Made from bamboo and emitting a stealthy hum, Evolve’s electric skateboards are making serious waves on the world’s skate scene. Born out of a passion for surfing, snowboarding and all things carving, Evolve’s lightweight skateboards utilise a longboard design and optimised electric motor to achieve maximum cruise control. They’ve been three years in the making […]
MapleXO makes jewelry and products using recycled skateboards. Don’t you wish you thought of that? The company breathes life into dead boards on a daily basis. Yup, recycling at its best.
Who doesn’t like beautiful babes beautifully shot? The Parisian blog, Popflys, is full of trendy fashion, skateboard, and art posts, but what really catches eyes is the Babes section of the website. Here, creator Andrew Rutledge, takes time to give the viewers (as well as himself) a much needed Babe Break, in which he photo-dumps […]
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.
Buenos Aires-based Skate Guitar duo Ezequiel Galasso and Gianfranco de Gennaro take used skateboards to the great gig in the sky by repurposing skate decks as guitars. Colorful, and sounds good too. Sweet.
Ever since I first saw some of ROA’s impressive pieces of art all over east London, I just can’t get enough of him. ROA has now designed three limited-edition skateboards for the Sk8room, which are available via their website. And if that wasn’t enough yet, the generous people from Sk8room will donate 20% of profits to Skateistan.
We recently found out about this guy during our last visit to Asheville. Andy Herod uses “children’s book” type images with a lot more detail and geometric patterns. His pieces have very colourful pencil details.
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.
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.
Mike Corbett, aka Maccy, is a proper hip-hop don whom I had the pleasure of living with many years back in a (chaotic) share-house in Australia. Whilst his epic t-shirt, tape and toy collections are gold dust in themselves, it’s all about the collectable skateboard decks this time around. Maccy D’s even commissioned one himself from artist Mark Drew, a collection of his favourite album cassettes stacked on top of each other. This collection was recently updated with the Beastie Boys signed one ’5 Boroughs’ deck, done before MCA’s passing.
Hailing from London, this young skateboarding company has been making name for itself over the past two years. With an aesthetic that is a homage to the 90s, Palace is backed by some of the greats, such as Slam City Skates, Supreme and The Hideout.
After three years of traveling and shooting skaters at parks, sidewalks and on the streets, the Skater: Portraits by Nikki Toole show is on now at The National Portrait Gallery of Australia, running until May 2. It will then move onto Geelong Gallery for three months in July and tour around Australia after that.
The Infectious design community creates cool device skins, adhesive wall art, and car decals, using the talents of artists such as Dalek, Tara McPherson, Shag and Junko Mizuno, among many others. To celebrate their new status as the home for Skate Deck Design Community, Popdeck, they are currently holding a contest to design the first five decks to be added to the Infectious catalog. There’s no theme and first place prize wins a recession-friendly $1000. Sweet.
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.
Some of the things artist Jan Willem Wennekes likes are critters, monsters, colour, simplicity, complexity, sketchbooks, street-art, skateboards, fairtrade, music, coffee, t-shirts, boardsports and philosophy. He studied the latter before deciding to take up illustrative design and his one-man studio, Zeptonn Lab, has a clear signature style which is creatively applied to design t-shirts, posters, […]