Darkroom Skateboards Available in the Mini Skate Shop
I'm stoked to have the first round of Darkroom Skateboards, owned and operated by Don Pendleton in the Mini Skate Shop at both Equal Dist and Solitary Arts' online shops. All have subtle unique shapes along with artwork from Don himself. Grab them here or at a fine skateboard shop near you.
Todd Francis Interview and Studio Visit By Amber B. Dianda
Read the full article and view all of the photos HERE.
All [o]'s by Amber B. Dianda
Collin Martindale * Rondel * Kevin Spacey
Our buddy, Collin Martindale rides his skateboard like a man possessed at every session and spins creatively with the appetite of a tasmanian devil. Recently, Collin's been waving the Rondel flag, a skateboard collective/brand that he's running with friends out of New York. He's also talented with the paint-brush and his art, like the one below of, "Red Popsicle" adorns my home wall.
It's all coming to fruition for Collin and we're all very proud and excited to see what's next. Maybe a little commercial with Kevin Spacey will peak your interest in the meantime.
1st Annual Red Curb Invitational & Zine Swap...! Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013
Russ Pope/Transportation Unit is putting together the "1st Annual Red Curb Invitational & Zine Swap," this Sunday, October 27, 2013 at SOCAL Skateshop in Mission Veijo, California (24002 Via Fabricantes Suite 205).
be there or be square... frontside. backside.
Skate Jam BBQ - Atlas Skateboarding - Oct 26, 2013
Skate Jam BBQ this Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Shoreview Skate Plaza in San Mateo by the good folks at Atlas Skateboarding.
Free food and drinks, special guests, as well as a product giveaway.
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
950 Ocean View Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
Todd Francis x Know Mag - 21 page interview by Natas Kaupas
Todd Francis was asked to do the cover (front and back) for volume 2, issue 3 of Know Mag, which includes a 21 page interview by Natas Kaupas. Read the full conversation between these two friends by clicking HERE or the cover below.
Todd's first ever run of prints are featured on page 66-69 and available HERE at Equal Dist. These 3 color screened prints by Bloompress in Oakland are in an edition of 50. Each one of three prints in this series sized at 18" x 24"; signed and numbered by the artist.
Craig Steely Architecture "Firm of the Year" by Residential Architect Magazine
I am blessed to be rolling roundwalls with a handful of people that are awesome both on and off the board. Some make art while others trade wine by day as brokers. One of the guys I'm lucky to ride with once in a while just got announced as the, "Firm of the Year' by Residential Architect Magazine. You can find Craig Steely with his son, Zane at various parks around the bay where there are good vibes and concrete waves. Congratulations, Craig! See you, OCE!
Todd Francis in HUCK Magazine by Isaac McKay-Randozzi
Mark Oblow's "Diablo" By Ryan Allan
Ryan Allan's frame-by-frame of Mark Oblow's classic, "Diablo" at Cholo's on Oahu, Hawaii.
Todd Francis x Atlas Skateboarding Decks Available @ Equal Dist
I'm truly proud and stoked on this project between Todd Francis and Atlas Skateboarding in San Mateo, California. Each deck is numbered in an edition of 50. Click image below to purchase the, "Banjo", "Harmonica" and "Guitar" from Equal Dist. Shipping is included in the USA.
Bob Lake in Contrast Magazine Issue 10
Todd Francis and Bryce Kanights for Brian Anderson/Dew Tour SF
Todd Francis and Bryce Kanights explain the influence and art behind their illustrated poster for Dew Tour Recognize. The illustration is based off Kanights' iconic photograph of Brian Anderson skating Hubba Hideout in San Francisco, California.
Special Crud by Todd Francis, available at Equal Dist.
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Don Pendleton, "A Heart As Heavy As Night" October 3, 2013 Presented By STANCE
DON PENDLETON: A HEART AS HEAVY AS NIGHT
Artist Reception: Thursday, October 3, 6-9pm at the Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow in Laguna Beach, California.
Don Pendelton will have fifteen new paintings as well as a special limited edition 18”x24” 4 color screen print, “Uncloudy Day,” and will be present at the opening, sketching live at varied times between 6 and 9pm.
With generous support from STANCE
Vancouver Is Awesome: The Opening With Todd Francis
Todd Francis was the honorary guest artist for the latest Know Show retailers trade show in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver Is Awesome caught-up with Todd for a quick Q&A while Todd hammered away 2 large (12 feet long by 2.5 feet) freestyle paintings of his iconic pigeons doing what pigeons do best. Read the interview HERE.
[o] Tom Nugent
Todd Francis' First Print Editions Available At Equal Dist.
$75 per signed and numbered print in an edition of 50 each. The complete set of 3 prints are available for $200. Each print is 18" x 24" and three-colored screened.
Shipping is included in the USA.
Falcon Bowse T-Shirt Transformation Program KICKSTARTER
Falcon Bowse is not only a brand but since conception, they've strived to work hand-in-hand with other skateboarders and independently owned brands/stores. Falcon Bowse offers small quantity custom orders with no minimums, a service most manufactures refuse. Offering a reasonable alternative to small business owners and start-ups who just can't afford a 1000 piece minimum order that some factories, even in the U.S. require. This could be directly contributing to our dependence on less expensive overseas manufacturing. It seems funny to talk about these things in regards to just making a few hats or shirts but they believe that these are just one of many fundamental steps in the right direction. They're goal for Falcon Bowse is to be synominous with superior quality, made in the U.S.A. and with fair and green practices. Whether it's one of they're pieces or one of they're collaborating brands, you can trust that it was hand-made in a sustainable manner, one at time with passion and the utmost regard for style, quality and affordability.
Scumco & Sons T-Shirt, hand-made into a five-panel hat by Falcon Bowse
Kenny Forever... St. Louis Sesh
July 23, 2013 session for Kenny Brimer at one of Kenny's favorite spots on Oahu.
Lawrence Warenken, Jef and Nainoa Hartsel, Brian Wyland, Shota Kubo, Ryan Toyama and filmed by Chad Hiyakamoto
[o] by Jef Hartsel
Todd Francis has Prints For PDX
Looks to be a solid roster of artists involved with the upcoming. "Prints For PDX" opening, curated by Jeremy Fish on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Fifty 24PDX Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Todd Francis is making a go with his very first personal screen-prints made by Bloompress at 18" x 24". Three different works will be available at the opening, followed by availability at EQUAL DIST. Each print in an edition of only 50 pieces.
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