The History of The DIG Logo

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The DIG logo. Anyone who has eyeballed the magazine over the years is familiar with it. A chainring and interlocking hands; it’s pretty classic in my opinion.

Out of nowhere, I glanced at the logo one day (after looking at it for many many years) and all these questions popped into my head about it. What did I do next? You guessed it… harassed DIG Magazine’s Editor-in-Cheif Will Smyth about it.

Click below to learn about the history of the DIG logo.

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By The Numbers: Dakota Roche

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

Our next victim, is Huntington Beach’s own Dakota Roche.

Click below to check it out.

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Nardwuar & Questlove

If anyone’s got 46 minutes available to stare at a screen, this particular Nardwuar interview is real good.

Doot Doot.

Q&A: Brian Castillo’s BSA M20

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Anyone who frequents Brian Castillo’s Instagram has surely taken notice of his unique “old-timey” motorcycle. It’s hard to overlook. I’ve seen it enough times to want to grill him about it, so click below to learn about Brian’s OTHER bike.

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By The Numbers: Sean Burns

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

Next up… Bone Deth’s SEAN BURNS!!!!

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By The Numbers: Chris Doyle

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

Next up… the one and only Chris Doyle; BMX’s answer to Brad Pitt.

Click below.

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5050 Skatepark

Ed Pollio is opening up a new skatepark on Staten Island called 5050 and Tom Grunwald from Animal hit Ed up to ask him a few questions about the new park. Check out the interview as well as more photos of the park after the jump!

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Interview: Dennis Enarson

Dennis Enarson is one of today’s all around great bike riders. That pretty much sums him up. The fact that he always looks like he’s having a good time is just icing on the cake. Dennis is no stranger to street, riding park, dirt at contests or anything in between. He does it all. Dennis is pretty young, so that means we will see a whole lot more of him. That’s awesome!

Dennis is currently recovering from surgery on his femur, so I got in touch with him about doing an interview. We dig into Dennis’s history, his sponsors and what MARKIT is all about. Click below to read that.

Thanks to Brandon Means for the photos.

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Matt Groening Interview

The Smithsonian has an awesome informative interview with Matt Groening (Simpson creator). Any Simpsons fan should check it out.

Via – TWBE

Q&A: Figuré BMX Magazine

A few weeks ago, I was emailed a teaser for a new free French magazine called Figuré BMX Mag. It was labeled “Teaser 1” which led me to believe there were more to follow. I didn’t post any, hoping I’d be able to clump them all together in a nice package with a Q&A.

Voilà!!! (thats French for “ta-da” more or less)

I reached out to Fabien with a few questions. Click below for that.

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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.

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Q&A: OMFGco

OMFGco is a group of creative/talented “thing makers” out of Portland, Oregon. Their design agency runs the gamut from print to signage to interiors, all of which looks and feels great. Mathew Foster, Fritz Mesenbrink, and Jeremy Pelley are guys behind OMFGco and I shot them some questions about what they do.

Be sure to click around their site.

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Who Is Robert Loeber?

By now, most people within BMX are familiar with The Albion. They either have one, have seen one or they’re fiending to get their hands on one. The quality of the content, combined with a strong and minimal layout makes for a great overall magazine.

…But how about the person in charge of making it look as good as it does? That person is Robert Loeber. He hails from the UK and you may already be familiar with some of his stuff.

I threw some questions his way about a few things, so click below to check it out.

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Interview: Brian Kachinsky

If the term “pro-as-fuck” applies to anyone, it’s Brian Kachinsky. When I sent him this interview for example, he hammered out the bare bones of it immediately while in transit to Wisconsin (he wasn’t driving though, that would have been extra impressive/dangerous) on his laptop. But on top of that, BK has a great image, knows how to represent his sponsors well and has the great riding (and brutal slams) to back it all up. Oh, lets not forget about The Bakery

Click below to check out my interview with Brian Kachinsky.

Thanks to Andrew Brady and David Leep for the pics.

RELATED – Check out a promo for BK’s Etnies colorway.

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Big Dave

FBM have a lot of history in BMX, and you can bet that Big Dave has been a big part of it. However, all good things come to an end and Dave is moving on from FBM.

ESPN have a good interview with Dave about it all. It’s a good read.

Check that out HERE.