Graffiti artist Jan Is De Man recently created a new mural installation at the Skatepool Griftpark. He designed and discussed his plans with the local skaters. Using matte non-slip paint, so the skaters don’t slide out and design elements help indicate where the turns and verticals are. Peep more the flicks after the jump!
Well the time is upon us. Starting tomorrow our friends from the Under Pressure Festival in Montreal are throwing their 20th anniversary event featuring tons of amazing sub-culture features such as skateboarding, breakdancing, emceeing and of course graffiti.
Taking up a number of blocks in the downtown core of Montreal, if you are anywhere near the city you must stop by. Even if you’re not – make the drive!
Check out the map for all the details pertaining to the event here.
“October Sequence Tree is basically a piece of art, but in multiple forms – print, film, installation. How it came about was that one day i decided to get a copper plate, damage it in a playfully fun way via skateboarding, then print out all the activity it endured through a drypoint printmaking process. i documented what i did and made a short film about skateboarding, art, and process. and yes, it was edited in the sequence it was filmed.” –Arthur Lugauskas
We posted up the amazing work of light painting artist and animator Darren Pearson before (here). He has since released a new animation video entitled “Light Goes On” which consists of a light painted skeleton skateboarding around various locations and busting some gnarly tricks throughout the corpse’s journey. See some great images and video after the click.
Unfortunately, we can’t find information on the artist for this project. However, we think it’s super awesome. This project dedicated to creating skateboards made out of everyday objects from egg cartons to briefcases.
Arto Saari is a legend of the skateboarding community. Known for an insane amount of talent and some of the gnarliest video parts ever, he’s now focused on shifting his passion to being behind the lens instead of in front of it. This video has Saari talk about his practice, as well as other famous skaters talking about his craft.