Tuesday, March 31, 2009

adidas Originals - Simpsons House Party Parody

UK television channel Sky1 has produced a parody of the Celebrate Originality “House Party” spot by adidas Originals, to promote the Simpsons. Definitely worth checking out.

RAW Spring/Summer 2009

RAW has just released some looks at their Spring/Summer 2009 collection. This includes decks and softgoods from both RAW and RAW Private Stock. As per RAW’s steez, the designs are simple, to the point and all about skating. The S/S ‘09 collection is available now at select retailers and will also be available at RAW’s new Assemble & Conquer concept store at 1152 Broadway in Somerville Massachusetts in May.

Bud Light Lime Commercial

Now that nobody has any dough, they are turning to skating to sell shit? Seems a little weird for sure but it doesn’t mean that its not pretty damn entertaining. Peep this bugged out video of a skateboarding lime done by Ty Evans, the same dude that did the Burnquist Nestle ad. You can’t front, the lime kinda kills it… but he’s pushing mongo. Definitely WTF. Via Skate and Annoy.

Borja Bonaque Cityscape Decks

Spanish illustrator, Borja Bonaque has produced a set of skateboards decks using her unique style of retro cityscape illustration. No word on when or if these will be available for purchase but they sure are dope. Via NotCot.

Vans & Fuel Games Present: Pool Service - 3D iPhone Skate Game

Gamers looking for the ultimate skate experience for iPhone and iPod touch can stop their quest as Vans and Fuel Games release Vans SK8: Pool Service, a 3D skate game, which retails for $4.99.

etnies Rap | The Reincarnation of a Skateboarding Classic

Coming from the first skateboarder-owned footwear company, the etnies Rap was ahead of its time, a classic skate shoe like nothing else on the market at the time. Originally produced in three colorways, the kicks were some of the hottest joints within the skate culture. With the scene now as technologically sound as ever, etnies looks to bring back the Rap model in 2009 with the addition of several technical upgrades including vulcanized soles alongside mid/low cut models. Always insightful, this latest video from etnies showcases key inflencers including Sal Barbier, Natas Kaupas, founder Pierre Andre Senizergues and the always pleasurable VP Don Brown. Check it out!

Nike SB x Supreme Bruin Collection

News recently surfaced about this compelling collaboration between Supreme and the skateboarding section of Nike. The final outcome is more than comprehensive with 4 interesting colorways that depict Supreme of the much liked Bruin sneaker. Set to release in April 16 this is a very exciting time for fiends of both labels with the “World Famous” slogan in full effect.

“Dead Pixel in Google Earth”

Here’s a humorous work of art by Helmut Smits. Titled “Dead Pixel in Google Earth”, the photo shows a 82 x 82 cm burned square, the size of one pixel from an altitude of 1 km.

And don't be stupid, you cannot find this so-called pixel in Google Earth, it is a conceptual piece of art!

Damien Hirst for Supreme

With the imminent release of the highly anticipated collection of decks Damien Hirst has compiled for Supreme, the two have come together to create a great small video. Hirst, who has created his work based on his renown spin paintings made at random on a spinning circular surface, and his now iconic, graphic Spot paintings that depict rows of randomly-colored circles. This week, Supreme will release the three decks designed by Damien Hirst on April 2 in the States and April 4 in Japan, so in the meantime check out the video here.

Etnies Sean Malto RVL Pro Model

Here’s a look at Sean Malto’s new Etnies pro model, the RVL (Rap Vulc Low). Taking inspiration from Kansas City, the shoe comes in a nice Blue/White suede colorway and features “Malto” embroidered on the side. Look for these at your local skate shop now.

Alien Workshop | Habitat S/S 2009 Catalog

Get a look at all the new decks, tees, and wheels from Alien Workshop and Habitat in the new DNA Distribution Spring/Summer ‘09 Catalog. Click HERE to view the flip-book catalog and check for the goods at your local skate shop. And if you havne’t copped Mind Field yet, go grab it now!

Fresh Artwork from Klone

Legendary Tel Aviv, Israel based artist Klone just sent us over his latest work- all done in the studio rather than his common use of the streets.

Mexico City’s DSR Crew "Buscando a Morfeo (Looking for Morpheus)" Exhibition

Mexico City’s DSR Crew (Jenka, Mokre, Mookiena, Nández, Saner, and Zhon) presents a solo exhibition in Velasco Gallery, INBA, titled Buscando a Morfeo (Looking for Morpheus).

Buscando a Morfeo (Looking for Morpheus) explores dreams through the eyes of DSR collective. After a 6-month period of documentation, in which the members wrote down each one of their dreams, the results are lucid graphics- images that go from the surreal to the inner psyche, from the individual to the collective.

The show presents an audio and plastic installation where people will be able to be part of this grand Morpheus filled with dreams and nightmares.

Book Review: "Protest Graffiti Mexico: Oaxaca"

In October 2006, Mexican state police opened fire on protestors and media outlets in Oaxaca, killing several people. The violence focused the world spotlight on the initial problem: local teachers’ demands for better pay and working conditions.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Beastie Boys - Root Down

10Deep 2009 Spring “Nineteen Ninety-Now” Collection

Today we can give you a detailed look at the first delivery of the 10Deep Spring 2009 Collection. 10Deep has been around for much longer than most other brands in the market and somehow they have managed to become widely known, without being over-exposed. It’s a difficult task that many others did not manage.

JR Visits Delhi India

JR continues his 28mm project around the globe this week as he journeys into Delhi, India. Turning the streets into his personal gallery pasting his monochromatic women portraits on walls around the city. Some brilliant imagery have been uploaded on to his visual diary. Take a look below.

Dripping with KRINK

Some people may still not be familar with KR's work, this documentary looks at the artists history and will allow you to understand his work better, for those who have been fans of the legendary artist for sometime, its a great insight into the conceptual thinking of Craig Costello.


Vans Book: Video Chapters

Mark June 1st on your calendars as Vans readies for the release of a very special book. Outlining one of the most iconic skate and lifestyle brands around, Vans’ history surely leaves no shortage of educational and cultural gems. In a ramp-up to the release, a series of videos have been created covering various aspects of the book. Among the initial videos include Birth of Icons which documents some of Vans’ early history and a video on the notable Steve Caballero and his effect on the skate world. As mentioned, the book drops June 1st with the videos available for viewing at Vans.com/VansBook.

Ryan McGinness ‘Works’ At Deitch Projects

Ryan McGinness put his latest exhibition of works on display at Deitch Projects titled, respectively, ‘Works’. The graphic artist turned new fine artists phenomenon has worked in an array of different media from his trademark heavily layered silk-screened icon paintings to fluid graphic sculptures in a dazzling spectrum of color and fluid form. Always a feast for the eyes, Ryan McGinness continues to grow, expand and deliver each time. Have a look.

FRAT x mita sneakers x New Balance MT576S Bamboo Rake

Combining the upper of one of New Balance’s favorites, the 576 and the midsole of a cult-classic MT580, the latest franken-sneaker to emerge out of New Balance is the MT576S. The shoe created as a collaborative effort between FRAT and mita sneakers features a number of noteworthy features. A glow-in-the-dark upper features various embroideries on the heel and tongue area as well as a mesh forefoot midsole. Available at mita on April 4th, 2009.

No Pattern By Chuck Anderson

One of our favorite artists, Chuck Anderson, has once again released a new print. As usual, the artist applied his light techniques also on the new print. It is now available at NP & CO.

Dave MacDowell “The Sins of Atticus Finch”

Dave MacDowell’s “The Sins of Atticus Finch” exhibition at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles, and now, here is a look at what was on display this past weekend. He does some phenomenal work and it is great to see his name getting out there more.

“Died Young, Stayed Pretty” A Movie About Rock Posters

Died Young, Stayed Pretty is a candid look at the underground poster culture in North America. This unique documentary examines the creative spirit that drives these indie graphic artists. They pick through the dregs of America’s schizophrenic culture and piece them back together. What you end up with is a caricature of the black and bloated heart that pulses greed through the US economy. The artists push further into the pulp to grab the attention of passersby, plastering art that’s both vulgar and intensely visceral onto the gnarled surfaces of the urban landscape. The film gives us intimate look at some of the giants of this modern subculture. Outside of their own circle, they’re virtually unknown. But within their ranks they make up an army of bareknuckle brawlers, publicly arguing the aesthetic merits of octopus imagery and hairy 70s porn stars. They’ve created their own visual language for describing the spotty underbelly of western civilization and they’re not shy about throwing it in the face of polite society. Along the way, they manage to create posters that are strikingly obscene, unflinchingly blasphemous and often quite beautiful. Yaghoobian shows these artists for what they are: the vivisectionists of America’s morbidly obese consumer culture.

Friday, March 27, 2009

We’ve seen the official movie poster and awesome still photos, now we finally have the “Where the Wild Things Are” Movie Trailer. We have to commend the song choice - acoustic version of “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire. It was also reported that Karen O from the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs is wrote much of the soundtrack. Should be interesting. Set to release in the U.S. October 19th 2009.

Maurice Sendak’s classic book comes to the big screen in an adventure tale for every generation. “Where the Wild Things Are” follows the adventure of Max (Max Records), a mischievous young boy who is sent to his room after rebelling against his mother (Catherine Keener). Max’s imagination is free to roam, and it soon transports him to a thriving forest bordering a vast sea. Delighted, he sets sail for the land of the Wild Things, where mischief reigns and Max rules. In bringing this imaginative fantasy to life, Jonze leads a team of filmmakers incorporating the most dynamic elements of voice performance, live-action puppetry and computer animation.

RockersNYC 2009 Spring/Summer “The Church of the Rad Mind” Collection

The good folks at RockersNYC give us a look into their latest collection for Spring/Summer 2009 entitled “The Church of the Rad Mind”. The lineup comes in the form of a video, taking us on a musical roller coaster as they put it best:

We took our cut & sew to the heights of Kilimanjaro and back down to the streets of the Lower East Side. We went deeper than awesome and put together a collection of tees that speak to the radness in us all!

Mexico’s Drug War Photographs

Boston.com’s The Big Picture column gives us a look at the current drug war in Mexico, which has been recently escalating and spilling into the U.S. Pictured above is a load of seized ammunition found on suspected gangs member at an airport. Get a look a few more photos below and view the rest HERE.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Hundreds SF - A Look Inside

For all of you who never had the opportunity to get a look inside The Hundreds new San Francisco store, Bobby put together a short vid so you can get acquainted better. Get a nice in-store look and take a trip out to Cali sometime to see it THSF first-person.

Vans Spring ‘09 Authentic

Vans affordable, go-to spring/summer shoe, the Authentic, makes a return in four fresh colors - Green (above), Blue, Orange, and Pink. The shoes also feature striped and gringham-print linings. Nice. Looks for these at a Vans retailer near you.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Let me start off by saying, NO FUTURE FOR ALL. however, you've been making me feel a bit down lately. Not in the way you may think either, we like the articles about drugs, war, prison and disease. And we still on it. hold on, lets get this right with our 08 NO FUTURE ARTIST, you'll know what the No Future life is!! coming soon !!

Illegal Life with Peg Leg

New York’s aesthetically innovative Peg Leg is the subject of CONTRIBUTING EDITOR’s latest spread. The brand participates in some candid questions while the imagery comes courtesy of a brightly themed paint session over several pages. The whole feature can be read over at CONTRIBUTING EDITOR.

Dead Prez - Hip Hop

DP's got that crazy shit

“Where the Wild Things Are” Still Photos

We hit you with the official movie poster from the upcoming Spike Jonze book-turned-flick “Where the Wild Things Are”, now we have some still photographs from the set that really capture the feel of the movie. Check a few highlights below then head over to USA Today to view them all. The movie is set to drop October 19th, 2009.


Plan B Sean Sheffey Graphic

Plan B would re-release beloved skate pioneer Sean Sheffey’s Monkey graphic deck. We just wanted to give you all a heads up that the decks are shipping now and should be hitting your local skate shop. All proceeds will go to Sheffey.

‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Movie Poster

We’ve seen Girl decks featuring the monsters from the upcoming Spike Jonze flick “Where the Wild Things Are”, now we have the official movie poster.

Benny Gold “Stay Gold” Glider Plane Candle

The Hundreds leaked images of Benny Gold’s candle and people bombarded him with questions. So BG decided to reveal the candle to put the rumors to rest. Remember the fragile balsa wood glider planes that you played with as a kid? Well, Benny Gold took his classic “Stay Gold” plane logo and transformed into one of those glider planes, the only difference being the plane is made of wax, not wood! The “Stay Gold” Glider Plane Candle will come packed as separate pieces, and just the like balsa wood planes, you have to put it together yourself. But instead of flying it, you stand it on it’s tail and light the top. Catch more images below and stay tuned for info on release.

Vans Syndicate x Eric Dressen Half-Cab

ALIFE x Levi’s 501 Zippos

We have another cool item from Alife, an ALIFE x Levi’s 501 Zippo. It comes in five colors - Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, and Orange - and goes for $50. Order one now, these won’t be around for long.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

“Where the Wild Things Are” Skate Decks by Girl

Girl Skateboards will be dropping a special collection of decks from Spike Jonze upcoming flick “Where the Wild Things Are”.

DQM Spring 2009 T-Shirts

Dave’s Quality Meat brings us their Spring ‘09 T-Shirts. All available in a variety of colorways, the shirts feature tough statements and, of course, unabashed NYC love.

Dave’s Quality Meat
7 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-7551

“Go Skateboarding Day” Artwork by Steve Caballero

The first day of summer, June 21st, is one of the most recognized days for skaters - it’s Go Skateboarding Day! Even those who haven’t skated in a while are beckoned by their skate homies to take some time out and hit some spots. For this year’s Go Skateboarding Day, the IASC (International Association of Skateboard Companies) commissioned none other than Steve Caballero to do the artwork for their campaign posters and t-shirts.

Todd Bratrud x CLOUT Magazine Issue No. 11

The artwork of legendary skateboard artist Todd Bratrud makes the cover of CLOUT Magazine’s latest issue (No.11). Alongside the special issue, CLOUT produced a run of 50 limited edition t-shirts baring the cover art Bay Area-style. Issue 11 and tee are now available via Cloutonline.com.

Special Others

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Steve Cabarello on the Vans Half Cab

Legendary skate pro Steve Caballero sat down to chat about the evolution of his signature sneaker lineup with Vans. Mostly interesting is the transformation from the original full cab into the now iconic half cab silhouette. Steve also mentions his favorite colorway and how the half cab came about. Check it out at mashKULTURE.

10Deep Spring 2009 Lookbook

Huf Spring 2009 Caps

Huf has always been known for their strong cap line-up. The brand understands the mix of branding and choice of materials and has always managed to create classics, rather than going over board.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Vans Sk8 Hi Patent Leather Pack

As part of the Vans Spring/Summer 2009 Collection, the Sk8 Hi comes in four bright patent leather options. Each Sk8 Hi features several colors on the upper, all coming in patent leather. The pack is now available at ABC-Mart.

Skating In Bubbles : Burnquist Aero Chocolate Bar Spot

Nestlé Aero chocolate bar has produced a new advertising spot. The chocolate bar is filled with bubbles of air and that has been translated into a pool skate session. Definitely a pretty cool commercial.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Movies: Baraka - A World Beyond Words

To some of you Ron Fricke’s visual pleasure Baraka might be old news. However me personally I could never get sick of watching this film as it showcases mans destruction to the world in a surreal way. If smoking reefer is your thing take a suggestion and light one up throw on Baraka and let the movie guide your way- thank me later. Watch parts 1-10 here.


IPATH have always released some very innovative models, and they are back again with the release of the Roots Pack which feature 3 very awesome looking profiles. This pack consists of 2 hi-tops and 1 low, each featuring traditional IPATH colorways. If you aren’t a fan of hi-tops, the low-tops will do you well. Look for these now!

adidas x House Of Pain x Concepts Basketball Jersey

The other day we gave you the run down on the new adidas x House Of Pain Campus 80 and already mentioned that Concepts would be collaborating with adidas on a special basketball jersey for the release. The Celtics jersey comes with a collaborative logo patch, featuring all partners involved in the project. It comes in very limited quantities and will only be given to friends and family. 5 signed jerseys will be raffled at the event, taking place at Concepts on March 17th.

Mishka Grand Opening Recap

Friday March 13th was the grand opening of the Mishka NYC’s flagship store on 350 Broadway in Brooklyn, New York. This ultra-modern store in the shadow of the elevated train was attended by a full house of enthusiastic fans. Itsbongoboy was at the location covering the event so check out the video for more details.

The Hundreds San Francisco Store 1 Year Anniversary Products

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of The Hundreds SF store, the brand will be releasing some special product on March 20th. There will be a special 1 year anniversary t-shirt in black and a matching black Adam Bomb New Era cap. The product will only be available at The Hundreds SF at 585 Post St. San Francisco.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Cool Nissan Commercial


Vans x Suicidal Tendencies

Fresh at UNIV are Vans x Suicidal Tendencies Tees & Belts, each featuring early punk illustration skate graphics.

1053B South Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

Nike Skateboarding - P.Rod III Video

Thanks to Nice Kicks we have a video of the upcoming P.Rod III Nike SB sneaker. The third P.Rod seems its a little slimmed down and has a better board feel than the previous sneakers. Stay tuned as more information develops.

Huf Spring 2009 T-Shirts

With the Huf Spring 2009 Collection releasing this coming Saturday, we present you their first drop of t-shirts. They provide a nice mix of graphic styles, slogan styles and photo print t-shirts this season, some more simple than others, making sure there is something for everybody in the mix.

Nike Spring/Summer 2009 Air Jordan 1 Retro & Air Jordan 1 High Strap

The Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro and Air Jordan 1 High Strap have released in some interesting colorways over the last couple of months. That trend will not stop any time soon with lots more coming in April, May and June. The all time classics gets canvas treatments, special make-ups for Cinco de Mayo, polka dot designs and a nice premium woven upper as well. Overall actually not bad. Our favorites are the woven upper Air Jordan 1 Retro and the canvas styles.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Slam City Skates x Nike SB Pop-Up Shop

Having previously worked together a few years ago on a Dunk Low SB, the long-serving Slam City Skates out of London announces a special spot in their downstairs. Nike SB is set to take over the basement space serving both as retail point and gallery. Starting up during the opening is part one of a three part photography exhibit featuring Percy Dean, Jerome Campbell, Henry Kingsford and Sam Ashley. Updates for part two and three will take place in May and July respectively.

Mishka NYC Spring 2009 New Era Caps

As part of their Spring 2009 Collection, Mishka NYC presents a large offering of fresh New Era Caps. The brand plays with interesting themes and colors on the caps, wihtout actually “over-designing” them, something which happens just too often.

Alife x Nike Air Force 1 Release | Sneaker & T-Shirt

This coming Saturday, March 14th, Alife will be releasing their much anticipated collaboration with Nike on the Air Force 1. The sneaker will be accompanied by a t-shirt. The release takes place at noon at the A.R.C. Sports Store at 157 Rivington Street.

HUF x DVS Original Intent: Dirtbag Crew

s a nod to Keith Hufnagel and his homies, the Dirtbag Crew is the theme for the latest DVS Original Intent team-up. The three-pack of shoes revolve around one of Hufnagel’s signatures, the DVS Huf Runner 5. Some nice solid color combination include tonal blue, black&purple and gray. Look for VA to drop these on March 19th as well as stateside releases at HUF in LA and SF.

Nom De Guerre x Fruit Of The Loom T-Shirts

This seasons Nom de Guerre t-shirt collection features a collaboration with Fruit of the Loom. The t-shirt come with prints inside and outside and also feature a special collaborative label. The t-shirt series is now available from End. What the exact reason for a collaboration between the two labels is, we are still trying to figure out.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Manik x Sub Pop Records

Manik gets together with Seattle record label Sub Pop, which is responsible for bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden and others. They collaborated on a series of t-shirts and of course also some skateboard decks. The four t-shirts and give skateboard decks are now available at Goods.