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SPECIAL CRUD Contest: Todd Francis Original Painting

To say thanks for all the support during the launch of SPECIAL CRUD, its time for a contest.  The winner gets this signed original 5.5" x 8.5" lovable pigeon painting, (yes its true!) by Todd Francis

Here's how it's done: Order a SPECIAL CRUD tee at Equal Dist and you're automatically entered.  Another way to enter is to tag #specialcrud on a photo showing someone who'd look good in a Special Crud tee on Instagram.  Basically, we encourage you to have some fun with this and to not turn this into a selfie shooting spree.  And if you've already bought a tee, you're automatically entered too!

We'll be announcing the winner @toddfrancisart and @equaldist next Tuesday, Feb 11th.  Thanks to everyone for getting behind SPECIAL CRUD...lots more to come in the future from everyone's favorite diseased pigeon. 

Painting Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Scumco & Sons: Rinky Dink Jr. Deluxe Ltd. #4!

Scumco & Sons just released their Rinky Dink Jr. #4 as a complete.  It comes with Tracker Mid Tracks, Solitary Arts Black Eggs Wheels (50mm 87a), Bones Reds Bearings, Mob Griptape, and Robot Guts Hardware.  

6" x 24" board. Limited to 100 setups. 6 layers of maple with various exotic hardwood 7th layer finish. Hand-screened box.

Made in Pennsylvania. 

Todd Francis: A Year In Decks...

Todd Francis' upcoming new book, "Look Away, The Art of Todd Francis" will be out early 2014 and was completed at the very beginning of 2013.  It'll be the first book spanning Todd's entire career from DLX to SPECIAL CRUD.  

Todd's a busy guy and this year alone, he created these graphics below for skateboarders that just missed entry into his book. Thanks, man... nice work!

Happy 2014, ya'll! - Equal Dist

He also made this hand-painted deck below (sample pig-shape made by Yuta Koide/Shakastics for the Solitary Arts/Equal Dist), which raised $400, benefiting his daughters softball team earlier in 2013. 

ATLAS SKATEBOARDING & Vans Shoe Release For Ray Barbee

Not to be missed... Saturday, January 4th at Atlas Skateboarding

Classic Jef Hartsel!

Mahalo, @eri_aihara!

SLAP: SPECIAL CRUD

Thanks to SLAP MAGAZINE for the SPECIAL CRUD post! 

STREET CANOE: SPECIAL CRUD

Thank you, Jay at STREET CANOE for the SPECIAL CRUD love! 

Isaac McKay-Randozzi x Prize Fighter Cutlery

Isaac McKay-Randozzi is part of Prize Fighter Cutlery‘s first photo wheel series. The series features photos by Sundays Zine's, Colin Sussingham and Prize Fighter's own, Ray Knives. Based in NYC with deep roots in city skating, PFC has become an underground favorite.  

We had them at the Equal Dist Mini Skate Shop but we've already SOLD-OUT.  Get them at the Prize Fighter online shop with free shipping in the US by clicking HERE

STANCE: SPECIAL CRUD

Thanks to STANCE for the post! 

TODAY'S SPECIAL: CRUD...

Mahalo to Jason at MONSTER CHILDREN for the front page post today!  

SPECIAL CRUD: DLXSF.COM

SPECIAL CRUD on the front page of DLXSF.com  today! If you don't know, now you know... Mahalo! 

To get some now, go to EQUAL DIST.

 

SPECIAL CRUD

For the first time ever, Todd Francis is launching his own brand. Taking flight today is SPECIAL CRUD, making simple, wearable tee shirts that don't chase trends, don't look like a unicorn vomited on your chest, and weren't dreamed-up in some corporate marketing meeting.

Don't be an asshole. Wear Special Crud.

Available now and pre-books open exclusively through Equal Dist.

Tobin Yelland: SHOOT ALL SKATERS

Mahalo For Your Support!

Tommy Guerrero: November 16, 2013 for SF Food Bank

 

Mark Oblow Art Auction To Benefit Philippines Relief Efforts

Mark Oblow is auctioning 3 of his original artwork on griptape to benefit our brothers and sisters in the Philippines, suffering from last Fridays typhoon Haiyan.  

Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines causing significant damage and a growing death toll, while the full extent of the devastation continues to unfold. The storm affected 4.3 million people across 36 provinces, and 1,200 evacuation centers are housing more than 330,000 people left homeless by the storm.

Philippine Red Cross volunteer-rescue and relief-teams are providing assistance in the hardest hit communities, including assisting in search and rescue efforts and distributing food and relief supplies to survivors.

Original Artwork; Multiple Stencils, Overlaid Spray-Paint on Skateboard Griptape (Mob Grip). 

100% from the sale of MOBLOW's artwork will be donated to help our friends and family.  Please join us and thank you.

Below are 3 pieces that are currently up for auction on eBay, listed under, "Mark Oblow Art: Benefit Auction for Philippine Typhoon: American Red Cross"

@markoblow

markoblow.com

moblow.com

equaldist.com

 

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.  

 

Above: Black Beauty and Pegleg

 

Above: Harlequin and The Soloist

Todd Francis Interview and Studio Visit By Amber B. Dianda

Amber B. Dianda interviews Todd Francis for SHELTERBLACK with photos from her visit to his studio in Venice Beach.

Read the full article and view all of the photos HERE

All [o]'s by Amber B. Dianda

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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. 


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