this time around our mission was to do an entire issue on our hometown of “berlin” - an ode to the citys future and past with some present thrown in the mix for good measure.
and heres a little sneak peek on whats happening in our “berlin”issue.
- david lichtenauer... is dividing his time between building high-concept skate ramps, high-concept airplanes and high-concept miniature filmsets - amongst many other creative high-concept things.
- thomas von wittich... has been following berlins notorious graffiti crew berlin kidz for two years - and luckily for us he always carried a camera with him.
- moscowman... probably is the hottest ticket on todays dance floors, not only in berlin but world wide - and we had a long conversation with the young Israeli about his mission to free all dance floors.
- ruth wolf-rehfeldt... is an unfairly forgotten genius from the former gdr, whose art is very complex, very skilled, very elaborate - and it was entirely created with her trusted typewriter.
- more eloquent statements and visual awesomeness about “berlin” from the likes of: lukas feireiss, andreas gehrke, anna uddenberg, live from earth, conny maier, zhivago duncan, alex gnädiger and many others.
cover by daniel josefson (r.i.p. 1961 - 2016).
the “berlin”magazine has the format 200mm width x 250mm height and features high quality print, different paper stocks & comes with flaps + specials colors!
warning, the footages you're about to watch are NSFW, guise!!! so all ov y'all, please view at your own discretion. thanks!
between the lines: ian reid x girl skateboards!
photographerian reid and girl skateboard's co-foundermike carroll give us the lowdown on the opening of reid's new exhibition, “a day's work,” at these days, which not only showcases a healthy amount of reid's fetish photography, but marks the exclusive release of his skate deckcollaboration with girl.
check out havoc tv. ... girl skateboards x ian reid collection | out now!!!
our man ian reid is one of the most gifted and original photographers and we teamed up for a new collaboration between girl skateboards and ian featuring his photography. check out some fun we had during the opening of his new show “a days work” at these days gallery.
featuring: ian reid, mike carroll, tyler “manchild” pacheco and riana.
a hoax skate road trip from basque country, through france, belgium and germany.
clothing company, hoax mfg, packs in the crew for a tour of some european shredding...!!!
starring donovan rice, pepe nuñez, kevin wenzke, jairon maiden, yoeri vromans, koen willems “koekie", pedro tomas “pope", josh kotlega, sergio cadena, jaime ruiz de gopegui,pedro vivas baena, alain kortabitarte and special guests...
soundtrack by ilegal and the little fuller band...
“clearly we were unemployable. to the outside that meant we were losers with juvenile hobbies and no future. to us, it meant not following a conventional life path. we wanted a grown-up life that would match our teen lives: optimistic, innovative, and fun.” ―globe cofounder matt hill.
from the 1970s underground melbourne skate scene to a company with a presence in over one hundred countries, unemployable is the story of how three australian brothers―stephen, peter, and matt hill―founded one of the world’s biggest skate, street, and surf companies, globe International. throughout several iterations, the company was the first australian skate shoe player; a creator and distributor of leading streetwear fashion labels such as stüssy, mossimo, obey and mooks; a producer of celebrated skate and surf movies; and from its earliest beginnings, a business that recognized the importance of connecting to the customer.
beyond the story of the hill brothers, the book features a large cast of players who ran globe’s debauched skate tours, infamous industry parties, exotic surf contests, frenzied stadium events, cutting-edge fashion parades, and red-carpet launches. in addition, it includes over 190 exclusive contributions from globe insiders and untold tales from the world’s most respected skaters and surfers including rodney mullen, tony hawk, cj and damien hobgood and many more. it also touches on globe’s affiliations beyond action sports.
a story about following your dreams, unemployable will resonate with a broad range of readers beyond a purely skate/surf/street audience.
i got something really interesting in, earlier today...
“a skateboarder's view on low-key street culture”, that's what it reads on the spine of these magazines below. it amazes me how much effort is being input in one of these. the editor in chief, jin yob kim, from seoul, korea, does a great job printing these quarterly issue magazine. so many good photography, art and write ups. it's really taking skateboarding magazines to a whole other level. i've only have the first issue thus far and frankly speaking, i am in awe by the both them, such zen. by the way, if you think i copped these from your “local skateboarding magazine distro guy”, boy, you're wrong. i've got my own sources. thanks!
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#1 - japan issue.
this clip shows the first video project for the quiet leaf magazine, an independent quarterly publication based in seoul, korea. it deals with low-key movers and shakers in skateboarding and its creative sub-culture, including photography, jazzy hip hop, arts and literature.
#2 - france issue.
for the france issue of the quiet leaf we spoke to some of the most creative cats out there, and some of our featured artists put together a quick magazine launch at ofr. in paris. this clip shows benjamin deberdt, soypanday, oliviertavu ente and jean feil preparing the space and also a nice overview of the gallery.
most ov y'all have never sneeze before in your entire life, have you? well, it's high time that you do so.
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the poster sized format magazine, sneeze is back with the new spring 2016 issue, “the issue innit” and this time cover and main section goes to… supreme and supra skater: lucien clarke, photographed by kenneth cappello. this 27th issue also features poster-size spreads of clarke skating as photographed by kenneth cappello, q&a’s with ovo r&b two-piece majid jordan, print ads from thrasher magazine, nicola tyson and princess diana. plus never been seen artworks from skater / artist ed templeton.
oh yeah, this here comes with one disposable jason markk “quick wipes”and a sticker too!
got this book a couple of months back and never had the time to browse thru' it, but since now that i am done, here it is!
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about this book.
the seminal artist’s recent art and poster works, and his triumphant return to his street-art roots with murals, all in work never before published. shepard fairey rose out of the skateboarding scene, creating his “andre the giant has a posse”sticker campaign in the late ’80s, and has since achieved a mainstream recognition that most street artists never find. fairey’s“hope”poster, created during obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, is arguably the most iconic american image since uncle sam. fairey has become a pop-culture icon himself, though he has remained true to his street-art roots. obey: covert to overt showcases his most recent evolution from works on paper to grander art installations, cross-cultural artworks, and music/art collaborations. the book also includes his ubiquitous streetwear and chronicles his return to public artworks. his signature blend of politics, street culture, and art makes fairey unlike any other subculture/street artist working today.
this book showcases the significant amount of art he has created the last several years: street murals, mixed-media installations, art/music events, countless silk screens, and work from his extremely successful obey brand.
about the author.
shepard fairey is an american contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. he earned a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from rhode island school of design in 1992. he is best known for his barack obama“hope” poster, which he created in support of the 2008 presidential campaign. his work has been included in the collections of several museums, including the smithsonian institution in washington, d.c.; the los angeles county museum of art; the museum of modern art, new york; and the victoria and albert museum, london.
despite the petition have not yet even ended being signed completely before its due date, toronto officials still tore the diy skatepark down. fight on and never surrender! they care tear it apart, but y'all can always build a bigger and better one!
toronto skateboarders have turned a derelict dead end corner into a thriving community diy skatepark. local businesses who support the initiative have informed the builders that city has plans to demolish the structure.
permanent diy skateparks have become essential community fixtures in montreal, vancouver, new york, philadelphia, seattle and various other cities. they are international cultural hubs and toronto is missing out.
the park has spawned a community skateboarders who are dedicated to taking care of the space and integrating into the community.
watch this video to hear directly from the community, here.
please send emails in support to city councillor: ana bailão and provincial offences officer construction activities: wojtech goral.
please do your part and sign the petition, here. sydney patterson has started up a facebook page to save toronto's diy skatepark below.
life should be simple as it is, so does skateboarding and it’s cinematography style, like this one below! this one is so obviously shot with a vx1000wit' a schneider optics death lens attachment. the raw beauty ov it all! chekkit, yo! \m/