Photo: Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times
Senin, 29 September 2008
Jumat, 26 September 2008
Selasa, 23 September 2008
Ryan McGinness as the Arkitip next cover artist and curator of Arkitip Issue No. 0048. McGinness makes his second appearance in Arkitip, the first being way back in Issue No. 0005, published in May 2000. Art Director Sas was first impressed by the artist in 1999, meeting him shortly after his picking up his book, Flatnessisgod. McGinness' art career has flourished exponentially since that time. In addition to being represented by Deitch Galleries and Pace Prints, he has produced over 27 solo shows in galleries worldwide, and recently created a major exhibition as part of Art Basel Miami in 2008.
The book titled Aesthetic Comfort is published by Arkitip on the occasion of the Aesthetic Comfort exhibitions in the Fall of 2008. This artist's book features details of McGinness' paintings converted to coarse halftones and printed in 4 fluorescent inks: orange, yellow, pink, and green. It will accompany each issue edition, which is packaged in a custom designed box made exclusively for Arkitip by Incase.
McGinness has been accurately described as "A Warhol for the 21st Century" (Black Book) and "a leading pioneer of the new semiotics" (Vogue). Using iconic representations of logos and symbols, he weaves and spins them into something supremely elegant.
Senin, 22 September 2008
Jumat, 19 September 2008
Kamis, 18 September 2008
Rabu, 17 September 2008
Senin, 15 September 2008
The 24-year-old skateboarder sponsored by Krooked, Vans, Independent, Spitfire, Matix and IG Boardshop, was just days away from turning pro. According to reports Wastell was traveling with the Vans team. Although details are sketchy, Matix Clothing received a call from DLX’s Jim Theibaud:
There are some things in life you can never prepare for. I received a call from DLX’s Jim Thiebaud yesterday, his voice calm but unsteady. What he went on to tell me was seemingly unbelievable. On Friday Sept. 5th, Van Wastell fell from a Berlin hotel window to his death. This is devastating news for all of us here at Matix, as Van was our friend, our team rider and a close homie of mine. I don’t know what else to say other than we will miss the f*** out Van, he will continue his journey in mind and spirit. Our hearts goes out to the Wastell family during this time of confusion and sadness. REST IN PEACE.
Jumat, 12 September 2008
Minggu, 07 September 2008
Senin, 01 September 2008
Creature’s Rip Rider Complete
Our creepy friends over at Creature skateboards are on a roll and have recently brainstormed from their collective cave to produce a fun little skateboard gem named and marketed as The Rip Rider. This bright green injection molded plastic deck (fully loaded with trucks and wheels) weighs in at close to 7 pounds and with its mighty weight factor, we’re sure that it can properly deliver a crushing shark bite to one’s unsuspecting ankle. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! The deck measures in at 24.5” in length. 7.5” width (4” at the tail) and rolls with a 12.75” wheelbase. Sure, call it a novelty with its coffin shaped board box, but this functional set up with bullet trucks and soft 60mm OJ III wheels that have a transparent smoke colored appearance is ready to rip through some of the heaviest of skate sessions.
In fact, with some of the time tested research and development put into this baby, good old Mr. Navarrette has stretched many handplants and crucial moves on the Rip Rider. Hitz, Graham, Parts, Cranston, Baby Lamb and their minions have all had their share of input as well. Any doubts? Go ahead and check one out for yourself at your local Creature dealer. MSRP $120
Warning - With this rig you just might become the life and death of the skate party, but don’t ever sleep on the Hesh crew!http://www.skatedaily.net/reviews/index.php