2014/7/17 20:10:00 (382 reads)
Building upon an unwavering commitment to creative expression, Vans is pleased to announce the opening of House of Vans London; a unique and participative space for all. As a city synonymous with creativity, diversity and opportunity, the project is proud to call London home. Open to all, and always free, this is your house. Opening on August 9th and living within one of London’s most iconic spaces, House of Vans London champions creativity and community. Following in the footsteps of House of Vans Brooklyn, yet forging a path of its
2014/6/21 9:50:00 (312 reads)
Damian Fulton’s “Rad!” part of a two-person show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery Damian Fulton and Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker July 4-July 27, 2014. Artist Reception: Friday, July 4 8-11 PM Featuring Live Performance by The Insect Surfers at 9 PM Sponsored by Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum Online Gallery Preview to begin June 27 La Luz de Jesus Gallery 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 666-7667 laluzdejesus.com

Damian Fulton “Rad!” Before the X games, GoPro videos, and energy drinks, a kid with an over productive Rad gland virtually invented extreme sports. 35 years ago Radical Rick first raged through the pages of BMX Plus! Magazine and launched the career of Artist Damian Fulton. Since then Radical Rick has appeared in over 150 comic episodes, on T-shirts and posters, more than a few tattooed body parts, and continues to influence artists today.
2014/6/15 23:40:00 (198 reads)
2014/6/12 21:20:00 (282 reads)
To celebrate our 20th anniversary and the upcoming release of the DEFYCONVENTION / 20 YEARS OF DC IN PHOTOGRAPHS book curated by Mike Blabac, The DC Hub, located in the center of Paris, hosted an exhibition showcasing some of DC's most iconic images included in the 20 YEARS OF DC IN PHOTOGRAPHS book. Lots of people from the European skate scene, media, VIPs and some of DC's top accounts came yesterday to celebrate the launch and to meet Mike Blabac, Colin McKay, Wes Kremer and Madars Apse, that came
2014/6/12 15:55:34 (214 reads)
2014/6/9 5:20:00 (242 reads)
To celebrate DC’s 20 years Anniversary, DC is proud to announce the DEFYCONVENTION \ 20 YEARS OF DC IN PHOTOGRAPHS curated by legendary skate and action photographer Mike Blabac. The DEFYCONVENTION \ 20 YEARS OF DC IN PHOTOGRAPHS book will be held at The Hub in Paris, on June 10th.

Come and meet the Artist. With the exceptional presence of DC Skaters such as Colin McKay, Wes Kremer, Madars Apse
2014/5/26 0:30:00 (254 reads)
2014/5/13 7:00:00 (232 reads)
Mike Shane will be showcasing recent photographs from his travel adventures in California & New Orleans with select photographs that haven't seen the light of day in years. There will be Visual Art, Live Music, Strange Spectacles & Fire at 5050 skatepark in New York!

Live Performances by: Tache De La Rocha (New Orleans) Pussywolf (Staten Island) Rising Sun All Stars (NYC) & More. Special Guests?? Bring Lawyers, Guns, & Money... The Sh#t Has Hit The Fan!

For more information about 5050 Skatepark events and
2014/4/25 19:00:00 (339 reads)
Vans launches online voting today for the Custom Culture high school art competition – in partnership with Americans for the Arts, Journeys and truth® – calling on the public to help narrow down 50 semi-finalists to the top five high schools competing for $50,000 for their school’s art programs, among other awards. Beginning today, April 25 through May 12, students, teachers, parents and friends nationwide may log onto the Custom Culture website (vans.com/customculture) and vote for their favorite school designs to advance in the competition. The five finalists will head to New York City in June for a final showcase event featuring celebrity judges at the renowned Industria Superstudio, where the grand-prize winner of the $50,000 donation will be announced.
2014/3/28 17:10:00 (951 reads)

Name: Channon Balorian
Age: 23
Hometown: NL, Rotterdam
Occupation: Fulltime employee at a bmx shop, Tattooist, "semi professional bmxer"

Do you have a special moment where you decided that doing tattoos is what you wanted to do?
Channon: My dad is actually a drawer. So I guess I got that from him.

2014/2/21 9:50:00 (512 reads)
Red Bull Illume, the world’s largest international photography competition dedicated to action and adventure sports, is making a stop in Atlanta March 20 through March 30, 2014. Once the sun sets, locals and visitors alike are invited to stroll through Piedmont Park and take in the sights of 25 life-sized, illuminated light boxes that are touring the world as part of a unique nighttime exhibition. The images, which have been carefully selected and curated from over 28,000 submitted photographs, showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the planet. Throughout the free 10-day exhibition, attendees also will have opportunities to attend lectures from the award-winning photographers, meet Red Bull professional athletes and more.

The 2013 Red Bull Illume Image Quest is the third edition of the competition after 2007 and 2010. A total of 28,257 photos were submitted last year by 6,417 photographers from 124 countries around the globe. The top 50 images, first unveiled in Hong Kong, are now touring the world as part of a unique illuminated nighttime
2014/2/5 12:00:00 (990 reads)
Doing illustrations requires talent but it also demands practice. Funny Toonz has done a lot of training lately as you can see in the BMX illustrations you can see in this post. Can you recognise the riders? Some are easier than others. Some do a signature trick or have a certain style that you immediately match with a rider, others are harder to figure out. But here's a little competition for you. Find these riders in the Funny Toonz illustrations below:

-Garrett Reynolds
-Mat Hoffman
-Nathan Williams
-Corey Martinez
-Dominic Nekolny
-Simone Barraco
-Drew Bezanson
2014/1/31 12:20:00 (594 reads)
Author and photography: Ricky Adam
Book: 'Destroying Everything …Seems Like The Only Option’ 2nd Edition

Did you run out of books of the first issue since you're now releasing a second edition?
Ricky Adam: The first edition sold out in under 3 months of being published. There was a 1000 printed. I was then approached by ‘Drago’ an art publisher from Italy to make a 2nd expanded edition
2013/12/18 22:40:00 (611 reads)
If you're looking for a class present for X-mas maybe you should look into this: Andy Jenkins * Bendpress are having a sale on all original artwork and prints and until January 1st, they'll ship it to your address for free.
2013/12/16 18:20:00 (622 reads)
The opening of the photo exhibition "Red Bull Through My Eyes" happened last friday at the "12 mail" gallery in Paris! There were some of the photos Matthias Dandois took during his trips, as well as a wallpaper full of his Instagram pics, and a bunch of rad photos that Hadrien Picard, Vincent Perraud and Dimitri Coste shoot of Matthias the past 5 years. Matthias Dandois: "This project was really important for me, since it's definitely something different than the stuff I usually do, and it also involved 3 of my great friends (the photographers).
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