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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.

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.

The Village Psychic

Village Psychic is a Brooklyn, New York based skate blog focusing on the past, present and future of skateboarding. Visit VillagePsychic.net to see all sides of the crystal ball.


Josh Pall Pro Video Part for Pass~Port x Nike SB

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To coincide with the release of the much-anticipated Nike SB x Pass~Port collaboration, Josh Pall has released 6 minutes of full-speed footage. Stay tuned for the US release of the shoe. “Nike SB is proud to present Sydney, Australia’s Josh Pall in his pro debut for Passport. With his creative, selective approach to skateboarding, Josh joined both the Passport and Nike SB Australia teams in 2012.



Todd Francis x Vans x Antihero at Antisocial in Vancouver, BC

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The Vans event for Antihero and Todd Francis, at the best shop in Vancouver (Antisocial Skate Shop) was an awesome single evening event and both Todd and I had a great time working with everyone involved.  Special thanks to Michelle (Antisocial), Alex (Vans Canada), Kevin (Supra Dist), Stefan (Vans Canada… get well soon, bud!), David (Vans Canada) and everyone else at the shop and from Vans family.  We’ll be back soon…Aloha!

Click HERE and HERE to watch videos from this show or go to Equal Dist, Solitary Arts and H.L.N.A. as I’ve posted the videos there.

[o]’s by: Yong-Ki (except the one by Andrew Pommier of Todd and myself hanging boards. Thanks, man!)



Todd Francis x Vans x Antihero x Antisocial Skateshop

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Todd Francis will be featured with a single night artshow at Antisocial Skateshop in Vancouver during the Van Doren Invitational at Hastings to commerate the capsule project between Vans Syndicate and Antihero Skateboards.  

The show is this Friday, July 10, 2015 from 7-10pm. Todd will be in attendance with markers in-hand so get there and don’t miss Todd’s first showing in Canada.



How Dare You ‘Zine Now Available

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how-dare-you-zine-skate-zinesNew additions to the ‘Zine & Book shop.  We’re queasy with embarrassment to finally be offering this filthy periodical.

Shame comes in many shapes and sizes, but in the case of How Dare You! ‘zine, it’s 5.5 by 8.5 inches of photocopied mayhem.

The much coveted issues #18, #21, and #22 are available thru the Zine Partnership Program.

Support independent zines and people doing rad stuff. Click here for more.



Mark Oblow – GQ Magazine Japan with Gene Krell

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Mark Oblow is the featured artist in the May issue of GQ Magazine (Japan) with an editorial conducted by Gene Krell, asking Oblow his 3 favorites as part of, “You Should Know” on page 78 and 79.

The list consists of Ale Jordao as his favorite artist, Brandon Holstein (Brawny Built) his favorite designer, and Dylan Rieder, his favorite skateboarder, respectively.

 

Photo of Mark Oblow by: Taylor Dunfee.  Bio’s written by: Yong-Ki Chang

 

Order one HERE.

@markoblow

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Permanent Distribution Featured on WorkInSkateboarding.com

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We were honored to be interviewed alongside Theories of Atlantis and Fivefoot4 Distribution for the latest issue of WorkInSkateboarding.comKelly D. Williams discusses what sets Permanent.co apart from other distributors and explains what he looks for in a brand to distribute.  Thanks to all of the shops and individuals who help keep Permanent going.  Check the full interview by clicking below. Check out our jobs & internships page here.

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Todd Francis for Monster Children – National Learn To Swim Day

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Todd Francis does a monthly random holiday piece for Monster Children that started last month with, “International Save The Elephant Day.”

The month of May (today, the 16th specifically) is for, “National Learn To Swim Day.”