Arkitip Issue No. 0061 – ‘BACKDOOR’
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 31, July 2016
We are proud to announce our latest issue edition ‘BACKDOOR’ a Brothers Marshall + Arkitip collaboration.
BACKDOOR, the bastard lovechild of Aleutian energy and the primordial, flaming ooze that Earth busted into the Pacific. The gnarled, gnashing right sits just left of center of our progressive universe. Let them stare at pipe, swarming like moths to the blazing effigy of Gerry Lopez; we know where the real action goes down.
The stakes raised, the testosterone peaked, the reef hungrier for the flesh of man; BACKDOOR is the Sadist’s wet dream and the masochist’s playground. Our eyes transfixed, our breath shallow and jabbing, we look beyond the spotlight to this other pace, this other room, this other door. The real stories come from a forbidden, seductive corner of the human mind; the BACKDOOR to the salt-stained psyche that when milked spews blissful chaos onto the pages of this… thing.
BACKDOOR: Sliding in between the cheeks of mainline “surf culture. No safe words, enjoy the ride, come again soon.
Jim Evans, Clare Rojas, Jack McCoy, Phranc, Mike Krim, Charles Smith, Barry McGee, Ian Perez, Lorenzo Fariello, Derek Marshall, Chad Marshall, Leroy Marshall, Tiana Marshall, El Salvadorans, Ned Evans, Bill Parr, Steven Vingua, Sage Vaughn
Along with the issue edition, in collaboration with Brother Marshall, we produced a Barry McGee ‘BACKDOOR’ tee shirt.
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Announcing the Arkitip x Ello Juried Art Exhibition
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 25, July 2016
You should know by now, but if you don’t; Ello is an online social center for creatives to share, collaborate and promote their work all without the commercial trappings of mainstream social sites. We love Ello for this and also for its beautiful, minimalist interface, allowing creatives to display their work boldly, in much larger formats which are not bound by small square or rectangular grids. There is an abundance of brilliant work here, and we’d like to share it with you.
To that end, and in order to find the best and brightest Ello contributors, we are conducting an online art exhibition at Ello. This will then be turned into an offline, tactile issue edition of Arkitip and distributed through our normal channels. Ello members will be selected by jury for a final grouping of artists, designers and illustrators, who will then contribute work for this very special Arkitip Edition.
‘Here is what you have, this is what you hold’
This is a great opportunity to highlight your work. If you are not an Ello member, we suggest you become one and get your best work up there, straightaway. The open call will last until 12 August 2016 and a special jury will make final selections for the online exhibition and printed edition.
We look forward to seeing your work, thank you for your interest.
Tommy Guerrero Signed Recordings
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 7, July 2016
We are making a VERY limited quantity of signed copies of Arkitip Alumni Tommy Guerrero’s Recordings.
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J. Grant Brittain for Noah, Curated by Arkitip
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 31, March 2016
Acting as Curator, Arkitip is proud to present a tee shirt capsule collection of Arkitip alumnus J. Grant Brittain’s iconic skateboard photography.
This collection for Noah Clothing features some of his most iconic works on 3 different tees, as well as one exclusive poster. One of the most influential pioneers of skate photography, Brittain helped launch careers and move the industry forward with his work as an artist and magazine publisher.
As a custom, we had a quick Q&A with the artist for the lunch of the collection, which is below.
Photography Damon Way.
Q – How did you first get introduced to skateboarding and then photographing skateboarding?
A – My brother and I got skateboards one Christmas when I was 10. We also got BB Guns and Walkie Talkies, sounds dangerous. I worked at the Del Mar Skate Ranch from 1978-1984 and borrowed my roommate’s Canon in February of 1979 and started shooting my friends. It all just started as a hobby in the beginning.
Q – Having worked with many of the same people (skaters, brands) for so long, what keeps your interest and motivation?
A – I just like the way skateboarding is so photogenic, the action, the energy and how it’s always progressing. As a job, I like how it’s not like any other job. It’s pretty cool.
Q – Have you or do you have a favorite skater to shoot?
A – I have certain skaters that I still get stoked on shooting. I know that we together will get something stylish and timeless. Chris Miller, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi are still all good friends of mine and they make getting a good photo easy.
Q – With the introduction of digital photography and the popularity of social media, how has that changed or not changed your approach?
A – I dig it all. Digital photography speeds everything up and social media just gives me more avenues to get my photos out there and promote skateboarding, the Skateboard Mag and myself.
Q – How would you like to be remembered in the annuals of skateboarding history?
A – I just want to be remembered for shooting some quality images and that I shared my skate photography with the younger photographers coming up after me.
The J. Grant Brittain for Noah Capsule Collection, Curated by Arkitip is in stock and available now.
Thank you for the interest and support.