Tuesday, 28 August 2007

i first became aware of Fernando Elvira's art from the series of boards he designed for cliche a few years back. as with all great artists that you discover through the diverse world of skateboarding his work stretches far beyond making graphics for boards & utilizes lots of different media to create a distinctive & bold aesthetic. anyway, about two months ago he painted a bowl in sweden & it looks awesome! click here:
DEFEKT to see the outcome. if you want to see more of Elvira's work peep it here COCOBULA

Wednesday, 22 August 2007


here is the first 'real' skate tee i ever owned. i'm not sure why i kept it - as it's proper skin tight nowadays- but i'm glad i did. i remember the first time i wore it skating & my mates being really stoked. then as we left the park on our boards, via a small slope to the gates, i slid out & tore holes in the shoulder. i was so gutted but it was darned to look as good as new & lasted another few years until growing got in the way...

Monday, 13 August 2007

TONY WILSON 1950-2007
We owe a lot to this man. All that was & is good about British music can be credited to him...... Now, listen to Joy Division

Sunday, 5 August 2007

whilst leaving pisa airport to pick up the rental car for our blind leading the blind, totally don't know where we're going in the dark, death race to the villa my friend matt and i were faced with this painted bronze sculpture of a pigeon. with half it's head missing & a club foot it was a grim greeting....welcome to pisa!!

as a contrast below is another view of siena town's clock tower taken from it's courtyard...