Here is a new collaboration between Levi’s Made and Crafted and the New York surf and art publication WAX Magazine. The project celebrates the idea of patience in both surfing and in the making of well-crafted clothing. The collaboration consists of an actual printed magazine and a digital look book in the form of a beautiful Tumblr site designed to celebrate the clothing, the people who wear them, the pursuits they enjoy and the time it takes to reach a place of excellence.levismadeandcrafted.tumblr.com
Here is a pretty lil short film by Mikey DeTemple and Dustin Miller for Jack Spade. Not sure what the plot is, but it seems to capture the essence of a nice bi-coastal day in the life for your modern urban surfer quite well, and the music + cinematography is great. Enjoy!
Groundswell is director Chris Malloy’s short film follow-up to 180° South. Surfers Dan Malloy, Trevor Gordon and Pete Devries set sail on a 68 foot sailboat guided by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation into British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest where a pipeline and oil tanker proposal looms. The team explores waves and a rainforest full of life while learning of the potential irreversible consequences of this project from local First Nations leaders. Groundswell beautifully and profoundly captures the spirit of this wild place and the passion of the Heiltsuk people who are committed to protecting it. Buy or rent the full film here:www.vimeo.com/groundswell
Last week, I was reminded why Rincon is called the “Queen of The Coast”. Here is a video featuring local superstar, Conner Coffin that I would normally save for Surf Porn Sunday, but can’t really resist sharing while I am still frothing very hard over that majestic conveyer belt of a wave. All hail the Queen!www.youngwisetails.com
Screw Avatar. Here is an amazing look at some of the more challenging shots Brainstorm Digital put together for Martin Scorsese’s new film The Wolf of Wall Street. I would of had no idea these natural looking scenes were not actually shot on location — the compositing is quite incredible and it just goes to show that anything is possible these days.
Acid is a humble and exploratory publication with surfing as an entry point, made to make you marvel and want to get in the water. Issue 2 will treat you with an extensive look at Gotland, the Hawaii of the Baltic Sea; a trip underwater to discover artificial reefs; a tale of survival attempts in tropical and polar waters; an examination of the relationship between surfing and coastal developments and a balsa sculpture of a surfer in a fur coat. And some more.www.acidsurfing.com
If you haven’t seen Spike Jonze’s latest flick, “Her” yet, get on it, it’s amazing. For now you can check out this parody sketch for SNL with Jonah Hill; the trailer for “Me”. Enjoy the future!
The SOURCE is the comprehensive public release of the artist Doug Aitken’s ongoing series of conversations with the creative individuals shaping contemporary culture. The focus is the starting point of creativity. Before anything is made, how are ideas and impulses generated? Where does the creative idea start? What is the journey to the finished creation? The SOURCE creates a dialogue between mediums—visual art, architecture, film, new media and music—a space for individuals to talk candidly about their unique process. The SOURCE explores this path, from inception to realization.www.dougaitkenthesource.com