Straight out of the artsy bunghole of the skateboarding industry comes some news on the art scene. Firstly, we found out Russ Pope will be putting on his first solo art show. The show, titled Tax Included, happens April, 5th, (this Thursday) at the AR4T Gallery in California. Skate Warehouse is a big fan of Pope’s, from his work with Scarecrow to Creature to Fallen Footwear to Vans. We even rock one of his original painting out in the shop (seen below). Check out some of the Pope goods we’re carrying at SW now. Click the pics for more info.
Pope x Brixton Clutch Premium
Bones x Pope El Raton
Bones x Pope Rat
Bones x Pope Los Otros
In more artist news we’re proud to announce a load of Stereo Sound of Silence decks featuring the artwork of Don Pendleton. Pendleton, known over the years for his work with Alien Workshop, Element, and others, is a prominent figure within the skateboard industry. Check out Little Giants, a video about the man and the decks at SW. Click the picture below for more info.
Skate Warehouse is happy to add another t-shirt to the RVCA line featuring the graphic art of artist Dmote, the RVCA Maria. Check out the shirt below and in our shop and have a look through some of Dmote’s work.
Click the pictures about to get a closer look at the RVCA Maria T-Shirt or click HERE to see the entire SW RVCA collection. Now have fun with the stuff below.
New to the Skate Warehouse lineup is a wallet from Analog featuring the artist photography of Miika Saksi. Saksi is a freelance creative director, illustrator, photographer, and director. In the past he’s worked with countless magazines, such as Veli, Trendi, Lowdown, Nylon, We Are Helsinki, Trendi, Basso, and Image. With print work for Adidas Originals, designs for CLTR Clothing, album cover art, and his own personal photography collections, Saksi is and has been doing his rad thing within the industry, with work worthy of looking into. Head over to Skate Warehouse to grab the Analog PLA Miika Saksi wallet by clicking on the pic below and check out some of his work, too.
From sock puppets to Creature, from Consolidated to “Send Help”, Todd Bratrud does what he does like a bad ass. The newest book to hit the pages of Skate Warehouse is the super awesome I Hate the Art of Todd Bratrud where Bratrud’s work is laid out in a quick and painless publication.
Today he is the owner of High Five Skateboards, but Bratrud started out as the art director for Consolidated Skateboards back in 1999. Since then and throughout the years the guy has done graphics, stickers, ads, and apparel for practically everybody worth mentioning in the Skateboard biz, from Consolidated to Flip, Birdhouse, Enjoi, Black Label, Creature, Real, Nike SB, and Volcom, Bratrud has had a part. He is also an illustrator and blogger for The Skateboard Mag. I Hate the Art of Todd Bratrud is published by Mark Batty Publishers and is available now at Skate Warehouse. Click the pictures below or head over and get your copy HERE.
In honor of out new Independent Stage 10 Duane Peters LTD Trucks, we’ve dedicated a post to the epic Mr. Peters himself. Duane Peters in a skateboarding icon, named Transworld Skateboarding’s “Legend” in 2003 and the guy behind the invention of tricks like the “acid drop”, the “layback grind”, the “Indy air”, the “Sweeper”, the “backside layback grind revert”, the “fakie hang-up” (a.k.a. “Disaster”), the “invert revert”, the “fakie thruster”, and the “loop of death”, a full 360-degree rotation in a specially designed loop. Aside from skateboarding, Peters formed the punk rock bands the US Bombs, Political Crap, Die’ Hunns, Duane Peters Gunfight, and Exploding Fuckdolls. The Master of Disaster, Duane Peters is a legend.
SBC wrote, “14 years ago, a then brand new mag called SBC Skateboard started using the quirky illustrations of one of their staff photographer’s brothers. Now not only are Andrew Pommier’s drawings still a staple in the mag, you can also see his work gracing beer cans, shoes, pro model boards and countless other places.”
About 5boro’s newest video Join, or Die. Thrasher said, “In an era dominated by one-trick schoolyard stunts, raw street skating has become that much more special. 5Boro’s new video takes you on an epic journey through the concrete jungles of NYC and beyond. Join, or Die…” The guys hit D.C. and Toronto, too. 5boro’s Join, or Die. features the likes of Dan Pensyl, Danny Falla, Jimmy McDonald, Joe Tookmanian, Steve Rodriguez, Guillaume Dulout, and Willy Akers. Check out the trailer below and head over to Skate Warehouse to get your own copy, HERE.
We’re looking forward to LRG ‘s Skate The Void Japan tour video, Zero’s Cold War video, and Fourstar’s Florida tour. Skate Warehouse will keep you posted. In the mean time head over to the DVD section, HERE and check out our entire selection.
Skate Warehouse likes knowing what’s going on in the industry, and in as much we like keeping you posted. So check out the industry highlights below.
It was announced that Jim Greco will no longer be riding with Krew and has moved to Dickies, along with Tom Remillard, Kevin Terpening, and Vincent Alvarez. Penny Skateboards announced that Nick Rozsa is the brands first signed athlete. Santa Cruz Skateboards strengthened its team with Shuriken Shannon and two signature models are already in the making. Jeff Lenoce joined up with Axion, Momentum Wheels welcomed Larelle Gray and Jamie Palmore, and Dennis Durant left C1rca. Lee Yankou recently became the newest Osiris team member, Kevin Shealy joined the ranks of Hype! Skateboards, and Windsor James has gone pro with Mystery.
This is one funky world. Put the right shoes on. DC’s Cole Lite S Shoes in Black/Athletic Red are light. Like, really light. Sleek and streamlined, the Lite S are a Chris Cole signature kick. Super dope. Really lightweight. Suede and nubuck upper, thin synthetic tongue and collar, cupsole construction, and reinforced stitching at toecap and ollie area. DC detailing throughout and Chris Cole arework at foodbed.
Chris Cole designed shoe
Suede and nubuck upper
Performance cup sole
Skate performance insole
See the rest of the DC collection HERE, at Skate Warehouse.