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Today we present to you the first illustration in our new Holiday series with artist Todd Francis. Each month, we’ll highlight one weird holiday you didn’t know was a holiday, and today is International Save the Elephants Day.
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LENS: BROADWAY GOLD


Photographer Alex Schmidt realizes it’s hard to separate skateboarding with the city of Los Angeles, because skateboarding has taught him to really appreciate the city he lives in, the people that populate it, and the buildings that cover the area. See his Downtown LA photo series here.
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PEOPLE: BRIAN LOTTI


We visited legendary skateboarder and landscape artist Brian Lotti in his LA studio to talk about innovation in both his skate and painting style, and the similarities in his creative process as both a skater and artist. Watch the video here.
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Posted by Monster Children - 17.04.2015

CITY GUIDE: Copenhagen

Niccolò Debole recently visited Copenhagen and can’t stop talking about it. When we asked what made it so good, he said Everyone just seems healthier, happier, and hotter. So I guess we’re going to Copenhagen.

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Posted by Crombie - 15.04.2015

JAPAN DIARY: MONDAY

We’re in Japan for five days gathering material for our upcoming Global Issue. Everything here is very Japanese and everyone is really nice. Here’s what has happened so far.

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Posted by Su Young Choi - 14.04.2015

PEOPLE: ANDREW ALLEN

Propeller: A Vans Skateboarding Video premieres next week, featuring Andrew Allen. We recently sat down with the man of the moment. Read the interview and watch an accompanying short vid of him here.

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Posted by Monster Children - 17.04.2015

BEHIND THE SHOT: SLURPEE WAVE

The ocean was literally frozen. I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. Slowly, silently, slurpee-like waves crashed towards the shore. I had never seen anything quite like this.

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Posted by Erin Bromhead - 16.04.2015

NEW MUSIC: DESAPARECIDOS

Deseparecidos are back, and they are angry. The video to their new single “City on the Hill” is a mind exploding collage of consumer greed, over consumption, military might and sensationalist culture that makes me want to burn a flag till it’s a muddled puddle of red white and blue.

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Posted by Monster Children - 15.04.2015

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS LINEUP 2015

Prepare to get tinnitus in your ears, have your livers completely obliterated and not sleep for 96hours because the good ol’ folks at Splendour in the Grass have just released their 2015 lineup.

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Posted by Su Young Choi - 15.04.2015

CHOICE CUPS 003: Woodcat Coffee Bar

For the third installment of Choice Cups, we visit East LA’s Woodcat Coffee, nestled between a new British gastro pub ‘The Lost Knight’ and a Mexican herbal medicine spot.

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Posted by Erin Bromhead - 15.04.2015

SEVEN: PHOTO SHOW

If you live in sunny California, there’s a photo show you should get yourself along to. It’s all salt and tan lines and adventure. Featuring Julian Martin, Derek Dunfee, Brooks Sterling, Dylan Gordon, Jack Belli, Shane Cox, and Drew Martin. See some photos here.

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Posted by Aaron Farley - 14.04.2015

RECORDING WITH JOEL MORALES

Joel Morales, AKA Joel Jerome, is an incredibly talented musician, engineer and producer who is obsessed with recording music. Which is a great thing, because the music he records is really fucking good. The other thing he’s really good at is talking. Read him talk here.

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Posted by Monster Children - 14.04.2015

FROM THE MAG: PURIENNE PAGE 33

Our current issue of Monster Children is number 46. If you unpeel its jacket and get to touching its body, you will find this photo. This photo is of Eddie Petterson and it is shot by Henrik Purienne.

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Posted by Lincoln Jubb - 14.04.2015

LENS: VINCE PERRAUD

Meet Vincent Perraud, a self proclaimed ‘lil Frenchy’ who likes hanging out with his camera and enjoying the occasional beer. Vince mentioned his English isn’t the best which is OK, because his photographs speak for themselves.

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Posted by Zach Baker - 11.04.2015

LIVE REVIEW: ELECTRIC WIZARD

This guy gave me a manila envelope labeled “Perma_Frost” with a skull and flake of snow printed on it and then I went and saw Electric Wizard by myself. I don’t know anything about the occult, I just like slow, low riffs, and pot.

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Posted by Linnea Stephan - 11.04.2015

EXHIBIT: WORLD PIECE

There’s an exhibition in SD this weekend that you should attend. But if you can’t, feast your eyes on exhibiting photographer and filmer Chase Cruz’s work here instead.

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Posted by Linnea Stephan - 11.04.2015

Brixton ReStitched

The stylish crew at Brixton have just dreamed up another reason why we all need hats. Brixton ReStitched began as a way for the design team to experiment with different resources and design methods.

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Posted by Monster Children - 11.04.2015

SUMMER: SYDNEY VS LOS ANGELES

Summer in Sydney has officially come to an end. Now it’s LA’s turn to show off. Here we’ve compiled a list of pros and cons to contribute to the age old debate – which city boasts the better summer experience?

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Posted by Lincoln Jubb - 10.04.2015

WATCH: BLOODSTAINS

Sydney to Melbourne, art gallery to art gallery. The lads at Space 44 decided for their yearly skate deck exhibition that they would venture from their home turf in Cronulla, down to sibling galley – The Snake Hole, at Mornington Peninsula. 7 days on the road with the full Lodown skate team along Australia’s most pristine coastline.

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Posted by Monster Children - 10.04.2015

In Transit: Tokyo with Gabe L’Heureux

Next time you find yourself with 24 hours in Tokyo, thank photographer Gabe L’Heureux, who has kindly put together a city guide of what to do during a lengthy layover.

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Posted by Erin Bromhead - 09.04.2015

NEW MUSIC: PANDA BEAR

Still deciding if this is a scene from one of my most petrifying childhood nightmares, or a beautiful depiction of a family of floral silk laden bears living their lives in slow motion. Either way, this music video is a work of art.