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
Taylor Dunfee and Mark Oblow May 5, 2014 "LOVE MORE"
SAVE THIS DATE!
Look Away: The Art Of Todd Francis 25% PROMOTION CODE
"Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis," is now available for PRE-BOOK. Receive 25% off the cover price of $19.95 by entering code: ILOVETODD until release date. The books are scheduled to ship this coming June so click HERE to preview and order yours today.
Cathy Liu: Form and Color, Together Forever; April 18th
Todd Francis in STAF Magazine - Spain
Russ Pope's, "Life Lines" at Needles and Pens 021514
Transportation Unit Decks Available at Equal Dist.
SPECIAL CRUD Contest: Todd Francis Original Painting
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!
mini skate shop is open
equal dist. is
in the bay area
champion don't stop
is geoff mcfetridge
in atwater village