It’s good to see downtown photographer Ari Marcopoulos still hangin’ with the action crowd. His current incarnation features a collab with adidas skateboarding.
Central to the collection is a specially made zine “AIGHT’.” Masterminded by Marcopoulos, the zine is 26 pages capturing a winter day of skateboarding in New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood and features an amalgamation of mixed media, vibrant color pops and signature aesthetic made consistent throughout the entire collection. Capturing select members of the adidas Skateboarding team, “AIGHT'” is a modern take on Marcopoulos’ early and now iconic work capturing the unique styles and personalities of New York skateboarders during the 1990s Golden Era of skate.
Ari’s photos are always good to see, especially when he’s in charge of their presentation. Watch for more details on the actual product drop on February 27, 2017.
Need a last minute Christmas gift for the snow dogger in your family? Here it is — a subscription to The Snowboarder’s Journal. Right now when you give a gift subscription you’ll receive a free print of Iuna Tinta’sLuminous Lights.
Featured in The Snowboarder’s Journal Issue 14.1, Iuna Tinta’s ethereal landscape paintings epitomize the alpine dreamscapes that we chase all winter. This 9″ x 8″ print made by Asymbol Gallery is a hand-numbered, limited edition of 125 so act now before they sell out.
Subscriptions are $39.99 for a whole year. Click the link for all the details. And act know, because those prints are going to run out soon.
This Thursday, December 15, 2016 legendary skateboarding photographer J. Grant Brittain will be showing many of his iconic skate images in a gallery setting at Univ in Encinitas, California.
The event represents a long-standing friendship between Grant and SLVDR‘s Tim Swart and the opportunity to showcase many from the vault of Grant’s 37 years of iconic skateboard imagery. Grant‘s photos have helped document the progression and creativity of skateboarding for decades. “Archive” will highlight many of the classic photos and some not often seen over the years.
The show opens at 7 PM and will feature music by Chris Cote. Univ is located at 1053 S. Coast Highway, in Encinitas, California. For the official word from SLVDR, please follow the jump.
Adidas Skateboarding celebrated the launch of their Snoop Dogg and Mark ‘Gonz’ Gonzales’ limited edition LA Stories footwear and apparel collection at Randy’s Donuts on Monday, December 5, 2016, with a “lowrider show paying homage to Snoop and Gonz’s deep Los Angeles connection and history.”
adidas Skateboarding hosted an old school West Coast day party that included a special DJ performance by Snoop Dogg, the ‘LA Stories’ collection on display, and a lowrider show that also featured Snoop’s custom lowrider that was painted by Gonz, whose art is featured throughout the ‘LA Stories’ capsule collection. adidas Pro team riders Daewon Song, Na-Kel Smith, Tyshawn Jones, and Jack Fardell alongside influential tastemakers, industry executives, prominent media, and ecstatic fans, also enjoyed specially prepared Snoop x Gonz donuts fresh from the oven compliments of Randy’s Donuts.
Doesn’t seem possible to manufacture a better event, right? Atiba Jefferson and Skin Phillips were even there. We just wonder how Snoop really feels about his new Gonz paint job?
Someone at Burton loves dead people. We’ve said before that it was because they were much easier to do deals with. But we’re not sure that’s the only reason. Over the past few decades the company has done collaborations with Andy Warhol (who is dead), Bob Marley (who is dead), and now they’re getting in the ring with Muhamad Ali (who is also dead) with the Ali x Burton The Greatest Snowboard.
When pioneers see eye-to-eye, it’s only fitting to step into the ring and celebrate with a knockout. Thus the Ali x Burton collaboration brings two legacies together with a limited release board in honor of the People’s Champion, the Greatest, Muhammad Ali.
Wonder if this boards floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee? Truthfully, we’ll never know. But we do begin to wonder how much longer it will be before they do a Hugh Hefner model.
Merge4 brings together four boardsports heavies in the pursuit of quality socks. Founded by former Sessions co-owner Cindi Ferreira Busenhart, skater/artist Keith Meek, Las Vegas restauranteur Gigli Locatelli, and legendary skater and Santa Cruz Bicycles founder Rob Roskopp, Merge4 is delivering a slew of art socks featuring the works of artists and athletes including: Mofo, Ed Colver, Dave “Nelly” Nelson, Bad Otis Link, Dirk Vermin, Scott Greathouse, Timmy Reyes, Koa Rothman, Matt Rockhold, Steve Caballero, Wee Man, and Mike Basich.
How’s that for a deep crew? For all the details (and to order some sock for your drawer) click the link.
Takuji Masuda’s Bunker77, a Super X Media produced documentary on the life and times of 70s surf star Bunker Spreckels is premiering in NYC on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the IFC Center.
With a name and biography so outrageous they sound fictional, Bunker Spreckels is the perfect candidate for a documentary portrait. Born the heir to a sugar fortune, Spreckels became Hollywood royalty as a young boy when his mother married Clark Gable. In the 1960s, he defied family expectations by embracing the emerging surf culture, becoming a pioneering, if controversial, star of the sport. But after he came into his inheritance, Spreckels indulged in the excesses of the life of an international playboy.
Seems we never can get enough stories of charismatic, talented, rich kids partying themselves into early death. For all the details, click the link.
Capita Snowboards and adidas Snowboarding share a rider. His name is Kazu Kokubo. So why not share some branded product as well? No reason, really. So here it is — a Adi-Trek Capita shoe and Coaches Jacket — inspired by Kazu’s board graphics which were created by world renowned tattoo artist Gangi of Three Tides Tattoo.
The Adi-Trek Capita shoe is a winterized skate shoe that features a cozy fleece lining and a grippy vulcanized outsole for precise board feel. The shoe’s gusseted tongue is water resistant to withstand harsh weather conditions and the EVA sockliner with customized warrior graphic provides additional cushioning and support. The Capita Coaches Jacket is a lightweight, water-resistant jacket featuring monochromatic detailing complete with Kazu’s signature bird logo on the jacket’s back.
This smashing combo goes on sale October 1 at specialty retailers in the US and on the adidas snowboarding website: $90 for the shoes, $95 for the jacket. Go Capita!
The crew at Prisma Guitars takes old skateboards, glues them together, and then cuts them up and turns them into guitars that Tommy Guerrero plays.
“Skateboards are made with seven layers of hard rock maple—a familiar guitar wood—and some of the layers are randomly dyed colors. Through working the materials, we get the colors to come through,” says Nick Pourfard, founder of Prisma Guitars. “Every single time I build one, it’s a different result. I never make the same guitar twice.”