— Japan

Mark Oblow - GQ Magazine Japan with Gene Krell

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


Stance, "The Uncommon Thread Tour" with Mark Oblow

Stance is spending a week in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan with Mark Oblow and special guests for, "The Uncommon Thread Tour." An event will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 6:30-9:30pm at Eco Farm Cafe 632 in Shibuya. 

Ken Goto "Extended Vacation Tokyo"

Ken Goto at Common

Harajuku, Japan - 8/03/2012 (fri)

Video above from the last "Extended Vacation" project in 2011.

SLIDER Magazine Issue 09

Thanks to both Nato and Makoto at Maxwell Distribution for their shared support and for putting this into action!

Ken Goto came through and snapped photos of both Geoff McFetridge (in LA) and myself for the Solitary Arts for Issue 09 of SLIDER Magazine out of Japan. 

The cover for this issue of SLIDER is the classic J. Grant Brittain photo-cover from Transworld (June 1987) of Tod Swank.  Issue 09 features 6 luminaries in skateboarding photography and a photo retrospective of their works, along with a 20 page article on Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Matt Rodriguez, and Chuck Treece's (BLKTOP Project) most recent tour of Japan, all shot by Goto.  You can order it through their site as it's well worth it. Comes with a nice calendar too!  

Click below on the image to head over to SLIDER Magazine's site. They've got a web banner that includes both Geoff McFetridge and Yong-Ki Chang, shot by Andrew Paynter. Thanks Andrew!

Tommy Guerrero & BLKTOP Project: Japan Tour


Both Vinyl and CD's available on the Solitary Arts Music Shop as well as signed, exclusive Tommy Guerrero 12" vinyl at the Equal Dist. shop.