The California Sunday Magazine, in collaboration with Google Play commissioned designer, Nicolas Menard to participate in their “California Inspires Me” project, which is a series of animated interviews of artists from California. This episode features Jack Black as he reminisces on growing up in Hermosa Beach and adopting the Spicoli-esque So-Cal lifestyle from an early age. Check out the link below for the back story behind creating this rad piece:www.motionographer.com
Brought together by a love of surf, sea and all things creative, the ladies behind KASSIA,Summer Bummer, EiR NYC, and AllSwell have joined forces to create “The Kit”, a zippered neoprene pouch filled with essential items perfectly suited for your next beachy adventure. Hailing from both the West and East coasts, the collaborators wanted to share their passion for surf, entrepreneurial spirits, and a mutual love of expressing themselves both on the waves and on paper.FULL STORY
Here’s a little Throwback Thursday for all you skate buffs who think you’ve seen it all and might have missed this one. Gou Miyagi is here to show you some originals he has up his sleeve in Heroin’s, ‘Video Nasty’. This Japanese skate crew is shredding in a new way and giving tribute to moves of the past.www.thrashermagazine.com
Justin Quintal is how we say “living the dream” or staying “forever young”, take your pick. Nestled away down south in a lil slice of heaven called Jacksonville, Florida, Justin enjoys the simple life far from the hustle & bustle of the surf industry and trendy SoCal scene. When he does swoop into said scene, he keeps it real by driving his van across the country to win not one, but two consecutive Duct Tape Invitational contests at the US Open, then drives back to Florida with souvenir trophies and heat jerseys in hand. A man who does not discriminate between board shapes, designs and eras, Justin represents the modern, well-rounded, soul surfer of our time. We recently sent our buddy Drew Miller over to hang with Justin and his lady for a day, snapping good old 35mm film photos of the two in their local North Florida habitat.FULL STORY
If you’ve never been to Tokyo then this wonderfully designed and animated title sequence for the upcoming FITC conference in Tokyo will give you a bit of an idea of just how frenetically paced this city can be…via typography, color, and shape. I almost feel the hum of Shibuya beneath my feet.FITC Tokyo 2015 Titles
What does it mean to be a man from the sunshine state? This observational documentary attempts to give some insight into that answer one subject at a time. In other words, there are a lotta drunk rednecks basking at home in their element and preaching on their soapboxes in this 50 minute opus – also some sage advise where you’d least expect though. “Come on vacation, leave on probation” as one wise man states. If you want to experience this flick in real life, visit The Giggling Gator in St. Augustine, ask for the Eddie suite. Enjoy.www.floridamanthemovie.com
In the middle of the South Pacific sits a little island that’s home to one of the most revered (and deadly) waves in the world, Teahupo’o. While Tahiti was one of the last places on Earth to be inhabited by humans, each year when that south swell starts to ramp up, this slice of paradise is teeming with pro surfers, photographers, industry folks, and celebrities. And the one person that everyone calls upon to show them a good time as well as tow them into monster slabs of crystal clear water is Raimana Van Bastolaer. Not only does Raimana serve as the unofficial ambassador to Tahiti and charge Chopes harder than anyone else, he also has big plans for future guests making the pilgrimage to heaven on earth. We recently caught up with the host with the most at his home in Papara, Tahiti.FULL STORY
Geoff McFetridge doesn’t know this, but he is a man after my own heart… Questionably-practical means of transportation are a secret passion of mine. Hence the surfboard-rack-backpack that I am sporting in my profile image (here on Indoek and LinkedIn). Geoff, if you’re reading this, I’ll take two c/o Almond Surfboards.
Late last year I went to Indonesia to work on another film for Deus Ex Machina Motorcycles with director and photographer, Dustin Humphrey. North To Noosa is a short documenting the journey of three young surfers as they make their way north from Sydney to Noosa. Laden with surfboards and camping equipment, the surfers battle the elements as they ride custom motorcycles through floods and rain squalls, finding uncrowded waves along the way. Written and narrated by Harrison Roach, the film showcases the East Coast of Australia’s most iconic surf destinations. Watch as Harrison, Matt Cuddihy, and Husni Ridwan experience the highs and lows of a great Australian road trip. The trailer is live now, and the full film will be available to watch in March.
Featuring: Harrison Roach, Matt Cuddihy, Husni Ridwan, Dave Rastovich, Zye Norris, Jared Mell, Thomas Bexon, and more.Deus Customs
While digging around for a little motion design inspiration, I stumbled across this beauty by Matt Greenwood. It is a short, simple representation of the fundamental elements of design set to motion and music. Line, plane, rhythm, balance, scale, texture, framing, grid, color, transparency, layers, symmetry, pattern, negative space, point, rules, randomness, contrast, composition, type, harmony, tension, movement. One element flows seamlessly into the next. Is design a science, or do we just move things around until they feel right?www.mattgreenwood.tv
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! This week’s dose of surf porn features the boys from Montauk braving blizzard conditions at their local spot to score some waves all to themselves. It’s amazing, the things we do for a few good waves with only your friends out.