Todd Francis x Stance

By: Yong-Ki Chang
For over twenty years, Todd Francis has been opening eyes—and minds—with his art. Although he sharpened his teeth in the skate industry, his art transcends the streets and is not just found underfoot. At Stance, we're honored to team up with Todd Francis to debut a sock that bears both his name and his art. 

 

09/07/14 - Brazil's Independence Day... Mark Oblow for WallRide Project Opening Celebration in Sao Paulo, Brazil

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow's opening celebration is September, 7, 2014 on Brazil's Independence Day!

@markoblow

Mark Oblow: WallRide Project September 7th Sao Paulo, Brazil

By: Yong-Ki Chang

180 of each print was made in celebration of Mark Oblow's WallRide Project in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. In addition, 10 different stickers were produced in support, all to give away...  

Taylor Dunfee's, "Whale" is included within the 10 pack Mark Oblow set. 

Mark Oblow: WallRide Project in Sao Paulo, Brazil

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow has been invited as the first American artist to install the 150ft x 12ft mural in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil for the WallRide Project (curated by Cincoum Agency).  

The opening celebration is on September, 7, 2014 (Brazilian's Independence Day).

Mahalo to Cesar and AJ (Cincoum Agency), Taylor Dunfee and the folks at STANCE

The WallRide Project was created to promote a conversation, culturally beyond language and geography by extending friendship and partnership through the arts. 

LAUNCH: "All Hands On Deck" Artshow & Fundraiser

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Live Media Skateboarding Interview w/ Todd Francis

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Live Media Skateboarding has Scott Bourne interviewing Todd Francis on a jetlagged day in Berlin over this past Summer's, "Look Away" book tour.  

Jay Adams 1961-2014

By: Yong-Ki Chang

RIP Jay Adams... 100% Skateboarder

Our last session with Jay at Arto's pool... 2011

1. Jay Adams, Jef Hartsel, Mark Oblow

2. Jay, Yong-Ki Chang

3. Jay, Bob Lake, Ed Templeton, Jef Hartsel, Dylan Reider, Gilbert Crockett, Johnny Layton

All [o]'s by: Isaac McKay-Randozzi

Mark Oblow: Selected Journal Entries

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow's journals are an exhibit on their own as they are filled with amazing visuals and in mass volumes.

Oblow photographs his subjects and utilizes those originals to complete his pieces (cutting stencils, making block prints, collage, etc.).

Here is a tiny selection of his journal pages from his IG: @markoblow

Todd Francis' New Website(s)

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Todd Francis just launched his new website and in support, Antihero also created a site just for his book, "Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis."  

Summer Interviews w/ Todd Francis

By: Yong-Ki Chang

VICE, Monster Children and Jenkem with Todd Francis.

Click on each of the three headers below to read the interviews. 

 

 

Todd Francis x Quintin Co.

By: Yong-Ki Chang

I recently teamed up with the folks at Quintin Co on a new signature collection called Brain Damage. It includes tees, hats and sweatshirts and the art I've done for it is as lovable and sunshiny as usual. Shown is the Brain Damage shirt on silver, the Gutter Rat shirt in white (with black trucker hat) and the black the Hygiene shirt with the fly/logo artwork.

Stores can order it through Todd Shimabuku (email) todd@quintinco.com for wholesale details until July 30th , so don't sleep!

In stores in August and it's sure to illicit strong feelings... - TODD FRANCIS

Email: todd@quintinco.com for info on the full collection.

@equaldist @ykc @quintinco @toddshimabuku #braindamage

 

Mark Oblow's, "Back Den" Photo Column in What Youth

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow's been capturing awesome images for years and What Youth magazine has been highlighting his photos from, "Back Den" posting them on the site and printing it quarterly in their magazine. Check it out and read the stories that go with the images from back den...

"Look Away" Book Launch at DLXSF

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Brian Martinez and I took some phone photos of the installation we worked on for Todd Francis' final Summer book launch event at DLX in San Francisco on July 17, 2014. Many thanks to Winston Tseng (WINS Publishing) for his help along with Matt D., Tory, Brandon, and Quiante (DLX Shop).  Also, mahalo's to Buddah, Alissa and Michelle for their help with taking the show down and to everyone who made it out to this great event.

"Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis" is available at finer shops everywhere and directly from WINS Publishing

Signed Editions available at Equal Dist. exclusively.

Simultaneously happening...outside with Todd's mural and inside with the installation.

Tommy Guerrero, "No Mans Land"

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Tommy Guerrero's newest album, "No Mans Land" on his eponymous label, Too Good Records, drops this week in the US with a California tour lined-up to start it off.  

Check the flyer below for details on the Thursday, July 24th show in SF along with the Friday, July 25th show in Los Angeles.

Click the links below to listen and to purchase a copy of, "No Mans Land" as soon as possible! 

http://tommyguerrerotoogood.bandcamp.com/album/no-mans-land

https://itunes.apple.com/album/no-mans-land-deluxe-version/id895162603 

Kickstarter for Andy Jenkins' Book, "Chirp"

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Andy Jenkins, known for his classic comic, Wrench Pilot (under the moniker of Mel Bend) has a Kickstarter project going on until August 8, 2014.

Andy is collecting his illustrations from The Skateboard Mag over the past 7 years from his column, "Chirping In." The plan is to create a high-quality, perfect bound, full-color book once the goal of $12,000 is met.  The book will be 7" x 7", approximately 88 pages in edition of 500. You can contribute towards Andy's project, ensuring that our skateboard history continues to be captured through quality projects such as, "Chirp." You'll be stoked once he sends one your way this coming November when the books are scheduled to be completed.  

Check out Andy's original artwork, prints, and more at the Bend Store

BEND PRESS

KICKSTARTER, "CHIRP"

 

Todd Francis, "Look Away" At DLX SF - July 17, 2014

By: Yong-Ki Chang

The final stop for Todd Francis and his, "Look Away..." book launch tour is at DLX in San Francisco on Thursday, July 17, 2014. 

Todd Francis signing his books at the Element Europe booth at Bright Tradeshow. 

moblow, gonz, and dylan by technodrome1

By: Yong-Ki Chang

The Charcoal Pigeon In Berlin

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Todd sent these photos from the Bright Tradeshow in Berlin of his finished charcoal pigeon piece.