Seattle is creating 26 pieces of art that people will be able to skateboard on without fear of being hassled by the cops. Read about it here.
On Saturday 18 May 2013, Converse took over an unused section of the Port of Barcelona to create the first CONS SPACE, an initiative to transform disused urban space through skateboarding, art and music.
Local artists Txemy Basuelto, Fernando Elvira and Ruben Sanchez collaborated with Converse skaters Kenny Anderson and Pontus Alv to design a skate spot inspired by the abandoned industrial materials and incredible location.
Epicly Later’d - Eric Dressen, Part 2
In part two of the Eric Dressen Epicly series, Eric makes a return to skating, and this time he hits up Venice and gets a pass into the scene that was ground zero for modern street skating. Enjoy.
Epicly Later’d steps out of its 90s comfort zone with a skater who’s been pro for five decades. Yes, five decades. Turning pro in 1978 at the age of 13, and then going on to become a pioneer of street skating, Eric Dressen has had a very well-rounded career. He has witnessed firsthand the rise and fall of skateboarding three times, and each time affected Eric in a different way. These days, Eric skates for Santa Cruz and tattoos full time at Will Rise in Hollywood. In part one of the series, we hear about an era in skating when most of our viewers weren’t even a sperm in their dads’ balls, and kick-turning was consider a trick. Enjoy!