skateboarding, art, design, blatherings


Ratrod beetles have always been my favourite. This is an absolutely astonishing version. One day. One day. 

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Fatality Bug – Rothfink’s friends from Kris B. on Vimeo.



What the fuck has skateboarding become. I don’t think this is even ironic.

The winner-takes-all championship event signifies the finale of all 2014 SLS tour stops and the champion will win a one-of-a-kind customized Nixon 51-30 watch valued at $20,000 USD, in addition to a $200,000 USD cash prize. This year’s Nixon x SLS 51-30 was designed as a collaborative effort between Street League founder Rob Dyrdek and Nixon. The aesthetic of the championship watch strives to echo a look of an iconic trophy—one that’s awarded for something truly extraordinary.

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I’ve been doing lots of printing at work with the kids and this, combined with my love of fonts, has meant I have been watching lots of videos. One day I’d like to own a press.


One of my favourite illustrators, Maurice Sendak.




The highlight of this weekend’s Pool Party for me was DVargs. Effortless style, a great sponsor, a sweeper-disaster, indy pivot to disaster and a pink pair of shorts.


Latest ‘Loveletters’ is Fathers and Sons. I hope one day I can skate with my kids because the idea of standing on the sidelines on a Sunday morning scares the crap out of me.

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This could be the last Vinyl Salvation. Hit up the facebook event page to get the details.


It’s the last ever Sunday School at Tommy Chang’s this weekend. Pop down and show some love to James and Leah, and the good folk at Rotten Radio.


Now, I’m not a great one for trawling the skate websites/blogs out there but every so often one pops up in my facefeed that rings a bell. Mostly because the writer keeps sounding like a grumpy old git. Which I fully support. But he does make sense, I hate skaters who wear headphones.

Could it be that the recent upsurge in our pastime’s popularity and the consequent rise in skateboarding numbers is dissipating a sense of ‘scene’ and creating more of a pastime no different from squash or Monopoly, unconnected to community and culture?

View the whole article over on Sidewalk, some good wee sketches too.



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