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Nick Zizzo Interview & Salon des Refuses Video Part

11 December 2015, 07.15 | Posted in Interviews, Skateboarding, Uncategorized, Video | Comments Off

Salon des Refuses or “exhibition of rejects”, was an exhibition of creative work that had been rejected by the critics & juries of the Paris Salon. As skaters, we’re no strangers to critique and refusal. Salon des Refusés is an independent skate video by Permanent Distribution employee Leo Banuelos. The DVD features Leo’s friends Nick Zizzo, Mike Magalhaes, Shane Carter, Ian Weisbecker, Joshua Baker, Leo Moreno, Derick Glancy, Cody Wilber, and Josh Miller.

The introduction, featuring the skating of Format Skateboards rider Nick Zizzo has just been published at Permanent.co along with an interview. Read more »

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 demarchi.com

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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

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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: http://lenz.eventbrite.com

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 HellaClips.com 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 permanentdist.com for more information.

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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.

Makia Warehouse Raid

16 November 2012, 22.38 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Fashion & Footwear, Products, Uncategorized, Video | Comments Off

Thank goodness for brands like Makia. They recently sent me a bundle of their latest Finnish-designed product including this permanent fixture on my coat rack: the Button Up Hooded Sweatshirt. Apparently it’s also a favorite of musician, actor, and Viking Vesa-Matti Loiri. If you’re still trying to catch up with Makia, check the documentary below or visit MakiaClothing.com

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How Makia Signed Kimi Räikkönen

18 October 2012, 02.45 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Fashion & Footwear, Uncategorized, Video | 1 comment »

Makia has beaten everyone to the Finnish line by announcing their endorsement of car racing prodigy Kimi Räikkönen. I must say this is brilliant, isn’t it?

Mark Ward “Far Out” Recap

04 September 2012, 10.10 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Video | Comments Off

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The Stussy-sponsored solo exhibit at Bleach London featuring new works by Mark Ward has been such a success that the show has extended until September 9th. Mark’s been a busy lad, releasing a recent collaboration with Broadcast and now this amazing group of work. Click here for the documentary.
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