Kelly Williams

Work In Skateboarding Panel Discussion @ Transworld

04 November 2015, 08.23 | Posted in Interviews, Project News, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | Comments Off


Moderated by Walker Ryan, Talking Shop is a Panel Discussion based on various issues to do with creating a career path geared towards working in skateboarding.

Panelists are:
Kim Woozy – Founder of MAHFIA.TV
David Jurusik – Transworld Skate Marketing executive
Fred van Schie – Leading social media skateboarding consultant
Kelly D Williams – Owner of Permanent Distribution, Broadcast Wheels and Format Skateboards.

Interactive workshop with the Panelists to follow discussion. Tickets available thru Eventbrite.

Permanent Co-op x Village Psychic

16 October 2015, 23.52 | Posted in Art & Design, Fashion & Footwear, Products, Project News, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | Comments Off

The Permanent Co-op is the debut capsule of product from Permanent Distribution, and is designed in cooperation with their extended family of brands, artists, designers, photographers, etc. Released only periodically and truly collaborative in nature, both entities share ideas and concepts- working together to create a very limited run of products that are only available at premium retailers and in the web store. For the debut capsule, Permanent teamed with the enigmatic Village Psychic NYC. This collection consists of wearable goods designed around the mantra “A Cosmic Alliance”, exemplified by the Candle of Good Fortune. For several millennia, it has been believed that those who bear the Candle of Good Fortune will be blessed with positive energy and providence. Basically, good stuff will happen to you if worn regularly. So they offered the collection in two colorways. Balance out the universe and get both. Images courtesy of Todd Midler Photography.







De Marchi Presents: Dawn Of The Pros

23 August 2014, 18.21 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Cycling, Fashion & Footwear, Products, Project News, Uncategorized, Video | Comments Off

demarchi_cover_001Born at the turn of the twentieth century, Emilio De Marchi was a friend of cycling pros such as Ottavio Bottecchia, Fausto Coppi, Giordano Cottur and a list of others including later legends like Basso and Moser. De Marchi’s career began as a bike and motorcycle mechanic, where he eventually became actively involved in some of the first cycling teams ever created. “At that time, quality cycling apparel was hard to come by, so Emilio [through his wife Emma] solicited by many fellow cyclists, started a small homemade production of cycling clothes and actively contributed to the definition of a cycling-specific [garment] standard as opposed to more generic ‘sports’ clothes that were more easily available back in the day.”

To commemorate this legacy, the De Marchi Company has recently assembled Dawn of The Pros, The Evolution of Style in Cycling (1940-1955). This beautiful hardcover book (printed in Italy!) is overflowing with images from this exciting era. De Marchi was there during the early years of cycling and is responsible for the design of some iconic garments such as the Italia track suit and the current jersey design that allows cyclists to breathe freely without the restraints of the rigid collars that were common in sportswear at the time.

I’m sure most readers of this blog could agree that for the past few decades, road cycling has eluded the concept of good style, and we generally equate functional cycling kits with sun-faded spandex covered in excessive logos like some kind of Nascar skin-suit, adorned with mostly unreadable pseudo-sponsorships from banks, car companies, and for some reason, chili peppers. However, this is not always the case. Brands like De Marchi have been quietly producing thoughtful and classic apparel designs that keep cyclists looking sharp as a tack. This is what their heritage is all about. Check out the book at


DVS+NYC With Daewon Song, Luis Tolentino, Zack Wallin… Featuring Killer Mike & El-P

04 January 2014, 04.41 | Posted in Music, Skateboarding, Uncategorized, Video | Comments Off

A few months ago I traveled with the DVS team to New York to see Luis Tolentino on a week-long trip with Daewon Song, Torey Pudwill, Zack Wallin, Marty Murawski and Jon Nguyen. Here’s a Little Video Edit from the Big Apple, and more visual stimulation can be found in the latest issue of The Skateboard Mag. Filmed & edited by Ryan Dearth. Directed by Kelly D. Williams. Music by Run The Jewels.

Premiere of Lenz II, A Skateboarding Film by Shinpei Ueno & TBPR

10 December 2013, 04.46 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Skateboarding, Uncategorized, Video | Comments Off


Approximately 4 years ago, skateboarding in Japan received a proper depiction in the cult video aptly titled LENZ. Since that time, the world has continued to get smaller – and Tight Booth Productions, Shinpei Ueno & Evisen Skateboards teamed up to produce one of the most unique & culturally rich skateboard films to date. Featuring over 180 skateboarders, LENZ II travels throughout Japan, France, and New York City to show that skateboarding flourishes best when allowed to mutate and adapt to the diversity of global terrain. This video proves that although styles may differ internationally, creativity and expression are fundamental to skateboarding.

PERMANENT Distribution is proud to host the Public U.S. Premiere of this special film, held at the Cha Cha Lounge at 2375 Glendale Boulevard in Los Angeles, California on the evening of Thursday December 12, 2013. While RSVPing isn’t required, arriving early with an RSVP is the only way to guarantee entry if the venue fills. You can do so at:

This 1-night event is sponsored by Permanent, Evisen Skateboards, Broadcast Wheels, and Modus Bearings.

Waters & Army Welcomes Marek Zaprazny

13 November 2013, 02.25 | Posted in Skateboarding, Uncategorized, Video | Comments Off

Marek Zaprazny gets drafted into the Army. Check his Intro part on and learn more about Waters + Army here.

Solo Jazz Video Premiere (Bronze 56k) in Los Angeles

17 August 2013, 07.18 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Project News, Skateboarding, Uncategorized, Video | Comments Off

I’ll be putting on a quaint video premiere for the release of the latest skate flick from Bronze (56k) titled Solo Jazz this Saturday. If you’re located in the Westerly regions of the North American continent, you’re invited to come and enjoy a brief visual presentation of East Coast skateboarding and redolent spectacle being projected onto a white wall in Los Angeles.

The video premiere starts at 10:00pm on Saturday August 17th at The Vex, located at 5240 Alhambra Avenue in L.A.

If you have no idea what Bronze or Solo Jazz is, then welcome to class. All ages are welcome, no entry fee. Visit for more information.


Rapha Presents: La Centième Prints & 100 Years of The Tour De France

29 June 2013, 00.42 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Cycling, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Geoff McFetridge is one of the many artists who have recently teamed up with Rapha Cycling to release a limited series of prints in conjunction with the 100th edition of the Tour de France. As it turns out, they sold out almost immediately.


Update From Rob Kingwill

25 April 2013, 01.32 | Posted in Photography, Snowboarding, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Rob Kingwill is the troof. For those of you who follow Kinger’s Instagram- you already know that he has been steady ruling this summer. A couple of trips to AK, Summer Camp, and even a viral video commercial for the new Mercedes-Benz C350 4Matic Coupe. I’ve said this before: when I started Compatriot Snowboard Company nearly 10 years ago, I never imagined the boards would somehow end up in 2 different car commercials. None of that would be possible without RK and KJ.


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Kevin Coakley Night Edit

07 January 2013, 22.19 | Posted in Skateboarding, Uncategorized, Video | Comments Off

SLAP Magazine recently dropped this edit with homie and Bostonian ripper Kevin Coakley. Filmed by Alex Pelletier and Dan Magee.