Vans Syndicate is putting on a photo show highlighting and celebrating twenty years of their killer Half Cab shoe. The show, titled Twenty, will feature photographs from some of skateboardings best photographers, all snapping photos of the best skateboarders wearing the shoe. Photographers include work from many, including Skatedaily’s Bryce Kanights, the well known and much respected skateboard photographer. Lance Dawes will be curating the show, fuck yeah.
The show will be held at the New Image Art in Los Angeles on Saturday April 14th from 6pm to 9pm.
Check out some work from Dawes and Kanights below.
Friday, April 6 (also known as tomorrow) members of Girl Skateboards‘ The Art Dump will be putting on a group art show at THIS Los Angeles, featuring work from Andy Jenkins, Eric Anthony, Hershel Baltrotsky, Michael Coleman, Christian Morin, Andy Mueller, and Chris Waycott. Wish we were going.
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.
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.”
A surfer and traveler, a graduate of film school and photographer, Keegan Gibbs comes from a family of artists. He’s been skateboarding for a long time, too. Out of Southern California, he came, and now uses the same area and aesthetic for much of his creative work. His work branches out though, encompassing many different themes and lifestyles. Keegan in his own words:
“I am an aquanaut on a thruster in this ever amazing and boundless source of liquid energy. For me every choice and relationship, all decisions and waking thoughts (and most dreams) are influenced by the pull of the tides, the whiff of an offshore breeze, and the lucid corduroy lines gracefully stampeding towards the coast.”
He’s made a few rad videos that you can see below.
The RVCA Beach Crest T-Shirt represents your lifestyle. Your life. Quality crest graphic at front created by RVCA featured artist Keegan Gibbs. Thin and lightweight. A 100% cotton t-shirt.
Iranian-American painter, collage artist, cartoonist, and photographer Arien Valizadeh is based out of Los Angeles, California. His focus rests both poignantly and slightly shockingly on terrorism and the people behind it. Preconceived notions, socio political dialectic, media induced animosity and misconception, tradition, custom, ethnicity, and more can be seen as themes within his work.
The video below was shot of an art show that featured Arien Valizadeh as well as Darren Ankenman, Curtis Kulig, Eva LeWitt, Barry McGee, Dana Oxley, Benedict dos Remedios, Gordon Stevenson, and Sage Vaughn.
We’ve got an RVCA ANP t-shirt featuring the work of Arien Valizadeh. The Straight Cold Chillin is like something you’d find at the estate sale in heaven. RVCA’s Cold Chillin T-Shirt features one helluvan armchair. Hot graphic at front created by RVCA featured artist Adien Valizadeh. RVCA labeling at base of neck. Thin and lightweight. A 100% cotton t-shirt.