Lookbook: Animal BTS Softgoods 2013

As in years past, Edwin De La Rosa and the Animal crew hit the streets to shoot another lookbook for the site. Click below to check out their Back To School softgoods for 2013, which are available now. Video courtesy of Navaz.

Shout out to Edwin, Jay and the dudes for hooking it up.


On This Date Last Year…

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We interviewed the one and only Edwin De La Rosa.

Animal Fall/Winter 2012 Lookbook

Animal hit us with a lookbook for their Fall/Winter 12 collection. Keep reading to check out a bunch of dope photos by Edwin featuring all the new Animal gear.


Animal in Seattle

Growing up in Seattle,┬áthe Greenlake trails were hands down the spot that molded me most as a rider and it was the place that I met most of my friends that I still keep in touch with today. Since moving away they built a skatepark right next to the trails… and who would have though that a kid named Mike who rolled up to the trails on a beach cruiser at 12 years old would be having a jam and signing autographs years later at the very spot that got him into BMX.

The jam was part of a little trip that Edwin and Mike Hoder took to ride and chill with the Seattle crew. You can check out all the photos from Animal’s Seattle Jam here.

Albion NY and NJ Gallery

In addition to the post below, the Albion has a great overflow gallery shot by Benson from his trip to the East Coast featuring Edwin, Hoder, and some of the Animal Crew. Check it out here.

Animal Spring Summer 2012 Lookbook

Animal hit us with another great lookbook shot by Edwin De La Rosa. Keep reading to check out all the photos!


Interview: Edwin De La Rosa

Anytime there's some new Edwin stuff, I automatically want to see it. He is one of my favorite riders, no questions asked. His style and approach to street riding is one to be admired, but hopefully I don't have to tell you that. He is as important to street riding as pegs are.

Needless to say, this interview seems way overdue, but the timing couldn't feel better for me.

Click below to read the Edwin De La Rosa interview.


Animal X 10Deep

Animal, Mike Hoder, and 10Deep got together and worked on a one-off ltd bike featuring Animal/Skavenger parts and 10Deep's signature Tiger Stripe camo. Edwin hooked up with Hoder and his new dog to shoot a bunch of photos of the bike.

Keep reading to check out the photos as well as more info on the project.


Animal Kenmare Backpack

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.

Keep reading to check out the feature!