NEW VERB ARTIST SERIES DECKS

We give you the new Verb Artist Series range of decks from Daniel Ting Chong, Gerhard Human, Hanno van Zyl, Jade Klara, Jaco Haasbroek, and Justin Southey.

Limited edition.
Custom ply set up.
Canadian Maple.
Exclusive graphics.

Click on any of the images below to take you through to the item on Revolution Online:

Verb “Daniel Ting Chong” Artist Series 8.125

Verb “Gerhard Human” Artist Series 8.25

Verb “Hanno van Zyl” Artist Series 8.25

Verb “Jaco Haasbroek” Artist Series 7.875

Verb “Jade Klara” Artist Series 8.25

Verb “Justin Southey” Artist Series 8.0

Available now from Revolution stores nationwide and from Revolution Online.

Revolution Cresta, Gauteng: (011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za
Revolution Menlyn, Gauteng: (012) 348 2959 / menlyn@revolution.co.za
Revolution Long Street, Cape Town: (021) 423 3482 / longstreet@revolution.co.za
Revolution Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town: (021) 801 4666 / woodstock@revolution.co.za
Revolution Online: http://www.revolutiononline.co.za/

REVOLUTION DECEMBER SPECIALS

Revolution December Specials

This December, you can get these specials at Revolution stores nationwide:

Free griptape or hardware when you purchase any deck.
R50 off KFD and Verb wheels when you purchase any deck.
25% off protective gear when you purchase any complete.
Buy 4 tees, get one free.
25% off any tee when you purchase shorts or longs.
25% off any cap when you purchase any shoes.
50% off any T8 helmet when you purchase any longboard.
Free Killer bearings when you purchase any truck/wheel combo.
Free Globe socks when you purchase any Globe shoes.
Free Fallen Road Less Traveled DVD when you purchase any Fallen shoes.

Revolution Cresta, Gauteng: (011) 678 1685 / cresta@revolution.co.za
Revolution Menlyn, Gauteng: (012) 348 2959 / menlyn@revolution.co.za
Revolution Long Street, Cape Town: (021) 423 3482 / longstreet@revolution.co.za
Revolution Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town: (021) 447 6801 / woodstock@revolution.co.za

FUNNY FRIDAZE

Comedians/comedy actors James Franco and Seth Rogan made this spoof of Kanye West’s video for his song called “Bound”. Apparently they were bored on the set of ‘The Interview’ and decided to make the video.

Here’s the original video:

VOLCOM ‘WILD IN THE PARKS’ TOMORROW

Volcom Wild In the Parks

VOLCOM STONE’S WILD IN THE PARKS 2013 TOUR

Volcom Stone’s Wild In the Parks is on tomorrow!

Free entry! Free food! Free drinks!

Divisions:

– 15 and under
– Am
– Pro (R5000 cash purse)
– Best trick (R500)

Loads of prizes and giveaways!

Saturday 30 November 2013
10am
Durbanville Skatepark, Cape Town

Facebook event

LOST/FOUND EXHIBITION OPENS TONIGHT

lost found exhibition

Revolution presents:

lost / found

Verb 2013 Artist Series Range Launch
&
lost/found: an exhibition of exploration

Verb Artist Skateboard Range 2013:
Daniel Ting Chong
Gerard Human
Hanno Van Zyl
Jade Klara
Justin Southey
Jaco Haasbroek

And artists:
Paul Senyol
Simon Berndt
Jason de Villiers
Dani Loureiro
Ninja Bread Boy
Motel 7
Justin Poulter
Cassandra Johnson
Nicola De Jager
Matthew Oldfield
Candice Jezek aka Z
Chris Valentine
Michael Dos Ramos

DJ’s on vinyl from Roastin’ Records

Cash bar

Opening:
28 November 2013
7 – 10pm

Good to know:
A portion of proceeds from the evening will go to Milkshed; a not-for-profit business that uses reclaimed wood to create furniture and rebuild schools.

Revolution, The Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock

021 447 6801

Verb | ROASTIN’ RECORDS – Cape Town | Revolution | The Kraken Rum | Milkshed

REDOK: A SOLO EXHIBITION BY DALEAST

Redok a Solo Exhibition by DALeast

South African artist, DALeast, has a solo exhibition on at the moment, called REDOK, on at The Outsiders Gallery in Newcastle, England.

The most exciting young artist on the global stage graces Tyneside this winter.

DALeast’s solo exhibition REDOK – a Tibetan phrase meaning “hope and fear” – features animal paintings in traditional portrait formats, taking inspiration from commissioned works of the early modern era. The portraits are painted in the artist’s distinctive, inspiring style. They include the tea-stained backgrounds, which he lovingly builds over many months, that feature on many of his bravura gallery pieces.

REDOK also includes study sketches, a video installation, and two limited edition etchings created by the artist at our Execution Dock print studio, titled Circulated Dawn and Circulated Dusk, each from a signed and numbered edition of 50, measuring 62.5cm x 50cm, and priced at £225.

The etchings will first be made available to those attending the exhibition preview at The Outsiders Newcastle, which takes place from 6pm until 9pm on Thursday the 21st of November, at which sales will be strictly limited to a maximum of one of each of the two editions per person per household. There will be no exceptions to this, and no pre-orders taken for those unable to attend the exhibition in person.

Any remaining editions will be made available to purchase online from The Outsiders website the following day, Friday 22nd of November, at 4pm UK time.

DALeast

DALeast

DALeast

DALeast

DALeast

DALeast

DALeast

ZOO YORK IN SANTIAGO

Earlier this month Chaz Ortiz, Travis Glover and Brandon Westgate headed back down to Santiago, Chile for more demos, more signings and more madness…

BONES BEARINGS: MICHELLE STEILEN

Roller derby girl Michelle Steilen hits some famous street spots in this Bones Bearings video.

Michelle Steilen, also known in the roller derby world as Estro Jen is the owner of Moxi Roller Skates and Moxi Shop. She is a star in the Long Beach roller derby scene and she does a lot to push and promote anything and everything roller skating related. Since we make Rollerbones, our roller derby company, and all the roller derby ladies skate Bones Bearings, we wanted to do something to show support to all the derby ladies who support us. We came up with an idea to do something a little be different and decided to film some stuff at some famous skateboard spots in Los Angeles. We really had no idea how this would turn out. Hope you all enjoy this.

THE BERRICS CAPE TOWN EDIT

Finally, footage requested by The Berrics is being sent out to them today! We’ll keep you posted on when they put up the edit on their site. Thanks to everyone who got involved, and a special thank you to Greg Maxwell, Andrew van der Walt and Grant Mclachlan.

RIP ROLAND ERASMUS

Roland Erasmus

Roland Erasmus
1980 – 2013

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to KZN shredder, Roland Erasmus, who passed away on Tuesday 19 November, 2013. Our deepest condolences go out to Roland’s family and friends. You will be missed.

For anyone that would like to find out more about details regarding his funeral etc., go to his Facebook page.

Roland Erasmus

Photos: Ryan Brown

COMEBACK KID INTERVIEW

Comeback Kid

For those who don’t know by now, Canadian Hardcore Punk band, Comeback Kid, will be gracing our shores early next year. We caught up with frontman, Andrew, to chat about the upcoming tour and still playing in a hardcore band at 37 years old…

Who is Comeback Kid?

Comeback Kid is just a bunch of guys that like playing this style of hardcore and touring the world. We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel, just write and play music that excites us.

What do you each of you guys do outside of the band?

Everybody has their own lives outside of the band, especially now that we have kind of scattered and don’t really live near each other anymore. Some have other bands and side projects, some have other jobs they work at and then, of course, there are other things like swimming, running, biking etc. that some of us love to do in our down time.

What’s behind the name “Comeback Kid”?

The name Comeback Kid was actually taken from a headline in the sports section of a newspaper. I’m not sure how popular ice hockey or the NHL is in South Africa but back in the day there was this super star named Mario Lemieux who had a serious back injury and it looked like he’d never play again. After some time he got better and was going to make a go of it in the NHL again so when he came back after looking like he was down and out, pretty much done as far as his playing career went, he was called “The Comeback Kid” by the press. We thought that made for a very inspiring title and thought that kind of suited the vibe of what we wanted to do as a band.

Comeback Kid

Who/what are your biggest influences and inspirations?

That has and will always change somewhat over the years but I think bands like Propagandhi, Sick of it All and Madball are all bands that have been around longer than us and are still going and relevant have done that for us. I think as a whole we’d agree that these are bands we drew inspiration from and still do, and not only that, but they still influence us musically as well.

Do you have any expectations coming to South Africa? What gave you the motivation to tour here?

We have been wanting to come to South Africa for some time now. It has been in the works twice before but could just never work out. We’ve heard about the growing scene out there and think it’s high time we get over there. Long overdue!

You guys have been playing hardcore for a LONG time now. What keeps you motivated and passionate about it?

We have been going at it for over a decade now and I think it’s just knowing that what we have done over the years has been appreciated by fans around the world that helps keep us going. It’s one thing to make music you love but it’s another when it can connect with people from all over the globe, so that really keeps us motivated to make more music and tour as much as we do.

What was the inspiration behind your skateboard deck? Do any of you guys skate?

A company reached out to us and as us if we’d like to do something with them and we were on board with that. Funny thing is none of us really skate anymore. I know some did when we were younger, but I never did. I just hope that doesn’t make me a bad hardcore kid haha.

Comeback Kid

What bands are you guys psyched on at the moment?

I think everyone in the band will give you different answers but some of the newer bands we’ve been psyched to play with are Incendiary, Backtrack, and Such Gold. I’m not going to lie, at the age of 37 I don’t seek out new bands like I did 20 years ago but I still can say that seeing a young hardcore band that is keeping it real and killing it still gets me stoked.

What goals do you have as a band?

As a band we don’t really have any hard goals in terms of record sales or charts and all that, but we just really want to put on the best show we can and connect with the fans in that 45 minute slot we have. I want to play the same way to a room of 5 stoked fans as I do to a room of 500.

CBK is releasing a new album next year. What can we expect to hear on it?

You can expect to hear the typical Comeback Kid evolution. Anyone that is familiar with our previous releases knows we never put out the same record twice. Rather, we just try to pick up where the last one left off and that will be the case with this one as well. If you’re lucky we may play a new one or two when we are down there, as you’ll be the first to hear that live.

@cbktweets

Comeback Kid Live In South Africa

THROWBACK THURSDAYS

DRAIN – A DOGBOWL SHORT directed by JAKE JANISSE

This historic 8mm footage of Dogtown’s founding members was captured in the Spring of 1977 by Wayne Babcock. Wayne has never released this footage nor has he shared his vintage Dogtown skateboard collection with the public, but both have been donated exclusively in support of this project.

The Dog Bowl, originally known only to the most hardcore DogTown crew, was located in Northern Santa Monica – The Dogtown crew had their own pool that they could skate in peace. “Dino’s Dog Bowl” was shortened to just “The Dog Bowl.” A teenager with terminal cancer asked his father to drain the family pool on their huge estate overlooking The Brentwood Country Club Golf Course. Some of the most famous photographs in skateboarding were shot at the Dog Bowl. Tony Alva is credited with doing the first front side aerials at the pool in the fall of 1977. It was named “The Dog Bowl” because there were dogs always hanging out at the pool. On any given day over the summer of 1977 most of the entire DogTown crew were at the pool. Some of the best skating sessions EVER took place there.

EPISODE 1 – 20 YEAR ITCH

The evolution of a revolution… Volcom Stone presents the premiere episode of “The Making of True To This” web series. This first episode, entitled “20 Year Itch”, features interviews with Brian Iguchi, Geoff Rowley and Richard Woolcott along with behind-the-scenes footage and bonus clips from the upcoming “True To This” Feature Film.

THE BRODOWN

The Brodown

THE BRODOWN

VENUE: Ragazzi LIVE BAR, 7 Loop St, Cape Town
DATE: Friday 22nd November
DOORS OPEN: 9pm
COVER: R30

THE BANDS

Take Hand

Alive at Midnight

Verona Walls

Peasant (Debut show)

This is a FOOD AID show! Bring your food donation to the show and make a difference in the lives of people in desperate need.

I AM THALENTE

Thalente Tailslide

From the Streets of South Africa to California and into the heart of skateboarding

I AM THALENTE is a verité documentary about the once homeless skateboarder Thalente Biyela’s journey from the streets of Durban, South Africa, to the Los Angeles, California and into the heart of skateboarding. With the support of skate companies L-R-G and Bombshell, along with guidance from pro skateboarders Kenny Anderson, Guy Mariano, and Marc Johnson, the producers are embracing the specialist film crowdfunding platform Seed & Spark to finance the completion of this inspiring documentary.

Nineteen-year-old Thalente has been homeless since age nine. Finding refuge in the local skatepark, he was given a skateboard a year later through which he found an escape from the harsh realities of street life, and a community of friends who would become his family. As a skateboarder his natural understanding and effortless style quickly attracted attention within the industry, both locally and internationally. Last year he was given the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles and the privilege to skateboard with some of the World’s best. Far more importantly, he discovered the spirit of skateboarding which is built on community, friendships and an understanding of one another, irrespective of location.

Says director Natalie Johns, “Whilst this story hinges on Thalente’s love of skateboarding, it gives insight into the challenges that homeless youths face without family, literacy, role models, or hope. Skateboarding becomes a source of strength and competence for Thalente to rise out of circumstance and make a place for himself in the world. His journey offers a unique perspective on skateboarding, the power of uncompromised acceptance, community and individuality”

http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/i-am-thalente

#IAMTHALENTE

TATTOO TUESDAYS

Tattoo by Dan Sinnes

We came across the work of Dan Sinnes, and though it was pretty amazing. Dan works at Luxembourg Electric Ave. Tattoo in Western Europe.

Tattoo by Dan Sinnes

Tattoo by Dan Sinnes

Tattoo by Dan Sinnes

Tattoo by Dan Sinnes

Tattoo by Dan Sinnes

Tattoo by Dan Sinnes

ZERO COLD WAR: TOMMY SANDOVAL

The Zero team is one of the best teams in the world. Cold War proves this with the absolutely incredible level of skating. Tommy Sandoval’s part is testament to this. We were blown away.

Download the full Zero “Cold War” video in the iTunes store here.

NATIVE NOSTALGIA EXHIBITION

Native Nostalgia

Native Nostalgia

On now!

Venue: The Museum of African Design
Address: 281 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg

Native Nostalgia
by Aaron Kohn

This exhibition tells the stories of bygone eras by positioning them firmly within present day narratives. Through architecture, construction, cartography, photography, communal archives, and historical reenactment, each artist and participant has a conversation with a past though which they did not live by juxtaposing the design elements of the past with those of today.

The exhibition title comes from Jacob Dlamini’s 2009 Native Nostalgia, in which he probes the ethical justification for fond memories of a childhood in a South African township. How, he asks, can a black South African can reflect on something so deplorable with nostalgia? The works in this show represent a related form of nostalgia: the nostalgia for a troubled time through which one did not live.

For example, Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou reflects on the narrative of Benin’s capital, Porto Novo, through the traditional role of women, ceremonial masks, and the Aguda architectural style largely brought back from Brazil by slaves who were deported from there after the early-1800s slave revolts. The designs in the women’s fabrics and masks, as well as the topless dress, contrast with the peeling paint and ornate Portuguese-style woodwork. On top of that, the portraiture itself is unquestionably contemporary.

Meanwhile, I See A Different You’s 19[ ] Mercedes [MODEL] is parked in the middle of the gallery, a physical specimen of design that the duo drive in their everyday life. Rather than bask in the glory of contemporary vehicular stylings, I See a Different You lives with one foot firmly planted in the political and [artistic/creative/design] past. Their other foot allows their work to depict similar contemporary appropriations of historical design elements.

These juxtapositions are reflective of a broader trend toward nostalgia. For South Africans in their early twenties and younger, South Africa is defined more by the post-1994 intersection of Mandela-style reconciliation and rapid globalization than it is by the struggle against Apartheid. Perhaps because they did not live through the darker days of Apartheid, twenty-somethings buy domestic worker outfits for parties and listen to house music alongside older Marabi jazz.

The works in this exhibition display the deep complexity of Native Nostalgia.

There is also multi media spatial intervention by the Kalashnikovv Gallery and Cuss ZA.

Cuss Artist Statement – INDODA
Creative Direction – Mina Lundgren x Ravi Govender
Performance – Simiso Zwane
Music – Zamani Xolo x Simiso Zwane

This collaboration between Swedish designer Mina Lundgren and myself Ravi Govender see’s us focussing on the Kanga textile and its graphic motifs with reference to its place in Zulu culture. The Khanga itself has been appropriated by diviners across South Africa as part of their dress code, and has strong varied meaning as a result. Themes from Zulu culture, such as strength and masculinity, power and the introduction of the false prophet into contemporary culture are also focussed on. The idea was to create a costume for a character that embodies these features. To aesthetically personify mysticism that is present in an expression that is current to africa. It is to also bridge the gap between international representation, with the creation of a fashion video installation. For this, the technique of green screen is incorporated to enhance the visual
aesthetic of movement and work with the idea of lo-fi video production across the continent.

Kalashnikovv Gallery Statement

The Cuss x Kalashnikovv Gallery Spatial Intervention Installation, involves the fusion of curator and artist into a singular manifestation of two specific roles in the art world. Creating a disjunction and thus a new degree of innovation between these two traditional roles by combining them into one, everything in the installation is considered to question these roles and utilized this combination for maximum impact within the physical space (moad). Rendering curator, mode of display, installation, artwork and other multi media into one all encompassing experience.

Facebook event link: http://www.facebook.com/events/246653855492511/

MUSIC MONDAYS

Polar Bear Club

Click on the album cover below to stream the new Polar Bear album Death Chorus in full below. They are planning to release it tomorrow via Rise Records.

Polar Bear Club Death Chorus Cover

Polar Bear Club, the New York five-piece post-hardcore / pop punk band, drops its fourth album, ‘Death Chorus,’ next week through Rise Records. You can pre-order one of the many bundle packages on Polar Bear Club’s website, and check out an advance stream of the album above.

About the title, frontman Jimmy Stadt says: “There ended up being a couple songs with ‘death’ or ‘dying’ in the lyrics. That’s where the name came from. The mood is really upbeat, and we liked the contrasting vibe that the title brought to the sound of the album; it reflects the contrasting notions of death in that way. We dug that.”

Here is the tracklist for ‘Death Chorus’:

1. Blood Balloon
2. Graph Paper Glory Days
3. So I Buy
4. For Show
5. Siouxsie Jeanne
6. WLWYCD
7. Chicago Spring
8. When We Were College Kids
9. Twang (Blister To Burn)
10. Upstate Mosquito

ROCK ‘N ROLLERCOASTER PRESENTS: TAXI VIOLENCE

Rock n Rollercoaster Taxi Violence

The Assembly in Harrington Street, Cape Town – recently introduced a new series of events they are hosting entitled: “Assembly Radio Live – The Rock ‘n Rollercoaster Presents…” – a series unique to its kind of which intimate approach and unique setting has rarely been seen before in the Mother City.

A combination of the concept of VH1 Storytellers and MTV Unplugged – the series hosts some of South Africa’s top music acts and offer fans, music fanatics, media and industry insiders the chance to interact with some of the biggest bands our country has to offer on a personal level.

The series launched in October with guests VAN COKE KARTEL performing and interacting with fans and music industry insiders to great success.

“Van Coke Kartel was the first band to be featured for the new Rock ‘n Rollercoaster and Assembly Radio Live showcase, with a gig that chased all Monday blues away. It was also the first time this well known Afrikaans rock band – famous for their wild and vibrant performances – played this type of acoustic show. All four band members were sitting down with the audience seated too. Their energy, however, was still enough to blow the roof off and the moment drummer Jason Oosthuizen stepped on the kick pedal, the whole of District Six seemed to tremble for a second. Between songs, eager fans joined the MC with Q&A’s for the band. Topics ranged from technical sound and music related questions to the number of women Jason “usually” sleeps with on tour. The band opened with a song titled ‘Dankie Ek’s Veilig Hier’ from their 4th full length album and followed up with ‘‘n Klein Wêreld’ from their latest album Bloed, Sweet en Trane which was released early last month. Frontman Francois van Coke explained that this album was the first time he tried to write lyrics with a more story-telling, narrative edge to it. A member of the crowd had his birthday made extra special when Francois requested lead guitarist Jedd Kossew to show off his mad guitar skills and play ‘Happy Birthday’ in, as Francois put it,“Jimmy-style”. The crowd clearly enjoyed this rendition of the old birthday tune and showed gratitude by praising this instrumentalist of note. VCK ended the Rock ‘n Rollercoaster with ‘Môre Gloed’ the first song off their new album. By this time all sorrow of the beginning of a new week was long forgotten and bassist Wynand Myburgh showed that it was just too hard not to jump around when rocking to the music. It was indeed a very successful kick-off to a series of unique sessions that will host some of South Africa’s top music acts. The sessions offer music fanatics and media the chance to interact with some of the biggest bands our country has to offer, on a more personal level.” – Janine Oosthuizen, Your LMG.

For the second event in NOVEMBER, Assembly Radio Live – The Rock ‘n Rollercoaster Presents: TAXI VIOLENCE

Date: Monday, 18 November 2013
Time: 19h00 for 19h30
Venue: The Assembly, Cape Town
Entrance: R40 pre-sold on http://www.webtickets.co.za/assembly, R50 at the door.

RSVP to wtf@formusiclovers.co.za to guarantee your seat or purchase your ticket on Webtickets. Limited tickets and seating will be made available due to the nature of the event.

You have the chance to get involved and be a part of the conversation.

Join the Facebook event here!

R.O.A.R / NO UNDER 18s

Tune in @ www.theassembly.co.za/radio.

“Assembly Radio Live – The Rock ‘n Rollercoaster Presents…” will also be taking place on the 9th of December for 2013. Be sure to follow the links below to stay updated on all info with regards to the events.

MORE ABOUT “Assembly Radio Live – The Rock ‘n Rollercoaster Presents…”:

“The idea came about when we considered the potential of Assembly Radio with the offering of The Assembly venue. It makes sense that when you combine the two elements, you get something very unique and new to the music scene. From the inception of Assembly Radio, Dylan Culhane’s Rock ‘n Rollercoaster show (which is broadcasted on Monday evenings) has been a stalwart in the line-up of shows, proudly waving the flag for the Rock ‘n Roll genre on the station. Week after week, the Rock ‘n Rollercoaster show provides our audience with great music and intriguing discussions and with Dylan’s ability to interview and get the most out of his subjects, it makes the perfect match for this event.”

Thus, the Rock ‘n Rollercoaster show will be taken from the radio booth and given a much larger platform on the stage whilst inviting an audience to participate. Some of South Africa’s most influential artists and bands have been selected to perform acoustically and chat with Dylan Culhane in a very informal and relaxed setting. The audience will also have their chance to chat to the band and participate in the conversation.

Not only will the events offer a complete different experience than what fans are used to at The Assembly, but the venue itself is also very different on the night. They bring the stage to the crowd and create a more intimate environment so that attendees can be a part of the evening. The appearance of the band is broken up into live acoustic performances in between questions from Dylan as well as the crowd attending. The duration of the appearance is around two hours, whereafter the audience is welcome to see the night out at the venue. The evening is also broadcasted live on Assembly Radio, and filmed for later viewing by fans.

“The live broadcast element allows fans nationally and internationally to tune in and be a part of the evening. The intimate conversational style of the evening sets it apart from other events, as well as giving the audience the opportunity to take part in the conversation.”

“Assembly Radio Live – The Rock n Rollercoaster Presents…” Offers:

An intimate, unique experience with some of SA’s top music acts and artists.
Hosted on a Monday, the chance to start your week interacting with your favourite band.
The public and fans have the unique opportunity to join in the conversation and hear first hand what their favourite acts have to say.
Media gains content directly from the horse’s mouth and no further investigation is necessary. They get the opportunity to gain information from the artists on stage, as well as the various other industry personalities attending in the audience.
The SA music industry have the chance to be a part of a creative platform that will include media, fans and peers from the industry. This platform allows them to share and gain ideas and stories, as well as a networking and relationship-building opportunity.

GREG LUTZKA METAL SERIES

Darkstar’s Greg Lutzka Metal Series pro deck is now available at a Revolution store near you.
8.0 X 31.6 with a 14.0 wheelbase.
Hardrock maple resin epoxy single deck press.
15 day guarantee against breakage.

ULTIMATE X TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Ultimate X

Ultimate X 2014 at The V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Ultimate X is one of SA’s Premiere Action Sport / Lifestyle Event & offers the largest prize purse in the industry – 2014 sees it hitting R120 000. Ultimate X comprises of FMX, BMX, skate, wake, mountain biking, lifestyle, DJ’s, bands and some unique surprises for 2014.

Revolution will have a stand there, so come show some love!

For info and news on Ultimate X 2014, go to www.ultimatex.co.za / @Ultimate_X_ / #UltimateX

Click here to get tickets:
http://online.computicket.com/web/event/hunter_s_extreme_ultimate_x/773265132/0/57185938

Click here for the Facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/events/167115603487249/

FUNNY FRIDAZE

Is this planned? Did he just seize the opportunity to do a lip-synch dance? We aren’t sure, but that dude is pretty cool.

ZERO COLD WAR: DANE BURMAN

Dane Burman’s part in “Cold War” is incredible. He skates so fast, so hard and so huge. Wow. Not to mention how he deals with security.

Download the full Zero “Cold War” video in the iTunes store here.

NUART 2013: THE FINAL VIDEO

The NuArt Festival takes place in Stavanger, Norway, every year. Street and public artists come together to create an annual project, combining art, city planning and street interventions. This year’s line-up of artists included our very own Faith47 and DALeast, along with international artists David Choe, Vhils, ROA, Martha Cooper, M-City, Aiko, Hush, and more. Here’s a video recap.

http://www.nuartfestival.no/home

ADAM DYET METAL SERIES

Adam Dyet’s Darkstar Metal Series Pro deck is now available from a Revolution store near you!
7.75 x 31.2 with a 13.88 wheelbase.
Hardrock maple.
Resin epoxy.
Single deck press.
15 day guarantee against breakage.

KFD X MO COLLAB

KFD x MO Tee

KFD x Movember Collab Tee

Movember and KFD Skateboards have collaborated to bring awareness to men’s health, and support this noble cause.

ORDER YOURS NOW

Limited edition
Available exclusively from Revolution
‘Flag’ print on pocket
‘Hellraisers ’13′ print on back

A portion of proceeds go towards the Movember movement.

Get a free Brixton comb with each tee.

KFD x MO Tee

KFD x MO Tee

KFD x MO Tee

KFD Skateboards are a proud sponsor of Movember 2013.

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their Mo, raising money along the way to benefit men’s health – specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

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MO13-Rules

Join the Revolution Skate Supply Co. Movember team!

WIN A SIGNED ANDREW BROPHY CLICHE DECK

Win a signed Andrew Brophy Cliche Deck

Got Instagram? Stand the chance to win this signed Andrew Brophy Cliché Skateboards deck, and 2 Cliché dvd’s – Bon Voyage and Encore!

All you have to do is:

1. ‘Like’ this photo on Instagram

2. Follow @revolutionskatesupplyco on Instagram

3. Upload a photo of yourself skating, on Instagram, and hashtag #revolutioncliche

Winner will be announced next week Tuesday 19 November.

This is a Revolution Instagram competition only, so entries via Facebook, Twitter, or any other of our social networks won’t count unfortunately.

ZERO COLD WAR: JAMIE THOMAS

Jamie Thomas, perhaps one of the most respected skateboarders alive today, and founder of Zero, Mystery and Fallen, puts down one of his most impressive parts ever.

TRUE TO THIS

Volcom True to This

A motion picture celebrating America’s First Boarding Company

When Volcom was founded in 1991, it was the first company to combine surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding under one brand. This way of life influenced the “Youth Against Establishment” style and attitude that defined a generation. The cultural phenomenon was best captured when Volcom released “Alive We Ride” in 1993: a film documenting the raw excitement and spontaneous creativity inherent to the lifestyle. Twenty years later, with the release of “True To This”, Volcom again captures the energy and artistry of board-riding in its purest forms. Shot on-location around the world and showcasing iconic athletes, “True To This” is a tribute to the movement that inspired a generation and the people and places that embody the spirit today.

ANDREW NERO INTERVIEW

Andrew Nero

How did you first get into skateboarding? What keeps you interested?

I got into skateboarding around the end of 1999 at age 12. A female friend of mine was rolling around the Strand Lifesaving Club parking lot one afternoon and I grabbed her board, rolled around a bit but pretty much fell in love within the first two minutes, trying to ride up a bank and over an edge. I couldn’t believe such a small obstacle could stop me dead and ever since then I have seen the world around me through skater’s eyes, wanting to ride and conquer the streets around me. Skating to me is the sickest form of expression and freedom. I’m no artist, so this is my way of getting out and doing what I want, how and when I want to do it. Go FAST, skate whatever is around you and enjoy every bit of every session no matter how good or bad your day has been.

Tell us about Africa Skate

Around March 2010 I started sharing a ton of skate content on Facebook. This quickly morphed into creating a WordPress blog called AfricaSkateNet and after 10 months or so I bought the web domain AfricaSkate.com. The idea being to share national, African and international skateboarding-based or related content from an online hub for all to see. Little exposure is given to the small communities around SA and Africa, so Africa Skate is a platform to share insights, events, news, skate happenings and a huge motivation for us to keep going and growing. It’s not just myself running the site and events, but a group of skaters, filmers and photographers that have been involved in the SA skate scene for years. There is so much capacity for growth in the African skateboarding scene so I really encourage people from across the nation and up into Africa to drop us an email, link to a video or even a few photo’s and words from their skate scene so we can get you some exposure.

Find us online, send us an email or Facebook message, tag us in a photo or video:

Website
Email: info@africaskate.com
Instagram: @AfricaSkate
Twitter: @africaskate
Facebook

Andrew NeroPhoto by JJ van Rooyen

And Go Skate Cape?

GSC started out in February of 2011 as a local skate get-together. The idea being to host a local event for skaters at a different location around the Cape Peninsula on the last Sunday of every month from 12pm to 4pm. This got skaters from a bunch of communities together for a fun afternoon of skating and the chance to pick up some product by simply being there and having some fun. We always have photographers and filmers at each spot to cover the event and do a post event re-cap via the site. Check out the last Go Skate Cape event we held at Edgemead.

What do you think about the state of skateboarding in South Africa?

Right now the SA skate scene is thriving and growing at a rapid pace. Our scene has gone through many ups and downs over the past decades but it’s in a good space at present and getting better. Best aspects: seeing so many youngsters; boys and girls from all backgrounds picking up boards and skating whatever there is around them to skate. The progression and skill development is monumental. Worst: skaters expecting to get given product and provided with parks/skate spots.

What do you think we could do to improve it?

Educate, encourage and incentivise the youth to get them rolling and creating self-sustainable skate communities, and become part of the national and global skate scene. The skaters need to know it’s up to them to help build the scene from the ground up and not to expect hand-outs from anyone.

You’ve been in Jeffreys Bay for a while now. What were you doing there?

I’m living in Jefferys Bay till December doing some work with the Christian skaters and surfers. By the time you get to read this I’ll have just come back from a series of events that I had been managing and assisting with. We hit towns like Mossel Bay, George, Knysna, Jefferys Bay, Port Alfred and East London running events, skating and surfing with locals at their local spots.

Andrew Nero

What was your involvement with the Kimberley Diamond Cup?

I’ve been working alongside Chinner in setting up and managing the KDC website and social media online. This year’s event went down incredibly well despite the short time-frame we had in planning. I’m pleased to be a part of what KDC and Skate for Hope are doing within the SA skate scene, and are continuing to do.

Any future plans?

Keep rolling, working and to keep helping the growth of African Skateboarding both online, on the ground with the homies through events and in any way I can.

Shout outs?

I got to give it up to my parents, family and the Lord Jesus for keeping my passion going for so long. I’m truly blessed and hyped to be skateboarding almost every day as well as earning a living through skateboarding. BIG UP to my homies and African skaters from across this amazing continent as well as the companies that have backed myself or Africa Skate in any way! Thanks to Revolution for hooking me up with shoes and boards. Clayton you’re the man!

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Andrew Nero

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All photos: Andre Visser

TATTOO TUESDAYS

Zero Skateboards Tattoo

With all the hype around Zero Skateboards and their new video “Cold War”, we thought we’d put together a collection of some Zero tattoos by some pretty die hard fans…

Zero Skateboards Tattoo

Zero Skateboards Tattoo

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Zero Skateboards Tattoo

BRINGING BACK KRYPTONICS EPISODE 3

Dave Hackett, Kryptonics first brand ambassador, wants to hear your story.

Kryptonics are back! Coming soon to a Revolution store near you, and to Revolution Online.

If you missed episode 1 and 2, watch them here and here.

Kryptonics Wheels Chooses Legendary Skateboarder David Hackett as Brand Ambassador

November 8th, 2013

Legendary skateboarder David Hackett has been chosen by Dusters California as the first Brand Ambassador for Kryptonics Star Trac Wheels. Hackett is recognized as one of skateboarding’s greatest all-around skateboarders. He is best known for his pool riding, and for originating his patented “Hackett Slash” maneuver. In 2003 he was chosen by Juice magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Skateboarders in the World. Hackett also excels in ditch riding, slalom racing, downhill racing and now at over fifty years of age is still skateboarding at a world class level.

Hackett first rode Kryptonics Star Trac wheels in the mid-1970s, having been attracted to the wheels for their ability to handle the various terrains and disciplines he rode.

When asked how he feels about being named the first Kryptonics Wheels Brand Ambassador, Hackett commented, “I’m SO Stoked to be chosen as Kryptonics Wheels first brand Ambassador! I feel like Johnny Appleseed- spreading goodness throughout the land!”

In addition to promoting Kryptonics Star Trac Wheels at skateboarding events and through social media, Hackett is featured in a series of videos about the rebirth of Kryptonics Star Trac wheels.

David Hackett

Bonus: an interview with David Hackett about his role as the first Kryptonics Brand Ambassador.

Congrats being the first Brand Ambassador how did you feel when you were asked?
Very Honored, Humbled and STOKED!!

What things will you be doing for the brand?
Lots of Social Media, some Design and Consulting, and of course Riding the Wheels and Spreading the STOKE!

Have you been surprised by the love older skaters are showing towards the rebirth of Kryptonics Star Trac wheels?
Yes and No- Yes because I am surprised at how many “older” skateboarders are still Charging it- and No, because some things that are Classic in Design and Popularity in the Marketplace you can never get tired of-Like a Vintage Ferrari, Kryptonic Wheels had the look and the ride that far surpassed all other wheels at the time and that never gets old.

What is the message you will share with younger skaters about the wheels?
Kryptonic Wheels are Fast, Durable, and can be used on any set up for Multiple Disciplines of Riding including Banks, Pools, Bowls, Parks, Schools, Downhill, Slalom, Sliding, Freeriding, Cruising and More! GET SOME!!

Tell us about the skateboards you have set up with Kryptonics wheels.
Well, so far I’ve only received three sets of wheels But of the sets I do have, I put my 60mm Blue 82’s on my 11X40″ “SuperSurfSkate” BankRider, set up with Carver Trucks and it is SICK! – I put the Green 60mm’s on my Vert/Pool Deck and it’s like being Born Again! Not only do they Bring Back lot’s of Great Memories, but I’m making new ones and new History right now!! I’m going to put the Red 78mm’s on my Longboard and can’t wait to Ride it!!

Will you be competing in any events soon?
Maybe… I LOVE competing, but the last two events I competed in were run VERY poorly and Judged even worse! So I think I will start taking more of an Organizing Events role, than Competing in them. I like to do events that are “Objective” rather than “Subjective”- Like “Highest Wall Ride” or “Fastest thru the DEATHRACE Course”… Where it’s clear who won… Judges SUCK!

Lastly Will you be running the IASC hall of fame again next year?
Just to be clear, I never have “Run” the Skateboarding Hall of Fame Awards Banquet and Induction ceremony- That almost impossible task is done by IASC President Josh Friedberg, who does an AMAZING Job. I have been honored to be the EMCEE of the event the last two years and I’m not sure if I will be chosen to do it again in 2014….But I’m open to it! In closing, I look forward to Ripping All Terrain on All the new Kryptonic Wheels and Hope to see everyone experience the same Magic that I feel when Riding these Amazing and Classic Wheels!!

JUSTIN SOUTHEY INTERVIEW

Justin Southey Day Dreamer

Justin Southey is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is also one of the artists who did a deck graphic for the new Verb Artists Series 2013 range, which will be here soon. We caught up with him to chat about his graphic and what went into it…

What made you decide to take on this project?

I have always been secretly envious of the fact that Bruce Mackay got to do one in your last release, so I was very stocked when Verb approached me to do a board of my own.

Name 1 thing you’ve lost and 1 thing you’ve found, worth mentioning.

I found a wife, and lost my spare time.

Tell us more about your artwork. Why did you decide to do what you did? What is the story behind it?

I happened to be overseas when I was asked to design a board, so it felt right to make a board about ocean adventures, the discovering of new lands and strange creatures, and of course the illusive search for hidden treasure.

You do understand that, through the execution of your artwork onto the bottom of a skateboard deck, most of the replicas of your artwork will be thrown around, and get scratched and broken in the street right? How does that make you feel?

Great, I do the occasional drop of street art, so I am used to people trashing, stealing, and adding to my artwork.

Doing a graphic to be applied onto a skateboard deck is essentially just creating an artwork for a different size and shape canvas than normal. What excites you about the idea that your artwork is going to feature on a deck as opposed to doing a regular print?

I love doing work on different mediums and for different applications, so I am stoked to get the opportunity to try doing it for a skateboard.

Name 5 verbs that describe your process when you were creating your graphic.

Think. Draw. Erase. Redraw. Save (& send).

Come see Justin’s deck first hand at the lost/found exhibition on 28 November…

Some more examples of Justin’s work:

Justin Southey Day Dreamers

Justin Southey In Your Head

Justin Southey Podium

Justin Southey Sexy Times

Justin Southey Mountain Retreat

Justin Southey Street Love

DWINDLE: NEXT UP FOUNDATION

Check out Ronnie Creager, Sewa Kroetkov, Youness Amrani and James Craig skating with the kids at a Next Up Foundation event in OC, USA. Next Up doing great thing for the kids!

THROWBACK THURSDAYS

Dane Burman picks out a classic from the 2005 Zero Skateboards video, New Blood — this is James Brockman.

Look out for Zero Skateboards’ new video Cold War coming soon.

LAKAI IN BARCELONA

The Lakai team hit Barcelona right after a mission in Mallorca. Featuring Rick Howard, JJ Rousseau, JB Gillet, Brian Anderson, Lucas Puig, Lee Smith, Anthony Pappalardo, Brad Staba, and Ty Evans.

DUSTERS X FARRAH

Dusters x Farrah

Dusters California x Farrah Fawcett – A Collaboration Benefiting The Farrah Fawcett Foundation

Dusters California, in conjunction with The Farrah Fawcett Foundation, announces the release of the Farrah Fawcett longboard and cruiser skateboard. Both boards will feature one of the most iconic images of the past 40 years, the Farrah Fawcett red swim suit pinup poster that was photographed by Bruce McBroom in 1976. Farrah’s immortal image captured on these clean, classic shapes, is a testament that great function and form never go out of style.

Unlike most of their competitors, Dusters California skateboards are crafted in their own premier woodshop. From woodburns and vintage wood finishes, complex veneer inlays, V-ply layups, and fiberglass constructions – the quality, fit & finish of all boards is unrivaled; and this is just the start! Creative Director Nano Nobrega brings it all together with original graphics that combine the look and feel of the 1970s, with a much simpler, yet exciting decade that forever changed youth culture.

Rider tested, Dusters California ensures all boards are capable of performing in any condition.

Dusters x Farrah

Dusters x Farrah

Dusters x Farrah

View Dusters California products on Revolution Online.

Hanno van Zyl Interview

Hanno van Zyl

For The AssemblyFor The Assembly. Brush and Ink.

Hanno van Zyl is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is also one of the artists who did a deck graphic for the new Verb Artists Series 2013 range, which will be here soon. We caught up with him to chat about his graphic and what went into it…

What made you decide to take on this project?

I grew up skateboarding; I have always been surrounded by skateboarders and I have always been influenced by skate culture. I think it has helped me to understand what the value of counter culture is and instilled me with a more questioning nature. It has always been a personal goal to design my own board graphic.

Name 1 thing you’ve lost and 1 thing you’ve found, worth mentioning.

Hope.

Tell us more about your artwork. Why did you decide to do what you did? What is the story behind it?

I wanted to design something that specifically acknowledges the fact that it is on a skateboard. That would mean that it will get completely trashed after about two days of use. I wanted to take this into account and implicate the skater as part of the artwork. ‘Hot chicks’ were a stock-standard graphic option for skateboarding brands (think of the iconic Hook-ups brand) and was hugely popular when I was a teenage skater. I offer a slightly more honest and sinister look at this stylistic trademark and how it interacts with the idea of female objectification and the male gaze.

You do understand that, through the execution of your artwork onto the bottom of a skateboard deck, most of the replicas of your artwork will be thrown around, and get scratched and broken in the street right? How does that make you feel?

I tried to work that fact into the concept and made it an intrinsic part of the piece.

Doing a graphic to be applied onto a skateboard deck is essentially just creating an artwork for a different size and shape canvas than normal. What excites you about the idea that your artwork is going to feature on a deck as opposed to doing a regular print?

I don’t believe that a “normal canvas” exists. The medium is part of the message and I feel that every piece an artist does should be self-aware and critical of the space that it inhabits. The fact that I will essentially collaborate with a whole bunch of skaters to create unexpected new results is what excites me the most about this specific piece.

Name 5 verbs that describe your process when you were creating your graphic.

Search. Select. Interrogate. Adjust. Draw.

Come see Hanno’s deck first hand at the lost/found exhibition on 28 November…

Some more examples of Hanno’s work:

Self InitiatedSelf Initiated. Ink and Digital.

For Van Coke KartelFor Van Coke Kartel. Brush and digital.

For Van Coke KartelFor Van Coke Kartel. Brush and digital.

Self InitiatedSelf Initiated. Ink and Digital.

For LarkFor Lark. Brush and digital.

SAMMY WINTER SKATES CITE DE LA MODE, PARIS

#NOREGRETS Days – Sammy Winter skates Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris – directed by French Fred

As the famous saying goes: live every day like it’s your last – with passion, vigour and enthusiasm. If you could spend one day living with no regrets, no reservations, no limits, what would you do?

For skater Sammy Winter, a #NOREGRETS Day is the opportunity to skate through one of Paris’ premier contemporary art institutions without crowds, so we shut down the Cité de la Mode et du Design (The City of Fashion and Design). We took legendary skate director French Fred along to capture Sammy’s day. It’s one of the most remarkable contemporary museums in Paris with its bold architecture dedicated to showcasing France’s established fashion designers alongside emerging talents – Balenciaga next to Comme des Garcons.

Sammy Winter recently turned pro for Cliché Skateboards. He is using his pro model, the “Delivery Room” in the video.

Contiki is the world leader in youth travel, with tours for 18-35s across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Latin America & North America.

www.contiki.com/noregrets

DANIEL TING CHONG INTERVIEW

Daniel Ting ChongNew York Mag Icons

Daniel Ting Chong is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is also one of the artists who did a deck graphic for the new Verb Artists Series 2013 range, which will be here soon. We caught up with him to chat about his graphic and what went into it…

What made you decide to take on this project?

Doing a skateboard graphic has always been a “holy grail” project for me. When I was a little kid, I loved looking at the Birdhouse and Blind skateboard graphics. The colours were always saturated and clean; it really inspired me when I was younger to test out styles and linework. Since then I’ve always wanted to do a skateboard graphic that was officially printed by a skate brand. So when I was asked by Verb to take this project on, I grabbed it with both hands.

Name 1 thing you’ve lost and 1 thing you’ve found, worth mentioning.

I lost this amazing Ninja Turtles watch that had nunchucks for clock hands. One thing I did find worth mentioning was a stack of old Letraset packs.

Tell us more about your artwork. Why did you decide to do what you did? What is the story behind it?

I initially started with a completely different design to the one that is printed. I sketched out an idea of a boy and girl hugging each other on the edge of a mountain cliff. The pose was meant to be very dramatic with the boy holding the girl with her legs curled up behind her. The twist was that in each of their hands they had a knife pierced into each others back. Dramatic right? I liked it because it had the basic idea of lost & found, but with a dark undermining layer. On the morning of the deadline, I decided to change my design completely. I didn’t connect with the characters anymore and just didn’t like it. I then had a more graphic approach of creating intricate twists and curls out of ribbons which represent intersecting pathways. When you have a glance at it, your eye follows certain paths but gets confused by overlapping sections. You almost have to stop, look and navigate where you are again.

You do understand that, through the execution of your artwork onto the bottom of a skateboard deck, most of the replicas of your artwork will be thrown around, and get scratched and broken in the street right? How does that make you feel?

I really like that idea. It’s probably the most embracing thing that can happen to a design, where something totally out of your control changes your design in a organic way. Most of us nowadays design on a computer or sketch something out the way we want it to stay, but I think it is great that something created in a framed purpose can be totally broken and given a tangible path. It’s so boring when work only lives on the Internet, but now it has a chance to never be finished in a sense and always evolving.

Doing a graphic to be applied onto a skateboard deck is essentially just creating an artwork for a different size and shape canvas than normal. What excites you about the idea that your artwork is going to feature on a deck as opposed to doing a regular print?

To reiterate some of my answers, I’ve always wanted to do a skateboard graphic and this is my first attempt so it’s always exciting and fun. More importantly, I’m excited that my artwork will be traveling the streets, kissing curbs, rails and spinning around a lot. I think it’s probably the most fun any of my artwork will go through.

Name 5 verbs that describe your process when you were creating your graphic.

Thinking. Stressed. Creating. Re-Thinking. Happy.

Come see Daniel’s deck first hand at the lost/found exhibition on 28 November…

Some more examples of Daniel’s work:

Daniel Ting ChongStr.Crd Festival Brand Identity

Daniel Ting ChongNike AFCON Tournament

Daniel Ting ChongNew York Times Magazine

Daniel Ting ChongABSA Cityscape

Daniel Ting ChongDTC x RVCA Guitar Show

Daniel Ting ChongDTC x 2BOP

Daniel Ting ChongKidrobot Munny Custom

MEET THE ZERO TEAM

Zero’s Cold War is probably one of the most anticipated videos of the year, if not the decade. It is going to be incredible. Here’s the team.

MUSIC MONDAYS

Atoms For Peace – Before Your Very Eyes

What a rad music video. Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace released this video for their song “Before Your Very Eyes”, the first track on their new album Amok. Stop motion paper? We don’t know, but it’s amazing.

Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang.

BLIND DAMN TOUR EUROPE 2013

The Blind team start at Vans Downtown Showdown in Paris then head through Switzerland and finish up in Italy. Eight minutes of bangers across Europe from Kevin Romar, Tj Rogers, Yuri Facchini, Sam Beckett and a quick cameo from Sewa Kroetkov.

JACO HAASBROEK INTERVIEW

Jaco HaasbroekAcrylic & Ink on Paper. 148.5 mm x 210 mm.

Jaco Haasbroek is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is also one of the artists who did a deck graphic for the new Verb Artists Series 2013 range, which will be here soon. We caught up with him to chat about his graphic and what went into it…

What made you decide to take on this project?

I’ve always wanted to design a skateboard graphic.

Name 1 thing you’ve lost and 1 thing you’ve found, worth mentioning.

As a kid I once picked up R20 at a fair and was really happy about it, thinking that I now had R40 to spend, only to realise that I had lost my R20.

Tell us more about your artwork. Why did you decide to do what you did? What is the story behind it?

I was thinking about the word ‘nowhere’ and how, when broken into two, it becomes ‘now’ & ‘here’. So it represents both being lost and found. I then applied this to the old saying “I’m in the middle of nowhere” which, when stated, is both a declaration of being lost, but also establishes a specific location – if that makes any sense. I then just turned the ‘H’ into a character, seeing as he is literally in the middle of nowhere.

You do understand that, through the execution of your artwork onto the bottom of a skateboard deck, most of the replicas of your artwork will be thrown around, and get scratched and broken in the street right? How does that make you feel?

I don’t mind. If people want to keep the artwork in tact they can hang it on a wall. It is, after all, a functional object and there’s something great about the artwork changing as it gets used.

Doing a graphic to be applied onto a skateboard deck is essentially just creating an artwork for a different size and shape canvas than normal. What excites you about the idea that your artwork is going to feature on a deck as opposed to doing a regular print?

It lends itself well to being a flat surface to print on, but also has some slight curves and this makes it sculptural. It seems to become an art object, as apposed to just another print.

Name 5 verbs that describe your process when you were creating your graphic.

Think. Sketch. Trace. Colour. Save.

Come see Jaco’s deck first hand at the lost/found exhibition on 28 November…

Some more examples of Jaco’s work:

Jaco HaasbroekPop It

Jaco HaasbroekSkating On Thin Ice

Cape Town

Jaco HaasbroekMike Stroud

Jaco HaasbroekThe i In TEAM

SIGN UP FOR MOVEMBER

Movember

KFD Skateboards are a proud sponsor of Movember 2013.

Join the Revolution Skate Supply Co. Movember team!

Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their Mo, raising money along the way to benefit men’s health – specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

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