Photos From Todd Francis x Vans x No Comply

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Happy 50th to Vans! 

Todd Francis and I were honored to fly out to Austin, Texas to work with the fine folks at No Comply for an afternoon showing of some of Todd's various visual offerings. Thanks to Elias, Josh and the No Comply family and everyone who came out. It was great to meet you all!  Thanks also to Zach and Eladio at Vans along with Kimmy for working with us on this shindig with one of the best skateboard shops out there. The installation is up until April so go and check it out and support skateboarder owned shops. 

Todd Francis x Vans x No Comply in Austin, Texas

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Todd Francis has an upcoming mid-day event at No Comply in Austin, Texas during SXSW, hosted by Vans.  Original artwork along with his book, "Look Away" (Wins Publishing), his signature enamel pin by The Rubbish Rubbish, prints from his, "Thanks A Lot" exhibit and a custom t-shirt and mug for this event will be available.

Oh yeah, Todd will be there too so give him a hug, feed him a waffle, pour him a cup of joe and get him to sign something cruddy for yourself. 

Tuesday, March, 15, 2016

Noon - 3pm  

No Comply

812 W. 12th Street. Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: 512.804.0472

Help Fight Cancer, Day By Day - Mark Oblow Donates His Artwork To CanPlan

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow has generously donated one of his original art pieces towards a really great Kickstarter... CanPlan. CanPlan is a planner designed to help fight cancer, day by day.  Please visit the page HERE and make a donation as every dollar helps someone in need. If you donate $1500, Equal Dist will send this Mark Oblow signed piece anywhere in the world along with donating 20 copies of CanPlan to a cancer organization to be distributed to people who need this invaluable tool. 

Find out more at the link below. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/canplan/canplan-a-planner-made-to-help-you-fight-cancer

@canplan

@markoblow

moblow.com

markoblow.com

@equaldist

Gorlilla Flicks Interviews Todd Francis

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Portraiture from Mark Oblow's, "STUCK TO ME"

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Ryan Allan and Kristina Patterson shot portraits for Mark Oblow's show for his opening of, "STUCK TO ME on January 14, 2016.  For all of the photos, please view www.whatyouth.com 

WHAT YOUTH - Mark Oblow's, "STUCK TO ME" Solo Show

By: Yong-Ki Chang

 check out all of the photos what youth posted at www.whatyouth.com

Todd Francis Artwork from, "Thanks A Lot" Available at FFDG

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Click HERE to purchase. 

Juxtapoz Interviews Todd Francis in support of his solo show "Thanks A Lot"

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow "STUCK TO ME" Solo Art Show - LA - 01/14/16

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow

STUCK TO ME

Thursday, January 14, 2016

6-10PM

Location:

Factory 413

413 South Fairfax Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Mark Oblow is proud to have his first solo opening at Factory 413 in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, January 14 from 6-10pm.

Sponsored by Stance, The Impossible Project, What YouthThunderking Brewing Co. and House Beer. 

His opening art show will be followed by a private reception hosted by No Name at 432 North Fairfax Avenue (across from Supreme) from 10pm-1am with DJ's Atiba and Ako Jefferson.

An acute eye for photography, fashion and design, a natural trajectory towards utilizing all of his creative tools to make his own artwork has been a constant and evolving thread throughout his life.

He draws inspiration from his connections and relationships with people whereby turning his captured images into multi-layered, multi-media pieces which includes photography, stencil, block prints and resin, incorporating them all into his work. He continuously explores...expanding and immortalizing the people, places and objects he captures into stark and beautiful finished pieces.

Mark Oblow was born and raised on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and sponsored for both surfing and skateboarding in the 80's (Vision, Independent, OJ Wheels, Jimmy Z). In addition, Oblow's creative spark was clear when he picked-up the camera and had his first paid photograph published in Thrasher Magazine as a teenager.

Oblow is featured in books by Tom Adler to David Carson and in magazines such as GQ, Contrast and What Youth. He has a weekly column called, “Back Den” posted on the What Youth website.

His namesake brand, "moblow" was released this past fall in 2015 with great reception.

www.markoblow.com

www.moblow.com

@markoblow

 

Following around Hawaii's very own Sean Reilly to find out why he stays on the islands to pursue a life of skateboarding

By: Yong-Ki Chang

kb4eva

photo of sean reilly's shin of kenny's artwork - posted on april 19, 2012 - @ykc

check out sean's ig @shitty_kids

Todd Francis, "Thanks A Lot" Solo Show at FFDG in SF, Friday Jan. 8, 2016

By: Yong-Ki Chang

San Francisco, CA -- FFDG is pleased to present revered artist Todd Francis in his first solo show with the gallery entitled Thanks A Lot, showcasing new studio work with five charcoal drawings nearly six feet tall each and four larger water color paintings. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, January 8th, 2016 (6-9pm) - closing: January 31, 2016.

The artist will be present to share a drink and certainly a slice of cake with guests.

Sponsored by: Stance, HUF and Antihero Skateboards

@toddfrancisart

Camille Rowe x Mark Oblow
F*#K YOU to Leukemia Charity MOBLOW Shirt!

By: Yong-Ki Chang

photographed by mark oblow, this shirt is an all-encompassing F*#K YOU to leukemia.

featuring camille rowe, double-fingered in getting your attention and awareness for this all too common cultural slogan we all unfortunately share.

it's black friday and instead of just shopping for the sake of shopping, purchase this shirt knowing you're helping with 100% of proceeds from the sale of this shirt to be donated to cancer research and continued awareness through moblow and friends.

love more.

50% cotton/50% polyester. limited run of 150

postcard & sticker included with each t-shirt

designed by mark oblow

all order over $50 qualify for free shipping in the u.s.a.

order HERE and show your support! 

@markoblow

@fingermonkey

 

Todd Francis', "Dirty Dozen" Pigeon Collection Available Now!

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Curated by Yong-Ki Chang and exclusively for Equal Dist, the Dirty Dozen painting collection by Todd Francis is available now.

There are 12 Pigeons, each 5" x 7" with ink and watercolor on paper stock. 

Signed by Todd Francis with his studio signature, "T" and listed at $500 per piece.  

Perfect for the holidays! 

www.equaldist.com

www.toddfrancis.com

@equaldist

@toddfrancisart

Mark Oblow Photo: Jason Lee; Palolo Valley Ramp, Hawaii 1990

By: Yong-Ki Chang

 

@stereoskateboards

@markoblow

@vinstagramhi

Todd Francis for Antihero Skateboards, "Flock Of Pigeons" Originals Available Now!

By: Yong-Ki Chang

The, "Flock Of Pigeons" original line art for Andrew Allen, Chris Pfanner and Frank Gerwer is available for purchase along with the two additional pieces Todd Francis created within the series that were never run as decks (such as the Dollar Bills and Ziplock Baggy, which was featured in Gerwer's model, replacing the rat in the original line art).  Click HERE for these pieces and own a part of Antihero history!

Tommy Guerrero's New Album, "Perpetual" Available October 30, 2015

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Tommy Guerrero continues to expand his horizons while upholding his San Francisco Bay heritage. Starting from the Bones Brigade skate team in the 80’s, he has gone on to make movie appearances, design for Levi’s in Japan, Vans shoes worldwide, Sutro eyewear (among others), sign a skateboard contract with Converse, co-found Real Skateboards and 40’s Clothing and become art director for Krooked Skateboarding, along with maintaining a prolific recording schedule.

Tommy’s intent for Perpetual is “to strip the tunes down and create more of an atmosphere than being concerned with writing ‘songs’... The other idea [is] to abandon the damn computron and record everything on my Tascam 388 1/4" 8 track tape machine. The limitations with an old tape deck were welcomed with open arms - … I gotta say this is one of my faves and hope people will connect with what I [am] trying to convey. Music is all about an emotional response for me... I hope it resonates with you in a positive way.”

Tommy’s music has been heard in commercials for Mt Dew, DC Shoes, Sony Bravia, Pocari Sweat, Clif Bars, Freixenet, Miller Lite and more; in HBO’s Bored To Death, Bones Brigade, Sprout, Red Bull’s Creators of Tomorrow, All Things Must Pass, Todd Oldham’s Hand Made Modern, etc

THIS ALBUM IS A CONTINUATION OF THE JAPAN VERSION “PERPETUUM”.
[ART BY CHRIS JOHANSON]
IT WILL BE RELEASED IN EUROPE AND ON MY LABEL -TOOGOOD.
I HAVE A SHORT RECORD RELEASE TOUR PLANNED SOUTH IN EARLY NOV.
SF FOOD BANK BENEFIT AT BRICK N MORTOR ON 11/8 TO END TOUR.
MANY THNX FOR THE SUPPORT!
TG

Jef Hartsel & Toshikazu Nozaka Art Opening
October 22 & 24 in Hawaii at Greenroom

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Our Brother, Jef Hartsel, along with Toshikazu Nozaka have two openings in Hawaii at Greenroom. The first opening will be in Waikiki on Thursday, October 22 from 7-9pm, followed by a daytime opening in Haleiwa on Saturday, October 24th from 12-3pm. 

Jef Hartsel will be showing new works consisting of 26 total pieces in multi-sizes and in varying colors.

Best to you, Hartsel and Aloha!

Waikiki Location:

2255 Kalakaua Ave. Shop#18 Honolulu, HI 96815
(Inside of Sheraton Waikiki Hotel)
Open: Daily 8AM - 10PM
Tel. 1-808-931-8908
Email. waikiki@greenroomhawaii.com

Haleiwa Location:
66-111 Kamehameha Hwy #201 Haleiwa, HI 96712
(Inside of Haleiwa Store Lots)
Open: Daily 10AM - 6PM
Tel. 1-808-924-4404
Email. haleiwa@greenroomhawaii.com

Surprise and Friendship Skateboards

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Many thanks to Dave at Surprise Skateboards and Tim at Friendship Skateboards for the gift of decks for Jef Hartsel and Bob Lake.  Check them out HERE and show some support.

Aloha...! 

 

Both images posted @ykc

@surpriseskates

@friend_ship_skateboards

@art_is_tree

@bxlx

The Rubbish Rubbish Presents The Todd Francis
1.25" Antihero Pigeon Enamel Pin

By: Yong-Ki Chang

I'm honored to have worked on the Todd Francis x The Rubbish Rubbish 1.25" enamel pin with the original Antihero Pigeon, now available HERE in limited quantities (250 pins made for this first run). 100 pins have been saved and allocated for Todd's upcoming FFDG solo show, which will feature all new works, early next year (tentative for a January 2016 opening reception in San Francisco).

Pins are also available in the EQUAL DIST shop. 

 

HUF x Todd Francis Collection Release

By: Yong-Ki Chang

HUF x Todd Francis

What Youth Magazine Launch Party: Friday, September 25th

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Check out Mark Oblow's insanely good-feeling weekly photograph column, "Back Den" and attend the launch party this Friday, September 25th in Venice, California for the latest issue of What Youth, Issue 12. 

labor day sale: moblow

By: Yong-Ki Chang

only a 150 of each shirt design made and when they're gone, they're gone so grab all 4 designs while you can this labor day weekend!

moblow.com

moblow by mark oblow!

By: Yong-Ki Chang

in mark oblow's own words...

i made the brand moblow, so i could make what ever i want, how i want.

i’ve been involved with surfing and skateboarding since the early 80’s, from being a sponsored rider to working retail to, working for some of the smallest core brands to some of the industries biggest. it all taught me so much, and introducing me to so many great people.

so with moblow i want to keep it personal and i want to keep it me.

the t-shirts i make will only be 150 sold of each print. keeping it very limited to a global market. but making each t-shirt or item a special piece of art.

all the products that are posted will not be remade, so when it sells out, its gone.

www.moblow.com

@markoblow

@swankfuck_inc 

40+ year old deadstock decks. laser-etched original photograph, mixed media and paint

all original griptape artwork sales go directly to charities

original polaroids with mark oblow's art and additional photographs

 postcard packs available in sets of 10 different designs

DLX Video Recap From, "Help Wanted"
111 Minna in San Francisco - Friday, July 31, 2015

By: Yong-Ki Chang

John Cardiel rocking the Special Crud, "Pigeon Bludgeon" shirt at the opening.  Mahalo and Honored! 

[o] @omarsalazar 

HELP WANTED: THE DLX ART ROOM ART SHOW

By: Yong-Ki Chang

THE DLX ART ROOM ART SHOW

FROM THE BOWELS OF THE DELUXE ART ROOM COMES ‘HELP WANTED’ THE DLX ART ROOM ART SHOW NEXT FRIDAY, JULY 31ST AT 111 MINNA GALLERY 7PM IN SF FEATURING AMANDA FOX, MATT CANTRELL, LOU BARBERIO, ANDY PITTS, SAM DAVIDSON, SHAWN BUSH, CHRIS BOND, GABE MORFORD, TODD FRANCIS, MARK GONZALES, DENNIS MCNETT, CHRIS WRIGHT & ART ROOM FRIENDS ALEX FATEMI, STEPHEN MORRISON, BRAM DE MARTELAERE, ANDREW MECUM & CHRISTIAN COOPER. PLUS MUSIC BY TOMMY GUERRERO, JOHN CARDIEL & ORB, AND THE WORLD PREMIERE OF #THEDELUXEWAREHOUSEVIDEO, 8:00AM.

Todd Francis x Vans x Antihero at Antisocial in Vancouver, BC

By: Yong-Ki Chang

The Vans event for Antihero and Todd Francis, at the best shop in Vancouver (Antisocial Skate Shop) was an awesome single evening event and both Todd and I had a great time working with everyone involved.  Special thanks to Michelle (Antisocial), Alex (Vans Canada), Kevin (Supra Dist), Stefan (Vans Canada... get well soon, bud!), David (Vans Canada) and everyone else at the shop and from the Vans family.  We'll be back soon...Aloha! 

[o]'s by: Yong-Ki (except the one by Andrew Pommier of Todd and myself hanging boards. Thanks, man!)

Todd Francis x Vans x Antihero x Antisocial Skateshop

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Todd Francis will be featured with a single night artshow at Antisocial Skateshop in Vancouver during the Van Doren Invitational at Hastings to commerate the capsule project between Vans Syndicate and Antihero Skateboards.  

The show is this Friday, July 10, 2015 from 7-10pm. Todd will be in attendance with markers in-hand so get there and don't miss Todd's first showing in Canada.

Mark Oblow - GQ Magazine Japan with Gene Krell

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Mark Oblow is the featured artist in the May issue of GQ Magazine (Japan) with an editorial conducted by Gene Krell, asking Oblow his 3 favorites as part of, "You Should Know" on page 78 and 79.

The list consists of Ale Jordao as his favorite artist, Brandon Holstein (Brawny Built) his favorite designer, and Dylan Rieder, his favorite skateboarder, respectively.

Photo of Mark Oblow by: Taylor Dunfee.  

Bio's written by: Yong-Ki Chang

Order one HERE

@markoblow

Todd Francis for Monster Children - National Learn To Swim Day

By: Yong-Ki Chang

Todd Francis does a monthly random holiday piece for Monster Children that started last month with, "International Save The Elephant Day." 

The month of May (today, the 16th specifically) is for, "National Learn To Swim Day." 

Bob Lake... Ripping! @bxlx

By: Yong-Ki Chang