Maxwell: Japan Distribution
Larry Bertlemann... Berts & Uluwatu's
Thanks to good friend, Craig Steely, who shared this video of Larry Bertlemann with me today, so I can share it with you.
Shawn Connolly x Lowcard
Mahalo, Mark Oblow, Ryan Allan, Jef Hartsel, & Kenny Brimer
Ryan Allan's photos are from Cholo's on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Left-side, is the best Back-Smith I've ever seen in my life by Hartsel, captured perfectly... and yet another amazing photo of Moblow, Front-Smith on a gnarly hip. Matte-mounted, framed and for our home.
UFO OR DIE
Updated the 7" Picture Sleeves. This week...
Tobin Yelland Artist Proof Edition of 5
The numbered edition of 200 were originally published on the occasion of the exhibit "Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture", 2004-2006 and were sold for $150 each.
These rare AP editions are available for $250 per print, only at Equal Dist.
THIS Los Angeles... These Friends Three
Jef Hartsel in Fourstar's "Hawaii Four-0"
At 1:55 into the Fourstar Hawaii Four-0 tour video, Jef Hartsel shown slashing Kuykendall with a frontside grind. All-style...! Harts' layback grind from this trip was featured in their Wallride catalog that I posted a few months back.
Ben Kist Photography Opening Feb. 23, 2012
In the past few years, Ben Kist has been kicking-up the sessions for me personally whenever it's the two of us skating concrete round-walls. We never finish a session without pouring sweat and often end them with a slam or two. Good times, Ben!
Ben is also a photographer and has a show coming-up with large-scale prints, opening on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 6-10PM at the Sandbox Studio in San Francisco.
Ben in our Black Eggs shirt, floating in Bimini
fIREHOSE, after 18 years
In April, fIREHOSE will be embarking on a 14 date tour...!
Travis Jensen @ Apple Store and Hipstamatic
My good friend, Travis Jensen helped me get on Instagram the other day... thanks, Trav! He's not only versed in photography, but versed with using his iPhone camera and thus, the Apple store on Stockton Street in San Francisco has booked a speaking engagement with him and Brad Evans on February 19th at 3PM. They will be discussing their street photography, street portraiture, editing, and their print-journal projects, whose net proceeds help a local non-profit organization assisting at-risk youth living on the streets of SF.
In addition to two previous books that were released, Travis and Brad released their third print-journal, entitled, "#iSnapSF."
The official launch party is being held at the Haus of Hipstamatic on Thursday, February 23, 7:00-9:00PM at 74 Langton Street in San Francisco.
The book is already up for sale so you can grab one now, bring it with you to either or both events to have them signed and know that once again, proceeds from the sale of these journals will go towards Larkin Street Youth Services.
Travis Jensen at the Solitary Arts office, holding-up a sample copy of #iSnapSF.
New Depression Refuse... Andy Jenkins
Andy Jenkins' "New Depression Refuse" series is up on his Bend Press site. They are all mixed-media on paper and board, mounted and framed in an archival manner, ready to be hung. Currently, there are 10 pieces up for purchase. You can email Andy at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mahalo to Daniel Costanza at SKATE ONE for the awesome care-package. Jef Hartsel received his 52mm and I handed-off some 56mm and 58mm SPF's to Bob Lake over this past weekend along with bushings and the Russ Pope shirt.
Zarosh Eggleston is a Traveler
Below... Zarosh does this and more when he's on his own pro-model by Death Skateboards!
Opening Night Photos with Mark Kushimi
Congratulations to Mark Kushimi on his opening in Honolulu, Hawaii! Wish I was there...!
Jef Hartsel... Los Angeles
Thanks to Jeff, Dune and Jason at Stereo for the care-package!
Check-out Dune's interview below... at 2:20 in the video, our Big Red makes a cameo as part of his quiver.
Mark Kushimi at Human Imagination Feb. 3, 2012
Mark Kushimi has an opening at the Human Imagination in Honolulu, Hawaii featuring photographs of Jef Hartsel (that's Hartsel riding his EZ Ryder Koa complete below) amongst other notables. Mark was part of our, "A Product Of Design" show in Culver City last September. If you're in Hawaii, please check out his opening and say, "Hello" to Mark for us in person! You can also see what Mark does on his day-to-day as the Editor-in-Chief over at Contrast Magazine.
Steve MacDonald, the Ramblin' Worker
Steve MacDonald sent this care-package below, days after my head-snapping concussion. Steve was the only guy present when it happened and had front-row seats since he was on the top-deck. Damn pool coping... love it but unforgiving, as it should be! Thanks to Steve for the ABC ramp print, the all-over quarter-pipe shirt and the sticker/button pack. I'm almost back, Steve... we'll sesh again soon. Mahalo!
Anthony Masters came by the SA office yesterday with a Steve MacDonald designed tattoo adorned on his forearm. I saw it before when he first got it but only made the connection when I saw Steve's setup below. I took the photo of Steve's board the day of the smack-down. Thanks to both guys for allowing me to connect the dots, again...
& taylor stitch
for bob lake
mini skate shop is open
equal dist. is
in the bay area
champion don't stop
is geoff mcfetridge
in atwater village