OBEY the Giant-The Shepard Fairey Story

This is an awesome short film. Well worth watching.

TEDxUSC – Rodney Mullen – How Context Shapes Content

Skateboard Sculptures

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Japanese artist Haroshi creates unique three-dimensional sculptures out of recycled skateboard decks.

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Layers of stacked wooden decks are transformed into sharks, body parts, fire hydrants, toys, fictional characters, and shoes.

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Incredible. I need that apple. More pictures on Toxel. Thanks G!

These are incredible.

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Dwindle Distribution is seeking a Marketing Manager

Dwindle Distribution, manufacturers of Almost, Blind, Enjoi, Darkstar and many others is currently looking to hire a Marketing Manager. If you have the skills and experience, please apply here.

Location: El Segundo, CA.
Experience: 6 years
Rate: N/A (Full-Time) + 5-7 years in SKATE INDUSTRY required.
Job Description
Dwindle Distribution is looking to ad a Marketing Manager to work closely with its current staff and Brand Manger’s to help creatively expand brand awareness while helping develop and manage marketing goals, campaigns, calendars and initiatives.

The role has clear potential to grow into a senior global management position over time.

Responsibilities:
• Help develop and implement brand strategies and marketing plans to communicate to customers/consumers in new and innovative ways.

• Work with creative and branding to develop brand positioning.

• Develop and create unique marketing strategies including but not limited to:
+ Event concepts that connect to consumer and/or build retail relations.

+ Grow media, industry and consumer database and relationships.

+ Define and manage online and social media communications.

+ Manage Dwindle rider and brand media assets for global use.

+ Define company touring schedule based off sales and demographic needs with the International staff, Brand Manager’s and Team Riders.

+ Collaborate and develop industry rider and product marketing initiatives/partnerships.

Requirements:
• 5-7 Minimum years experience within the skate Industry.
• A strong understanding of the skate board consumer/retail environment and competitive marketplace.
• Is a creative thinker and innovator with experience in creative development coordination in marketing related projects.
• Experience managing people, teams, projects.
• This individual must be a team player and will work closely with our global staff to plan and execute marketing initiatives
• Established relationships with editors, bloggers and key industry contacts.
• Necessary computer skills include – Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
• Publishing, design, editing and web development skills/experience a plus.
• Must be able to manage projects within allocated budgets.
• Self Starter and motivator – ability to define objectives, prioritize and execute.
• Some travel required.

Benefits:
• Medical & Dental Plan
• 401K
• Paid Vacation
• Employee Discount

Dave Carnie To Head Up KR3W/Supra Marketing- Best press release ever

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA—After an extensive search, ONE Distribution is excited to announce that Dave Carnie will be appointed Senior Director of Marketing for both the KR3W and SUPRA brands. Carnie is best known for his role as writer and editor-in-chief of the now defunct, but infamous, Big Brother Skateboarding Magazine (from which the TV show Jackass was born). Carnie has stayed active in skateboarding as a writer and editor for both The Skateboard Mag and King Shit Magazine. In recent years Carnie has dabbled in marketing and advertising, most notably with the 72 and Sunny agency in Culver City.

“We’re really fucking excited to have Dave Carnie on board,” said Matt Fontana, the VP of Global Brands at ONE Distribution. “Dave’s experience and history in skateboarding has been long and obviously very colorful. Not to mention, that motherfucker has authored some of the best fucking action sports press releases EVER.”

Carnie will be overseeing the marketing teams at ONE Distribution, as well as bringing his unique voice and flair for exciting content to the brand’s various media platforms. Carnie’s hiring gives momentum to the brand’s migration into growing strategic structures which enhance key brand assets as the brand expands its relevance into complimentary brand channels allowing the exploitation of brand assets and developing growth potential alongside forecasted brand investment portfolio opportunity equity liquidation branding.

“Fuck,” said ONE founder, Angel Cabada, about the acquisition of Carnie. “Yeah.”

“Fuck dude,” Carnie said about the appointment, “I’m fucking really fucking, like, fuck. But, fuck—butt fuck?—it’s kind of fucking funny because, seriously, I don’t fucking know fucking shit about SUPRA. Aren’t they those fucking moon boots that Justin Bieber kid fucking wears?1 What the fuck?”

Carnie’s list of awards and achievements in the field of writing is long and distinguished. Carnie’s superior writing ability, and hard hitting journalist style, particularly his press release writing skills, was one of the main reasons ONE Distribution sought his talents. Besides being the man that brought us the word “bromance”2 Carnie has long been regarded as a pioneer in the world of action sports press releases ever since he was the first to use the word “penis” in an announcement.

“It was a fucking game changer,” said Scott Bailey, ONE Distribution’s CEO, about the historical action sports press release. “No one had ever dared use that word in an action sports press release before. It was seriously fucking gnarly.”

“Well, it was fucking nothing really,” Carnie said modestly about the landmark moment. “I wasn’t even thinking about it when I wrote the fucking thing, I just thought, ‘This will look really fucking cool,’ you know what I mean? PENIS! I mean, shit, fucking fuck it, who fucking cares?”

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“You know, our brands have always been about fucking innovation and fucking progress,” Fontana said. “We came out with the fucking SKYTOP and we were instantly a leader in the fucking footwear industry because of that fucking shit. Now we’re coming out with penises in our press releases. This shit’s fucked up, yo. And with Carnie onboard? Dude can seriously write the fuck out of a fucking press release. We’re stoked to have him in here fucking all this fucking shit the fuck up.”

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Marc McKee at HVW8 Art = Design Gallery in Los Angles- don’t know how we missed this

Crailtap’s Slice of Life with Alex Olson

HUF Quality Footwear Presents: Hupper 420 Pack

HUF Quality Footwear presents the Hupper 420 Pack, releasing 4.20.11. Each pack includes a pair of HUF Plantlife-print Huppers and three pairs of limited-edition Plantlife socks, all packaged in collectible HUF dime bags. Available exclusively at HUF Los Angeles and select HUF dispensaries. Limited to 420 pairs worldwide. Visit blog.hufsf.com to locate a dealer near you!

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Transworld SKATEboarding is seeking a Managing Editor

Location: Carlsbad, CA. Experience: 10 years Rate: N/A (Full-Time) Job Description
The managing editor is the backbone of TransWorld SKATEboarding edit staff. He/She manages and enforces deadlines, edits feature and column submissions as well as writing everything from major features and interviews to weekly/daily online stories and one-line captions. The managing editor also oversees the design-edit and proof book process and coordinates any and all projects that involve both print and online with the Online Editor. The managing editor will also be involved in cover selections and layout, video projects, regular Web content, and major
event planning.

In addition the managing editor will be asked to create and maintain a database of writers, photographers, and artists; conduct monthly editorial buyout; attend key industry functions; and keep the editor in chief informed on all editorial matters. He/She will also spearhead the planning of future stories, columns, and theme issues; farm new writing talent; and oversee interns.

Good managing editors are leaders and organizers, and this person will need to be an advocate for TransWorld SKATEboarding, a spokesperson for the vision of the magazine, an able manager of professional relationships, and most importantly, he/she should do these things with a positive attitude. We’re looking for someone who loves skateboarding, who keeps up with current trends and news in the skate community, who can conceive of and execute on great ideas, and who is willing to hop in the van for a skate trip from time to time.

Opportunities for travel will occasionally arise, though running the daily business of making a magazine will be the managing editor’s priority.

* Manage and enforce deadlines
* Edit features and columns
* Write features and columns for both print and online
* Oversee design-edit and proof book process
* Coordinate between print and online versions of the magazine
* Create and manage database of contributors
* Conduct monthly editorial buyout
* Attend key industry functions
* Keeps editor in chief informed on all editorial matters
* Farm new writers
* Oversee internships
* Future planning
* Advocate for TWS
* Positive attitude
* Keeps up to date on news and trends
* Willingness to travel

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Street League 2011 Commercial