Monday, April 24, 2017

School of Life Monday:
How to Resist Conspiracy Theories

It can be easy, in certain moods, to suspect that we can trust no one and to feel the temptation of conspiracy theories. But we’d be wiser learning the art of an intelligent form of scepticism.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Beastie Boys "Check Your Head" 25 Years old today!

Yes I did the cover of the original album and the cover of this magazine that was just published with a never before seen photo from the same roll of film.



Go to Flood Magazine to download the full issue for free or buy the print issue.
Some cool stuff in there and an interview with me to close out the issue.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Great video essay:
We Sleep: On the Enduring Propheticism
of John Carpenter's THEY LIVE


via Boing Boing:

They Live, the classic critique of Reagan-era greed, gets updated context in this overview. As John Carpenter says in the video, "Right now, it's even more true than it was back then."



If you're curious, here is a longer version of the clip that starts the essay.






Monday, April 17, 2017

School Of Life Monday:
PLATO ON: The Forms


Plato’s theory of the forms is at the centre of his philosophy and teaches us the virtues of thinking about the ideal version of things.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

WOW! Wtf? COLOR NIGHT VISION

crazy shit going on... and some of it looks incredible.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

School of Life Monday:
NIETZSCHE ON: The Superman

Nietzsche’s concept of the Superman is one of the most exciting and yet weird aspects of his thought. What did he really mean by this unusual word?





Saturday, April 8, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

JEFF HO x SHEPARD FAIREY and me
our collaboration print goes on sale this morning
10am PST

read the whole blog at OBEYGIANT

Here's my segment:
When I was a kid in the mid 70’s skating the school yards in West L.A., hanging out a bit at the beach in Santa Monica, going by the Zephyr shop to get some Cadillac Wheels or to look at the boards, Jeff Ho was not in sight. Jeff Ho was an enigma. I never knew Jeff personally until many years later, but we eventually became good friends.



Something most don’t realize is that Jeff started the ZEPHYR skateboard team to help kids, mostly street kids, hoping to give guidance and care, to help steer them to good. A lot of those skaters would become known the world over, and Jeff not only helped those kids back then, he continues to this very day doing the same for so many, on the down low, out of the spotlight.



Jeff is worshiped around the world. I’ve seen people bow down to him in the middle of the street when they see him, swearing he is the all-time best surfboard maker (Jeff was inducted into the Surfboard Shapers Hall of Fame just a few years ago). He was a skater before he was a surfer- he is an artisan in the water, on the street, and with the board.


(the original photograph as it appears in MY RULES)

Jeff has more integrity than most anyone I have met. He is a living legend and a real icon. All these are reasons, on top of those you’ve likely seen in the “Dogtown and Z-Boys” film, why I approached Shepard to collaborate on this fine art screen print. We looked at the few portraits I made with Jeff that afternoon, a few years back. Shepard was really drawn to this one (no pun intended), the same one that appears towards the end of my MY RULES book, accompanied by Jeff’s essay. Shepard can explain more on why he picked this one, but I can tell you that I’m stoked to have done it again. I feel Shepard’s graphic representation of some of my photographs, in his icon-creating style, is an honor for the subjects as well as the collaborators, because the man is a craftsman and an intelligent, stand-up guy like few others in his field. Dig it.” – Glen E. Friedman



Limited edition, 300 of each of the two color ways signed by all three of us.

They go on sale 10am PST at ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Skateboarding is incredible always.
Skateboarding Saves!

‘Skateboarding In Pine Ridge’ chronicles a skatepark build and the life of the Lakota youth in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. After watching it, we hope you are moved by the incredible work of the Stronghold Society - an organization dedicated to empowering youth through skateboarding, art and music. #skateboardingsaveslives

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' Official Red Band Trailer (2017)



Plot Summary
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Monday, April 3, 2017

School of Life Monday:
SARTRE ON: Bad Faith


Jean-Paul Sartre’s concept of ‘mauvaise foi’ or ‘bad faith’ is central to his philosophy. It’s a phenomenon of not being honest with ourselves and therefore, of undermining our chances of fulfillment