Damn Am LA 2015 Weekend

Damn Am 2015

The SPoT Posse spent a couple of days skating the spots in LA before stop one of the Damn Am at Lincoln Skatepark. From the Diamond Park with locals to the Baker TF with Antwuan, this one is too good to miss.

Faith Forty Seven: Equinox Release

Faith 47 Equinox Release

Faith 47 Equinox Release.
20 March 2015.
5pm GMT
Los Angeles: 10am
New York: 1pm
London: 5pm
Johannesburg: 7pm
Beijing: 1am

The second in a collectable series of intimate books and screen prints.

THE HIDDEN YEARS :: VOLUME TWO
A compilation of photographs taken in the Karoo, Beijing, Jerusalem, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Cape Town, London, Melun, Rochester, Kathmandu, Los Angeles, Miami, Durban, Bangkok, Malmö, Antanarivo, Madrid, Wuhan, Rome, Missouri and Gaeta.
A5 size, 80 pages.
Signed and numbered.
Edition of 100.

BLEED :: SCREEN PRINT
5 layer screenprint on Stardream Antique Gold.
12 x 15 cm.
Signed and numbered.
Edition of 100.

Click here to order.

Faith 47 Equinox Release

Faith47 Poster Child Prints

Faith47 x Poster Child Prints

Faith47 x Poster Child Prints

Faith47 recently collaborated with Los Angeles based Poster Child Prints to create this beautiful artwork.

‘WILL YOU LOVE ME UNTIL THE VERY END?’
Signed edition of 70
Seven colour silk screen on coventry rag, 100% archival paper
Size 12 x 36 inches

Faith47 x Poster Child Prints

Playmates Skate Dusters

Playmates Skate Dusters

Jeez, how come these girls never visit any of our parks? Anyone know when the next demo is? Check out all the Dusters California cruisers and see if you can spot the green Kryptonics.

Three Playmates hop the fence at the Pink Motel in Los Angeles for a skate in the guest pool. Watch Gemma Lee Farrell, Jaslyn Ome and Audrey Aleen Allen enjoy one of California’s favorite illicit activities.

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.

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

JERRY HSU PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Jerry Hsu is opening a photography exhibition at the Family Bookstore on Fairfax, Los Angeles. The show is called The Observable Universe. These are a few sneak peaks.

REUNION SHOW WITH EXCEL + RVCA

RVCA Los Angeles recently had a special event in store with 80’s Punk/Metal band Excel playing a reunion show for the first time in 15 years! The store windows were covered with artwork collaboration between Ric Clayton x Excel and RVCA. Check out the video and pictures below.

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