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Mark Oblow's, "Back Den" Photo Column in What Youth

Mark Oblow's been capturing awesome images for years and What Youth magazine has been highlighting his photos from, "Back Den" posting them on the site and printing it quarterly in their magazine. Check it out and read the stories that go with the images from back den...

"Look Away" Book Launch at DLXSF

Brian Martinez and I took some phone photos of the installation we worked on for Todd Francis' final Summer book launch event at DLX in San Francisco on July 17, 2014. Many thanks to Winston Tseng (WINS Publishing) for his help along with Matt D., Tory, Brandon, and Quiante (DLX Shop). Also, mahalo's to Buddah, Alissa and Michelle for their help with taking the show down and to everyone who made it out to this great event.

"Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis" is available at finer shops everywhere and directly from WINS Publishing.

Signed Editions available at Equal Dist. exclusively.

Simultaneously happening...outside with Todd's mural and inside with the installation.

Tommy Guerrero, "No Mans Land"

Tommy Guerrero's newest album, "No Mans Land" on his eponymous label, Too Good Records, drops this week in the US with a California tour lined-up to start it off.  

Check the flyer below for details on the Thursday, July 24th show in SF along with the Friday, July 25th show in Los Angeles.

Click the links below to listen and to purchase a copy of, "No Mans Land" as soon as possible! 

http://tommyguerrerotoogood.bandcamp.com/album/no-mans-land

https://itunes.apple.com/album/no-mans-land-deluxe-version/id895162603

Kickstarter for Andy Jenkins' Book, "Chirp"

Andy Jenkins, known for his classic comic, Wrench Pilot (under the moniker of Mel Bend) has a Kickstarter project going on until August 8, 2014.

Andy is collecting his illustrations from The Skateboard Mag over the past 7 years from his column, "Chirping In." The plan is to create a high-quality, perfect bound, full-color book once the goal of $12,000 is met.  The book will be 7" x 7", approximately 88 pages in edition of 500. You can contribute towards Andy's project, ensuring that our skateboard history continues to be captured through quality projects such as, "Chirp." You'll be stoked once he sends one your way this coming November when the books are scheduled to be completed.  

Check out Andy's original artwork, prints, and more at the Bend Store

BEND PRESS

KICKSTARTER, "CHIRP"

Steve "Shrewgy" Ruge; Solitary Arts x ACE Trucks T-Shirt

Shrewgy in the Solitary Arts x ACE Trucks t-shirt with J. Boog. Mahalo! 

Victor "Crane" - Tuck-Knee For Minimal Skateboards

Victor and I have traveled a bit (actually every time I've ever gone road-trippin'/camping from the bay to the pacific northwest).  I'm a huge fan of the Crane (as we affectionally call him) and this tuck-knee at the deep-end of the J-Bowl in Scotts Valley is why Minimal Skateboards has him shown boldly on their website.  All Style!

Go and visit their site and pick-up a fine crafted deck made for bowls and backyard pools (with wheel-wells) 

Quintin Co. x Todd Francis' "Brain Damage" Collection

My friend, Todd Shimabuku has done a lot in his short time from building Non-Fiction (clothing line), Define (shop in Honolulu), In4mation (the venerable Hawaiiian-bred street brand), Illest, and now heading-up collections for Quintin Co. for artists like Todd Francis. The, "Brain Damage" collection is brought to you by both Francis and Shimabuku and will be shown at Agenda Long Beach from July 10 & 11, 2014 at Booth: N21.  

Todd Francis Book Release at Element Branch June 19, 2014

The first date for Todd Francis' book release will be held in Costa Mesa at Element Skateboards' The Branch on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 from 7-11PM.  

His book, "Look Away, The Art Of Todd Francis" will be available along with a curated show of original artwork in conjunction for the evening. 

Element is also releasing a special run of Todd's, "Natural Dejection" series, which is featured in the pages of, "Look Away..."

4 decks in this set, handscreened along with a shirt and limited run of prints will be available in celebration of Todd's book release.

For more information and to pre-book this title from WINS Publishing, please visit: http://www.winsthings.com/product/look-away-the-art-of-todd-francis 

ADDITIONAL DATES FOR, "Look Away, The Art Of Todd Francis" BOOK RELEASE TOUR:

June 19, 2014 at ELEMENT SKATEBOARDS Branch in Costa Mesa, CA

June 26, 2014 at HENNESSEY + INGALLS in Los Angeles, CA

July 8-10, 2014 at BRIGHT in Berlin, Germany (Brunnenstrasse 19-21, 10119 Berlin)

July 17, 2014 at DLXSF in San Francisco, CA

Geoff McFetridge Summer 2014

Geoff McFetridge has a set of RED decks on Girl and Chocolate Skateboards this Summer along with a Krooked Skateboards guest artist deck.  

Todd Francis - Juxtapoz July 2014 Issue #162

Click HERE for the full article in JUXTAPOZ Issue #162, featuring the almighty, Todd Francis!

[o] by: Amber B. Dianda 

The Art of, "LOVE MORE" - Taylor Dunfee & Mark Oblow

I was privy to witness and admire the skills of both Mark Oblow and Taylor Dunfee for their opening, "Love More", curated by Bobby Tang in Long Beach, CA.  "Love More" was a single evening event and a month or more has passed since the reception. Shown below are the pieces exhibited outdoors on that beautiful evening.  Both artists skillfully hung the show (and with time to spare) and allowed the rest of us the rare chance to see the first public showing of Mark Oblow's creative output, outside of his successful photography career alongside the consistently talented Taylor Dunfee.

Both are unique and have styles that are instantly identifiable as their own. Taylor's ink on paper are classics that wouldn't surprise me if they appeared magically in all of my daughter's children's books. Mark Oblow's mixed, varied and disciplined style is simply stunning, photographing models himself then creating and cutting layers upon layers of stenciling as just a catalyst before he adds paint to paper.  

For full sized images and additional information, contact each artist directly and they'll guide you towards the easiest and best way to acquire their work.  

I'm proud to own a piece from each artist myself from, "Love More"... #16 from Oblow and the AP of #19 from Dunfee.

SOLD pieces below are from the 4 hour opening reception. 

CLICK MOBLOW & DUNFEE OR IMAGES BELOW TO ENLARGE ARTWORK

  

Neil Blender's, "The Heated Wheel" & Transportation Unit

Russ Pope and Transportation Unit consistently provide fun and quality goods and this time around, a dream shape in the form of Neil Blender's, "The Heated Wheel" deck (same shape as his 1982-1985 pro models).  

Available in the Equal Dist. Mini Skate Shop

Dimensions: 9.75" (widest) x 31.75" x 15.75" (wheelbase)

Isaac McKay-Randozzi - 35th North Photo Show

Equal Distribution family member, Isaac McKay-Randozzi is part of the 35th NORTH PHOTO SHOW coming up on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 from 7-9PM (shown for one month), hosted by Amigos Skateboards.

 

Taylor Dunfee and Mark Oblow May 5, 2014 "LOVE MORE"

SAVE THIS DATE!

Taylor Dunfee and Mark Oblow are having an opening at the Attic in Long Beach, CA on May 5th, 2014 from 6-10PM. 

@markoblow  @tsdvision

Look Away: The Art Of Todd Francis 25% PROMOTION CODE

"Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis," is now available for PRE-BOOK. Receive 25% off the cover price of $19.95 by entering code: ILOVETODD until release date.  The books are scheduled to ship this coming June so click HERE to preview and order yours today.

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Cathy Liu: Form and Color, Together Forever; April 18th

Todd Francis in STAF Magazine - Spain

Todd Francis has an interview in STAF Magazine's online section of Art/Skate... in Spanish.  

 

instagram.com/markoblow

Just a couple of shots of Mark Oblow's style on the board from his instagram feed. The Vision ad below is from 1990. 

Russ Pope's, "Life Lines" at Needles and Pens 021514

Russ Pope's opening for, "Life Lines" (and zine release) is happening at Needles and Pens in San Francisco, Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 7-9:30pm. 

 

Transportation Unit Decks Available at Equal Dist.

Stoked to have some Transportation Unit in the Equal Dist Mini Skate Shop.  Mahalo's to Russ Pope and Damon at Armory Distribution


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