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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.


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!

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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…



“Look Away” Book Launch at DLXSF

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Brian Martinez and I took some phone photos of the installation we worked on for Todd Francis‘ final Summer book launch event at DLX in San Francisco on July 17, 2014. Many thanks to Winston Tseng (WINS Publishing) for his help along with Matt D., Tory, Brandon, and Quiante (DLX Shop). Also, mahalo’s to Buddah, Alissa and Michelle for their help with taking the show down and to everyone who made it out to this great event.

“Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis” is available at finer shops everywhere and directly from WINS Publishing.

Signed Editions available at Equal Dist. exclusively.

Simultaneously happening…outside with Todd’s mural and inside with the installation.


Tommy Guerrero, “No Mans Land”

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Tommy Guerrero‘s newest album, “No Mans Landon his eponymous label, Too Good Records, drops this week in the US with a California tour lined-up to start it off.

Check the flyer below for details on the Thursday, July 24th show in SF along with the Friday, July 25th show in Los Angeles.

Click the links below to listen and to purchase a copy of, “No Mans Land” as soon as possible!

http://tommyguerrerotoogood.bandcamp.com/album/no-mans-land

https://itunes.apple.com/album/no-mans-land-deluxe-version/id895162603

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