SPECIAL CRUD: DLXSF.COM

By: Yong-Ki Chang

SPECIAL CRUD on the front page of DLXSF.com  today! If you don't know, now you know... Mahalo! 

SPECIAL CRUD

By: Yong-Ki Chang

For the first time ever, Todd Francis is launching his own brand. Taking flight today is SPECIAL CRUD, making simple, wearable tee shirts that don't chase trends, don't look like a unicorn vomited on your chest, and weren't dreamed-up in some corporate marketing meeting.

Don't be an asshole. Wear Special Crud. 

Available now and pre-books open exclusively through Equal Dist

 

Tobin Yelland: SHOOT ALL SKATERS

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mahalo For Your Support!

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Tommy Guerrero: November 16, 2013 for SF Food Bank

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow Art Auction To Benefit Philippines Relief Efforts

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow is auctioning 3 of his original artwork on griptape to benefit our brothers and sisters in the Philippines, suffering from last Fridays typhoon Haiyan.  

Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines causing significant damage and a growing death toll, while the full extent of the devastation continues to unfold. The storm affected 4.3 million people across 36 provinces, and 1,200 evacuation centers are housing more than 330,000 people left homeless by the storm.

Philippine Red Cross volunteer-rescue and relief-teams are providing assistance in the hardest hit communities, including assisting in search and rescue efforts and distributing food and relief supplies to survivors.

Original Artwork; Multiple Stencils, Overlaid Spray-Paint on Skateboard Griptape (Mob Grip). 

100% from the sale of MOBLOW's artwork will be donated to help our friends and family.  Please join us and thank you.

Below are 3 pieces that are currently up for auction on eBay, listed under, "Mark Oblow Art: Benefit Auction for Philippine Typhoon: American Red Cross"

@markoblow

markoblow.com

moblow.com

 
 

Darkroom Skateboards Available in the Mini Skate Shop

By: Yong-Ki Chang

I'm stoked to have the first round of Darkroom Skateboards, owned and operated by Don Pendleton in the Mini Skate Shop at both Equal Dist and Solitary Arts' online shops.  All have subtle unique shapes along with artwork from Don himself.  Grab them here or at a fine skateboard shop near you.  

 

Above: Black Beauty and Pegleg

 

Above: Harlequin and The Soloist

Todd Francis Interview and Studio Visit By Amber B. Dianda

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Amber B. Dianda interviews Todd Francis for SHELTERBLACK with photos from her visit to his studio in Venice Beach.

Read the full article and view all of the photos HERE

All [o]'s by Amber B. Dianda
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Collin Martindale * Rondel * Kevin Spacey

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Our buddy, Collin Martindale rides his skateboard like a man possessed at every session and spins creatively with the appetite of a tasmanian devil.  Recently, Collin's been waving the Rondel flag, a skateboard collective/brand that he's running with friends out of New York.  He's also talented with the paint-brush and his art, like the one below of, "Red Popsicle," adorns my home wall.  

It's all coming to fruition for Collin and we're all very proud and excited to see what's next.  Maybe a little commercial with Kevin Spacey will peak your interest in the meantime.  

1st Annual Red Curb Invitational & Zine Swap - Sunday, Oct. 27

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Russ Pope/Transportation Unit is putting together the "1st Annual Red Curb Invitational & Zine Swap," this Sunday, October 27, 2013 at SOCAL Skateshop in Mission Veijo, California (24002 Via Fabricantes Suite 205).  

be there or be square... frontside. backside. 

Skate Jam BBQ - Atlas Skateboarding

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Skate Jam BBQ this Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Shoreview Skate Plaza in San Mateo by the good folks at Atlas Skateboarding.

Free food and drinks, special guests, as well as a product giveaway.

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

950 Ocean View Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401

Todd Francis x Know Mag - 21 page interview by Natas Kaupas

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Todd Francis was asked to do the cover (front and back) for volume 2, issue 3 of Know Mag, which includes a 21 page interview by Natas Kaupas. Read the full conversation between these two friends by clicking HERE or the cover below. 

For the complete, 21 page interview, click HERE

Todd's first ever run of prints are featured on page 66-69 and available HERE at Equal Dist. These 3 color screened prints by Bloompress in Oakland are in an edition of 50. Each one of three prints in this series sized at 18" x 24"; signed and numbered by the artist. 

For the complete, 21 page interview, click HERE

Craig Steely Architecture "Firm of the Year" by Residential Architect Magazine

By: Yong-Ki Chang

I am blessed to be rolling roundwalls with a handful of people that are awesome both on and off the board. Some make art while others trade wine by day as brokers.  One of the guys I'm lucky to ride with once in a while just got announced as the, "Firm of the Year' by Residential Architect Magazine.  You can find Craig Steely with his son, Zane at various parks around the bay where there are good vibes and concrete waves. Congratulations, Craig! See you, OCE! 

Check-out the story HERE.  Mahalo to Cathy Liu for the story!

Todd Francis in HUCK Magazine by Isaac McKay-Randozzi

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Issue 39 of HUCK Magazine features an interview with Todd Francis by Isaac McKay-Randozzi.  You can order a copy, HERE.  

Mark Oblow's "Diablo" By Ryan Allan

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Ryan Allan's frame-by-frame of Mark Oblow's classic, "Diablo" at Cholo's on Oahu, Hawaii. 

http://ryanallanphoto.tumblr.com / @ryanallan

http://moblow.com/ / @markoblow

Todd Francis x Atlas Skateboarding Decks Available @ Equal Dist

By: Yong-Ki Chang

I'm truly proud and stoked on this project between Todd Francis and Atlas Skateboarding in San Mateo, California.  Each deck is numbered in an edition of 50.  Click image below to purchase the, "Banjo",  "Harmonica" and "Guitar."  Shipping is included in the USA. 

Bob Lake in Contrast Magazine Issue 10

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Bob Lake's Solitary Arts ad is in Contrast Magazine Issue 10.  

Vert-Bert at St. Helena [o] by Isaac McKay-Randozzi

 

Todd Francis and Bryce Kanights for Brian Anderson/Dew Tour

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Todd Francis and Bryce Kanights explain the influence and art behind their illustrated poster for Dew Tour Recognize. The illustration is based off Kanights' iconic photograph of Brian Anderson skating Hubba Hideout in San Francisco, California.