Art

Dead Brand Continues Dead Artist Partnership

by The Editors on April 9, 2018

Billabong is continuing their artistic relationship with Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat to celebrate death, apparently, with the third iteration of their  Andy Warhol x Jean-Michel Basquiat x Billabong Lab collection. Dead artists are the easiest to work with, obviously.

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The Endless Summer License Plate

by The Editors on February 28, 2018

The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente, California is hoping to get the State of California to produce a “The Endless Summer” special interest license plate and you can help.

The State of California requires that SHACC submit a minimum of 7,500 applicants before it will approve the plate and proceed with its creation. SHACC has opened a “pre-registration” site in order to gauge interest and gather names for registration when the time comes. The pre-sell will commence after the sponsoring state agency files a letter of intent with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the proposed license plate is approved by the Department and the California Highway Patrol.

For all the official details follow the jump or lick here for the Surfplate website.

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RIP: Filmmaker Warren Miller

by The Editors on January 25, 2018

It’s one of those days we knew would come eventually, but we’re very bummed it had to happen yesterday, Wednesday January 25, 2018. Ski movie pioneer and all around amazing guy Warren Miller has died peacefully at his home on Orcas Island, according to a story in the Seattle Times. He was 93.

To his legions of fans, Mr. Miller’s annual ski flick amounted to cinematic manna from heaven — an overdue shot of cold air and deep snow to stoke the fires within winter warriors who had suffered through the long, hot months of snowless summer. The films, most of which began with jaw-dropping alpine-ski sequences, featuring top skiers and snowboarders delivered by helicopter to some knee-knocking heights and set to a pounding rock-music beat, never failed to produce hooting, shouting and delirium among the snow-deprived faithful.

Mr. Miller is responsible for almost single handedly creating action sports film as a genre. His first film “Deep and Light,” debuted in the winter of 1949-50 in Port Angeles, Washington and over the years he became the Walt Disney of ski films. His yearly films shaped our lives in ways we never will fully understand. For that we thank him. 

[Link: Seattle Times]

 

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Asymbol Is Shutting It Down

by The Editors on January 23, 2018

Travis Rice’s Jackson Hole based art gallery Asymbol will be closing it’s doors on March 1, 2018. Here’s the scoop from T-Rice and the Asymbol Family.

After ten epic years of art, photography, community and adventure, we feel that the dream of Asymbol has run it’s incredible course. . . We did what we set out to do and more, no small feat considering that nothing like Asymbol had ever been done before. The decision was far from easy but for us, it is the right one. The support of our community, artists and partners has made this journey a magical one, a thing that has changed us all in amazing ways. . . On March 1st, Asymbol will close both our cyber and physical doors. We will be spending the next weeks celebrating what we have created together and encourage you to join us in writing this last chapter.

So, if you’ve been thinking about grabbing a piece of from the collection, now is the time. Apparently everything has been marked down. Click the link for all the details.

[Link: Asymbol]

 

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Signal’s All About The LED Base

by The Editors on January 18, 2018

After being gone for nearly a year Signal Snowboard’s Every Third Thursday is back with a little taste from of our collective digital futures. Here’s how they’re pitching it:

Decentralized currency, hyper loop travel, and yes, smart wearables and shreddables. After almost a year off from the last ETT, No Board Left Behind, we bring you the first LED progammable base. 

Ground effects, dawg. It’s the perfect board for those times we’d like to communicate from the lift. We kinda want one. . .
[Link: Signal Snowboards]

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Marc McKee To The Nines

by The Editors on January 9, 2018

Marc McKee is one of the nicest, most modest, talented visual artists ever to grace the skateboard industry. And when you check out some of the graphics he created during the 90s glory days of World Industries that can be a bit of a mind slip because his artwork stirred it up so hard. But just click play and let him tell you all about Big Brother magazine, how he created Flameboy, Wet WillyDevil man, and so much more.

Oh, and for some background on The Nine Club, click here for a great interview on Jenkem.

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Scott Lenhardt + PowderJet Sunday Mornings

by The Editors on January 8, 2018

Jesse Loomis, the purveyor of PowderJet Snowboards has finally teamed up with artist Scott Lenhardt for some snowboard graphics. Here, we’ll let him explain:

We’ve been best bros and riding buddies since the early ’90’s. I build custom snowboards in Vermont. He’s an artist that’s done over 50 snowboard graphics for some legendary boards, among many other rad projects. We’ve never teamed up on a graphic until last week, and it was an amazing experience. I had three boards to ship out to Milosport SLC, and Scott was lurking here after a Xmas visit. We finally got it together, and Scotty painted the raddest graphics we’ve ever had on a PowderJet. It brings a tear to the eye.

These three hand painted boards will be available at Milo as soon as Loomis can get them there. Anyone who is interested in more information should email Jesse at PowderJet Snowboards. But better hurry, because these boards are going to go fast. For a look at the boards, follow the jump.

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Karl Watson Writes A Children’s Book

by The Editors on December 12, 2017

It won’t arrive in time for Christmas, but Karl Watson’s new kids book (illustrated by Henry Jones) might be the perfect late January gift for they kids you know. Titled, My First Skateboard, the book tells the story of how skateboarding can change the world.

After 30 years of skateboarding in San Francisco and around the world professional skater, Karl Watson, wrote this children’s book in hopes of inspiring future generations to become skateboarders.

You can pre-order it now, and get it in January by clicking the link.

[Link: My First Skateboard via Vice]

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Not Art Basel, Juxtapoz Clubhouse Miami

by The Editors on November 16, 2017

In Miami for Art Basel and need a place to escape that is definitely NOT Art Basel. We’ve got just the spot for you. Juxtapoz Magazine and Adidas are taking over the Historic Walgreen’s Building with Juxtapoz Clubhouse.

. . . a large-scale group exhibition and cultural gathering that promises to house the best emerging international talent within the global skateboarding community alongside Juxtapoz’s lineup of critically acclaimed artists including Lucy Sparrow, Jean Julien, Conor Harrington, Ron English, and many others.

For all the details follow the jump.

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Barbara Kruger & Volcom Take It Back

by The Editors on November 3, 2017

We all know where Supreme got their logo. Yes, they “appropriated” it from artist Barbara Kruger from the beginning. But now, she’s taking skateboarding back with a little help from Volcom in a pop-up shop of her own as part of Performa, a performance art biennial that runs through November 19 in New York, according to a story in W Magazine.

“Believe me, I wasn’t thinking about Supreme,” Kruger said of her Performa commission. “Really, I was not thinking about it at all. I’ve just been doing my thing for a long time, and they popped up and did theirs, and I don’t own that typeface, you know? I don’t own a logo. But what they do has little to do with the ideas that have been fueling my artwork for my whole career—questions of justice and power and control. The last thing I would ever think of is a streetwear brand.”

And that’s why we’ve always preferred Kruger. Another part of her Perform commission was this work at Coleman Skate Park. 

[Link: W Magazine]

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