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CULTURE
Sounds of Two Eyes Opening
Acting as a veritable time capsule into Southern California beach and punk culture from the late '60s to the early '80s, "Sounds of Two Eyes Opening" offers readers an unfiltered glimpse into a vastly influential time and place. Shot by music producer...
CULTURE
Desillusion Magazine Tome III
Though skateboarding and surfing have firm roots in Southern California, the global popularity of skateboarding and surfing continues to desaturate the geographic concentration of each sport's publishing and design centers. In recent years, this...
DESIGN
Leatherman Jam + Style Skate Tool
What the Jam + Style from Leatherman lacks in outward aesthetic appeal, it more than makes up for in utility. The combination tool from the Portland, Oregon-based manufacturer consists of two separate tools that are cleverly designed to fit snugly...
DESIGN
Carhartt WIP + Polar Skate Co.
Increasingly, skateboarding is no longer defined by the palm trees and 70-degree weather of sunny Southern California. The contemporary skateboarding narrative is becoming more and more defined outside of the Golden State, especially in NYC, London...
STYLE
Adidas + Streetmachine: 25 Years of European Skateboarding
The winters in Scandinavia are long and rough, but the summers are glorious. It's no secret that when the midnight sun is in full swing, skateboarding thrives on the streets of the North. Originally opening in Paris in 1989, the now Copenhagen-based...
TRAVEL
Purpose-Built Bags From Bravo Co.
It seems a bag company crops almost weekly, and though each label might bring something new to the table, highly considered design elements tailored for specific uses are rare. For the greater skate community, function and value weigh equally, which...
CULTURE
Rebuilding Budapest's Skateboard Scene
In spite of what the stadium hosted competitions, televised events and billboard cameos may portray, much of the core skateboard industry is suffering. To combat this, a sub-sect of small, independent brands have popped up both stateside and in Northern...
DESIGN
Solid Skateboards for Kids
In an attempt to share the original, rebellious spirit of skateboarding with a younger generation, graffiti artist and European skateboard industry veteran Dave the Chimp is bringing his passion for the activity to a new venture this summer. Chimp...
STYLE
Graphic Artist Michael Willis for Mood Skateboards
The design-driven duo behind Brooklyn-based skateboard company Mood is at it again. As with collections past, their collaborative efforts have culminated in a series of eye-catching skateboards and apparel donning the work of two new talented artists...
CULTURE
True to This
It all started in 1993, in an unassuming parking lot in Southern California with the premier of "Alive We Ride," a video that captured skate, snowboard and surf culture with authenticity and veracity unlike anything of its time. Melding cutting...
CULTURE
Interview: Lance Hakker of Ashbury
In snowboarding, style matters above all else—or at least it should. And whether we like it or not, each rider (be it a pro, am or just another weekend warrior at their local hill) is defined from afar by how baggy their clothes are, who they ride...
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