Passport Brand

PASS~PORT, “your friendly local company”, was founded in 2008 on the Australian continent and is proudly distributed by PERMANENT. Worldwide team, whole of community. Renew your passport and Join the journey.

Todd Shimabuku

Todd Shimabuku grew up in Hawaii, where he discovered the camaraderie of skateboarding at a young age. Shimabuku is an influential entrepreneur, founding member of In4mation, and a permanent fixture in the apparel world.

Patrick O'Dell

Patrick O’Dell has served time as Photo Editor for Vice, a regular lensman to every major skate mag, is the proprietor of the famed Epicly Later’d series, and has the phone numbers to most of your favorite bands in his phone. Smash your head at epiclylaterd.com

Yong-Ki Chang

Yong-Ki Chang is owner of The Solitary Arts, a skateboard brand with Bob Lake, Jef Hartsel and Geoff McFetridge. YKC actively represents art & photography from some of skating’s finest. Raised in Oahu and currently residing in Northern CA.

Chris Reed

Chris Reed was born during the Summer of Love in the Southerly region of California where he has amassed a body of work that gives evidence to his affinity for skateboarding, surfing, music, friends and family. Clients include Alien Workshop, Etnies, Vans, etc.

Michael Hsiung

Michael Hsiung was raised in Los Angeles and is known for his black & white ink drawings of happily swollen figures. One of the few remaining Asians able to grow facial hair, Hsiung has collaborated with Enjoi, Matix, Giant Robot, Vans, etc. Visit michaelchsiung.com

Buoloco

Buoloco resides within the shadowy caverns of the snowboard industry, offering a unique vantage point of interviewees such as Travis Rice, Terje Haakonsen, Chris Roach, John Cardiel and other red-carpet walkers lurking in the mountains. Visit buoloco.com for more.

Kelly Williams

Kelly D. Williams is an out-of-work metaphysicist from Idaho, constantly unearthing his artistic roots. Clients include Los Logos, éS, DVS, Broadcast, Nike, Altamont, and he’s partially to blame for starting PERMANENT. Check his work here: kellydwilliams.com

Joe Casttro

Joe Castro is a collage artist, musician, oil painter and graphic designer currently lurking somewhere between Philadelphia and Delaware. For more info, visit mightyjoecastro.com

J Namdev Hardisty

J. Namdev Hardisty did what every child of 80’s skateboarding and 90’s hardcore does- he became a graphic designer, writer and entrepreneur.

Coming soon

Mood NYC is a brand from Brooklyn, NY. Started in 2012 by Grandison Taber and Calvin Waterman, they work with the very best from various industries to promote creativity in skateboarding. moodnyc.com

Ian Michna, Jenkem Mag

Ian Michna was born in New York and raised in Vienna, Austria where he became known for beatboxing on the 38 tram & bus. He currently runs Jenkem, rides his skateboard, and continues to forget his German.


Mark Oblow in Sao Paulo, Brazil – @markoblow

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We had the privilege and honor of meeting some of the best people during the month of September while in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Cesar Rodrigues and Ale Jordao curated and hosted The WallRide Project (September 7, 2014) for Mark Oblow along with Stance‘s support for an event at Cartel 011 (September 9, 2014).  

Below is just a small sample of images from Mark Oblow’s Instagram account of our varied and consistently awesome time spent with our new family.  

Obrigado to everyone who made this trip the most memorable one, ever…



Pass~Port Team in NZ

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Team Passport just returned from New Zealand for a 10 day trip to the motherland. What ensued was a blurry mix of camping, drinking, skating and searching for the secret seal family. View the tour article in Issue #32 of The Skateboarder’s Journal. Enjoy!
Filmed by James and edited by Trent Evans



09/07/14 – Brazil’s Independence Day – Mark Oblow for WallRide Project Opening Celebration in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Mark Oblow‘s opening celebration is September, 7, 2014 on Brazil’s Independence Day!

@markoblow



Pendleton / Bratrud / Sieben in Rochester, NY

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East coast heads – start making tracks toward Rochester, NY where Erich Lehman’s 1975 gallery will be showing new work from three of skateboarding’s finest artists/designers: Don Pendleton, Todd Bratrud and Michael Sieben.  Entited “What the Morning Brings‘” the show will run until September 27 with an opening reception on Saturday September 6 from 7-10 pm.  (Don Pendleton will be in attendance). A trifecta like this rarely happens this side of the Mississippi so get there any which way you can.  89 Charlotte St, Rochester, NY 14607.




Mark Oblow: WallRide Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Mark Oblow (@markoblow) has been invited as the first American artist to install the 150ft x 12ft mural in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil for the WallRide Project (curated by Cincoum Agency).

The opening celebration is on September, 7, 2014 (Brazilian’s Independence Day).

Mahalo to Cesar and AJ, Taylor Dunfee and the folks at STANCE.

The WallRide Project was created to promote a conversation, culturally beyond language and geography by extending friendship and partnership through the arts. 



Kill the Kool in Oceanside

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Friday August 15th, Kristian Svitak and KillTheKool.com will be throwing a special one-night only punk rock performance art party at the Oceanside Art Museum, featuring artwork from Jason Adams, Lance Cyril Mountain, Kris Markovich, Mouse, Dave Hackett, Miki Vukovich, Daniel Creadon & Peter Whitley. There’ll be live music from The Fly Traps, The Skatanic Rednecks and Art & Steve Godoys’ Last of the Bad Men, along with some wine and food provided by Bull Taco. Rumor has it there’ll be some fake cops on hand to harass any and all skate rats as well as a spot in the corner to get your head shaved. Sounds like a great time. $10.00 museum members. $20.00 for non museum members (all money from the entry fee will go toward helping out the museum.).  7- 10 pm. 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054.



Mark Oblow’s, “Back Den” Photo Column in What Youth

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Mark Oblow‘s been capturing awesome images for years and What Youth magazine has been highlighting his photos from, “Back Den” posting them on the site and printing it quarterly in their magazine. Check it out and read the stories that go with the images from back den…