Haroshi – Monster Children interview

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Hiroshi’s woodworkings are masterpieces and to see them up close and personal last year when his exhibition ran at Stolen Space in London was a treat to say the least.

Monster Children visited his studio in Kosuge, Japan to speak with him on his fascination with recyling skateboard decks into modern works of art.

Studio visit with Jim Phillips

jim_phillips_skate_artThe wonderful art of Jim Phillips is to be admired for life, for the generation to discover too.

The pioneer of the Screaming Hand and countless more mind blowing iconic skateboard graphics is back with a new video feature on the Berrics this week, enjoy looking into his world and read our interview with him here.

Fos rolls out Vancouver Art Show

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Heroin Skateboards’ Fos has been busy traveling the world with his paintbrush and pens. Check out this realy well cut video of his latest show in Vancouver with skating at various spots with Craig Questions, Deer Man of Dark Woods and more.

Fos x Vancouver from Timebomb Trading Inc. on Vimeo.

#CODEFC’s London Olympics Installations show

codefcSkateboarding and art have gone hand in hand since the apple fell from the tree and the wood was cut, so it was a pleasure to see that local Meanwhile ripper #CODEFC has been keeping busy outside of sessions at the local hole this month. His latest art show at the Curious Duke gallery on Whitecross Street was shown for a week featuring stencil art with Olympic themes and landscapes, the Olympians faces replaced with cameras in the way only #CODEFC knows best.

Enjoy this little montage from what went down and keep your eyes peeled for his trademark art on your travels.

Behind the Scenes of the Toxic Wasters sticker exhibition

TOXICWASTERS-STICKER-PACKOver the last 2 months Matthew Bromley has been beavering away in here contacting who we thought were the best 12 illustrators out there to produce a deadly, toxic, nuclear mutated sticker ahead of our TOXIC WASTERS skate sticker exhibition that will be held at our Halloween Massacre on October 28th.

In the end, invitations were sent out to Paul Parker, Mr Gauky, Kyle Platts, Sam Taylor, Matthew Bromley, French, Stu Smith, Fos, Craig Scott, Dan Singer, Paddy Jones and Tom Slater. All of them replied with excitement as who else has thrown a sticker exhibition in years? They make up one of the most important parts of skateboarding. Read our recent feature on skate stickers here for proof. The illustrations came back swiftly and Stu Smith at Lovenskate was waiting for them. Watch this video of how these stickers were printed and get hyped on the results.

Only 100 limited edition, collectors sticker packs have been made, all cut and made by hand. Visit our store to pick up an exclusive slice of skateboard sticker history now before they get snapped up, available now for pre-order at £10 (+postage) before Halloween on 31st October, or £15 (+postage) after Halloween.

Not only will you receive 12 limited Toxic stickers, but also 2 bonus x Vans stickers, 1 x Front Magazine sticker and a Crossfire in the packs!

Thanks to all of the artists involved and for your support in making this work!

A Day in The Life of illustrator Mr Gauky

Filmed and edited by Matthew Bromley
Photo: Lee J

Well, you are in for a treat this week as London based artist Mr. Gauky has allowed us into his studio to see what goes on behind the scenes of his incredible work.

Mr Gauky is the man behind the Battle Royal themed Superdead decks that are currently out right now and has become one of the most talked about artists in town this year. So, with this in mind, we decided to get the lowdown from the man himself as he is also one of the artists we have picked to be involved in our Toxic Wasters sticker art show at this year’s Halloween Massacre.

Watch this Day in the Life video that will give you a sneak peek at some of his drawings, illustrations and work in progress followed nicely with some dangerous rooftop coffee and cake time and a few pumps at his local cement hole- Cantelowes skatepark in Camden.