Art

Merge4 Drops Some Sick Socks

by The Editors on November 30, 2016

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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” NelsonBad Otis Link, Dirk Vermin, Scott GreathouseTimmy Reyes, Koa Rothman, Matt RockholdSteve CaballeroWee 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.

[Link: Merge4]

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Bunker77: The Bunker Spreckels Doco

by The Editors on November 15, 2016

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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.

[Link: Bunker77]

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BS with TG : Mark Gonzales Part 2

by The Editors on October 28, 2016

After getting so caught up in BS with TG part ones we often forget to post the part twos. With The Gonz we are not forgetting. Nope.

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Adidas + Capita = Kazu Collection

by The Editors on September 26, 2016

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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!

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Prisma: Crafting Guitars From Skateboards

by The Editors on September 12, 2016

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.”

How’s that for upcycling?

[Link: Guitar World]

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J. Grant Brittain Is A SLVDR Craftsman

by The Editors on August 25, 2016

Our favorite skateboarding photographer (Grant Brittain) prints one of our favorite skateboarding photos (you know the one) of one of our favorite skateboard company owners (Tod Swank). Doesn’t get much better than that, really, but here are the details from SLVDR.

The SLVDR Craftsman Guild series visits the legendary skateboarding photographer Grant Brittain. His career goes back over three decades and began out of a passion for skateboarding and documenting his friends as subjects. In our visit he chooses the negative of perhaps his most iconic photo and develops and prints it in his private darkroom. It’s a lost art and represents the true craft of photography and a real photographic icon.

[Link: SLVDR]

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Andy Davis At Artists Republic: YOWZA

by The Editors on July 20, 2016

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The Artists Republic in Laguna Beach, California is pleased to showcase a solo exhibit by surf artist Andy Davis on Saturday evening July 23, 2016.

Andy Davis has made a successful career through his highly recognizable surf inspired art for over twenty years now. His work has been shown in galleries all over the world as well as translating over to clothing design. His trademark surf art has had a cult following since the 90’s and he continues to produce new works out of his studio in Encinitas, CA. Andy says of his work; “[it has] evolved by years and years of being influenced and inspired by things that make me happy. A big part of that is the lifestyle revolving around the ocean.”

The opening party begins at 6 PM. Artists Republic is located at 1175 S. Coast Hwy
in Laguna Beach, CA. If yo missed the opening, please stop by and check out his show during gallery hours, Thurs-Sat 12-6, Sunday 11-5. For more info on Andy, please follow the jump.
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Aaron Draplin Designs The Truth

by The Editors on June 14, 2016

draplin_cbEveryone’s favorite graphic designer, Aaron Draplin, the big man who turns Photoshop layers into music and clean logos into lead guitar sits down with Creative Boom for and interview. DDC fans have heard this all before, but it never really gets old to hear Aaron lay down the truth.

When I started snowboarding, it was daring, and a climate where skiers ruled the hill. And we got messed with. But we made our way, gear, tricks and, my favourite, our own attitude. And all these years later? Those turd skiers have finally caught on to what we showed them. Ha! This has worked its way into my work in many ways. It taught me to be fearless, dumb and to go for it, if it felt right.”

Good advice for any endeavor. If you’d like more of that then you really should buy his book Pretty Much Everything or click the link for the rest of the interview.

[Link: Creative Boom]

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Don Pendleton At Artists Republic

by The Editors on May 18, 2016

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Don Pendleton’s new solo show The Reflected Sound of Everything opens this Saturday (May 28, 2016) at Laguna Beach, California’s Artists Republic.

Don Pendleton’s work is highly recognizable from his decades of illustrative work in skateboarding. From 1998 to the present, Don has been one of the top artists and graphic designers for the skateboarding industry. Working with companies like Alien Workshop, Element Skateboards, Vans, and Volcom, he has seen his work used for over 688 skateboard graphics as well as television commercials, music posters, and murals across the globe. Don had his first solo museum show at the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia in 2014, and in 2015 Don won a grammy award for his art direction on the Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt album.

The artists reception is Saturday, May 28, 2016 beginning at 6 PM. Artist Republic is located at 1175 S. Coast Hwy in Laguna Beach, California. For the official word from Artists Republic please follow the jump.

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SLVDR Craftsman: Josh Oldenburg

by The Editors on May 13, 2016

It’s always to good to see people doing real stuff (not that sitting in front of a monitor and copying and pasting links isn’t real). Josh Oldenburg makes surfboards by hand in San Diego, California and he seems to enjoy it. We enjoy watching him. You probably will, too. Click the arrow why don’t you.

(Editors’ Note: it’s pronounced “Salvador” in case you were wondering. Vowels still aren’t cool in some circles.)

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