Now you can say goodbye to all the branded logo shirts that the rest of the mall shoppers are wearing this winter with a brand new iOS app from #YoShirt (not to be confused with leading online snowboarding site Yobeat).
With #YoShirt you can create your own shirt (or tank, or sweatshirt, or socks) with your own photos, graphics, designs, text, or whatever and have it shipped directly to your house.
Yoshirt was founded, designed and developed by artist, CEO of mobile app firm 99centbrains, and former UI designer at Zynga, Franky Aguilar. Franky designed and built Catwang, Snoopify, and nearly 40 other apps accounting for over 10 million downloads and billions of images created to date. The co-founding team is rounded out by CTO Ben Williamson, former Senior Software Engineer at Apple, Inc, responsible for administrating $15 billion in retail transactions and CEO Brian Garofalow, a branding, apparel and supply chain expert who served as former Global Marketing Director of DC Shoes and apparel brand RVCA.
#YoShirt! has also just signed a deal with Neff that allows the kids to create their own Neff products right on the phone and have them shipped directly to you. This is some proper street fashion disruption right here. DIY, dog. DIY. For the official word from #YoShirt!, please follow the jump,.
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For years photographer Jack English has been operating Surfimages.com as the go-to site for surfing stock photography. Now he’s opening it to the general online public and offering premium prints, posters and murals through the online store.
“We’ve received a lot of requests from individuals asking if we offered prints for sale,” said Surf Images CEO and photographer Jack English. “For the longest time, Surf Images only licensed images to the commercial market, so we really weren’t able to handle requests from private individuals. Today, I’m happy to announce that Surf Images is now able to offer our beautiful surfing inspired wall art direct to the consumer through our commerce store at surfimages.com.”
To check out what’s on offer, click here. For the official word from Jack English himself, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Last week The Hundreds‘ Mac Sandefur interviewed Dave Bergthold about his new Skate Crate project. As many know, Dave B is never one to boast about how deep his roots in skateboarding go, or how many of today’s skateboard industry leaders got their start working, or skating for him. That’s why it’s nice to see The Hundreds get in and ask the questions, shoot the photos, and get it done so the rest of the world can hear the story straight from Bergthold’s mouth — not only the history of Blockhead, but also the genesis for the now funded Skate Crate kickstarter project. Click the link and check it.
[Link: The Hundreds]
On Saturday, September 6, 2014 the Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Gallery in Laguna Beach, California will kick off the Expression Session 2 show.
Selected by guest curator Will Pennartz, founder and owner of The Surf Gallery (2001-2010), the exhibition consists of paintings, photographs, prints and posters by John Severson, Mike Salisbury, Rick Griffin, Thomas Campbell, Geoff McFetridge, Andy Davis and Tyler Warren. The show will be on view September 4-28, 2014 with an opening reception on September 6. Among the works available will be never-before-exhibited prints of 1960s-era Surfer Magazine drawings by Salisbury, as well as a new limited edition print from Thomas Campbell.
The opening (which features Pizza Port Brewing beverages) beings a 6 PM. AR4T is located at 1175 S. Coast Hwy in Laguna Beach, California. For the official word from AR4T please follow the jump [click to continue…]
What has skateboarding fine artist Don Pendleton been up to lately? It appears that he’s lending his art flair to electronics company Ultimate Ears and their UE Boom wireless speaker, according to a post on Technology Tell.
Continuing the company’s aim to blend people’s passions for music, design and art, the limited-run Jettison Edition is designed with Pendleton’s distinct organic cubist graphic style.
We haven’t heard the speakers so we have no idea how they sound, or if they are worth the $199.99 price tag, but we do know that everything looks better with a Pendleton paint job. Look for them arriving in the USA later this month.
[Link: Technology Tell]
To celebrate the release of Todd Francis’ new book Look Away, Antihero Skateboards is launching a reissue collection called Worst of the Worst.
Check out the mini site to see the limited tees, sticker packs and hand signed limited decks, along with a sneak peek at Todd’s new book including unseen artwork, original sketches and classic board graphics for Antihero and more. Available Now in Select Skate shops.
For the young this is all new, fas or the rest of you, just let the nostalgia splash over you like a spilled PBR. Then no one will notice your tears for better days.
A new show titled Deathstar Blues at Denver, Colorado’s Blackbook Gallery features art (and commerce) from the intersection of skateboarding and Star Wars. Specifically Vans and Santa Cruz Skateboard’s new licensed Star Wars gear and some skateboarding art inspired by the seminal sci fi movies (like Derek Keenan’s AT-AT made entirely of upcycled skateboards on the right) .
Skateboarding and Star Wars are two of the biggest creative endeavors and commercial outlets of the past 40 years. Both gained immense popularity going into the 1980’s creating generations of devoted fans and successful consumer related brands that continue to thrive. As part of our June exhibit “Deathstar Blues” we will be hosting a “First Look” of new Star Wars merchandise from two iconic American brands – Vans Shoes and Santa Cruz Skateboards. We will also have an exhibit of Star Wars inspired artwork featuring Axel Geittmann, Sket-One, RYCA, Hari & Deepti and The Gropes.
The show runs until June 20, 2014. Blackbook is located at 555 Santa Fe Dr. in Denver, Colorado.
[Link: Blackbook via Boing Boing]
Join the Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow at 6 PM on the evening of Saturday June 7, 2014 as they kick off Robert “Sticky” Shaw’s We’re Gonna Miss You. The show also features guest artists Valient Himself, Tyler Wolf, Lauren Over, ODXT, Paige Smith and Timothy Karpinski, and a special live musical guest (you thinking what we’re thinking?). Beverages will be provided by Pizza Port Brewing Company. The opening begins at 6 PM. The Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Gallery is located at 1175 South Coast Hwy in Laguna Beach, California.
We’re always amazed by how talented people can create stunning beauty out of nothing more than a few blank boards, paint and paint pens. Here, watch this. . .
[Link: Runamuk Visuals]
Here’s a normal clip of an average old guy throwing down ten tricks on the mini at Camp Woodward. What is special about this edit (aside from the blunts) is that the skater, Bret Anthony Johnston, is the director of creative writing at Harvard and his debut novel (Remember Me Like This) just dropped on May 13, 2014.
Now, watch that edit again. Yep, Johnston may be the best literary fiction writing skateboard professor in the world. If that isn’t enough reason for you to check out his book, then here’s a review from the Washington Post. Oh, and both John Irving and Tom Perrotta liked Remember Me Like This as well. If you know them, then you know.