New Toy Machine Graphics

Toy Machine graphics by Ed Templeton

Toy Machine graphics by Ed Templeton

Toy Machine have some rad new graphics they’ve just released, done by the creative hands of Ed Templeton. Click HERE or on the image above to check out the new catalog.

ROLLING THROUGH THE SHADOWS

Billy Listens to Johnny. Photo by Ed Templeton.

Photos by Ed Templeton

Mark Whiteley, skateboarder and Leica photographer, provides us with the next instalment of his interview series Rolling Through the Shadows. This series takes a closer look at the seemingly unlikely collision of skateboarding and M photography from the perspective of the skaters and photographers themselves.

Read the interview Mark did with Ed Templeton here.

Mark Whiteley is a photographer, writer and life-long skateboarder hailing from the San Francisco area and currently living in Portland, Oregon. He served as the editor-in-chief of SLAP skateboard magazine for 13 years and now works on all things digital for Nike Skateboarding. His work has been published and exhibited internationally, and his monograph of photography, This Is Not A Photo Opportunity, is available from Gingko Press. For more information on Mark Whiteley, please visit markwhiteleyphotography.com.

Kids Gambling at Tampa. Photo by Ed Templeton

Jim Grecs JD New. Photo by Ed Templeton

Johnny Signs Boobs in Russia. Photo by Ed Templeton

Kids Kiss in England. Photo by Ed Templeton

Matt Bennett Hip Bruise

Austin Bloody Hand. Photo by Ed Templeton

Arto in Hospital Clean. Photo by Ed Templeton

Skaters Sleep Outside. Photo by Ed Templeton.

Griff Wallride Car. Photo by Ed Templeton

Austin Skates Pipe New Mexico. Photo by Ed Templeton

AUSTIN STEPHENS RETIRES FROM TOY MACHINE

Toy Machine Austin Stephens Farewell Deck

Toy Machine are celebrating the skateboard career of Austin Stephens with the release of the Austin Stephens Toy Machine Farewell Deck.

I recall Austin coming to me at the Toy Machine Halloween demo a few years back saying that he didn’t think he could do it anymore. And I said, “Do what?” and he said, “Skateboard. My ankle doesn’t work anymore.” It was a heavy realization, one a skateboarder hates to actually come to grips with. Every skateboarder thrashes their ankles over time, and for Austin, it was just one tear, tweak, twist too many and after loads of procedures and healing time it seemed to be worse than when he started. I respect a man who is willing to see things as they are and make an honest choice. So it was with great sadness that we retired Austin Stephens, the rider who was on Toy Machine the longest aside from me.” – Ed Templeton

Here are some of Austin’s Toy Machine Ads…

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KALASHNIKOVV GALLERY INTERVIEW

Kalashnikovv Gallery

The Kalashnikovv Gallery is a contemporary South African and international fine art gallery, project space and consultancy, located in Johannesburg. We chat to Murray Turpin, who founded the gallery with Matthew Dean.

The Kalashnikovv Gallery opened in January this year. Why did you decide to open an art gallery?

We decided to open the gallery for various reasons: 1. From a developmental strategy of our satellite gallery concept into a more permanent manifestation. 2. From the lack of galleries showing work we could relate too both aesthetically and theoretically. 3. A lack of galleries I could relate to as an artist as well.

Photo by Matthew Dean

What does the name mean?

Simply put, the name represents a metaphor of sorts for revolution within the white cube construct that most galleries in South Africa adhere to and we hope to a degree to re-articulate and expand upon.

Is there a reason why you located yourself in Joburg? Is the art scene there better than other areas of South Africa? Do people just appreciate art more there?

It’s my home and home is where the art is a.k.a. for now, simple logistics and ease of access to my networks.

Tell us about what’s happening at the moment.

At the moment we have a photographic show by Reshma Chhiba up entitled “The Two Talking Yonis”. To come, we have a concept multimedia show by I Create,We Create entitled “May Johannesburg Bless You”.

Photo by Mooki Mooks. Helmet by Veronika. The Riot Exhibition.

Where do you think South Africa is situated in the global art world? Do you have any comments on the art community in South Africa?

In my opinion, on a rapid upward spiral and as for comments on the community at large… not really. I’m focused on my own practice and gallery as they should be on theirs, for now.

Do you still skate at all? Was skateboarding influential to you in any way?

I don’t really skate anymore. I roll around from time to time though. Skateboarding played a massive roll in my early exploration of art and graphics, from (Ed) Templeton to The Gonz to Stef (Steak) Naudé to Alien Workshop and back again. My first artist feature ever was in Session Magazine back in the day. Shout outs to Stef Naudé and Brendan Body!

Do you create any of your own art?

Yes, I do.

Photo by Matthew Dean

What is art?

Not giving a fuck.

Who are some of your favorite South African artists?

Conrad Botes, Marcel Marcel, Conrad Botha, Athi Patra Ruga, and many more. Those were just the first to come to mind.

What can we expect to see in the gallery in the future?

Only the future knows.

Photo by Marcel Marcel

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STRANGE NEW FEELINGS: A FILM ABOUT ED TEMPLETON

Strange New Feelings is a documentary that will examine the life of artist and skateboard legend Ed Templeton as he navigates a blossoming art career and a transition from professional skateboarding. The film features interviews with art world contemporaries, fellow professional skateboarders and family members as Ed travels around the world to share his unique perspective on youth and age, religion and sex, beauty and disfigurement.

The film will feature:

CR Stecyk lll
Jim Goldberg
Thomas Campbell
Chris Johanson
Tobin Yelland
Brenden Fowler
Cheryl Dunn
Leo Romero
Deanna Templeton

If you want, you can help fund the film on Kickstarter.

INNOVATOR OF THE MONTH

Thomas Campbell was born in 1969 and is a California based artist who explores various art disciplines ranging from painting to film making. His work has appeared on the Ugly Casanova album “Sharpen Your Teeth” as well being featured in Juxtapoz, Arrested Motion and Beautiful Decay among others.

Thomas grew up surfing and skating in California before he moved to New York in the 1980’s. This is where he got involved in various subcultures including, street art, punk rock, hip hop as well as Aaron Rose’s Alleged Gallery. Thomas Campbell along with Ed Templeton and other “skate” artists have become highly influential artists when The Beautiful Losers exhibition and movie was released in 2004. Thomas Campbell is currently exhibiting his latest art project at
Santa Cruz’s Museum Of Modern Art.

Krooked Skateboarding presents the Thomas Campbell Guest board from dlxsf on Vimeo.

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MEMORY FOAM EXHIBITION

Legendary skateboarder Ed Templeton who is known for his insane graphics with Toy Machine is also a well known artist who shot to fame with the exhibition and movie The Beautiful Losers. His current exhibition titled “Memory Foam” is showing at the Roberts & Tilton art gallery in California. His photographs for this exhibition are mostly black and white and have a natural innocence to it.

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