Mark Oblow in Sao Paulo, Brazil @markoblow
We had the privilege and honor of meeting some of the best people during the month of September while in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Cesar Rodrigues and Ale Jordao curated and hosted The WallRide Project (September 7, 2014) for Mark Oblow along with Stance's support for an event at Cartel 011 (September 9, 2014).
Below is just a small sample of images from Mark Oblow's Instagram account of our varied and consistently awesome time spent with our new family.
Obrigado to everyone who made this trip the most memorable one, ever...
Todd Francis x Stance
For over twenty years, Todd Francis has been opening eyes—and minds—with his art. Although he sharpened his teeth in the skate industry, his art transcends the streets and is not just found underfoot. At Stance, we're honored to team up with Todd Francis to debut a sock that bears both his name and his art.
Film by Ricki Bedenbaugh
09/07/14 - Mark Oblow for WallRide Project Opening Celebration in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mark Oblow's opening celebration is September, 7, 2014 on Brazil's Independence Day!
Mark Oblow: WallRide Project September 7th Sao Paulo, Brazil
Taylor Dunfee's, "Whale" is included within the 10 pack Mark Oblow set.
Mark Oblow: WallRide Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil
The opening celebration is on September, 7, 2014 (Brazilian's Independence Day).
The WallRide Project was created to promote a conversation, culturally beyond language and geography by extending friendship and partnership through the arts.
Jay Adams 1961-2014
RIP Jay Adams... 100% Skateboarder
Our last session with Jay at Arto's pool... 2011
1. Jay Adams, Jef Hartsel, Mark Oblow
2. Jay, Yong-Ki Chang
3. Jay, Bob Lake, Ed Templeton, Jef Hartsel, Dylan Reider, Gilbert Crockett, Johnny Layton
All [o]'s by: Isaac McKay-Randozzi
Mark Oblow: Selected Journal Entries
Mark Oblow's journals are an exhibit on their own as they are filled with amazing visuals and in mass volumes.
Oblow photographs his subjects and utilizes those originals to complete his pieces (cutting stencils, making block prints, collage, etc.).
Here is a tiny selection of his journal pages from his IG: @markoblow
Bob Lake... London, England
Victoria Park in London... [o] by Jen Lake @sproutgirl
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.
Simultaneously happening...outside with Todd's mural and inside with the installation.
Tommy Guerrero, "No Mans Land"
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!
Kickstarter for Andy Jenkins' Book, "Chirp"
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.
Steve "Shrewgy" Ruge; Solitary Arts x ACE Trucks T-Shirt
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)
Todd Francis Book Release at Element Branch June 19, 2014
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
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
Todd Francis - Juxtapoz July 2014 Issue #162
[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.
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
mini skate shop is open
equal dist. is
in the bay area
champion don't stop
is geoff mcfetridge
in atwater village