Home Turf with Consolidated’s Shota Kikuchi

YouTube Preview ImageShota Kikuchi filmed this part to introduce his Consolidated board coming out in Japan. Among the varied spots in this video, some of them were created by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

Organika Rolls Out Josh Matthews Pro Model

As Organika continues on its journey of growth, it’s only natural that they pick up fellow like-minded travelers along the way. Josh Mathews is a skater that needs no introduction and is obviously a perfect fit for the Organika team’s evolution. Without further ado, they’ve proudly announced Josh as their newest pro team rider.

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.