If somebody scoped your skating spot via satellite while you were in mid-swagger on one of our new Ace x Shut Skateboards Dazzle Camo Decks we’re not sure if they’d be frankly overwhelmed by your freshness or just not see you at all. Therein lies the mystery of dazzle — patterns used by US and British naval ships to stay off the radar during the war to end wars, and the one that followed shortly after. The camouflaging properties of dazzle are an unsettled science but its flyness has been a matter of public record since naval camofleurs and Cubists began to infiltrate and inspire each other’s respective circles. Our bedazzled deck is the latest from our ongoing partnership with the Lower East Side’s Shut Skateboards, makers of decks and gear for riders on the meanest city streets since ‘86.
Some fake ass propaganda shit. We know how it’s done.
Make your own kinda music and submit it to the 2013 Cha Cha Lounge Independent Skateboard Film Festival in LA. Created by and for skateboarders, the festival aims to shine a light on some of skateboarding’s under-appreciated talent by recognizing the best independent filmmakers and skaters. New work is being considered for categories including Best Short and Long Form, Best Single Skater and Best Film Wildcard.
Get your reels turning and send your film in by April 24. Screenings and awards run May 28-30 at the Cha Cha Lounge in Los Angeles, and online.
Worn Path is the brand spanking new taco stand of Niles Armstrong (we’re not sure if he’s related to Neil) — a shop on Mississippi Street in North Portland that’s devoted to a love of the out-of-doors. Niles brings his own line of beach-comber accessories under one roof with skateboards, handmade knives, books, warm clothes and beautiful stuff. Friday night, he and some friends break champagne on the ol’ girl with an outdoor screening of some 1970s 16mm film. We’ll see you there with bells on.
We love this gorgeous skate video shot with Kilian Martin — the butchest ballerina we’ve ever clapped eyes on — posted here just in time for Go Skateboarding Day, an international call to action and day of wildness in the streets. Join us tomorrow morning at 11am with board in hand for a free cup of French press from Stumptown at Ace Hotel New York before we set out on the streets to defile the principles of capitalism by riding skateboards all day and doing nothing else. In the evening, we’ll be at Tammany Hall for the NY GSD celebration with DJ sets and raffles for cool things. If you want to go RSVP so we know you’re coming.
Full Bleed did a collage in room 1022 at Ace Hotel New York right in time for Go Skateboarding Day — and right around the same time Shut Skateboards (one of NYC’s purveyors of Full Bleed and an all around rad skate shop) screened Deathbowl to Downtown, shot on Super 8 and narrated by Chloë Sevigny, for our free Sunday night movie series, Liberty Hall Screenings. For posterity, the flyer and some shots from the screening:
This Sunday in Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York, SHUT Skateboards NYC presents DEATHBOWL TO DOWNTOWN, an allegory of street skating in NYC with the streets themselves cast in the lead. Joyously shot on Super 8, with a period soundtrack, narrated by Chloë Sevigny and screening just in time for International Go Skateboarding Day when, every year on June 21, skateboarders old and new around the globe celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding. See at Ace on Sunday, and the streets on Tuesday.