Bend PressAndy Jenkins has posted four of his new original drawings for sale up in the Bend Press store. Sized at 11″ x 14″, ink on paper, and personally signed, these gems are ready for your home or office space. Also, there are still a few copies of Bend #22 and #23 on the site as well. Get ‘em while you can!

New Sock and Video From Stance and Jason Jessee

YouTube Preview ImageJason Jessee shares his unique and legendary style along with a chapter of his iconic skateboard graphics as Stance rolls out the newest Jason Jessee sock, Poseidon, and presents to you their Jason Jessee Punks and Poets video. Get a glimpse into the man who needs no introduction.

Wins Releases Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis

Look AwayWins is proud to announce the global release of Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis, by Seb Carayol and Todd Francis, on June 26th at the Hennessey + Ingalls in Los Angeles. For the past twenty years, Todd Francis has been creating iconic skateboard graphics for Antihero, Element, Real and Stereo among others.

While most people are familiar with Todd’s new and classic board graphics, this book reveals a wider palette of Todd’s techniques and styles. With more than 200 reproductions of classic and never-before-seen decks, illustrations, paintings, sketches and even suicide-themed Christmas decorations, Look Away, examines Todd Francis’ impactful career.

“Seeing my work collected into book form is a huge honor for me. Look Away is sure to brighten many people’s days, and ruin more than a few as well.” – Todd Francis

“I swear there were times we got so carried away with ourselves that we really thought we could bring down skateboarding with one terrible idea.” – Julien Stranger on Todd Francis.

The official release event and signing for Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis will take place at Hennessey + Ingalls in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 26th from 6pm – 9pm

This event will kick off the international Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis book tour.

Release Party and Global Tour Dates:

Los Angeles – Thursday, June 26
Hennessey + Ingalls bookstore, 6pm
1520 N Cahuenga Blvd #8, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Milan – Wednesday, July 2
Bastard store, 6pm
Via Scipio Slataper, 19, 20125 Milano, Italy

Berlin – Tuesday, July 8
Bright Tradeshow booth 117/118, 4pm
Brunnenstrasse 19-21, 10119 Berlin, Germany

San Francisco – Thursday, July 17
DLXSF store, 6pm
1831 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

This book is available at skate shops worldwide, select specialty retailers and directly through the Wins site for $19.95.

Converse CONS Welcomes Louie Lopez

YouTube Preview ImageConverse Cons welcomes Louie Lopez to is team with this montage of Lou ripping a few local spots and the skatepark near his home in Los Angeles.

Vans Pro Skate Presents The AV Classic

Vans Pro Skate is proud to introduce its new Anthony Van Engelen pro model – the AV Classic to its line of performance footwear.

Built on Vans’ legendary original Waffle outsole with OrthoLite® foam footbeds for added comfort and impact protection, the all-new AV Classic is designed by Vans Pro Skate to meet the exacting demands of Anthony Van Engelen for superior grip and board feel for professional level performance in the streets, pools, schoolyards and ditches of Southern California and beyond.

Features include – Duracap: Added reinforcement rubber underlays in high wear areas. Ortholite Cushioning: Light, predictable cushioning and foothold. Vans Original Waffle Outsole: The undisputed leader in boardfeel.

Brain Farm Cinema Wants You

Brain Farm Go Skateboarding DayYes, you are invited to participate in Ty Evans’ big skate film with Paul Rodriguez and Brain Farm on Go Skateboarding Day. The plan is to meet up at Hollenbeck Skatepark this Saturday, June 21 at 4pm. Waivers must be completed. Bring your friends that skate too!

When:
Saturday, June 21st – National Go Skate Day !
4pm – Signing in at Hollenbeck Skate Plaza
5pm – Filming begins

Where:
Hollenbeck Skate Plaza
415 Saint Louis Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

PARKING : 655 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90021