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.


ThePosters.co

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ThePosters.co is offering this very cool, limited edition Mark Gonzales/Curtis Kulig print, Majorca is Dirt Cheep, online.  As with all their posters, 10% of every purchase goes toward helping arts education programs, like Inner-City Arts in LA. – their goal is to fund over 1,000,000 hours of art classes for kids, which is pretty rad. This print is a 30″ x 24″ lithograph print on 80 lb McCoy Silk cover paper.  They ‘ve got a bunch of other cool pieces for sale so definitely check the site or follow them on instagram (@theposters.co)

 



Lenny Kirk

Last week Chris Nieratko wrote an article about a new photo book about Lenny Kirk by Dennis McGrath. check the link below from Vice Magazine.

http://www.vice.com/read/lennie-kirk-and-the-insane-side-of-skateboarding-381

Not much gets me as stoked as Lenny Kirk and Alien Workshop around this era. It brings back a great time in my life when I sucked at skating (oh… i still do but now I am older). Lenny’s innovation and raw craze throughout San Francisco really pushed the limits and his Timecode part could be my favorite skate part ever.

enjoy! Now I should buy the photo book and support Dennis and Lenny. I hope he gets the help he needs. Escape Hell.

I used to have a copy of Timecode but I let a friend borrow it and never got it back. dang it.



Jerome Campbell on Broadcast Wheels

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Broadcast Wheels is honored to introduce the latest addition to the team, Polar pro Jerome Campbell. Jerome also appears on the cover of Broadcast’s new product collection for 2015. Follow them on Instagram for more announcements coming soon.

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Mark Oblow in, “TEN”, A group show at AR4T in Laguna Beach March 5, 2015

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Mark Oblow is part of a group show entitled, “TEN” at Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow in Laguna Beach, California on March 5, 2015 from 6-9pm.  TEN runs until March 22, 2015. 

Oblow will be sharing a selection of his newest and most exciting pieces in resin/mixed media, ranging from 8″ x 8″ to 30″ x 60″ on wood canvas’.  

1175 South Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

info@AR4T.com | + 1 949 988 0603

IG: @markoblow

Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow is proud to present  Ten – a group show featuring 10 artists living and working in Orange County, California. Each artist was selected because of their talents and impact that they have made on the OC art community and beyond. Their pedigrees range from emerging to world renowned but together they are representative of the depth and power of the work being created here in our own back yard. – @ar4t

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Ale Jordao, “Casa Electrolux” Feb. 10, 2015 Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Our friend, Ale has an opening at Casa Electrolux in Sao Paulo, Brazil and it looks to be amazing as per all things, Ale!

Ale Jordao:
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ale Jordao’s art reconfigures and appropriates daily objects from furniture, skateboards to neon signs and rethinks their purpose through his intellectual and emotional design process.  Ale vocalizes his own brand of humor and social commentary throughout his works and ultimately with his finished, functional and beautiful pieces.  As an example, Ale turns entire Volkswagen cars into beautiful tables, chairs, and other daily objects allowing engagement and interaction with his work.  Ale studied at Domus Academy in Milan Italy and is currently making mind-blowing art in his studio in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  - ykc

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Mark Oblow, “The WallRide Project” Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Mark Oblow is the first American artist invited to install the 150ft mural for The WallRide Project in downtown Sao Paolo, Brazil.  Stance Socks and filmer Ricki Bedenbaugh capture the interconnectedness we all share through love, family, friends, art, and going skateboarding together with this 4:40 video.  Click the link below or the image above.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyFX_irAevM

Mark Oblow:
Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii and sponsored for both surfing and skateboarding in the 80’s, Oblow’s creative spark was clear when he picked-up the camera and had his first paid photograph published in Thrasher Magazine by age 14. An acute eye for photography, fashion, graphic design, art and penning poetry daily, a natural trajectory towards utilizing all of his tools to create his own artwork has been a constant thread throughout his life.  Drawing inspiration from connections with people, Oblow turned his photographs into multi-layered, multi-media pieces, continuously exploring and expanding and essentially immortalizing the people he photographs into stark and beautiful finished pieces.  Published in books by Tom Adler to David Carson with openings in California, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Japan.  Oblow currently lives in Southern California.

@markoblow

markoblow.com  



Thrasher Magazine: Todd Francis, “Agents Provocateurs” Book

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