Photo by Taro Hirano from Selector Magazine%uFFFDs debut issue

We love to hear stories about people going again the tide of recession. On April Fools Day, art directors Reid Stewart from Lifetime Clothing and Michael Carter from Nixon Watches announced the launch of their new magazine called Selector. The biannual magazine features some of the best in street culture -ranging from art, music, interviews, photography, and lifestyle.

Their debut issue features the likes of John Copeland, Anthony Pappalardo, Leslie David, Taro Hirano, and No Age. Personally, we love the empty pool photography from Taro Hirano, which reminds us of course of the Dogtown and the Z-Boys days of scoping out empty pools to skate in southern California during an early 1970’s drought, and introducing the form of vert ramp skateboarding.

The magazine, based out of Vancouver, Canada, will have a print-run of 10,000 copies and will be available for free for anyone who purchases an item from Lifetime Clothing. It’s an interesting way to continue their story around their apparel. The magazine will also be available in select shops.

Selector%uFFFDs debut issue also features a story on No Age, the band that%uFFFDs captured the heart of many in skateboarding, and who are also a part of the underground movement of new bands coming from the all-ages club The Smell in downtown LA

Art from Selector Magazine%uFFFDs debut from John Copeland’s Old Glory show going on now in NYC at the Nicholas Robinson Gallery until May 16, then again at the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, and NEXT Fair in Chicago.