The 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.
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!
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.
With a licensing deal bigger than Wookiee nuts, the Santa Cruz Star Wars Collection is sure to elicit squeals of fanatic joy from Santa Cruz collectors and Star Wars fans alike. This stuff is cooler than breakfast on Hoth. Available March 3rd, 2014, get yours before the Rancor does…
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.
The illustrious wolfbat, Dennis McNett, has joined forces with Anti Hero Skateboards for this new Train Key Deck Series. There are four total in the set. Check out the pics and learn more about this impressive artist.
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.
It’s always cool when you have reason to write a blog post about Evan Hecox. Hecox is a well-known artist who, aside from his own personal work has done quite a lot of work with Chocolate Skateboards. There have been so many Evan Hecox Chocolate Skateboards series it’s hard to keep tack. From the City Streets Series to the Jet Fighters Series to the Altered Portrait Series, there’s too many to list.
Skate Warehouse is currently carrying the most recent collaboration between Hecox and Chocolate, the Vagabond Series. This series consists of different vans, such as a Winnebago and an Unimog. Be sure to check out those items as well as our entire Chocolate collection.