Artist Evan Hecox has been on the Chocolate Skateboards design program since 1997. Snowboarders of a certain age will remember Hecox’s ground breaking work for Twist Snowboard Clothing back in the day.
Now, with the release his new Vagabond Series for Kenny Anderson, Mark Johnson, Gino Ianucci, Raven Tershy, Vincent Alvarez, Chico Brenes, Justin Eldridge, Elijah Berle and Stevie Perez, it’s to let him tell his own Chocolate story.
That first Chocolate car series was done from photos I took of cars that I would see on the street. I used to live in the Mission District in San Francisco and I would walk or ride my bike around and take Polaroid photos of things that interested me. I’ve always had a fascination with old cars, especially ones that anyone has customized slightly or ones that are damaged, primer painted, multi-colored, or with old faded logos.
For the rest of Evan’s thoughts on skateboard graphcis and more images of the stunning Vagabond series, follow the jump.
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A new documentary I Am Thalente follows the unlikely journey of Thalente Biyela, a South African street kid and skateboarder whose formal education ended at 8. He’s been homeless since 11, and now, thanks to skateboarding, he finds himself rolling with some of the best skateboarders in the business and a U.S. Athlete Visa.
The producers of this film need a little help to get it completed so they’ve turned to crowd funding site Seed & Spark to get things rolling. Check out this trailer, then click the link and do what you can.
[Link: I Am Thalente]
Not only is Guy Mariano one of the hardest working skateboarders ever, he is the originator of his own Mariano Signature collection of outdoor heritage-influenced body coverings from Fourstar.
[The]. . . collection features the Mariano Signature L/S Flannel: a brushed flannel with an oversized plaid, the Mariano Signature Jacket: a quilted, cotton canvas parka with Mariano plaid flannel hood lining, dual entry workwear pockets, elbow patches and drawcord cinches. The Mariano Signature Jean: a five-pocket, button-fly stretch canvas pant available in three different washes and the Mariano Signature L/S Knit: a mid-weight jersey long-sleeve crew, offered in two heathered stripe colorways. Each piece is finished with Mariano’s signature trim package.
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Nixon announced today (Monday, November 18, 2013) that they have named former Dyrdek Group Chief Creative Officer Tom Jones as their Creative Director.
Nixon co-founder, Chad DiNenna, commented, “Nixon has collaborated with Tom over the years and we are excited to bring his experience and talent into Nixon. I am confident that his creative expertise, rooted in skateboarding, combined with his respect for world-class design uniquely qualifies him to cultivate the Nixon vision globally.”
Jones has deep, deep roots in skateboarding with long stints at DC Shoes, Plan B Skateboards, and with Dyrdek. For the official word from Nixon, follow the jump.
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As Matix says: “‘Tis the season for getting together with family, friends and having some good times!” Apparently Mike Anderson invited the whole crew over to his place for a BBQ and look who got in on the action:
Marc Johnson, Daewon Song, Turkey Stopnik, Trevor Lucca, JJ Wessels, Chase Stopnik and Mike Anderson for a fun session on this backyard mini ramp. Matix Holiday Backyard Jam. Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays indeed!
Yes, it’s Tuesday. How do we know? Gary Rogers told us so.
Christian Hosoi takes his hammerhead skateboard design and transfers it to foam in the UNIV Work Shop and shapes a hammerhead surfboard. Now, we’d just like to see how it surfs. . .
We’re actually liking the new Nike SB App, but as usual, Gary Rogers has the funniest take down of the app so far. “Your friend’s dead. Thank you, Nike.” [click to continue…]
How’s that for a 27 second part? Nassim Guammaz puts it down like bang, bang, bang.
Rodney Mullen is becoming a favorite on the TED lecture circuit for all kinds of reason. Mostly, we think, because he is interesting to listen to (and watch) no matter what he is saying. Watching Mullen talk makes us feel like only a tiny sliver of what he’s thinking is making it out and that alone keeps us hanging, waiting for what he could possibly say next. In this talk from the TEDx OrangeCoast Rodney talking about getting up after being down. Check it.
[Link via SkateDaily]