Burton’s launched an interesting archival story in a two-part series that traces the 30-year history of their most iconic graphics and boards. The difficult task was wisely curated by Todd Kohlman (TK), Burton’s resident archivist who was challenged to select his top 13 boards. The results are not only cool graphics, but a unique retrospective […]
Legendary Street Artist and Dogtown Co-Writer Craig Stecyk III to Debut “Fin”—Investigating Artisan Garage Culture
C.R. “Craig” Stecyk III, the co-writer and production designer of “Dogtown and Z Boys” with Stacey Peralta, is debuting a digital film short called “Fin” as part of his collaboration with Hurley in a film series project capturing personages of Southern California. The soundtrack includes Social Distortion, Breakdown, Tommy Guerrero and Steve Alba and the […]
Americana Fashion’s Latest Subculture -Reflections of Past California
A new twist on a retro culture, the latest mash-ups feature pure West Coast vibes. Here’s hot it’s inspiring fashion, footwear, collabs, art and style from this growing movement.
Nike U.S. Open of Surfing Wraps-up with Kelly Slater and Sally Fitzgibbons Claiming First Places
500,000 people descended on Huntington Beach, CA last weekend for the finals of mainland America’s biggest surfing competition.
Art in the Streets at Geffen MOCA Brings Graffiti and Street Art to the Forefront, Featured for the First Time Inside an American Museum
The ironic nature of bringing outdoor art inside isn’t the only thing causing waves with this exhibition. Spanning the history of the movement from Jamie Reid’s Sex Pistols’ to Banksy oil paintings, Jeffrey Deitch’s vision is creating a stir.
Creative Collabs Round-up: C.R. Stecyk III for Curated by Arkitip, Palladium’s Exploration Campaign with Johnny Knoxville, Burton’s Vapor with Paul Smith, Hit and Run for Levi’s Curve ID
These recent collaborations feature creative new marketing concepts and brand awareness in formats that are truly inspirational.
Sports Round-up: Swell Surf Show Takes Over Manhattan; Full Bleed Skateboarding Book Debuts Covering NYC Scene; Plus Presentation Announcements–Label Networks to Present at OR; Trade Show and Retail Updates: B&B, Bright, Agenda, Billabong, Adidas Originals Denim
It’s a busy time of year for the sporting world, ranging from art shows to marketing, trade shows, and retail changes. Here’s the scoop.
Surf-Inspired Niche Brands Indicate New Wave of Surf Fashion on the Horizon
The past year new surf-inspired brands from niche scenes in Santa Barbara, Malibu, and Venice, CA have made waves at shows such as Project, Capsule, and Bread and Butter. Label Networks takes a look at the new surf fashion culture.
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.