October 20, 2014



In case you hadn’t already noticed the ourCaste crew launched there Youth Curated Series last week. It’s a motley crew made up of artists, graphic designers, photographers, skaters and surfers all with one thing in common – creativity. With no borders are boundaries, this eclectic mix of trend-setters march to a different beat of the drum and the ourCaste team has taking notice. With the launch they’ve also unleashed their print campaign surrounding the Youth Curated Series and it’s available at finer retailers and at

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Ocean Atlas || Jason deCaires Taylor

Elizabeth McCray


New Sculpture in Bahamas

Title: Ocean Atlas
Location: Nassau, Bahamas
Depth: 5m

Installed at the beginning of October 2014 on the western coastline of New Providence in Nassau, Bahamas, “Ocean Atlas” references the Ancient Greek sculpture of Titan Atlas holding the heavens but depicts a young local Bahamian girl sustaining the ceiling of the ocean. The largest single sculpture ever to be deployed underwater, it reaches from the sea floor five meters up to the surface and weighs over sixty tonnes. Assembled underwater in sections using an ambitious new technique developed and engineered by Jason deCaires Taylor.

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The sculpture commissioned by B.R.E.E.F (Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation) aims to create an underwater sculpture garden in honor of its founder Sir Nicholas Nuttall. It includes other sculptural works by local artists Willicey Tynes and Andret John and an artificial reef trail designed by Reefball.

The new work, which during low tide will reflect a mirror image on the underside of the sea’s surface, is a dramatic increase in scale from Taylor’s previous works and ensures that even after substantial coral growth the figure will still remain highly recognisable. A solar light and flag is located on the highest point to aid marine navigation.


Constructed using sustainable pH neutral materials it creates an artificial reef for marine life to colonise and inhabit, whilst drawing tourists away from over stressed natural reef areas.

With our oceans and coral reefs currently facing collapse from numerous threats including; overfishing, habitat loss, ocean acidification, global warming and water pollution the piece symbolizes the burden we are currently asking future generations to carry and the collective responsibility we have to prevent its collapse.


New works available for sale

Alongside the range of limited edition prints through the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, a new series of framed sculptural works are now available. Referencing the organic transformation of the marine installations the new pieces have been created using volcanic basalt and natural lichens (many of which are traditionally used as the pigments in oil paints). For further details contact the artist below.

Jason has currently moved his studio to the Island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. Watch this space for some exciting updates.


Film and photography is bought to you in partership with Sigma Lenses. For further information click on Sigma Lenses

October 17, 2014


Elizabeth McCray

STRAT evite



Iconic Artist-Collaboration Auction will benefit Waves For Water


LOS ANGELES, Oct 1, 2014 – Through a unique blend of artists and musicians – including Donald Edward Hardy, Brandon Boyd, Thomas Campbell, Johnny Marr, and Shawn Stussy – Hurley and Fender will recognize the unparalleled heritage of the world’s most popular guitar on its 60th anniversary. Twenty American-made, hand-painted Stratocaster guitars will be auctioned off to raise money for Waves For Water, which in turn will save lives through water-based initiatives.


STRAT: 60 Years of the Stratocaster is a collaboration between the two unique brands and pays homage to the iconic Fender Stratocaster guitar as it embarks on its seventh decade of existence. Each Stratocaster guitar will include individual designs and artwork by a featured artist, and will be auctioned on eBay October 22 through November 1. Proceeds will benefit Waves For Water, an organization that brings access to potable water to nations in need.


“As forms of creative expression, music and art have always been closely linked and ride the same cultural waves,” said Justin Norvell, Vice President of Product Marketing for Fender.


“A musician’s desire to express themselves has often led to their guitars and basses being painted – like Jimi Hendrix’s Monterrey Strat, Joe Strummer’s Stenciled Telecasters, or art commissions like Eric Clapton’s guitars painted by CRASH. This collaboration is an exciting and natural fit – we have tons of crossover between the musician, skate and surf communities, and are stoked to get together for a great cause.”


A charity art show will take place at Hurley’s headquarters in Orange County on October 24 to bolster the financial efforts of the project, and will be the only exhibit to see the guitars in person before they’re sold via eBay Givingworks.


The featured artists each designed their own unique guitar – the list includes: Shawn Stussy, Don Ed Hardy, Craig Stecyk, Christian Jacobs, Natalia Fabia, Ryan Adams, Johnny Marr, Brandon Boyd, Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee, Wes Humpston, Lance Mountain, Tim Armstrong, Tim Biskup, Dan Smith, Albert De Alba, Russell Crotty, Tokyo Hiro, Cryptik, and Thomas Campbell.


“Having had a relationship with both Fender and Hurley for years, it seemed natural to bring them together; both are two seminal Southern California brands that have become leaders in world culture,” said Curator and Participating Artist C.R. Stecyk III.


One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Waves For Water. To learn more, see the guitars, and place a bid on a one-of-a-kind Stratocaster, visit, and



About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Takamine®, EVH®, Ovation®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, 


About Hurley:

Founded in 1999 with roots in Huntington Beach, Hurley is a performance surf brand which designs, markets and distributes industry-leading apparel, footwear and accessories. Fueled by innovation, inclusion and empowerment of youth, Hurley is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nike Inc. with headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA and offices in Tokyo, Sydney, Barcelona and Bali. For more information, visit


“MONTAGE” – a Mountain High Snowboarding Film


Slater’s massive spinner!


October 16, 2014

#TOURNOTES with Portugal wildcard Nic Von Rupp


After three years of narrowly missing out on the coveted wild card spot into the Portugal event, Nic Von Rupp sealed the deal with a 9.5 in the trials. With a coffee, a ham and cheese sandwich, and nothing to lose, Nic sets his sights on Supertubos for the start of the Moche Rip Curl Pro.

October 15, 2014

Los Pollos Locos- Chapter 2 // Watch as the Volcom pollos get shacked all over Mainland Mex.



Elizabeth McCray




October 14, 2014

Mark Mulroney || It’s Nice Outside || Evergold Gallery, San Francisco opening this Saturday, October 18th from 7-10

Elizabeth McCray

Mark Mulroney
It’s Nice Outside
More information here

October 18th – November 15th
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 18th, 7-10pm



new Mark Mulroney booklet published by “Drippy Bone Books”. “It offers the reader a chance to save their soul and all of humanity from certain destruction.” More info here:




Deadbeat Club Presents: Full Release Fri. October 17th – 6-10pm – 1347 Loma Ave, Long Beach CA 90804

Elizabeth McCray



Deadbeat Club Presents: Full Release
Fri. October 17th – 6-10pm – 1347 Loma Ave, Long Beach CA 90804

After hitting the New York Art Book Fair, Deadbeat Club Press will be celebrating the launch of their new releases with Full Release, a one-night photo show in Long Beach, CA. Come drink free beer while you gaze at new work from Ed Templeton, Devin Briggs, Grant Hatfield, Dennis McGrath, Nolan Hall, & Tobin Yelland. The exhibition will showcase select photos from each of the photographer’s new zines, which will all be available for purchase at the show.

George Trimm will be spinning records all night + a secret musical performance will be happening!

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