Desillusion Magazine is presenting a film by Guiherme Guimaraes titled The Self Portrait Project.
Fabiano Rodrigues was born in Santos, São Paulo, 1974. He approached photography through skateboarding, first appearing in photographs as a professional skateboarder, while performing maneuvers through out Brazil and Europe. The interest in composition, in motion capture and architecture, propelled him to photograph other skaters in the city, so as to be recognized both as a photographer and as a skater. In search of a language capable of accomplishing his expressive and performatic ambitions, Fabiano has been developing since 2010 his own research of self-portraits, all clicked through his skateboard performances. . . Shooting with a Hasselblad camera using a remote control, he records the apex of his own motion in a previously planned framework. These photographs are always one off prints, exploring the history and repertoire of skateboarding movements, particularly its relationship with the city, its architecture and urban furniture.
The rest is pretty self explanatory.
[Link: Desillusion Magazine]
In celebration of their 10 Year Anniversary, the action-fashion-art magazine Monster Children has released a limited edition, hardbound collection of some of their best work titled (cleverly enough) Ten Years of Monster Children Magazine.
The book contains not only the best of Monster Children’s stories, departments, photography and art, it also includes exclusive interviews with the contributors and featured folks who helped Monster Children reach the decennial (that’s a fancy word for ten year anniversary). Mike Mills, Mark Gonzales, Natas Kaupas, Ed Templeton, Thomas Campbell, Stephanie Gilmore, and a host of others, explain why they think Monster Children is the best thing since sliced bread and how glad they are that Monster Children launched their careers.
The book went on sale October 1, 2013 on the Monster Children website and in finer book stores around the globe. For a peek inside this lush paper and ink product, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Tonight (Thursday, October 3, 2013) the AR4T Gallery in Laguna Beach, California will be hosting the opening for a new collection of art from Don Pendleton titled A Heart As Heavy As Night.
Don Pendleton is an American artist whose techniques range from creating digital and hand painted artwork for his legendary body of skateboard graphics to original acrylics on canvas for gallery shows, murals, conceptual art, and installation pieces that merge linguistics with his narrative artistic vision.
But then, you probably know him from all of his alien workshop and element (and now Darkroom) skateboard graphics. For an interview with Don from Juxtapoz, click here. The opening begins at 6 PM, tonight Thursday, October 3, 2013. AR4T is located at 1175 South Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
[Link: AR4T and Juxtapoz]
On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 the Encinitas, California style shop UNIV will be hosting a photo show and video premiere from the boys of Brixton. The show, titled Wandering Through Central America, features the antics of Oliver Kurtz, Jesse Gugliemana, Tanner Rozunko and Troy Elmore. If that’s not enough to entice you there will also be free beer, tacos, ice cream an a special musical performance by the Flytraps. Party starts at 7 PM. UNIV is located at 1053 S. Coast Highway 101, in Encinitas, California.
As if a wooden iPhone case wasn’t custom enough, Grove (makers of the up-cycled yet stylish Skatecase for iPhone) has launched an all new wood print case. If you have an Instagram photo you can make a case.
In less than a minute, customize a case using your own stunning Instagram photos. We use an advanced custom wood printing method, producing a durable, high quality image that lasts. The beautiful maple wood grain of your case peeks through the printed image, like a signature fingerprint, creating a unique look which can’t be achieved with manufactured materials, such as silicone or plastic.
You could have an iPhone case with a picture of you shredding or your girl’s bits right there on there on the back. The downside? The case costs $99.00 or as much as the new iPhone C on a two-year contract. For all the details follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Encinitas, California based style shop UNIV is presenting a show titled Voyages featuring artwork by Andy Warde and sculptures by Stefan Janoski on Friday, September 13, 2013.
Andy Warde’s paintings create a webbed and illusional story that cannot be fully grasped with one visual appraisal. Andy combines geometric shapes, buildings, people, animals and even plants as an interpretation of himself. For more information about Andy, please visit andywarde.com. . . Stefan Janoski is known for his skateboarding video parts, global presence and his popular Nike pro-model shoe. His surreal statues in bronze and ceramic are sculpted with incredible detail and will be on display the night of the show.
The opening party begins at 6 PM with a DJ set by Chris Cote and music by Yovee. UNIV Work Shop is located at 1053 S. Coast Highway 101, in Encinitas, California.
Mike Kershnar makes art wherever he goes. For real. Here’s just a little taste from the Element presentation of Field Notes (not to be confused with Field Notes). The guy pulls things together and it looks good. Guess that’s what artists do.
Ray Barbee is getting a little behind the lens with his feature in Element’s Perpective film series. Just watch it. You’ll get it.
On Saturday night, August 17, 2013 Girl Skateboards celebrated their 20th Anniversary (yeah, you’re old) in Los Angeles, California at the Known Gallery on Fairfax. Girl rounded up an amazing collection of their skateboards, photos, and people from two decades of real skateboarding in Southern California. If you didn’t go Crailtap.com has rounded up all the photos of all the legendary people you would have bumped elbows with had you gone. Click here for all the photos.
[Link: Crailtap via SkateDaily]
The T.F.R. Gallery in Encinitas, California is proud to present a solo-exhibition of framed prints from graphic artist John Van Hamersveld opening Friday, August 16, 2013. Van Hamersveld is most famous in the surf world for his iconic The Endless Summer movie poster.
John Van Hamersveld has been producing images that have defined the visual representation of surf and rock ‘n’ roll culture for over 50 years. Starting off his career with the immensely successful movie poster for The Endless Summer in 1966, Van Hamersveld’s influence on the world of graphic images was immediately profound. From there he moved on to produce over 300 album covers, including designs for the Beatles’ American pressing of the Magical Mystery Tour, the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St., Jefferson Airplane’s Crown of Creation, Grateful Dead’s Skeletons in the Closet, Blondie’s Eat to the Beat, KISS’ Hotter Than Hell, the Beach Boys’ Wild Honey, and The Doors’ An American Prayer.
The opening reception begins at 6 PM. The T.F.R. Gallery. The Gallery is located at 1026 North Highway 101 in Encinitas, California. For the official word from T.F.R. follow the jump. [click to continue…]