Archive for the Skateboarding Category

Almost Colour Chip Series Skateboards

Posted in Design, Funny, Skateboarding with tags , on September 25, 2009 by caffeinewatermark

almost boardsFINALLY! Your good friends at Almost Skateboards have made a board that is useful for more than just hurting your back and knees. Now we can use the thing while doing design work thanks to these handy new colour chip models they just released. I suggest bringing all three boards with you so you can colour match your board to the spot you are skating.


Vintage (90’s) Skate Ads

Posted in Celebrity, Design, Inspiration, Photo, Random, Skateboarding with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2009 by Jason Craig

Droors, hands down the best art direction of the era…still inspiring to this day.

Droors ad - Big BrotherDyrdek Droors Ad _ Big Brother

Menace Skateboards, I loved the bad-ass-ness that this crew portrayed. I was at a party/show type thing in Vancouver one time and they all showed up ’cause they were in town for Slam City or something and def lived up to their reputation…

Menace Skateboards Ad - Big BrotherMenace Skateboards - Big Brother

ha, remember when ELEMENT was Underworld Element? Waaaay different vibe back then, huh?

Underworld Element

You got any more??  post ’em , link ’em or leave us a comment!


September 20/20 with David Thomas Manzl

Posted in 20/20, Design, Domestic, Family, Friends, Inspiration, Interview, Skateboarding, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2009 by Jason Craig

We asked our bud David Thomas Manzl to answer these 20 questions in 20 words or less…check it out!



Who are you, where do you live, and what do you do?

David Thomas Manzl, Vancouver, Fairview represent. I make art, design, music as well as doing way too many other things.

What is your favorite meal?

Right now it’s the Naam quesadillas with the secret non-cheese

What is your favorite Hangover meal?


Do you collect anything?

Scars mostly. Some records too.

How do you relax, or what do you do in your downtime?

Skateboarding, gardening, patio-ing

Any new albums or artists that you’re digging right now?

nope, still waiting for summer’s big discovery…

Go hit shuffle on your ipod or itunes…what’s the first song that comes on?

“Dominion of Deceit” from 3 Inches of Blood’s Advance and Vanquish album

Do you have a musical guilty pleasure?

Fine Young Cannibals

What albums would you like to have on a desert island?

Sabbath – Masters of Reality

The Microphones – The Glow Part 2

What movies would you like to have on a desert island?

Toy Machine’s “Welcome to Hell”. but that would just make me want to go skate and then inevitably go insane.

Any favorite clothing brands?

Emerica does some cool basics though. I end up buying a lot of American Apparel stuff though out of convenience.

Any clothing brands you think are way over rated?

No idea… I make a lot of my own one-off t-shirt designs and screens though.

Flat brim or curved brim?

Wear it backwards, then it doesn’t matter.

What are your favorite places in the world?

Vancouver, San Francisco, Richmond Skate park, mountain towns, Saskatoon, Sackville NB, Gulf Islands

What magazines do you always read?

Thrasher mainly. I read Walrus a lot as well. Sometimes I’ll pick up the art/design ones, but not much.

What projects are you currently working on?

Solo art show and some freelance design work. Trying to re-learn back smiths too.

Who would you like to play you in a movie about your life?

Myself, like the Truman show.

Who or what inspires you?

My lady Julia and my friends. B.A. Johnson

How do you get around?

1997 Mazda B2300, bus, bike, skateboard or just walk

What are your most prized possessions?

Nothing really. I try to avoid getting hung up on having “stuff”, although I’ve got some pretty irreplaceable records.

Street Art

Posted in Funny, Inspiration, Skateboarding with tags on August 11, 2009 by caffeinewatermark

I like to consider myself a connoisseur of the finest in written street poetry. Things that are so important that people have to write them on a wall, bench or any other urban object. Today’s spotlight will be on a great piece my lady Julia spotted just past the McDonalds/Walmart/Dollarama zone over in the skatepark of Sydney, Nova Scotia last week on our East Coast tour.

Sydney Steez

Wild in the streets

Posted in Family, Friends, Inspiration, Photo, Skateboarding with tags , , , , on June 30, 2009 by Jason Craig

Domestic fam Stephen Hare took these stellar photos at the Vancouver Go Skateboarding day.

Peep out his blog here for the complete rundown.

**wow, Ed Templeton has really packed on the pounds…







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