Facebook’s clearly losing its cool, and as we’ve revealed in our Fall Youth Culture Study 2013, there are other social networks that are taking over what was once considered insurmountable. With the recent news that Snapchat refused a $3 billion offer from Facebook, it’s making Facebook look even more like a MySpace. Even though Facebook […]
Deus Ex Machina Creates New Crossover of Surf Culture with Greaser Moto and Car Cultures
Parking lot d ’elegance and surf culture came together last month at Deus Ex Machina’s latest soiree in Venice, CA. Known for its eclectic corner location at the intersection of Venice and Lincoln Blvds. the retail flagship has become more of a hang-out for the new generation of greaser retro moto biker-heads and bearded surfers […]
Flashback to the Origins of Skate-Surf Culture: Venice Beach Surf and Skate Fest Brings-out Retro Boards, Decks, Classic Cruisers, and Memorabilia
From old-school wooden Alva, Hobie, Sims, and Tenderfoot skateboard decks, to classic cruiser bikes like the 1965 Flightline, the Venice Surf and Skate Fest was a reminder of where the surfing, skateboarding, and beach cruiser crossover first took place. Retro surfing posters, Beach Boys music, and even classic Zipees roller skates rounded-out a scene that […]
Art X Advertising with Commercial Break -Video Intervention at 54th Venice Biennale
Great example of art and advertising crossing boundaries, but the collaborators themselves are quite unique–POST iPad Magazine, Garage from Moscow, Neville Wakefield.
Banksy’s Uber-Secret Summer Graffiti Show in Bristol City Museum Opens and Swoons Floating Armada Arrives at the Venice Biennale
Two more exceptional stories of how street/graffiti artists are impacting the world as we know it, and oh, yes, creating effective grassroots campaigns.
Famed Street Artist Swoon to Create Salvaged Flotilla to Bring Attention to the Environment, Economy, and Global Relationships
Activism through art continues to grow as the world slips sideways. It’s good to get reminded that inspiration still exists in the most unlikely places and that people are trying to make a difference.
Historic Reunion of the Z-Boys Skate Team Attracts Fans of Surfing and Skateboarding to THELABELLAB Exhibition”The Z-Boy Show -Direct from the Source”
A rare gathering of the OG’s of Dogtown attracted hundreds of fans who came out to see the retrospective photography, art, decks, boards of the Z-Boys, and pay homage to the team that started the movement of skateboarding.