Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Jeremy spins a backside 360 ollie as seen on film in Birdhouse's The End from 1998. He shared a part of urban destruction with Heath Kirchart for that flick. The skateboarding holds up as timeless, but the antics with the van and setting stuff on fire has not aged well. Or the Rob Zombie for that matter.
The photo is by Atiba Jefferson.
Warp - April 1999 Volume 8 Number 1
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
For this week I selected a bunch of photos from Warp. Warp was a lifestyle magazine published by Transworld in the 1990s. It had skateboarding, but also included snowboarding, music, and other assorted things that didn't quite fit on the pages of TWS. Most of the regular Transworld staff contributed to Warp.
I noticed yesterday that Dave Swift has an editorial photo in the most recent issue of Thrasher. I'm guessing that means he is completely done with the Skateboard Mag.
RIP Noah Salasnek.
The photo is by Giovanni Reda.
Warp - August 1999 Volume 8 Number 3
Friday, April 21, 2017
"I used to ride for this company out of Maine called Who Skates; the guy who owned it quit skating to rollerblade. He also ran the skatepark. The Who team was pretty sick. We had Matt Pailes, Andy MacDonald, Donny Barley, and these two friends of mine Jamie Hodgdon and Chris Mathews. You probably haven't ever heard of them, but they were sick and still rip."
This drop-in was the ender for Dan's part in Transworld's Free Your Mind video from 2003.
For the quote: Thrasher - October 2001 Volume 21 Number 10
Thrasher - August 2003 Volume 23 Number 8
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Cliché began in 1997 in Lyon, France. Former New Deal rider Jeremie Daclin was the man behind the operation. The company was primarily focused on Europe, but that gradually expanded to a more global crew over the years. Cliché partnered with Dwindle Distribution in 2009. It was announced in the fall of 2016 that the brand was done.
The photos are by Mike O'Meally and Olivier Chassignole.
Thrasher - January 2002 Volume 22 Number 1
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
"I have lots of memories from my dishwasher days. I worked at this place, The Foundation, in Vancouver. I almost lost part of my thumb to a giant can of beans there once. I somehow wedged the tip of my thumb in between the rim and the lid. Also, my bosses were awesome. They would throw these staff parties on an island for a couple days at a time. Once I got lost in the woods at night only 50 feet from the house; alcohol is one helluva drug."
For the quote: Skateboarder - October 2008 Volume 18 Number 2
Thrasher - July 2003 Volume 23 Number 7