A collaboration between Isle Skateboards, Raphaël Zarka and Carhartt WIP
For this collaboration with Carhartt WIP and ISLE Skateboards came together with Raphaël Zarka in a dialogue at the crossroad of skateboarding and contemporary art. Sylvain Tognelli skates for Carhartt WIP; he is part of the funding crew of ISLE Skateboards. It was just a question of time before a collaboration could be set up.
Zarka’s latest discovery in spatial geometry is given a new dimension through the motions of skateboarding. The geometrical forms are printed as graphics (boards/t-shirts) but are also being produced and exhibited as solid wooden sculptures to become geometrical skate obstacle and pieces of art at the same time. The products feature Nick Jensen’s researches on perspectives and materials alongside works from guest artists.

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ISLE Skateboards (2013, UK)
The name ISLE can be interpreted as a metaphor for the brand vision, trying to do things that feel unique and independent. ISLE is a really tight knit group and in this way feel like is creating their own small island through their creative ideas.
“ISLE was born from a necessity for me to follow a path with how I have always believed skateboarding should be portrayed and expressed ». In a world of mundane brands with the majority following the same trajectory of creative and team choices we wanted to create something that would embody what we are about personally. Rad style, friendship and attitude are my main goals with ISLE and fundamentally the most important part of ISLE for which shines through all aspects of the brand from the team to our creative output.”
Paul Shier (Founder)

Raphaël Zarka
“Raphaël Zarka is one of a new generation of artists for whom existing cultural forms constitute the raw material for their work. The point of departure for his art, which encompasses photography, video and the written essay, is fundamentally sculptural in the expanded field of a twenty-first century artist. For many years a skateboarder and the author of several books on its history, Zarka’s idea of skateboarding, as a kind of re-writing of spaces destined for a particular use, rhymes with his approach to his artistic practice. Similar to the abandoned structures built for past moments of aspiration and endeavor, and the recurrence of forms put to new uses, Zarka’s reflections on skateboarding signal ecology of art making of critical and contemporary relevance. For him it’s not a question of an absolute reality but rather, what it is, has been or might be depending on the position from which you view it.”
Suzanne Cotter

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Christian and Conny wanted to do a little fall kick back at one-step before it got too dark / too cold / too depressing, hospital and the results were fantastic. Awesome to see everyone come out for a few hours of “swim club” and enjoy a perfect day together. No contests, seek no rules, no cops, no egos,  just friends and some grub. Thanks to all the different crews that came out and socialized, lets do it again soon.

*most photos by christian turbes

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New part from Frankie to coincide with his interview in the current issue of Thrasher Mag.

song credits:

“Good To Know”
Performed by Dinosaur Jr.

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Kicking this off at @silo_omaha at 11am until supplies run out- @culpritcafe is making us some special donuts and @beansmithcoffee is providing their legendary drip as well as nitro keg on tap.
Come through and celebrate with us, look check out the shoe, buy cialis or just grab some grub and bounce- but we will hit the streets after the caffeine kicks in…

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‘Desert Storm was like teenage sex. We got in too soon and out too soon’.

“OP DOOM”
The new season from DOOMSDAY riffs off of military influences to bring you a collection of ‘black ops’ themed imagery with their own playful twist. Plus, a collaboration with well known Comic Abstractionist, GASIUS, that comes off very insightful…
Visit the webstore for more details.

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SATURDAY, ask AUGUST 13th LAUNCH IN STORE AT SILO_OMAHA AND ONLINE AT SHOP.SILOSTORE.COM

check out instagram and the webstore for detailed photos of the shoes as well as the apparel capsule.

 

 

Tuesday, order June 21st… SILO GRAND ISLAND #GOSKATEBOARDINGDAY jam at pier park.

IMG_6274photos by travis muirhead. 
IMG_6243Cody putting down a winning boardslide in intermediate division.
IMG_6303 Luis front lipslide
IMG_6432Oddy logging clips
IMG_6301Jaden straight 50-50 down
IMG_6333 Nene crooks up
IMG_6458 Jaden blasting a huge transfer in his winning run in advanced.
IMG_6510#Vans crushed box best trick jam coming up!
IMG_6556Michael back smith
IMG_6575Aaron ollie over to back tail
IMG_6581Michael ollied and bs ollied the box
IMG_6675 Josue master grilling on the #VANS grill
IMG_6690 Jose giving love. 

check out our SILO GRAND ISLAND Facebook page  for full album of the event.

 

Sunday, June 19th… SILO OMAHA #GOSKATEBOARDINGDAY jam at beaver_park_diy.

connys bugphotos by christian turbes. 
set upset up (yes brian and i like to coordinate)
debolt fs shuvDebolt front shove
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travis frontside rock Travis earning some #vans with tricks like this frontside rock on the new pour.
jeff bs tail barrier Jeff winning #vans shoes with tricks like this b/s tail on the jersey quarter and a feeble 360 flip out on the long rail.
jeret with coke jeret says coke is greeeeat!
andy lipAndy frontside lip.
keaton kickflip 5050 Keaton put down tricks all day like this #winning kick flip backside 50-50. harder than it looks on our crushed #vans box obstacle. 
nick front boardNick front board
handin hot dogsConny doggin
t cain smashin dogsT cain doggin
travis tailblockTravis tailblock 
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Thanks to all who attended, thanks to those that poured concrete, thanks to those that donated, thanks to those that sweated all week to get this done. Can’t wait to do it again.

 

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Sneeze Mag and Silo have partnered up to offer this elevated Toy Machine collection, medicine highlighting the original monster logo.

This is an effort to recreate a feeling long lost, recipe in both nostalgia and quality. We went to dig into the books with Toy Machine and found that even the most OG monster they had on file was what we remember to be the second round / fattened up version. Mr Sneeze dug back into his personal archives and unearthed ads, photos, and decals and recreated the OG Monster perfectly. Using the original colorways and exact placements, we pay tribute to an era that was crucial to our childhood. Sneeze even ponied up and featured original rider Satva Leung skating San Francisco, with toy machine photographer Dennis McGrath behind the lens.

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The board is made by PS STIX and is available in 2 sizes, 8.25 (yellow) and 8.5 (pink). yellow will be exclusive to sneezemag.com and the pink is available at both silo locations and online at shop.silostore.com

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The apparel is of the highest quality, all made in the USA. Featuring custom labeling throughout, with the unstructured 6 panel cap made exactly to our specifications.

Stay tuned for launch information, and grab SNEEZE MAG °27 “the issue innit” while you are waiting to hang up the included Ed Templeton poster.


The Alien Workshop welcomes Yaje Popson to the sovereign SECT.