NHS Distribution Tour – Printing Skate Graphics

NHS Distribution Tour Dave Freil

We recently drove up to Santa Cruz, CA for a full tour of the NHS Distribution facility. This video is the first section of that tour, featuring longtime NHS graphics master Dave Freil. Dave demonstrated much of the printing process for skate graphics and talked about the evolution from original hand-printed screening to contemporary heat transfers and more. If you’re into skate art culture, this video will stoke you out!

Hershel Baltrotsky OG Girl Doll Giveaway!

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Girl Skateboards Hershel Baltrotsky GiveawayA colorful new Hershel OG Girl Doll recently made it’s way to Skate Warehouse and now you have a chance to get your hands on it! We’ve decided to give this one-of-a-kind Hershel Baltrotsky piece away to one lucky contest winner. All you have to do is purchase a Girl deck between now and November 15th to be automatically entered to win. One winner will be chosen at random on November 17th. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries. One entry per customer. Read more about the Hershel Baltrotsky OG Girl Doll Giveaway.

Cosmic Skate Mandala By kidpasta

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kidpasta Cosmic Skate Mandala ProfileThe illustrious kidpasta strikes again! Ryan “kidpasta” Varner is a longtime Skate Warehouse employee, in-house artist, creative wizard and all around great guy. For the past couple of months, he’s been chipping away at an epic mural in the Customer Service office. It was just finished last week and we’re stoked to showcase it on the blog. This freakin’ painting is incredibly cool.

Art After Dark x Skate Warehouse

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For the month of August, our good friends over at Tigerlily Salon offered to host Skate Warehouse as their featured artist for Art After Dark. Not too many people know of the talents of our employees outside of skateboarding, and this was a great opportunity to showcase them. Check out the pics. Big thanks to everyone involved!

Derek Keenan’s AT-AT Skateboard Sculpture

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It’s no surprise the Star Wars x Vans collab is huge. Skate Warehouse is excited about the shoes we’ve got heading our way. And the Santa Cruz Star Wars collection was killer. Vans and Santa Cruz Skateboards are now part of the “Deathstar Blues” exhibit at Denver’s Black Book Gallery this June. Several artists are involved but Derek Keenan’s AT-AT sculpture really stands out. Read the full article for more info.

Russ Pope Art Show At Needles And Pens

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Over the weekend Russ Pope released his new zine, Life Lines alongside a bunch of his work at the Needles and Pens Gallery in SF. Some friends and I decided it was worth the four hour drive out of sleepy SLO, especially since it was a limited release of only 50 zines. Read more to see pics from the event and hear what I thought.

Haroshi Skate Sculptures

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Haroshi is a Tokyo-based artist that makes incredible sculptures out of old used skateboards. His creations are an artistic recycling of broken decks, trucks and wheels that are meticulously cut into different shapes or kept in their original form and connected in different styles, then shaven into the form of the final piece. This is genuine skate art at it’s coolest.