Canadian born graphic artist extraordinaire Geoff McFetridge has always been a mystery to us. His work is always clean, clever, cool, and catchy just like a great pop song, but we’ve never heard the man speak through anything other than his art. That’s why it’s great to see him sit down with the legendary Chris Pastras for an episode of Monster Children’s Table Talk. Watch it and learn.
Yes, there are still a lot of great people and brands (750 of them) who attend the Agenda Show. If you are one of them then please be reminded that the show is in T-minus two weeks. The show runs July 8-9, 2015 from 9 AM to 6 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center. For more info (and to pre-register) please click the link.
Dave Bergthold, the creative mind behind Blockhead Skateboards, is sneaking out a small run of reissues of some of Blockheads most iconic designs. Included in this limited edition collection is the Streetstyle, Sam Cunningham’s pro model, the Hard Times, and Omar Hassan’s Pro model. The boards feature artwork by legendary skateboard graphic artist Ron Cameron. The decks are available for pre-order now and will ship in July. Click the link to order.
We know how important the television network sponsored “games ” are to the athletes (hell, it’s Bob Burnquist’s whole year). So we’ve decided to provide this list of results for everyone’s easy perusal. As usual, we didn’t see a lick of the content and we know, we missed that great performance by the kid who was ruling it, but whatever. Follow the jump for the entire results breakdown. [click to continue…]
There are only about two things we’re suckers for — Star Wars and Disneyland. With the release of the Vans Disney footwear and apparel collection they’ve pretty much got us tied up.
Sharing a rich heritage rooted in Southern California, both Vans and Disney are dedicated to those who are young at heart and never stop following their dreams. The collection features iconic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Goofy and Winnie the Pooh across a range of Vans apparel and accessories and Classic footwear in adult, kids and toddler sizing.
Magic Kingdom, indeed. For the official word from Vans (including all the apparel) Please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Tony Hawk sits down with New York Times bestselling author and writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine, Cal Fussman to talk about the big part movies played in his growing up, and becoming a professional skateboarder in this episode of Fandango’s “I Love Movies.” This original video series showcases cultural influencers across the globe, sharing personal stories of how movies have touched their lives. The series airs on Fandango’s digital network, including Fandango Movieclips, the number one movie trailer and content channel on YouTube, plus Fandango channels on Hulu, Roku and Samsung’s Milk Video Service.
In the new episode, Hawk reveals the impact of the seeing the James Bond action-adventure, “The Spy Who Loved Me,” for the first time at the age of 10, around the time he first started skating. “This movie was all about me,” recalls Hawk. “There were gadgets and death-defying stunts and it inspired me to do something daring like that.” On the flip side, comedies also taught him to laugh off his first skating experience. “I couldn’t figure out where to turn and ran into a fence – my first experience on a skateboard was definitely out of “The Naked Gun,” like the scene with Nordberg getting caught in a bear-trap.” [click to continue…]
Stokedis hosting their first ever sample sale in their offices in Brooklyn June 12-14, 2015.
We have 25 brands providing great gear and clothing that we’re selling for up to 70% off! All proceeds benefit STOKED. . . We’re also having a preview party on June 11, the evening before. A $20 ticket gives you access to all the great stuff before the sale.
Stoked’s offices are located at 68 Jay Street, Suite 425 in Brooklyn, New York 11201. For all the official details, click the link.
Save the date for the 9th Annual Skatefest 2015 presented by Gatorade, Papa Johns, DK Skate, Fairfax Surf Shop and Fairfax County Park Authority.
Fairfax SkateFest is a two-day event with over $20,000 in prizes. Starting with preliminary rounds of the competition on Friday. The two main festival events are held on Saturday. Skateboarders of all ages and all skill levels will kick off Saturday by participating in Sk8 for a Cause to raise money for Children’s National. Sponsored participants will skate a check-pointed route through Wakefield Skate Park receiving free prizes as they ride along the course. This year Woodward Action Sports Camp will provide the skater who raises the most money in sponsorships with a free trip to Woodward Skate Camp in Pennsylvania, an experience valued at $1,300.