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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! 

Check-out the story HERE.  Mahalo to Cathy Liu for the story!

Todd Francis in HUCK Magazine by Isaac McKay-Randozzi

Issue 39 of HUCK Magazine features an interview with Todd Francis by Isaac McKay-Randozzi.  You can order a copy, HERE.  

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. / @ryanallan / @markoblow

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

Bob Lake's Solitary Arts ad is in Contrast Magazine Issue 10.  Vert-Bert at St. Helena [o] by Isaac McKay-Randozzi


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...

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


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.

Todd Francis' first set of prints, screened by Bloom Press in Oakland is available here 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.  

Desolation: Tigers

Desolation: Wolves

Desolation: Monitors

Complete Set

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.  

Below the flyer is Todd's Instagram posts of sketches and a sneak-peak at one of the finished colored prints.  Follow: @toddfrancisart

Wounded Knee, Montana Pool Service & Stronghold Society

Montana Pool Service is a skate company created by Jeff Ament, bass player and co-founder of Pearl Jam

In late 2011, Jeff and Vitalogy Foundation teamed up with Jim Murphy, Mark Hubbard, Walt Pourier (from Stronghold Society), Vans, Wounded Knee Skateboards, The Tony Hawk Foundation and other supporters to join the Pine Ridge community in building a world-class skatepark on the Native American reservation.

Wounded Knee Skateboards worked on a deck with Montana Pool Service to promote and educate about the tribes in the Montana area and ultimately, help in supplying decks to skaters on the reservations. There are two decks in this collaboration available... one is a 9" wide, 16" wheel-base square-tail, the other a 8.25" wide, 14" wheel-base round-tail deck, both with punk points. 

Vans made a video with Jeff about his involvement with helping to build skateparks on the Pine Ridge Reservation below.  Also, watch Stronghold Society's, "Skate Life On An Indian Reservation"... two of the best videos I've seen about educating, building and working in positivity to build a community of support through skateboarding. Thank You! 

Shown below is the 8.25" wide; 32.75" length; 14" wheel-base; round-tail Montana Pool Service x Wounded Knee deck.  Also available, the 9" x 34"; 16" wheel-base; square-tail in the Mini Skate Shop. Get all Wounded Knee decks and shirts at the Wounded Knee online shop HERE. All of their decks are made in Maine, USA... the best boards you can ride.  

Rip It Up: A Benefit For Rip's Mom

Go and support Rip Zinger's Mom as he is putting on a photograph show and benefit at Book & Job Gallery in San Francisco on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 7PM. 

838 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 
(415) 857-4330

Tommy Guerrero & friends will be performing at the benefit. 

Chrome Ball Incident at Cal's Pharmacy, Friday July 12, 2013

A farewell to the best skateboarding site for skateboarders, ever...

Thank you for all of the years of dedication with The Chrome Ball Incident

Get over to Scumco & Sons to grab the deck and shirt amongst other goodness as they will be gone quick!  

Folklore, curated by Evan Hecox

If you're in New York, check-out, FOLKLORE curated by Evan Hecox

Thursday, July 11th at Joshua Liner Gallery 540 West 28th Street, New York from 6-8PM.

Atlas Skateboarding 6 Year With Todd Francis

Atlas Skateboarding is hosting their 6 year anniversary this Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 8pm in downtown San Mateo.  They've invited Todd Francis for the shindig as they are releasing 3 decks and a t-shirt in celebration as part of their artist series.  New, original artwork by Todd will be available at the opening in conjunction.   

Congratulations to Ryen, Mike, Nick, Patrick and the Atlas family. 

Wounded Knee Skateboard Manufacturing & Propaganda

I am proud to have Wounded Knee skateboards to ride and now, I have a few available in the Mini Skate Shop to share with you all. I've been rolling on the, "We Remember Andy Kessler" 8-ply for a year and it has easily become my favorite board. 

Mahalo to Jim Murphy and Andy Kessler (RIP) for skateboarding and creating Wounded Knee and their Four Directions Skateparks movement over the years.  Read more below...  

We Remember Andy Kessler - 34"x10"16"(wb)

Montana Pool Service - 34"x9"x16"(wb)

Sitting Bull - 33"x9"15.5"(wb)

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