Monday, November 30, 2009

Everyone Else Should Fail.

Mike McMillin made this for class. This is cool. I'd give him an A and additionally throw a pizza party. I like the two cut aways to the worm's eye view- what do you call that? Worm eye sounds fine to me...if worms had eyes. (Secondarily, I wonder if you have an old teacher & you bring in a power point with some bouncy lo-res photos if they clap & think you're brilliant? I'd shoot low.)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Elaborations on Turkey

To get you in the mood for tomorrow....this turkey sandwich that I pounded for lunch...

a stately bird by Johnny Jimmy Audubon...

Turkish from Guy Richie's Snatch...

a turkey named Trevor from the UK who was born with curly toes so some bloke made him shoes...

dudes in Turkey dancing in the road...

and the turkey appearing as answer to and cause of all problems.

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all. Back on Monday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Joel Rice's Flip Skate Column on McSweeney's

Quite greedily, I have spent the better part of the last two hours reading and re-reading Joel Rice's Flip: A Column About Skateboarding on McSweeney's. Rice has written six pieces this year including interviews with Christian Hosoi and Ed Templeton. My favorites, however, are his first and last. Have a look at Rice's interview with Bret Anthony Johnston, former pro skater and current director of Harvard's creative writing program. (Mr. Johnston can make dance a word or two...or make skate, as it were.) Rice's newest entry was posted today. Its a short, personal piece about the first week of high school and chance meeting with James Kelch at a tiny SF skate shop a long time ago.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hot Poo & Old Beer

Australian artist Andy Murphy painted these little numbers for a Vans show a while back. You should have a look at his blog DIFFERENT STOKES.

I read everything on his blog. Now I'm a stalker. (Thanks, Phil.) This is Andy's handy work, too.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Next Big Thing in Surf Footwear

"Brah, I hate shoes. Just let the boys free, you know? My toes gotta waggle. People always trying to say 'wear shoes' and all, but I just don't have time. I am about to get in the water anyway."


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Custom Vans by The Hermit Design

Oh no! Instant post coming at rapid speed due to draining battery power. The pressure is on (not unlike the heat).

Arthur Smit. real cool stuff. lives in the UK. multimedia artist. His website is really complicated like a little video game & I don't play video games so #fail on me. Reooow! Cut to the chase and show you some of thevwork he's doing with customs.

Check out his blog on DEVIANT ART or his site THE HERMIT DESIGN. (Whew!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

C.R. Stecyk Interview in ANPQuarterly

The godfather of Dogtown has a great interview by Brenden Fowler, Ed Templeton, & Aaron Rose in the latest issue of RVCA's ANPQuarterly. Its a nice, long chat with Stecyk- six double page spreads including a ton of photos. Did you know he built a fake Russian bomb & buried it on the beach when he was a kid? Pick up a copy of the mag for details. (The photos look a smidge better than my crappy iPhone ones, but hey, I am trying for you.)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The World's Oldest Profession

Gotta be honest with you. I have no idea what being a prostitute has to do with Vans. Maybe this is a documentary? I kid. Someone made this commercial on spec (No, Vans didn't make it before anyone asks.), but it is weirdly funny. And besides, that roller skating dude and the hooker both have great wardrobe.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Neckface Documentary: Coming Soon (Or Later)

/FILM swapped emails with director Ty Evans about his upcoming NECKFACE documentary. Evans has been working on the film since 2005, but he says the film isn't coming out anytime soon. So what do we have? A satan-ass-looking trailer.

See more of the email interview & Neckface's take on The Predator at /FILM.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Missing: One Bass Guitar Skateboard

Bryan Derballa & his buddies made a skateboard out of a bass guitar so they could epicly transition to Primus for a 1994 Halloween party. Although good times were had by all, sadly, the skateguitar was missing after the festivities. If you see someone with it in Brooklyn clothesline them & scream,"That's Bryan's! I saw it on that blog and that other blog...yo' thieven' ass...etc." Unless they are big. Then, don't do that.

See more of Bryan's photos on FECALFACE NYC and LOVE BRYAN DOT COM.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Checkerboard Makeup Throw Down

You wouldn't think this would look good, but Tasha has convinced me that this could be a viable fashion choice. Its black & white eyeliner & patience. See more of Tasha's work on XxRainbowsRawrxX.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Antisocial Skateboarding

The title was arresting so I had to run with it. Anyway, Redia Soltis of 01 MAGAZINE did an INTERVIEW with Vancouver skate shop Antisocial's Michelle Pezal. My opinion is that this is a neat shop based on their RAD BLOG & Michelle's interview. Guess what else? We share a love for KEEGAN SAUDER. And who doesn't love a little Keegan Sauder these days?

Thanks to Jen at GNARLITUDE for the heads up on 01 Mag.

Monday, November 2, 2009

R. Crumb & The Book of Genesis

Vans collaborator R. CRUMB has a fantastic interview on NPR's Talk of the Nation today where he talks about his newest work: he's illustrated the entire full text of the book of Genesis. The interview is definitely worth a listen as he lightly shuts down a couple of callers who questioned his motives behind the project. He sure ain't boring.

One particularly funny topic Crumb covered was how he decided to draw God. A few years ago he had a dream where he saw God, but he says the one in his dream looked much more severe than the one he depicted- like Mel Gibson when he's angry. You'll be able to listen to the FULL INTERVIEW ON NPR after 6pm tonight. There are more panels from Genesis on that page, too.