Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Welcome Autumn

Summer has come and gone. Fair well good friend. Until next year.

Alex Varanese

His Site

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

David Ellis & BLU

Makes me want to have a courtyard, just so I can paint it.

link via: drawn

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Home Video

I really enjoyed this home video posted by Jarbas Agnelli which was shot by his dad in 1974.

Super 8 - 1974 from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mark Gonzales

That Ed Templeton post made me want to post about Mark Gonzales. Mark's creativity is uncanny. Just watch him skate. He's talented in traditional painting, poetry and writing, but skating is his strongest art-form. His ability to react to his environments and create original impromptu tricks/performances has earned him international attention. In the late 90's a respected German museum contacted Mark to showcase some of his work, and in response he dressed up in what looks like fencing gear or a straight-jacket and skated the unique museum architecture in his distinct style. If I can find it online, I'll try and post a video of it below. He's been credited with co-pioneering street skating and making it what it is today. Its said he was the first to skate rails. You can find plenty of interesting videos and info on Gonz all over the internet. He's been around a while, and is still creatively contributing to society today.

sorry so many skate-related posts, Im done for awhile. Although I'm really itching to post something about Jim Phillips I'll hold off for now.

Ed Templeton

I've always been a fan of Ed Templeton, and I'm realizing I haven't really given him enough mention on here. Beyond being an incredible skater, he's extremely creative and produces original unique illustration that grace skate decks to high-end gallery walls. He also receives plenty of praise for his documentary style photography of skate culture and southern California, not to mention he runs his own thriving skate company Toy Machine. He's a huge inspiration to me.

His RVCA weblog
His photoblog

Jaime Martinez: Three Frames

I've seen these 3-frame beauties floating around the internet the past few weeks. Who would have thought that the old animated GIF would ever been creatively mentionable after 1995.

Mexico's Jamie Martinez has more captivating 3-frame shots here.