Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tattoo Flash - Mesquita

2 New Mike Giant Prints

Mike Giant release two new prints to coincide with his show "Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder"
running at FFDG through August 11th.

The screen prints are available here

Friday, July 27, 2012

( CHROMATIC ) Official Trailer - Analog Clothing

A new surf film by Analog starring Nathan Fletcher and Chippa Wilson.

Directed by Riley Blakeway.

Also featuring Fergal Smith and Benny Godwin.

Chroma by definition is the purity of color, or its freedom from monotony. Analog is characterized by our team and influenced by the chroma each individual emits. Color defines us in existence. Color is alive.

This is Chromatic.

( CHROMATIC ) Official Trailer from Analog Clothing on Vimeo.


Cosmonauts - Flowerbomb

The Spits - Remote Kontrol

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Intentio - Loïc Wirth

Intentio - Trailer from Loic Wirth on Vimeo.

Craig Anderson, Chippa Wilson and Gabriel Medina all feature in new surf flick Intentio. If you’re a fan of Globe’s recent offerings, or T.Steele’s Castles In The Sky you’re to going wanna get your hands on a copy.
Shot throughout New Zealand, Uruguay, France, and Brazil film maker Loic Wirth weaves traditional and high-fi surfing together with travel inspiring lifestyle shots.
Loic is half Belgian half Brazilian global roamer who splits his time between France and Florianopolis in Brazil. He’s worked on multiple projects for Surf Europe, Red Bull and Volcom, but made a name for himself after pulling together Marco Giorgi’s Innersection part, one of the 2011 compilation movie’s highlights.
Making and promoting a movie without brand’s support or budgets strictly for the love ain’t easy. Making it good with those restraints is near impossible, but Wirth has nailed it with his maiden release.
Alongside Chippa, Ando and Medina there’s also a host of upcoming Brazilians you’ve never heard of, but their sections stand up against the better-known names. Jean De Silva and Cristian Muller have a myriad of tech tricks on lock, and brilliantly named redhead, Fernando Fanta, shines too.
Intentio recently opened to critical acclaim when it scooped the ‘Most Innovative Film’ at the San Sebastian Film Festival. It’ll be soon be up on iTunes and is definitely worth the download.
Or if you can’t wait head on over Garage to purchase.

source: Surfing Life

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tattoo Artist - Paul Anthony Dobleman [Spider Murphys Tattoo]

Paul Anthony Dobleman

Tattoo Artist - Lyle Tuttle Interview

Late one evening, during the second day of the Atlanta Tattoo Arts Festival, and after a fair amount of $2 Bass beers, I had the privilege to sit down with a man who has seen the evolution of tattooing during the last half century - Lyle Tuttle. Although Tuttle no longer tattoos, he still attends the conventions, giving seminars on tattoo machines and maintenance and is considered a legend in the industry. While we sat down in the hotel restaurant, sipping coffee and smoking cigars, Tuttle gave us his views on the tattoo past and present. Among his many talents, he is a gifted story teller as you'll hear for yourselves ...

[LYLE] When the first convention happened in '76 ... let's see (counting back) ... I'd already been tattooing for over 25 years. I've been tattooing since 1949.

How many tattooers were around back then?

There was probably about one tattooer in every major city across the United States. There was about a half a dozen or so in New York City. Philadelphia had two or three. Anywhere there was a military base, there was a tattoo shop somewhere around it.

You were on that first wave of modern tattooers weren't you?

No, not really, because I came in after World War II. During the war, with millions of servicemen and everything else, tattooing was booming. Then afterwards, there was a big lull. That's when I started.

Tattoos have always been sort of connected with the warrior class. Tattooing is a way for people to bond and in the war, there was a lot of bonding going on ... brothers in arms sort of stuff. Being connected to that warrior class goes back even before recorded history, The ancients discovered that tattooed warriors had better survival rates in battle than the ones without. Because a tattoo is a wound with some type of charcoal or color in it, it developed their antibodies and built up their immunities as far as flesh wounds went. This old tattoo artist named Curly Allan from Vancouver, Canada had a theory that tattoos could have started in battle. In the days when wood spears were sharpened by burning and friction, the sanding action made the tips charred with carbon residue. If a warrior was injured or poked with one of those weapons and survived, there would have been a permanent scar with black coloring. It would almost be like magic ... getting stabbed and recovering with this black dot left marking your wound forever. Having such marks would symbolize a warrior's bravery and survival skills and make them more intimidating.

You are covered with tattoos. When did it all begin?

I got my first tattoo when I was 14 years old in 1946. I was raised about a 120 miles north of San Francisco, in Ukiah. I still live in the house I was raised in as a matter of fact. I have been enthralled with San Francisco since I was eight, when the Golden Gate International Exposition happened on Treasure Island. I knew that with all the bright lights and tall buildings, something had to be brewing. In 1946, being 14 and all, I was able to take a Greyhound bus down to the big city. On that trip, I ran across an old tattoo shop. Duke was the tattoer that ran it. I found out that the only things a 14-year-old kid can do in the big city is get a shoe shine and drink Coca-Colas and that was about it. Well, I was getting a shoe shine and I looked back through this arcade type of place and there was this magic word that appeared ... 'tattooing.' I'd seen servicemen with tattoos and to me it was symbolic of an adventure and that's what I was on. It meant you'd been over the horizon. When I stepped into the shop, I was mesmerized! The guy looked a me and said 'What in the hell do you want!' I stumbled and mumbled and looked around and saw a heart on the wall with the word mother on it. It was $3.50. I could afford it so I was excited ... that was a lot of money back then. I pointed and said 'That one.' Man, he had that thing on me so quick ... I just couldn't believe it.

That night going home on the bus, I remember it was dark and I'd taken off the bandage, but I couldn't really see my new tattoo. I could feel it, it hurt, but I couldn't see it. So I'd hold it up whenever we went through a town and when the street lights would go past, I could catch glimpses of it. I got home, I didn't hide it from my parents, but I kept it concealed. About ten days after I got it, and it was healed, I showed my mother. She said, "You got that when you went to San Francisco didn't you?" She didn't really make a big deal about it. It was a heart with mother written in it, so it would be hard for any mother to admonish their child for that. My parents were conservative Iowa farmers, living in California, but they really allowed me to have my own head. I wasn't really punished for anything in my life. A short time later, I got to go back to San Fran to pick up my aunt. I shot up Market Street until I got to a tattoo shop. There was a little bear tattoo for two dollars and I got it on my wrist. I still have it to this day. It's been circled and colored in, but it's still there.

I have a few tattoos that I call my drunken Yokahama tattoos. I've gotten my fair share of those let me tell ya! Spontaneous tattoos - not these tattoos where you think about it and discuss ideas with your tattooer, then it takes weeks to draw, you've got to make an appointment ... and so on. Where's the adventure in that? That's why I opened my first shop next to a bus station. I tattooed there for twenty nine years.

What was the name of that shop?

Lyle Tuttle Tattoos. Nowadays, there's all these elaborate names and such, but this is a personalized business. Everybody knows my name. Not my shop's name. I'm a total product of good timing. I was the right guy at the right place and the right time.

What brought tattooing out of the lull that you said you started in?

Women's liberation! One hundred percent women's liberation! That put tattooing back on the map. With women getting a new found freedom, they could get tattooed if they so desired. It increased and opened the market by 50% of the population - hell of the human race! For three years, I tattooed almost nothing but women. Most women got tattooed for the entertainment value ... circus side show attractions and so forth. Self-made freaks, that sort of stuff. The women made tattooing a softer and kinder art form. Then the black people started getting tattooed. That was the other big shot in the arm for the tattooing industry, actually. The printed word has done more for this industry than anything. What your doing right now as a matter of fact. I was on the cover of Rolling Stone. The Wall Street Journal did a front page story on me, in the personality profile section in 1971. Soon after that, this one girl called me up that was so ecstatic. She said she came from an uptight stockbroker type family, and ended up marrying a stockbroker, but always wanted a tattoo. Her father was totally against the idea. Then one day out of the blue, her dad called her up and said "Why don't you get a tattoo honey?" He had read about tattoos in the goddamned Wall Street Journal and that made it okay! The printed word lingers on. TV is fleeting. You see it and it's gone. Magazines started coming out and people started spreading them out. More people became aware of the art form that it was becoming. With tattooing becoming more acceptable, it brought a better grade of artists into the picture. That's still the case - it just keeps getting better and better. How can a guy that's devoted more than fifty years of his life to this industry not enjoy where it's at now. I'm proud to be part of it's history. I proud of what it has become and look forward to see where it goes from here. Tattoos are everywhere now, Hell, we've even got a goddamned free tattoo magazine now! Look at these things laying all over the place (pointing out all the PRICKs scattered about).

As a forefather of modern tattooing, you've seen the industry through all its highs and lows. What's you're take on the progression of tattooing and the state of the industry now?

Tattooing has many facets, it's like a diamond. You can't see the facets from one view. You have to see it from all different angles. There is no formula to it. People get tattooed for different reasons. For some people, it's a mild rebellion. There is the peer pressure element. The word 'chickenshit' has probably caused more people to get tattooed than any other reason. For some, it's a form of finding their lost tribal ancestry, so sometimes there is a cultural wave that causes a boom. Tattooing has changed radically over the years. Sterilization is much more important now. Anytime an industry blossoms, it gets a higher profile and scrutiny so everybody has to change with the times. I mean, we used to work with sponge and buckets a long time ago. There just wasn't as many diseases floating around back then. That's a whole other side of the industry.

What's your feeling about the clinical side? Do you think it's a bit overkill compared to the sponge and bucket days?

We just had to convert. There was never any great tattoo disease epidemic or anything. There are no diseases that have been created by tattoo artists. I've truthfully never actually seen an infected tattoo from a professional tattooer. I've seen infected tattoos. Hell I've had a few on me that got infected. One was right in a pull spot on my arm. The scab got heavy and one day I was working on my old Model A Ford before the tattoo healed and dragged the goddamned thing across the bumper and scratched the scab off. That one got infected, but it was my fault not the tattooer. It eventually healed. Then when I got tattooed in Samoa, I got a really bad infection. I hate the tropics and I hate the bugs in the tropics. People who live in the tropics have learned to tolerate bugs, especially in the primitive cultures. I saw one Samoan guy let this fly crawl on his face and take a goddamned drink out of his eye for Christ's sake! That's how used to insects they are. So when the tattooer was working on me, they wouldn't brush away the damn flies. I mean I saw pictures after it was over and the goddamn flies were all over my open wounds - drinking out of the incisions like hogs in a trough. Two days later, I had this infection start happening. I hopped on a plane, flew over to America, and got a shot of penicillin in the ass and everything turned out okay. But it was those goddamned flies, not the tattooer, that gave me the infection!

The people in the tattoo industry should be proud of themselves. They have really pulled themselves up from the boot straps. They learned all the proper procedures and safety standards on their own. We taught ourselves everything we know. Doctors go to medical school to learn about sterilization and such. We had to do it on our own. We are self-educated and I feel that the industry should be self-regulated. Tattooers love their profession so much that they do overkill on the sterilization aspect.

Are you still tattooing?

No, I haven't tattooed in about 15 years. Being a tattooer was an enchanted profession for me. It ruined my education though. I didn't finish high school because I had tattoo static in my head.

Any famous names you've tattooed?

Janis Joplin, Peter Fonda, Cher ...

You did the one on her ass?

Yeah, and now I hear that she's getting the goddamned thing taken off. That's one insane wom ... wait I'll stop there (laughter). I don't have any axes to grind. I'm a gentleman, don't you know. Janis Joplin was another wild one. She was a great copy writer. Madison Avenue couldn't have said it better - 'People who get tattooed like to fuck a lot!' She was great. When the rock 'n' rollers started getting into the tattoo scene, I tattooed Joan Biaz, the Allman Brothers and all their roadies.

What are your thoughts on the future of tattooing?

Well, the human race has been doubling and tripling at an astronomical rate since the dawn of recorded history. The rate of human population growth has steadily increased to the point that it only takes a fraction of the time it once took to double the population. Think about all that new skin and think about all that new skin that is just turning eighteen. The possibilities for tattooing are limitless and there is more skin getting made everyday.

source: Prick Magazine

Dear Suburbia - Trailer [whatyouth]

Dear Suburbia,
An excursion into the absurd

A new film from Kai Neville

Dane Reynolds
John John Florence
Yadin Nicol
Kolohe Andino
Conner Coffin
Craig Anderson
Mitch Coleborn
Dion Agius
Evan Geiselman
Chippa Wilson
Dillon Perillo
Jack Freestone
Taj Burrow

Filmed in:
New Zealand
The Caribbean

Available on iTunes September

Fore more information on Dear Suburbia, including the world premiere and tour dates, go to;
World Premiere: August 2nd at The Strand in Huntington Beach, CA during the US Open of Surfing.
Live performance by White Fence at 7:30 PM.

Dear Suburbia: Trailer from Kai Neville Studio on Vimeo.

Joel Ford - Dirty South

Joel Ford on a quick road trip down the South Coast.

Joel Ford - Dirty South from Toby Cregan on Vimeo.

Artist - White Fang
Song - Coffee Table
Filmed & Edited by Toby Cregan

Monday, July 23, 2012

Krooked: Mike Anderson & Dan Drehobl Skate Parkin

MIke Anderson and Dan Drehobl doing some Krooked Skate Parkin' in St. Helena.

Circle Jerks - My Career As A Jerk

From the beginning, LA punk band the Circle Jerks were rooted in controversy.
Formed by ex members of Black Flag and Red Cross (now Redd Kross) in late 1979,
the band came to encapsulate the image, sound and energy of California Hardcore
Punk. Filmmaker David Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke, The Slog Movie) mixes
in-depth interviews, rare live footage and historical perspective to illustrate
the story of one of the most influential bands in the American underground.
My Career as a Jerk follows the band from their early days and classic debut to
navigating the independent label and touring scene of the 80s to the addictions,
fights and injuries that forced their break up.
Of course the story doesn't quite end there.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Collaboratory - Skateboarder vs Vans [OffTheWall.TV]

The original skateboarder magazine meets the original skate shoe company for a
limited edition collection of classics. Offthewall.tv caught up with current and
past Skateboarder editors Jaime Owens, Aaron Meza, and Thomas Campbell,
contributing photographer Dennis McGrath, and pro skaters Steve Olson,
Chris Strople, Jeff Grosso, and Pat Ngoho to reflect on the legacy of
Skateboarder and Vans.

The Collaboratory - Skateboarder from Vans OffTheWall.TV on Vimeo.

Spitfire Wheels Welcomes Trevor Colden

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

War(d) Stories - Teaser

WARd STORIES -The Mini Series: Debuts globally on Friday, July 13th and will continue until every "Tall Yet True Tale" is told…or until he goes full Charlie Sheen on us.

It's brought to you by…Lost (and it's non-fic-tion)


Monday, July 16, 2012

the Otis Carey Project - Frontyard fun ones

Frontyard fun ones from FOURREEL.tv on Vimeo.

the Otis Carey Project

a Patrick Pearse film

this track used with permission
'Untitled' by Thee Holy Ghosts

the waves thanks to

Surfing World Magazine: surfingworld.com.au/
Gravis: gravisfootwear.com/
Arnette: apac.arnette.com/
Insight: insight51.com/
Misfit: misfitshapes.com/
Gorilla: gorillasurf.com/
SDS: sds.com.au/

Starring in this clip:
Otis Carey
Ben Godwin
Luke Stedman
Cooper Chapman

Tattoo Artist - Jason Donahue


Nick Rozsa - Harvest X by Salty Beards

Couple sessions near home.
Harvest X is the first of three episodes that will be released throughout the coming months.

HARVEST X from Salty Beards on Vimeo.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thrasher - Brutality At Brown Banks

P-Stone and the boys hit up the taco truck, and then the Brown Banks session got brutal.
T-Mo, Raney, Gut, Bod, Major, Errol, Manfre, and Worrest all got their licks in.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Dane Reynolds on a DFR in Excerpt Pt. III

Dane's on a few different models in the video, but a majority of his waves are on his new mode, the DFR.

Dane’s newest, all around short board is coming soon. Slightly wider forward with just the right amount of flip in the tail. Makes for a fast and forgiving board that handles the biggest of airs to the hardest of carves. With a single concave and a full rail, Dane chooses to ride his his own height. 6’0″ x 19″ x 2 3/8″

Custom orders available now. Stock board to hit shop floors in June 2012.