Today we are deeply saddened as word spread on the passing of Matt Reason. Matt became an East-Coast legend in the mid 1990s with his raw & powerful style and helped cement Philadelphia's place in the skateboard landscape. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed, but Matt will be deeply missed. [...]
I stumbled across a copy of the Monster Children Dumped DVD the other day. The DVD came free inside Monster Children Issue 15 which was guest edited by the Girl/Chocolate Art Dump. The DVD centered around the Art Dump and Girl/Choc related brands, but also included some bonus content from Stussy, Globe, [...]
Back in the early 1990s, street skating progressed at an alarming rate and that was mostly due to people like Henry Sanchez. Henry led an innovative charge which helped change the landscape and paved the way for technical street skating. Unfortunately for Henry though, a few hasty decisions cut his time [...]
I first met Anthony Acosta about 15 years ago when he was an up-and-coming skater and I was a local hack photographer. Since then, Anthony has positioned himself on the other side of the lens and matured into one of skateboarding's premier photographers. So we thought we'd pick his brain a bit on the [...]
The latest Vans Syndicate zine These Days has an interesting interview with Sean Cliver. In it, Sean talks about his favorite graphic, deck nostalgia and even how he was physically threatened over a proposed Blind Ronnie Bertino Fresh Freddy graphic.
Here's a cool little booklet Element put together back in 2003 for Michael Leon's Free and Easy series of decks. Being a longtime fan of Commonwealth Stacks and Michael's art, I received this from a friend back in '03 and flip through it a couple times each year.
The folks at Design & Conquer have a pretty rad bracketed tournament of skate logos running this week. Check it out and vote for your favorite brand logo, it only takes a second. I'm predicting an Independent vs Spitfire finals match-up, but hey, what the hell do I know.
I came across these Jay Thorpe photos while cleaning out some stuff over the holidays. They were on a disc along with this contact sheet in an envelope I must have meant to give to Jay. Sorry homie! So I'm gonna post them here rather than bury em for another decade. Jay Thorpe has one of the smoothest, [...]
Was flipping through a few 2006 Transworld's over the weekend when I came across Check Out's for Nick Trapasso and Pat "Sinner" Pasquale. Now I've been a Nick Trapasso fan since his tie-dyed Toy Machine amateur days, but just recently became a Sinner fan after adding Shake Junt's Chicken Bone Nowison [...]
Here's a Monty Nolder Pro Spot Light interview from Transworld's October 1986 issue. Monty had a fluid style and created one of skateboarding's best looking tricks in the backside smith grind, but never fully received the credit he so richly deserved. Monty also left his mark by, as far as I know, becoming [...]
As graphic grip tape becomes increasingly popular, we thought we'd post this How-To on making grip tape stencils. It seems pretty straightforward and you should already have most of the necessary materials. I wish we had something like this in my day. Back then we took the paint pen approach but at $4 [...]
Here's a short Rick Jaramillo interview from Transworld's March 1996 issue. Rick J's a good friend and skate rat who can still whoop some ass in a game of S.K.A.T.E. Definitely one of the more underrated skaters of the 1990's. And for a seriously in-depth interview with Rick, check out his Chrome Ball [...]
I remember first hearing about streethorsing, I dismissed it as a joke. I mean the mere idea of riding a horse through the city on and over spots seemed pretty preposterous to say the least. But as time passed, the rumors grew and we began to understand the unique relationship between Ryan Galfando and [...]
It's sad to hear Skateboarder Magazine is calling it quits again, I thoroughly enjoyed that magazine and hope they continue with their Raiders of the Archives segments online. In flipping through some past issues, I came across this Quirk page of Pixel Professionals and got a good laugh. It reminded me [...]
I came across a few photos from Mike McGill's Skatepark the other day while rummaging through some boxes. I made it down to McGill's Skatepark a half dozen times or so and it was an absolute blast. They had mini ramps of every size and shape, and Mike McGill and his dad were always friendly and courteous [...]
Here are a couple warm up pics of the K.O. Crew I came across while cleaning up my computer. These are from 2009, around the time the crew started blowing up. Pictured are Shaun Stulz, Chris Gregson, Jon Dickson, Justin Figueroa, John Demar and Collin Provost. Photos Â© Kevin Hulem
Was driving near Parks Middle School the other day and thought I'd stop by to check what if anything was still skateable. Parks has a long history with skating and no shortage of obstacles, but unfortunately most of said obstacles are pretty chunky, skate stopped, and an easy target for the Orange County [...]
Simply too good not to post. John Cardiel (nosegrab) and Tony Trujillo (stalefish) criss-cross transfer in 2002. Photo by Joe Brook.
Here's a Larry Clark interview that ran in Big Brother number 18(July 95). In it, Larry Clark discusses how he got the idea for the movie Kids, his exposure to skateboarding, why he cast skaters as actors, and more. Jeff Pang also touched on meeting Larry and the filming for Kids in his Chrome Ball interview [...]
After browsing through the Street League Portland recap, it got me thinking how far street contests have come and evolved over the years. Below is a recap of the first ever "Streetstyle Event" held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on April 17th, 1983. Tommy Guerrero won the contest as a unsponsored [...]