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What Youth Magazine Launch Party: Friday, September 25th

Check out Mark Oblow's insanely good-feeling weekly photograph column, "Back Den" and attend the launch party this Friday, September 25th in Venice, California for the latest issue of What Youth, Issue 12. 

labor day sale: moblow

only a 150 of each shirt design made and when they're gone, they're gone so grab all 4 designs while you can this labor day weekend.

moblow by mark oblow!

in mark oblow's own words...

i made the brand moblow, so i could make what ever i want, how i want.

i’ve been involved with surfing and skateboarding since the early 80’s, from being a sponsored rider to working retail to, working for some of the smallest core brands to some of the industries biggest. it all taught me so much, and introducing me to so many great people.

so with moblow i want to keep it personal and i want to keep it me.

the t-shirts i make will only be 150 sold of each print. keeping it very limited to a global market. but making each t-shirt or item a special piece of art.

all the products that are posted will not be remade, so when it sells out, its gone.



40+ year old deadstock decks. laser-etched original photograph, mixed media and paint

all original griptape artwork sales go directly to charities

original polaroids with mark oblow's art and additional photographs

 postcard packs available in sets of 10 different designs

DLX Video Recap From, "Help Wanted" 111 Minna in San Francisco - Friday, July 31, 2015

John Cardiel rocking the Special Crud, "Pigeon Bludgeon" shirt at the opening.  Mahalo and Honored! 

[o] @omarsalazar 

Todd Francis x Vans x Antihero at Antisocial in Vancouver, BC

The Vans event for Antihero and Todd Francis, at the best shop in Vancouver (Antisocial Skate Shop) was an awesome single evening event and both Todd and I had a great time working with everyone involved.  Special thanks to Michelle (Antisocial), Alex (Vans Canada), Kevin (Supra Dist), Stefan (Vans Canada... get well soon, bud!), David (Vans Canada) and everyone else at the shop and from the Vans family.  We'll be back soon...Aloha! 

[o]'s by: Yong-Ki (except the one by Andrew Pommier of Todd and myself hanging boards. Thanks, man!)

Todd Francis x Vans x Antihero x Antisocial Skateshop

Todd Francis will be featured with a single night artshow at Antisocial Skateshop in Vancouver during the Van Doren Invitational at Hastings to commerate the capsule project between Vans Syndicate and Antihero Skateboards.  

The show is this Friday, July 10, 2015 from 7-10pm. Todd will be in attendance with markers in-hand so get there and don't miss Todd's first showing in Canada.

Mark Oblow - GQ Magazine Japan with Gene Krell

Mark Oblow is the featured artist in the May issue of GQ Magazine (Japan) with an editorial conducted by Gene Krell, asking Oblow his 3 favorites as part of, "You Should Know" on page 78 and 79.

The list consists of Ale Jordao as his favorite artist, Brandon Holstein (Brawny Built) his favorite designer, and Dylan Rieder, his favorite skateboarder, respectively.

Photo of Mark Oblow by: Taylor Dunfee.  

Bio's written by: Yong-Ki Chang

Order one HERE


Todd Francis for Monster Children - National Learn To Swim Day

Todd Francis does a monthly random holiday piece for Monster Children that started last month with, "International Save The Elephant Day." 

The month of May (today, the 16th specifically) is for, "National Learn To Swim Day." 

Bob Lake... Ripping! @bxlx

Cons Project in Boston with Todd Francis and Paul Schmitt

Todd Francis was invited to Boston via Cons and Paul Schmitt for a build-a-board and do-it-yourself project. 


Todd Francis for Monster Children - Weird Monthly Holiday

Todd Francis has been asked to submit a monthly drawing for Monster Children Magazine (online) with a weird holiday submission.  For the first installment, Todd worked on the important April 17th date with, "Save The Elephant Day." 


Mark Oblow's, "Back Den" for WHAT YOUTH Magazine

Ale Jordao's, "Over Consumerism - The Neon Traffic Dealer" in Milan, Italy

“Over Consumerism – The Neon Traffic Dealer”, by Alê Jordão at Università degli Studi di Milano

Opening reception is on April 14th to May 17th. 

Schedule of vistation: from 10am to 12am (from 04/14 e 04/19) and from 10am to 8pm (de 04/20 a 05/17).

Address: Via Festa del Perdono, 7, 2012 - Milano, Itália.

Mark Oblow's, "Back Den" 030 - WHAT YOUTH Magazine

Check out the continuously running and awesome photo/stories featuring Mark Oblow for his, "Back Den" section in WHAT YOUTH Magazine. Here's a classic one of Sean Sheffey, Europe Late 90's.

Mark Oblow in, "TEN", A group show at AR4T in Laguna Beach March 5, 2015

Mark Oblow is part of a group show entitled, "TEN" at Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow in Laguna Beach, California on March 5, 2015 from 6-9pm.  TEN runs until March 22, 2015. 

Oblow will be sharing a selection of his newest and most exciting pieces in resin/mixed media, ranging from 8" x 8" to 30" x 60" on wood canvas'.  

1175 South Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 | + 1 949 988 0603

IG: @markoblow

Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is proud to present  Ten - a group show featuring 10 artists living and working in Orange County, California. Each artist was selected because of their talents and impact that they have made on the OC art community and beyond. Their pedigrees range from emerging to world renowned but together they are representative of the depth and power of the work being created here in our own back yard. - @ar4t

Mark Oblow [o] by Taylor Dunfee

Ale Jordao, "Casa Electrolux" Feb. 10, 2015 Sao Paulo, Brazil

Our friend, Ale has an opening at Casa Electrolux in Sao Paulo, Brazil and it looks to be amazing as per all things, Ale! 

Ale Jordao:
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ale Jordao's art reconfigures and appropriates daily objects from furniture, skateboards to neon signs and rethinks their purpose through his intellectual and emotional design process.  Ale vocalizes his own brand of humor and social commentary throughout his works and ultimately with his finished, functional and beautiful pieces.  As an example, Ale turns entire Volkswagen cars into beautiful tables, chairs, and other daily objects allowing engagement and interaction with his work.  Ale studied at Domus Academy in Milan Italy and is currently making mind-blowing art in his studio in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  - ykc

Todd Francis x HUF

HUF partners up with American artist and long-time friend of the brand, Todd Francis, on a limited-edition collaboration for Spring 2015 consisting of co-branded tees, hats, and a skateboard deck.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Todd has created memorable and iconic skateboard graphics over the last two decades for a number of companies including Antihero Skateboards--for which he created the iconic Eagle logo--and has partnered on signature design projects with many respected brands. His work combines often-bleak humor with environmental and political themes, using a variety of media to convey his message.

A book on his career and art, Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis, is currently in print, published by Wins Publishing. Todd is the co-founder of Special Crud, a clothing and art brand distributed by Equal Distribution, and his work has been featured in numerous skate, art, and culture magazines including Juxtapoz, Vice, Monster Children, Complex, Slap, and Print. For more information, visit

Mark Oblow, "The WallRide Project" Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mark Oblow is the first American artist invited to install the 150ft mural for The WallRide Project in downtown Sao Paolo, Brazil.  Stance Socks and filmer Ricki Bedenbaugh capture the interconnectedness we all share through love, family, friends, art, and going skateboarding together with this 4:40 video below.

Mark Oblow:
Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii and sponsored for both surfing and skateboarding in the 80's, Oblow's creative spark was clear when he picked-up the camera and had his first paid photograph published in Thrasher Magazine by age 14. An acute eye for photography, fashion, graphic design, art and penning poetry daily, a natural trajectory towards utilizing all of his tools to create his own artwork has been a constant thread throughout his life.  Drawing inspiration from connections with people, Oblow turned his photographs into multi-layered, multi-media pieces, continuously exploring and expanding and essentially immortalizing the people he photographs into stark and beautiful finished pieces.  Published in books by Tom Adler to David Carson with openings in California, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Japan.  Oblow currently lives in Southern California. 


Thrasher Magazine: Todd Francis, "Agents Provocateurs" Book

Agent Provocateurs Book Release/Group Show with Todd Francis

Todd Francis is part of Saturday, January 24th's opening at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles for a group in celebration of Seb Carayol's book, "Agent Provocateurs."  The opening will be joined by an esteemed list of artists who are featured in the book along with DJ's Shepard Fairey, Alyasha Owerka-Moore, El Blint and Dimitry Elyashkevich.

kenny forever

solitary arts
mini skate shop is open

jef hartsel

bob lake

ez ryder
is jef hartsel and jay adams

geoff mcfetridge
interviews yong-ki chang

our advertisements
in magazines

equal dist. is
yong-ki chang
in the bay area

champion don't stop
is geoff mcfetridge
in atwater village