Brian Lotti and Karl watson will be at the Kayo Fairfax flagship store showcasing Brian’s artwork, along with the original sketches and wood blocks for a new board series collaboration done with Karl Watson for Organika. Special Live Jazz Music by The Adam Topol Quartet.
RSVP for this event through the Organika Facebook page.
Portland’s renowned DIY Brooklyn Street Skate Spot met its doomsday fate and was rendered into a pile of rubble early last week. From the beginning back in the summer of 2010, the City of Portland officials made it clear that the emergent skatepark built upon its land next to the Union Pacific rail tracks would not be permanent. Unfortunately, the expansion of TriMet’s Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project would include tearing down the old pedestrian bridge and the skatepark beneath it would be taken out as a result.
The City of Portland allowed this awesome little skatepark to be built and remain on their land for many months and the officials responsible have been more than accommodating to skateboarders and skateboarding over the past three years. And on behalf of the BSSS skateboarding community, we thank them for that generosity.
With plenty of notice, Dark Tuesday happened on November 12th, 2013 and now all that remains are great memories and an empty dirt lot. But before the destruction, a farewell “Shred a Tear” session commenced amongst many friends and locals on Saturday, November 9th. It was a great time shared by all in attendance.
Drop on by Curb Cut Mag where Spencer Knutilla shares some words and his photos on the saddening circumstance as well.
RIP Brooklyn Street
Jenkem Magazine shares a solid interview with Jerry Hsu with his thoughts on his recent departure from Enjoi and the state of the skateboard industry. A good read for sure.
Girl continues its 20th Anniversary celebration in 2013 with the Girl Skateboards x Swanski OG Series. Warsaw, Poland-based artist Pawel Kozlowski, aka Swanski, is known for his intricate wood cutouts which he’s incorporated into the graphics in this eight-board series for Girl skaters Brandon Beibel, Mike Mo Capaldi, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Cory Kennedy, Eric Koston, Sean Malto and Guy Mariano.
Check out the short video above for a glimpse at the amazingly detailed work that went into creating the graphics for each of these boards.
You can find the Swanski x Girl Skateboards “OG Series” at your local skate shop and at the Crail Store soon.
Whatyouth.com has rolled out its first trailer of The Copenhagen Project which was filmed during The Copenhagen Pro. This short film — starring Shane O’Neill, Ishod Wair, Peter Ramondetta, Sam Beckett, Arto Saari and more — documents the festivities and mayhem that ensued throughout the city of Copenhagen in celebration of skateboarding.
Director Kai Neville and crew were able to invade Scando land with Arto Saari as their guide and it was nothing short of life altering. The film will premiere on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Whatyouth.com.