The Van Doren Invitational (VDI) is being held at the Van’s US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA, this weekend. We went to scope out the phenomenal artwork featured on the skatepark.
Walkthrough: WAYDAT? in Sydney
Neckface, Leo and Weirdo Dave walk us through RVCA’s group art show, What Are You Doing After this? in Sydney. Watch as they praise and rip each others work to shreds.
KEEGAN GIBBS: UMBRELLA SERIES
For our fashion spread in Issue #43, we turned to Los Angeles photographer Keegan Gibbs to light up our pages with his colorful perspective. Enjoy the outtakes from #43′s ‘On The beach’ fashion shoot.
INTERN SPEAKS #2
Our LA intern, Sarah Wasko, has stuck it out with us for another week. Here she is talking cancelled flights, art, and hometown pride.
PEOPLE: COLE BARASH
Video by Robert Grieb of Positive Productions Let’s begin with a super brief background summary. Cole Barash was the main man in snowboard photography a few years back. He was at the top, above all the rest, and every brand and pro snowboarder wanted a piece. Three years ago he moved to New York,…
CHIRP: A Collection of Andy Jenkins Illustrations from The Skateboard Mag
Do you get emails from the legendary artist Andy Jenkins? I do. I get them all the time. Here’s today’s: Hey Stud. I’ve started a Kickstater page for a new project we’re working on. A 7″ x 7″ book filled with the best of my Skate Mag drawings — most of them created for a particular…
FROM THE MAG: JOSH CHEUSE
Madonna backstage at Howie Montaug’s cabaret at Danceteria, NYC. Photo By Josh Cheuse. Full interview and feature in MC #43.
Ilse Valfré is a Mexican born illustrator with a huge online following. I know what you’re all thinking; she’s also a huge babe. Here she is talking art, inspiration, and deportation.
BEHIND THE SHOT: Warren Smith
This a photo from at my friend Jeremy’s trailer in Panama City beach FL. I took this photo a few years ago. It’s a TV in the trailer; it doesn’t really work. Thank you Jeremy for providing a sanctuary for us all these years.
The Creative Class
WeTransfer, those helpful folk that assist us to send stupidly large images to each other on a daily basis, have just developed a short series profiling leading creatives and the role technology plays in their process. Featuring Damon Albarn, Tim Dixon and the boss, Stefan Sagmeister. Watch the series here
Andrew Blauschild – Kookbox
Here are some words with Andrew Blauschild, co-founder of Kookbox Surfboards, about the past and present of NY surf culture, photography, and how chicks used to dig bankers but now they prefer surfers.
Look Away, Todd Francis
Todd Francis is an artist, a gentleman, and, if I had to guess, an Aquarius. His new book, Look Away, is a selection of works from Todd’s twenty-odd year career as an artist, and we called him up to talk about it.
We here at Monster Children USA are lucky enough to share a space with XIX Studios, where these two shots were captured on the skate-able cyc. What is Clint Peterson wearing in these photos? Why, that is the Michael Leon for This Represents t-shirt. What is This Represents? It’s a brand new agency featuring…
PEOPLE: Mark Vassallo
Somehow, our contributor Katja managed to interview Mark Vassallo. Katja lives in Slovenia, Mark in Australia. Half our staff live in Sydney. Way to beat us at our own game, Katja.
RVCA X GOLD MOTH
LAST NIGHT RVCA’S ARTIST NETWORK PROGRAM (ANP) PRESENTED ‘GOLD MOTH’, A COLLECTION OF NEW WORKS BY ANP ARTIST MARK ALSWEILER AT THE DOWNSTAIRS GALLERY IN PADDINGTON, SYDNEY.
Gold Moth – new work by Mark Alsweiler
NZ born, Sydney based artist Mark Alsweiler has been busy creating new painting and sculpture works for his upcoming solo exhibition ‘Gold Moth’ in Sydney (then Melbourne) this month. Amidst the chaos we sat down for a tuna melt and coffee in his Paddington studio to talk about his work and what keeps him on…
KITCHEN SERIES: MIKE GIANT
MC Sydney has moved to a new studio space, complete with an archery range and an indoor roller derby arena. Last week graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist Mike Giant turned up in our studio’s kitchen and started drawing all over the walls. Luckily, Josh D from Rebel8 had thought ahead and got us sufficiently intoxicated before we…
RIP Bunny Yeager
The cult female photographer of the ’50s and ’60s, Bunny Yeager has just passed away. Starting out as a pin-up model herself, she eventually took over the camera and began shooting friends in the nude. She was most famous for her work with Bettie Page and in the end, more of Page’s images (by Yeager)…
Last night at Volcom‘s Last Resort, an exhibition of works by Gemma O’Brien and Jamie Browne, tropical vibes were brought. Photos by Jack Bennett from Life Without Andy
People: Ty Williams
I recently invited Floridian artist Ty Williams over to my loft in Downtown LA to discuss his sorta new eclectic Caribbean/surf/prep clothing brand Ours Gallery and get some photos of the spring/summer line.