Art

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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HUF + Roger Steffens & The Family Acid

by The Editors on May 11, 2016

We’re not exactly down with the weedy side of life, but HUF has just done a collab with The Family Acid and Roger Steffens and it is boss. Steffens is a Brooklyn, New York-born actor, author, lecturer, reggae archivist, photographer and producer and we could listen to this guy tell stories all day long. Click play and you’ll see what we mean. For a look at some of the hundreds of thousands of photos he’s taken over the past 60 years, follow him on Insta @thefamilyacid.

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House of Vans Parties Kick Off Next Week

by The Editors on May 10, 2016

houseofvans_partyDon’t even think that the only parties Vans throws are in high and dry swimming pools. No, they throw house parties, too. And the this summer run of parties kicks off on May 19, 2016 with Jon Hopkins, The Black Madonna, and The Field at The House of Vans Brooklyn.

In partnership with FYF, the 2016 Vans House Parties offer a rare opportunity to experience some of the best live music programming out there in a truly unique and historical art setting that celebrates Vans’ rich “Off The Wall” heritage in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.

And to us it’s just a great free show. For the official word from Vans (and how to RSVP), click the link.
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Hypätä: The Animated Shred Trip

by The Editors on April 18, 2016

We’re always suckers for a good computer animation segment, and this one by Gabriel Thomas is right in there.

Hypätä is a short story about the experience of traveling to the mountains at the height of the season, trying to catch that feeling of riding the backcountry, jumping with complete freedom and without fear when you know the pow will save your landing (and save your life) – dedicated to all the backcountry snowboarders who continue to inspire us.

Check it.

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Monster Children Drops 50th Issue

by The Editors on April 11, 2016

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They’ve gone against the odds, but Monster Children, the fashion/culture mag for action kids, just published their 50th issue. Yes, they’re still in business.

. . . a milestone for the independent magazine established in Australia in 2003. The specially curated Issue 50 is based around the notion of ‘Heroes’ and features exclusive interviews with 50 individuals that Monster Children love and admire. . . Also interviewed for the issue are skate industry icon Keith Hufnagal, fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti, artist Barry McGee, film makersGlendyn Ivin and Nabil Elderkin, legendary musicians Warren Ellis and Ian MacKaye, world champion longboarder Kelia Moniz and Papua New Guinean born soul singer Ngaiire. Although the issue features many big names, the issue also highlights a new generation of surfers, skateboarders, artists and creatives.

Our favorite interview was with Chris Noble, the co-founder of Level Mag on how they finally realized they were losing money with each issue and just quit. It’s unlikely that Monster Children will follow a similar path because we all know how good they are about keeping smiles on their advertisers’ faces.

[Link: Monster Children]

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Build Your Own PowderJet At Patagonia

by The Editors on February 19, 2016

powderjetsThis weekend (February 20-21, 2016) the crew from PowderJet are setting up their build-your-own snowboard class at the Patagonia store in Cardiff, California.

The super fun two day workshops are lead by PowderJet founder Jesse Loomis, and participants will leave at the end of the workshop with a hand built, individually shaped, high performance snowboard. The boards are built using FSC certified poplar, fiberglass, Ptex base, and steel edges – ready to carve up any slope in the world. Also, in addition to the handmade snowboard, participants will receive a limited edition print and T-shirt, both designed by PowderJet team rider and renowned NYC artist Scott Lenhardt.

The build-your-own class costs $795 bucks and you can still sign up for this weekend. Click here for all the details.

[Link: PowderJet]

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Elm Company’s Lost & Found In Denver

by The Editors on January 25, 2016

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Elm Company is taking over the Denver, Colorado’s Black Book Gallery on January 27, 2016 for their Lost & Found – The Story of Adventure photo exhibition.

Join Elm Company as we explore a cultural mix of photographers from around the world in a one night how. The photographers document the lifestyle that we live and breathe, brining together the effort, action and environment to one location where the viewer can too participate in the simplicity of being outside. In this collection we bring together outdoors, snow, and adventure.

The show features the works of Tim Peare, Shaun Daley, Pascale Shirley, Ben Gaveled, Sean Kerrick Sullivan, Mike Yoshida, Ryan Hughes, Chris Wellhausen, Andrew Miller, and Frode Sandbeck. The show begins at 7 PM January 27, 2016. The Black Book Gallery is located at 304 Elati St., in Denver, Colorado.

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RIP: Photographer Chris Brunkhart

by The Editors on January 5, 2016

IMG_9914Chris Brunkhart with Gamma Function co-conspirators Zach Egge and Alex Bacon at Brunkhart’s September 30, 2010 AR4T Gallery opening for How Many Dreams In The Dark in Laguna Beach, California.

Snowboarding lost one of its most iconographic image makers on January 2, 2016 with Chris Brunkhart’s death from cancer. He was 47.

In a eulogy on Frequency: The Snowboarding Journal Jeff Galbraith summed up many people’s thoughts when he said:

To Chris Brunkhart, whose bravery far outshone the most daredevil of snowboard stuntmen, and whose talent and passion remain as vast as the Western night sky; we love you my brother.

Click here for our 2010 interview with Chris Brunkhart on the publishing of his book How Many Dreams In The Dark, or here for Photo District News‘ obituary.

A gathering is planned in Portland, Oregon for the weekend of January 15-16, 2016. We’ll have more info as it arrives.

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Okuda San Miguel’s Church Of Skate

by The Editors on December 18, 2015

Skaters in Llanera, Asturias, Spain got together with artist Okuda San Miguel and created an art project that is a skatepark. Sadly, the colored cow was involved, however, you should check it out anyway.

[Link via Boing Boing]

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All 634 Alps Resorts On One Map

by The Editors on December 4, 2015

If riding Europe is something you dream of then Stefan Spiegel and Lana Bragina have the perfect map for you. It’s a huge wall hanger than features every resort in the Alps on one, big, data filled surface. And right now you can get it for $70. Click the link.

[Link: Marmota Maps]

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