Following up on the well received Episode 1, UK artist Matt Box released the second in his series of hand painted studies, aimed at psychedelically capturing the individual styles of influential skateboarders. Highlighting the iconic flow of Dylan Rieder, Acid Drops Ep. 2 depicts a colorful capture of the skater’s fluid style. Get your hands on original paintings from the animation at here and check out the rest of Box’s portfolio at www.mattbox.co.uk.
Curator of cool, the Beastie Boys’ Mike D invites a group of outstanding artists and musicians alike, to create a 17-day festival in Los Angeles. From April 20th to May 6th, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will be the meeting point for the international avant-garde, including Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Lauren Mackler from Public Fiction, Sage Vaughn, Isaac from Still House Group, Peter Coffin, Roy Choi and Will Fowler. Scheduled to include exhibitions, concerts, DJ nights, performances and installations, the free-of-charge festival justifiably looks to deliver an extraordinary audiovisual experience. Take a look at the schedule below, and check out www.theavantgardediaries.com for more info.
Opening hours: FREE OF CHARGE
Sunday: Noon – 6PM
Monday: Noon – 6PM
Wednesday: Noon – 10PM
Thursday: Noon – 10PM
Friday: 11AM – 10PM
Saturday: 11AM – 10PM
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013
20 years after riots ripped through Los Angeles, “Uprising” documents how hip hop forecasted — and some say ignited — the worst civil unrest of the 20th century. The film revisits the riots in gripping detail and draws from a diverse collection of voices — the rappers, rioters, victims, police officers, journalists and everyday citizens of South Central Los Angeles. The documentary traces the rise of dissent in Los Angeles in the 80′s and 90′s and explores why citizens chose to rise up violently against police abuse and perceived injustices. The film premiered this past weekend at SXSW in Austin, Texas and is part of VH1 Rock Docs.Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots', VH1 Rock Docs
A throwback to the brand’s 2008 video ad, the infamous talking Zoo York Roaches are at once again, this time alongside supermodel and Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton. Featuring the voices of Giovanni Reda and Felix Arguelles, the boys (vermin) find themselves in a misunderstanding reminiscent of Who’s On First that turns near fatal. Watch as sex sells, and in this case nearly kills. Check out hardgoods and the SP’12 mens/womens lines at www.zooyork.com.Kate Upton, Zoo York
Pegged as “Next Level Snowboarding,” the progressive mind of snowboard legend Travis Rice and the mighty production power of Red Bull, join forces to introduce a competition unlike any-to-date. Under bright, bluebird skies, 18 of the world’s most notable up-and-comers alongside the icons of snowboarding push the sport to a new level, as Red Bull Supernatural makes its inaugural debut at Baldface Lodge, in BC, Canada. The 32,000-acre snowboarding paradise, in the Kootenay Mountains, sets the stage for a one-day backcountry boarding competition, designed to show off and test each athlete’s strengths in various disciplines of the sport. Integrating natural terrain, big mountain lines, fresh powder, pillows and adverse obstacles, the custom-made course postures to call upon all necessary skills of the rider and ultimately crown the best all-around snowboarder on the planet. Full event coverage airs on March 31st 1-3pm EST on NBC. For more info, www.redbull.com & www.redbullsignatureseries.com.Red Bull, Travis Rice
Los Angeles based hat makers, Quintin Co., reminds us what we love about seshing in the City of Angels. Manny Santiago, Danny Supa and Brett Sube take us on a aerial tour around downtown’s most legendary skate spots, with soaring camera angles captured by RC Helicopter. Check out the Quintin collection at www.quintinco.com.
Social media has redefined the way our world and it’s citizens communicate. Ideas, messages, beliefs and movements can now travel faster than the news can report it. Boundaries are vanishing and information is spreading. In so many words, our world is viral. KONY 2012, a movement created by Invisible Children, postures to revolutionize the social tool to spread the word and make known Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. Responsible the the abduction of 30,000+ Ugandan children forced into the leader’s rebel armies, Kony’s self-motivated crimes serve only to maintain his own power.
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign that aim to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. If the world knows who Jospeh Kony is, it will unite to stop him.
Directed and narrated by Jason Russell, co-founder of Invisible Children, this emotionally moving film draws out direct social awareness tactics targeting the the global “everyone,” including 20 distinct “culture makers” and 12 vital “policy makers,” to use thier power for good. Expiring on December 31, 2012, watch the video and learn more at KONY 2012.Invisible Children
20 years in the making, one of skateboarding’s most iconic power riders, postures to debut his new brand of ruleless vision. True to form, Elephant Skateboards are founded on the simplicity of Mike Vallely’s purist skateboarding roots. With a line that directly reflects who Mike is, the Elephant brand is a physical translation of the belief that: skateboarding comes from within. The decks, an amalgamation of early 90′s era board shapes with modern concave design, are just what we’d expect from Vallely. Available in April 2012.Elephant Skateboards, Mike Vallely
Taking it to the streets, in more ways than one, Dutch graffiti legend, Shoe, released his latest project. ‘Sweeping Beauty’ introduces a bucket of water, a broom, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman and the artists’ own street art movement, Calligraffiti. Fusing graffiti with calligraphy, to create traditional writing with a metropolitan attitude.graffiti, Niels Shoe Meulman
Getting loose and flying under the radar, Mikey DeTemple checks in from location unknown with the latest High Sea Films edit “Somewhere In Central America.” If not to watch Mikey soar on a the junior peel right, do it for the music (featuring Mr. Little Jeans – The Suburbs). Clean off the couch Mikey, we’re coming down.High Sea Films, Mikey DeTemple