the community with his ongoing series, The SkipWaste project — he has created a skateboard ramp, a flower bed, a swimming pool, and even a homely living room, complete with lamp and retro TV.

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Skateboarding.3D book giveaway

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 17 December 2009

Our friends over at the photography website, Feature Shoot, are giving away three copies of the stunning book, SKATEBOARDING.3D, which features three dimensional images of some of the finest young skaters on the scene. And let me tell you, viewing the photos through the supplied glasses is a trip! The book is the work of […]

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The Grind 2.0

John Malloy Reader Find

By John Malloy in New Events on Monday 6 October 2008

The Grind 2.0, a charity auction show to fund construction of the Swift-Cantrell Skatepark in Atlanta, opens on Friday, October 10 at Atlanta’s The Rabbit Hole Gallery.

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Good Wood: The Art of Skateboards

Fernanda Cohen Reader Find

By Fernanda Cohen in New Events on Friday 25 July 2008

Andrew Davis (from AWWSWEET, a curating agency) has done it again: his second skateboard art show has made it all the way from Detroit to the Brooklyn-based art space, Third Ward. Inspired by the documentary feature film Beautiful Losers, which focuses on the subcultures of skateboarding and graffiti, Good Wood brings together 45 different artists who’ve designed a stunning selection of decks. Styles range from collage, graffiti, acrylic, oil, ink, silkscreen and photography to sculpture. Some of the big players in the show include Chuck Anderson, Nathan Fox, Leo Espinosa, and myself, amongst many others.

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Wild in the Streets

Joy Andrada Reader Find

By Joy Andrada in New Events on Saturday 21 June 2008

Skateboarding has always been a group activity, friends coming together to skate, hang out and show off tricks. Tomorrow at the worldwide Wild in the Streets event, skaters come out from the woodwork to skate with friends and take back the streets.

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