Friday, 23 November 2012
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
I was at BZF this weekend, and here I am at my stall!
This is just some of the communal table.
The wonderful Princesa Pirata Zine distro set up shop with this marvelous suitcase!
I also met another illushredder who makes zines! Rad! Ashley Dhnoa, a brummie shredder makes Skate Brum. Check out his website and buy a copy!
Another brummie shredder, my good friend Wig Smith (of Gnargore fame) made this collabo zine with Lee Sparks on the seven different manifestations of the Prince of Darkness himself (No, not Ozzy)
Speaking of Ozzy, I found this gem on the communal table. It is a zine dedicated to giving a tour around the area of Brummieland where members of Black Sabbath grew up and first formed the band
And here is a map
Leeds based 'Footprint' workers co-op brought their Risograph machine and asked store holders to draw something to be printed that day. Everyone got involved and the result was BZF: Zine in a day! Here is my effort below.
BZF was rad! thanks to the organisers Lizz, Annelise and Antonio. I definitely want to be involved again next year. Thanks to everyone who bought a zine/print form me, or even just talked to me, or even just had a good look! Bring on BZF 2013 :)
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
The fair will be at Sidewalk (no not the shredding mag you all know and love) but a venue in the centre of Birmingham, 125-131 Hurst Street.
In the meantime, check out the website: http://www.birminghamzinefestival.com/
And my little bio (if you scroll down a bit): http://www.birminghamzinefestival.com/2012-festival/
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Sunday, 1 July 2012
The awesome and totally wadical Chris Morgan, founder and owner of Science, did an interview for Brash 4 and has posted about it on the team's facebook page (thank you!)
The interview is a must read.. a rare and detailed insight into the sheer amount of hard work that goes into running a skateboard company. These are the guys that skateboarding often forgets, and I puzzle at why, because this is where all the talent lies. As I state in the zine intro; not only can they shred like a beast, but their creative skills are limitless... filming, editing, graphic design, web design, illustration, PR, communication and all the stressful and mundane tasks that must go into running a skateboard company.
This is just one of the five pages of the Chris Morgan/Science interview, full to the brim of rider shots, rarely heard Science philosophy, stories and opinions... and an exclusive peek at Science's new decks, soon to be released...
check out the Science website: http://www.scienceskateboards.co.uk/
Please buy a copy of Brash to read the Science interview in full!
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
find Brash 4 at the Mixed Special show from this thursday at the Red Gallery, Rivington Street, Shoreditich - http://mixedspecial.com/info/
you can buy Brash 4 at Parlour skate shop (more info soon)
I'll keep ya posted to as and when Brash 4 will be available online or to purchase anywhere else.
Friday, 22 June 2012
Just as Brash is getting bigger and better, so is Skateboard Religion. Above is SBR's contribution to Brash an below is the Brash contribution to SBR...
Boards are £40 and you can get them from here:
Also, keep checking the SBR website (currently under construction) for updates...
Thanks to Nik Jones for giving me this opportunity enabling me to create my first board graphic!
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Here is the Stockwell part!
Stoked to be a part of it, especially as I got some decent head phones out of it! :) Thanks Sam and his Dad. Well done to Jake Harris for making the films and Sam Ashley for taking the shots (there's a billboard photo of me looking like a gormless twat floating around somewhere... namely Heathrow airport)
Brash is finished.
Issue four is part of my final project for my illustration degree at Camberwell.
The private view, at the college is tomorrow night, and then on for the rest of the week, so please come if you can!
Here's a link for the details:
Only a few copies of Brash 4 are currently available to buy exclusively (for now!) at the Illustration shop within the show.
Fret not though... I have printed 300 of the buggers, it's just a case of folding, stapling and stenciling, but a copy will be in your mitts if you very so wish it.
Please contact me now if you would like to pre order a copy. My email address is email@example.com
Friday, 25 May 2012
Science skateboards, Olivia Skalkos, Lucy Adams, Horse zine and Horse zine James, Skateboard Religion, BMT, Craig Questions, Jenna Selby, Emma Richardson, Helen Lovelee, Mitch Long, DIY tattooing by Mat Collins, Artwork by Pat Macdonald, Rich de Courcy and Callum Abbott, story telling by William Kramer, Stockwell Skate Park, Parlour Skate Shop, Jim Thompson, Valentine Katz and Billy Jay Holmes.
It's gonna be a good 'un. Please contain your excitement.
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Some copies of Brash zine, along with other art by yours truly was sent up to Birmingham recently to be part of the Papergirl show. Everyone involved in the show will now have their artwork delivered out to people via 'couriers' on bicycles....rad!
Check out more pics of the show here:
Photos by Kate Ward... thank you very much! Sorry I couldn't be there.
Friday, 23 March 2012
Graphic by Paul Parker http://www.pparkerillustration.com/
I've been a huuuge fan of Lovenskate ever since I met Stu at t-shirt screen printing event in Birmingham. It's taken me until now (three years!) to finally buying a Lovenskate plank. They are only company in the country that goes that extra push to screen print their boards, which is untimely so much more 'skateboarder', keeping that DIY mentality alive and kicking.
So support British skateboarding and go buy your next deck from Lovenskate!
Monday, 20 February 2012
Footage by Brashzine
Photograph by Jenna Selby
Lucy Adams is the UKs number 1 female skateboarder and Brash met up with her for a chat: the interview will be featured in Brash issue 4. Lucy skates for Lovenskate (best company in the world!) and DC and relishes the fact that she has often been described as being able to 'skate like a guy.' A down to earth, totally rad individual who rips up any comp she enters, now runs a blog where she shares everything she gets up to skate wise, 'bigging up' the scene and being a true inspiration for skater girls and boys alike!
Please check out the new Rogue website, where you can buy the brand new board designed by team rider Helen Lovelee, as well as check out other team riders and what Rogue and friends get up to.
I recently purchased the Lovelee deck (haha get it?!) , which is currently hung up on my kitchen wall, patiently waiting to be shrodden on.
Monday, 13 February 2012
A couple of Stockwell lurkers (Jim and Ash) have put together an article of what went down late last year, including the drizzly Stockwell games as well as the art show, live music and zine/t-shirt stall for Sidewalk... rad or what? It features, Johnners, Martyn, Pat Madonald, Rich de Courcy, Alex Payne, Nik Jones, myself and many more. Go buy it!