Spanish surf label TWOTHIRDS have recently paired up with Vancouver Island native and photographer Jeremy Koreski for a soon to be released series of photo tees. We are all to familiar with Koreski and his immense talent behind the lens, from the surf and fishing photos to the more recent aerial photography it all captures the West coast outdoors perfectly. Below is the rundown from TWOTHIRDS on the project:
“We celebrated our newest Sentinel Collab together with Canadian Sentinel Jeremy Koreski. Jeremy lives the true outdoor lifestyle, which is reflected in all of his amazing pictures. It has been a true honor to have him here in Barcelona. The Jeremy Koreski Collab Tees are available soon in our online store.”
Both Kevin and I have been waiting on this one to drop in its entirety, The Evolution of an Artist: Thom Jones. Seattle based furniture
designer builder, metalworker and motorcycle builder Thom is a bit of a jack of trades. I first became aware of him through the Harley/chopper world and soon after saw his amazing furniture he builds under the name Semigood. This is a great little behind the scenes look at the evolution of an artist; from writing graffiti to building furniture to building choppers it is all a natural progression for an artist like Thom Jones.
A 45 min experimental film shot entirely on Super 16mm – this looks to be as rad as it gets, and it features a host of dudes we respekt like Trevor Gordon and Scotty Stopnik.
We’ve been covering Manastash for a few years now and have always admired what the Washington State / Japan-focused label has produced – timelessly hippy and outdoors-centric, great colours and fits, with function thought through for real wear. Here’s a look at the Japanese catalogue for s/s 2014, lots of gold, especially on the women’s side of things, and bang-on art direction overall.
On another note, Manastash is now available at Without Walls, the new on-trend outdoors venture from Urban Outfitters. The model is very current and you gotta give it up for their cool hunters for jumping all over this style in the wake/fallout of faux-Americana/’heritage’ everything. A lot of really awesome brands on board which is great for WW and consumers – but I gotta question why (other than the obvious payout) many of these brands were willing to sacrifice their ‘credibility’ and core audience (aka not the Urban Outfitters clientele) to get on board with this corporate trendhop – it is the long play? What happens when the next thing comes along? Or is this aesthetic/’lifestyle’ going to stick with millennials? A lot of questions, but Manastash is one of the labels I wouldn’t have expected to join on, given their brand promise and ethos, which is hard to rectify against the necessary business dealings of a shareholder business like Without Walls.
Longform short piece on Cycle Zombie’s Scotty Stopnik, a philosophical overview of the family’s take on skate/surf/moto culture. ‘It’s a lifestyle many try to embody but few have such a natural and honest approach to the culture and passion this brotherhood share’ – well put by Desillusion.
Justin Morrison aka Scrappers is a man of many activities; drawing, painting, camping, surfing, moto riding and i am sure the list goes on. Born on Vancouver Island and now based in Portland, Scrappers is all about the adventure life and he wants to share and explore that with you, so much so he is looking to launch a free adventure/lifestyle mag called STAY WILD. To help get things off the ground he has started a Kickstarter page to raise money for the printing costs of the first issue. This looks like it is going to be a super rad publication, one I can fully support and if you feel the same head on over to the Kickstarter and throw down in the name of adventure…
Trill spooky vibes from Copenhagen’s Rascals with this video showcasing their winter 2013 collection on the nightime city streets. Produced by the same team behind the a/w video, these guys are on a promo roll right now… that, and the line is rock solid 100.
There are no words… See See just made the best moto vid of the year *round of applause, suddenly hungry*