Hey, if the Nike Corporation’s CONS skate crew is going to spend the money to travel around and offer up free seminars on how to build skate structures and/or how to film skate videos it might not be a bad idea to take them up the free infos. Especially if you live near NYC, LA, Boston, or Toronto.
“Converse has always been an advocate for unleashing creativity and we’re thrilled to promote CONS Project as a platform that is truly useful to them and encourages the creative expressions of our consumers ,” said Ian Stewart, Converse Vice President of North America Marketing. “Ultimately, our intent is to provide the next generation of designers, producers, musicians, builders, and more the opportunity to work alongside acclaimed influential experts within skateboarding, art, and music, and encourage them to explore their creative ambitions and aspirations.”
Anytime you can help Nike spend their money instead of taking your’s it’s probably a good thing. And learning something along the way makes it even better. For all the official details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
This afternoon, July 24, 2014, join Diamond Supply Co., Street League Skateboarding, and Torey Pudwill, Boo Johnson, Marquise Henry, Felipe Gustavo, Joey Brezinski, Brandon Biebel, Nick Tucker, and more at the public opening celebration of the Hazard Park Skate Plaza. The whole thing goes down at 5 PM. Hazard Park is located at 2298 Norfolk St. Los Angeles, California 90033.
The International Olympic Committee apparently not only know that skateboarding exists (finally) they are interested in showcasing the activity at this summer’s Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China August 17-27, 2014. And they’re leaving the logistics up to the International Skateboarding Federation.
“We’re honored that the IOC has chosen the International Skateboarding Federation to present world-class skateboarding on such a global stage as well as in front of the Olympic leadership,” said Gary Ream, President of the ISF. “We’re appreciative of the support given to the ISF from nearly every corner of the international skate community as we show the unique excitement that skateboarding offers and also that we may leave the skatepark as a legacy for area skateboarders and kids that we are able to turn on to skateboarding.”
Woodward always seems to have some skin in the Olympic games, right? For the official word from the ISF, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
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.
We’ll admit it. We’re suckers for every single version of the Vans Old Skool that ever comes out. That’s why we’re pointing out this new Kyle Walker Collection.
. . . the Oklahoma native customized a Vans Slip-On ‘59 Pro and the staple Old Skool ‘92 Pro with premium pig suede uppers, corduroy details and custom insole artwork on Vans proven ULTRACUSH HD technology by Kyle’s good Oklahomie, Brian Nichols. The Vans Pro Classics Kyle Walker pack is equipped to maximize performance with enhanced cushioning and durability for the long haul while still looking clean and classy in true white and burgundy color schemes.
The good news is that these shoes are available only at finer skate shops worldwide (are there any left?).
Thought you just did the Agenda Show? Oh no, you’re not done yet. The best Agenda Show, at their new NYC Javits Center North location rolls out Monday and Tuesday, July 21-22, 2014 and there is still time to register.
Agenda:NYC occurs twice a year during New York Men’s Market Week. During this week, a total of seven trade shows take place and the city is inundated with thousands upon thousands of men’s fashion buyers, media and tastemakers. One of the more intimate gatherings in scale, the Agenda:NYC show takes place in the heart of Manhattan, and hosts around 250 brands across roughly 100,000 square feet.
Want to know more? Click the link and be enlightened.
[Link: Agenda NYC]
Stoked.org is looking for people who believe in their mission to promote personal development, academic achievement, and health living to under-served youth through action sports. As an Igniter all you have to do is volunteer to help Stoked just once or do it monthly. Currently, Stoked has 120 Igniters nationwide, but they’d like to up that number to 300. If you’re interested in helping kids that might otherwise have no chance to enjoy action sports, click the link for more info.
Woodward Tahoe has a brand new bowl and who better to break it in than the crew from Lifeblood Skateboards. One more reason to stop at Boreal the next time you’re rolling over Donner Summit.
[Link: Woodward Tahoe]
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]
Boom boom. Nakel Smith lays some knowledge down for Thunder.
[Link: Thunder Trucks]