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.
Wounded Knee, Montana Pool Service & Stronghold Society
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
838 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA
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
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)
HOT LUNCH... Deck, Vinyl 7" and Full-Length LP
Length: 33" Width" 8.75" Wheel-Base: 14.25"
Shipping Included U.S.A.
Go Skateboarding Day w/ Arrow + Beast in Stuttgart, Germany
Jascha Muller sent these photos today (June 21, 2013) from Stuttgart, Germany of the Arrow + Beast family. GO SKATEBOARDING DAILY!
Mahalo to Jascha Muller, Yaw Kyeremeh, Oli Merkelbach, & Angelo Kaiser
George Rocha and Iris Skateboards
George Rocha is Iris Skateboards and he recently made two completes for the Mini Skate Shop with the, "Ripride" and the "Lil' Rhody." Check them out and support a true DIY craftsman. Also below are links to WIRED and SFJAZZ as both have written about George and his ridable-creations. The WIRED article has a video on their page so be sure to watch and see more of what George is about.
Above, WIRED Magazine's video and article about George Rocha and Iris Skateboards.
Below, Blue Note pianist, Jason Moran with an Iris Skateboard in-hand. George built the ramp for the SFJAZZ show with Moran, who's a skateboarder and normally kills it with a piano in-hand. I've seen him play at Yoshi's before and he's amazing...
Jef Hartsel's Slappy Prescription By Tobin Yelland
Tobin Yelland asked Jef Hartsel to go out and film a slappy session between the two of them and made this little film called, "Attacking The Lip." If you don't get stoked to go and make your own marks on a curb today after watching this, I don't know why you're here on a skateboarding website. So GOOD and Mahalo's to both Hartsel and Tobin.
Jordan Viray's Vintage Backpack Collection
My friend, Jordan Viray was a big supporter when I started Equal Dist (and the 3131 space) along with the Solitary Arts. He's always had a good eye with everything and has been in the design world for some time... Recently, he's amassed a collection of vintage backpacks which are being shown at Pilgrim in New York. Check it out and find out more from his interview at The Scout.
Environments, A Photography Exhibit By Andrew Paynter
Andrew Paynter has an opening this coming Saturday, May 18th, 2013 in Malibu, California at Canvas from 1-5pm.
My Hawaiian Braddah's came to visit last week and I'm so appreciative as I haven't seen them together since we were all gathered in LA for our brother Kenny... Both are huge influences for me in skateboarding and life and I can't thank them enough for their consistent and genuine support over the years.
Mahalo and Shaka's all-around! See you guys soon!
Zarosh Eggleston's Broken Heart and Platipus Pool Decks in the Mini Skate Shop
I'm stoked to have Zarosh Eggleston's Death Skateboards Pro-Model, "Broken Heart" in a pool size/shape along with his Platipus, "Nuclear Boobs" deck. Platipus is Zarosh's board-screening shop that finances his DIY creation, Cachagua Land project. 100% Skateboarder.
Zarosh designed this board at 32.875" x 9" for both decks along with the artwork for the Platipus model and for the first time, a colored red heart for his, "Broken Heart" graphic with artwork originating from a linoleum block print by Chris Bourke.
..."this is the first time that I've done a custom shape for Platipus, and I'm especially stoked to have such a functional shape." - Zarosh
You can find both decks, ready to ship for $60 (price includes shipping in US), in the Mini Skate Shop. Worldwide shipping is always available too. Thank you!
Wayne Ernzer Benefit, Saturday April 27, 2013
My friend, Ian Ernzer's father needs assistance, love and support, so he's putting on a benefit this Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 111 Minna in San Francisco entitled, Metaphysical, An Art Auction to Benefit Wayne Ernzer.
Silent Auction from 6pm to 8:30pm
21+ Event • Donations accepted at the door
Featuring Work From:
Aaron Bravo, Adam Warmington, Aleks Petrovitch, Alex Kopps, Andreini Surfboards, Annie O'Dorisio, Atlas Skateboard Store, Art Gimbel, Audi Rudzinski, Charlie Callahan, Damon Way, David Johnson, Dawn De La Fuente, Devon Howard, Dustin Ortiz, Elias Crouch, Elissa Steamer, Elizabeth Pepin, Erik Otto, Ian Ernzer, Jack Halloway, Jaime Beechum, Jbear, Jeff Canham, Jeff Peterson, Jennifer Sullivan, John Lindsey, Jon Swartz, Judd Hertzler, Katja Ollendorf, Kelly Fayer, Kyle Field, Lianne Milton, Lisa Coris, Lupine Hammack, Lindsey Byrnes, Marie Gosselin, Matt Proehl, Matt Sumner, Mollusk Surf Shop, Moses Aipa, Nathan Perkel, Nat Russell, Nathan Stapley, Nick Clausen, Noah Charnow, Park Life, Paul Ferraris, Paul Madonna, Peter McBride, Rachel Seldin, Ray Potes, RC Rivera, Rob Brodman, Robin Caddell, Robin McCoy, Scott Ellison, Sean Howe, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Thomas Campbell, Tiffany Campbell, Truong Tran, Trius Fernsler, Val Shagday, The Werehaus, Yong-Ki Chang.
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