JUICE MAGAZINE’S 1ST DIGITAL EDITION AND IPHONE APP

Juice Magazine App

That’s right. Juice Magazine just launched a digital application on the Apple App Store that let’s you read Juice from your iPad, iPhone, iPod, or your Mac or Windows computer. Available issues include 68 (Dave “Shaggy” Palmer) and 67 (Eric “Tuma” Britton). The App is only $2.99 and comes with one digital edition of the magazine of your choice. You can also sign up for a digital subscription. Our new app has the only digital editions of Juice Magazine available. You can subscribe and/or buy individual back issues to keep in your digital collection forever.

The official Juice Magazine App is $2.99 and available today. CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT.

Juice Magazine specializes in coverage of skateboarding, surfing, punk rock with in-depth features on the icons of our time. Juice interviews include some of the most legendary artists, skaters, surfers and musicians in the world. Since 1993, Juice Magazine has been independently owned and operated with a philosophy of making the best magazine every time. http://www.juicemagazine.com

DOGTOWN WELCOMES TOSH TOWNEND

dogtown skateboards weclomes tosh townendDogtown Skateboards is proud to announce the signing of Tosh Townend to its legendary team.

Tosh was recognized at a young age for possessing a grown up style of skateboarding. He grabbed the attention of the skateboard world when he feeble grinded El Toro at the age fifteen.

“Dogtown is a perfect fit for me, it has deep heritage within skateboarding and surfing,” said Tosh. “I have always been stoked on what Jim has done with the company, when I had the opportunity to join the family; there was no decision to be made, but to ride for Dogtown.”

“We look forward to the contributions that Tosh Townend will bring to the table. Tosh brings a veteran knowledge and experience of what needs to be done as a pro. He understands the history and tradition of Dogtown and promises to bring the same ‘Skate for Life’ commitment”, says Jim “Red Dog” Muir, (Dogtown Founder/Owner).

Dogtown will be launching Tosh Townend pro model decks, t-shirts and  including a cruiser skateboard. Check the release dates of all of his products on the Dogtown website, http://www.dogtownskateboards.com/team/skate-team/tosh-townend.

Tosh will be skating at the Dew Tour and Maloof  Money Cup, along with other events this summer.

About Dogtown Skateboards:
Since 1976 Dogtown Skateboards has been at the forefront of skateboard design and progression and is one of the longest running skate companies to date. Dogtown Skateboards continues to produce high quality decks and designs for all types of skateboarding and terrain. With a history of working with top artists, team riders and a reputation for high quality designs the Dogtown tradition continues to grow.  Skate to Live – Dogtown for life.

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CIRCLE FACTORY OPENING RECEPTION @ ALTERED SPACE GALLERY

IN HIS “SHRED GRIND CARVE” EXHIBITION, ARTIST GEORGE PETERSON CUTS, BURNS AND ABUSES DISCARDED SKATEBOARD DECKS INTO PRE-WHEEL PRIMITIVISM, SKATEBOARDING MAY NOT BE A CRIME…BUT IT CAN BE AN ART.

Opening Night: June 3, 2011, 6-10 PM

Altered Space Gallery
 | 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd. | Venice Beach, CA 
| 90291

www.AlteredSpaceGallery.com | 310-452-8121

Regular Hours:
Sun – Tues 12pm – 6 pm
Wed & Thur 11am – 6pm
Fri & Sat 11am – 7pm

(May 2011—Los Angeles) Perhaps artist George Peterson summarizes both his methodology and aesthetics best–“I channel a lot of destructive energy into my art”. For his upcoming Shred Grind Carve exhibition, opening June 3, 2011, at Altered Space Gallery in Venice Beach, Peterson cuts, burns, paints and even re-stitches old skateboard decks into post-functional masterpieces that more closely resemble African art than they do found commercial objects. Throughout his process, Peterson unearths a well of cultural history associated with the lifestyle his raw material hails from—the celebration of physicality, the mystification of scarring, and a skate and destroy ethos that honors the destruction of both vehicle and terrain—and yet the artist’s finished product is an elegant, hand-crafted piece of wall art, more museum object than skatepark detritus.

Peterson’s North Carolina studio is loud as machines and music whir while the artist works. Peterson insists that he hears and finds formal inspiration from this blending of elements—the harmonies between chainsaws and guitars or the polyrhythms produced by ax and drums. Peterson is likewise drawn to native cultures and the so-called primitive arts that express an intimate relationship, not unlike his own, between raw material, transformation, and finished product.

The artist has utilized found and recycled materials since the beginning of his practice—destroying them is a more recent development however. Born in the Southern California desert now living/working in North Carolina, Peterson has long been drawn to the native hard woods found locally. Early in his career he would aspire to a formal perfection in his work—turned wood bowls with an impossibly flawless finish—yet once, while under a time crunch to keep up with demand, Peterson errantly used unseasoned wood—and his first cracked appeared. He was instantly drawn to the warping and cracking, and was soon aggressively pursuing a new destructive, and ultimately creative, course that put his wooden pieces through a gauntlet of abuse that also includes scorching, painting and eventual re-construction. The result of this process is evident in Shred Grind Carve, opening June 3, 2011, at Altered Space Gallery in Venice Beach, CA. Peterson’s works are included in celebrated collections internationally, including the Oval Office, Tom Ford, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Boston Fine Arts Museum, and the Wustum Museum.

MORE EVENT INFORMATION HERE

APR 30 – JAY ADAMS SKATEBOARD RELEASE PARTY IN HOLLYWOOD

JAY ADAMS SKATEBOARD RELEASE PARTY – Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 7-11pm at Portfolio 360 located at 7665 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Come out and hang with O.G. Z-Boy Jay Adams for the release of his limited edition Pepstar skateboard. There will be several original paintings by Jay Adams, limited edition prints by Pep Williams and a painting of Jay Adams by Chase Tafoya all for sale. There will also be a raffle by the Independent Truck Co.

Maloof Skateboarding Unveils Course Design for World Championships

Maloof Money Cup South Africa Skate Park to be Built Next to Famous Kimberley Diamond Mine,Will be New Destination for Skateboarders Around the World

(Irvine, CA – April 1, 2011)—Maloof Skateboarding today unveiled the course design for the brand new skate park that will be built in Kimberley, South Africa, for the upcoming Maloof Money Cup South Africa skateboarding world championships, Sept 30 – Oct 2. The concrete skate park design was inspired by the famous Kimberley diamond mine. Now a popular tourist attraction, the former mine was the world’s largest and was considered the largest hand-dug excavation on earth when it was finally closed in 1914.

“This incredible course that the Maloofs are building for us will be the crown jewel for all the world to see,” said John Block, member of the executive council for the Northern Cape. “The Northern Cape province is proud to be hosting a world class event. Not only will the Maloof Money Cup South Africa be invaluable in terms of directing global media attention to our province and its unique attractions, but it will also deliver a significant economic impact on the province and its communities.”

The street course, designed by Joe Ciaglia of California Skateparks and Pro Skater and Vans Team Rider Geoff Rowley, pays tribute to Kimberley’s heritage, incorporating the famous Kimberley diamond into the course design. The features for the course will be based on skate spots from around the world. In addition, the event will also feature a vert contest incorporating a Mini Mega ramp with a vert ramp that will remain permanent for the community. Construction on the skate park begins in July and will be completed in September.

“Skateboarding is the fastest growing sport in the world and the demand for skateparks is enormous. We are proud to bring Maloof Money Cup to countries that can benefit from the positive impact skateboarding can have in their communities,” said Joe Maloof, founder of Maloof Money Cup and owner of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

For more information, go to http://www.maloofmoneycup.com.

VCJ IS BACK WITH POWELL PERALTA

We did a mini “Get to Know” with Vernon Courtland Johnson, creator of some of the most popular and coveted graphics from Powell-Peralta and skateboarding in general. If you’re lost, then just look at the pictures. Classic doesn’t even describe them. Forged in our memories forever, we can now see these icons transcend the generations as we get ready for a new revolution of rippers. Stay tuned for updates from the Bones Brigade Chronicles.

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How important is art to you?
-“Art is a game worth playing. It keeps me inspired. Life seems flat, nondescript without it.”

What makes deck graphics different from other artwork?
-“Commercial art aims to inspire others. Personal art aims to inspire myself.”

What was your favorite graphic?
-“I have no favorites, I like inspired work.”

What’s it like seeing your images assent to the ranks of cultural icons?
-“Most icons will breed when dropped on the floor of investigation and truth. Drop mine and see.”

Why do you think people connected with your art like they did?
-“Mystic symbols, well crafted and marketed.”

What’s the best thing about working with Powell-Peralta?
-“Generating new ideas and sharing my process with other artists.”