Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 17, 2013
Sam Smyth is a native of San Francisco and works as the team manager for Girl and Chocolate skateboards, a post he has held for over 14 years. He's a rad dude and he still shoots film, which holds a lot of stock with us. The photos you are about to see were shot this summer during the Pretty Sweet U.S. Tour, as 32 day haul across this fair land. Good dudes, good times.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 27, 2013
We've seen the likes of ROA and Andy Hope 1930 team up with The Sk8room. Recently added to the roster was Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who you might remember from when he received international attention regarding his wrongful imprisonment. Weiwei created three different designs for The Sk8Room and they're now available for about $400USD. Each deck is hand numbered, signed, and limited to an edition of 150 pieces.
Street Art // Saturday, August 17, 2013
The Berlin artist duo, Low Bros with assistance fromTobias Wüstefeld, have made this shredding video with animation entitled “Menace Beach” in homage to the birth of skateboarding. “Instead of re-hashing the past, the Low Bros are trying to re-capture the attitude and feeling of those early skate-innovators together through a multi-media film that references the different eras and influences of skate history.” Skaters on old school boards with futuristic masks; a good watch to get you motivated to hit your board.
Graffiti // Thursday, August 08, 2013
Once again the excessive force taken by police officers has taken center stage in Miami, where local police tasered an 18-year-old boy to death Tuesday night after chasing him for doing graffiti. Israel Hernandez who was a skateboarder and artist, was doing graffiti on an abandoned McDonalds, which led to a chase and the eventual tasering. Hernandez recently launched his own skateboard line and had a number of shows featuring his artwork in local galleries. His sister was quoted saying, “He wanted to change the world somehow through art.”
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 02, 2013
A couple bits of Dennis McNett news to announce. One, Dennis will open "Anti-Art" at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco this Saturday, August 3rd. The show will feature all of Dennis' graphics for Anti-Hero to date, all 26 graphics. And second, the NYC-based artist will be creating an installation with Juxtapoz for the 2013 Outside Lands festival that kicks off next weekend in SF, August 9-11, 2013.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 01, 2013
Sao Paulo-based photographer and ex-pro skater Fabiano Rodrigues has taken a wonderful series of self-portraits of himself skating in superbly chosen and composed locations, often museums, and outside/in architectural landmarks around the city. Taken with a Hasselblad and remote control, the one off prints explore "the history and repertoire of skateboarding movements, particularly its relationship with the city, its architecture and urban furniture."
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 20, 2013
All month long, in conjunction with our Beastie Boys special issue, we have been asking some of our friends about their favorite BB's memories. The other day we talked to Jeremy Fish, and today, we spoke with Amsterdam-based Parra about his experience growing up with the Beasties. As we expected, there is skateboarding involved...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by HVW8 Art for the private reception for “15 Years Of Gonz and Adidas,” a photo exhibition celebrating Mark Gonzales’ 15 years with the adidas Skateboarding family. As you may know, the man they lovingly call the "Gonz" has been a good friend of the Juxtapoz, Thrasher, and High Speed family for years, and we are so happy to see this show come to fruition. Photos and more after the jump…
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
Friend of Juxtapoz magazine, and former cover artist from September 2011, Neck Face, has just created a capsule collection with Nike SB that features a snapback hat, Blazer series, t-shirts, and backpack. With Neck Face having obvious ties in the skate world, its nice to see a simple logo treatment and some of the cleanest Blazers you will ever get. Look for the collection now...
Juxtapoz // Monday, April 08, 2013
Last Thursday Patrick O’Dell’s photo exhibit “Skateboard High School” opened at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. On hand to check out the show were skateboarders, actors, models and scenesters. People were playing it cool, until they heard that every print, framed or unframed, was available to purchase for only fifty bucks, at which point the cool became crazed.