Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Black Label pro Jason Adams is diving into the art world with his exhibition, “Stencils Aren’t Art”, currently showcased at Flogging Molly frontman Matt Hensely’s pub Flying Elephant. Paintings include Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie), Duane Peters, and Johnny Cash, just to name a few. Catch more of his work below as well as the full flier. Stop by the show and pick a piece up - word is it’s selling quick.
In a somewhat strange mix of cultures, the ultra-talented Girl skateboard team, hip-hopper Kanye West, and famous producer Spike Jonze recently got together for a special movie shoot. Pictured above (from left to right) is Eric Koston, Kanye West, Spike Jonze, Rick Howard, and Mike Carroll - check Carroll’s coat! Wow. According to Kanye West’s outspoken barber Ibn Jasper:
Kanye and Spike Jonze shot a short film a couple weeks ago and Spike had the the guys from GIRL Skateboards come down to the set. They were in the “Benjamins Remix” video as extras, but this time they actually played real parts in the film…
“Read more” to see other entertaining photos, like Koston hitting the dance floor, then visit F.M. Phenomenal for a breakdown of the event.
Gold Wheels has been in the skate game for quite a while. They have been providing skate heads with outstanding wheels and have a great team. Now, they have posted up this shot at NY based brand Acapulco Gold. The graphic is of the bear they used in previous seasons all cut up into pieces with Acapulco crossed out. Stay tuned as more information develops.
Converse Skateboarding is back. Their Spring ‘09 Collection (and solid skate team) made headlines across the ‘net, now Converse will re-release another retro sneaker, their iconic 80s Weapon High, but upgraded with skate tech and dubbed the Weapon XHI. Unlike the retro version, this one features a beefy ankle strap for extra support while you’re locking in that back tail. The shoe will come in black, white, and chocolate and will go for $80. Also, a new white Ashmont shoe (bottom right) will be released as well ($65). Expect these shoes to hit Converse Skateboarding accounts soon, as they’re part of the Spring ‘09 lineup.
Over the past few years, Lakai went beyond the core skate crowd and became well-received in mainstream culture. Popular cross-culture models like the Telford and Manchester come back in revamped colorways for Lakai’s Spring ‘09 Collection, and new additions like the Commerce LK (above) are sure to make a buzz. Also part of the mix is the Crailtap Series, which features the Koston and Howard Select Mid done-up in Crailtap themes, and The 10th Anniversary Editions, which features the return of the beloved Staple model - yup, you read right, the Staple is back!
Diamond Supply Co. teams up with top leading skateboard company DVS for another collaboration, this time using their Dayton model. The last time these two brands teamed up, they had kids lining up outside the Diamond Supply Co. Flagship store waiting for the store to open.