Animal just released a new backpack called the “Kenmare” to go along with their ever expanding clothing line. The bag is made in the USA and Animal put together some words and photos to tell the story behind why they chose to make it in the USA as opposed to making it overseas.
aNYthing is one of those brands that continually has some of the best/most obscure references in their clothing, dope cut and sew lines, and an amazing community of people creating work for the brand. ALYK. has always respected and liked aNYthing, so when we had the opportunity to do a look book it was a no-brainer.
Just down the block from Dah Shop and the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark, the aNYthing storefront is a rad place to check out the new gear, peruse the huge collection of zines, watch LES tweakers, eat dollar dumpings, and hang out front on the bench. The GLOB is always updated with parties, galleries, and weird shit to do in the City as well. So, even if you’re an OT cat you’ll be able to find something to do.
What´s it like flying down a mountain at 250 km/h? Espen Fadnes – The World’s Fastest Flying Human Being 2010 – teamed up with Project Managers Goovinn to communicate the experience of flying. ”SENSE OF FLYING” came out of the collaboration.
Turn up the volume, experience it, share it: SENSE OF FLYING
My old friend Darren Meenan (of Manmade fame) is doing a cool sports-based line called The 7 Line. I’m not really into sports, but I can tell this stuff is pretty cool in a tongue-in-cheek sports banter kind of way. It feels honest, but maybe that because I know Darren has been a Mets fan forever.
I just returned from a trip to the Netherlands where the world-renowned Vans Rebel Jam went down. It was held in the city of Eindhoven, which is about an hour and change from Amsterdam. This was my first time to this part of the world and from what I could tell, it is a beautiful country.
Rebel Jam is one of those contests that you always hear good things about, so I was more than happy to accept the invitation to come over and cover it for Defgrip. This was my first ever Rebel Jam, and it did not disappoint. From accommodations to the actual event, it all went down as smooth as my eyes could tell. Barring any jet lag or “zombie mode” scenarios, it was a good time. Also, it’s always good when you can make riding history at an event, and Rebel Jam did that.
Thanks to Andy Zeiss and all the Vans staff for a great experience.
Dominik Wrobel is cooking up an edit for us, so check back soon for that.
Here’s the latest print ad from Subrosa. It feature newest Subrosa pro rider Simone Barraco and was shot by the handsome Tristan Afre. The ad also features our 2012 Letum Street and 2012 Tiro complete bikes. Unfortunately there was no way to crop Chadwick out of the photo.
NYC-based photographer and director Timothy Saccenti of Stem has a really interesting article up on PDN explaining how he got the above shot of trip hop artist Tricky. Saccenti’s shots always look really crazy, and usually I assume it’s some post-production madness, but as it turns out the above shot was only colour graded. Really clever use of technology to get a brilliant result. Check out the PDN article here, and to see the rest of the Tricky series, check out Saccenti’s website here.
Our good friend Caleb Everitt has started a new design studio called L A N D with Ryan Rhodes and sent over a link to their new site. We have always been huge fan’s of Caleb’s work and can’t wait to see what those guys do with L A N D!
This video of Nigel Sylvester for G Shock was posted a few weeks back and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since it went up. Definitely one of my favorite video with Nigel and for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, it’s definitely worth a watch.
In October, Red Bull turned the London Eye into a big, spinning club, and filled each pod with a musical act. Benji B was handed a pod and this is the outcome – a unique collaboration with the Deviation String Quartet, all recorded in HD. Strings are expertly arranged over tracks by the likes of Roy Davis Jr. and Lil Wayne to produce a result that sounds pretty amazing. Have been playing this on repeat for days and I think some of you might like this too.
The set’s an hour long so I recommend loading it up on a separate window if you want to let it play uninterrupted.
About a month ago we spent the evening in Canberra where Zac lives riding Woden park. Zac rode really well and mixed it up and hit a bunch of wild lines throughout the park, I don’t think footage does it justice to how fast he was hitting some of these lines but it was amazing.