Brooklyn Zine Fest #2

Brooklyn Zine Fest #2

Brooklyn Zine Fest grows larger and more diverse in its second year at Public Assembly. Brooklyn, NY (April 21, 2013) — Warmed (but not toasted) by the success of last year’s inaugural event, zine publishers Matt Carman and Kseniya Yarosh are returning to Williamsburg to present the second annual Brooklyn Zine Fest. The BZF is a space for creative, independent voices from Brooklyn and beyond to make their self-published magazines available to fans and attendees of all ages. This event will be held on Sunday, April 21 from 11am to 6pm at Public Assembly in Williamsburg. Admission is free. Feature


Sarah Andreacchio

Sarah Andreacchio

I’m not even sure how I discovered the work of illustrator Sarah Andreacchio, but I’m totally glad I did. Currently based in France, she works as a freelance illustrator and uses colour and shape to creates bold images and pattern pieces. I’m really into her ceramic animals – It’s a nice example of how interesting it can be to apply a personal style to other mediums. Feature


Andy Seize

Andy Seize

Former Graffiti Artist turned Painter Andy Seize was born and raised in London.
After studying Fine Art at St Martins the Artist’s work covers a range of disciplines including drawing painting and print making. City life feeds his imagination as his colourful imagery is inspired by street signs, fashion, the tube system, Marvel/Disney characters, graff, current affairs and the people around him. Andy has also been heavily involved in Community Art projects working with people from a variety of backgrounds such as young offenders, and people who are disadvantaged or vulnerable in order to enhance the visual environment of their communities.
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Marlene Steyn

Marlene Steyn

Originally from South Africa, Marlene Steyn is currently undertaking an MA in painting at the Royal College of Art. Arranged in layers, the Artist’s mixed-media pieces depict patchwork faces fantasy worlds and conflicts through the experimental composition and narrative of her grotesque but beautiful characters and environments.
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Lives & Levels Skateboard Co.

Lives & Levels Skateboard Co.

Lives & Levels is an independent skateboard company from Sheffield, England. With a passion for skateboarding, photography, design & typography they aim to supply the world with quality products. We love what they do, so go take a look at their new products. Feature


Akomplice – Magic Plant Lookbook

Akomplice – Magic Plant Lookbook

Fashion brand Akomplice’s ‘philosophy is simple; evolution through innovation.’ Akomplice brings fresh concepts to heads across the globe through collaboration and highlighting individual & new talent. Designs reflect the brands inspirations from nature, philosophy, hip hop film and art. Their latest Look book ‘Magic Plant’ see’s the brand collaborate with Kirk Knight (Pro Era) Erick Arc Elliot (Flatbrush Zombies) and Elbee thrie (Phony Ppl) as garments are printed with Flora & Fauna aiming to make you feel euphoric by stimulating your psychedelic senses.
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DIY PRINT SHOP

Screen printing powerhouse Ryonet and creative agency Print Liberation have joined forces to empower you to start screen printing today with the new YOUR DIY PRINT SHOP, the best Do-It-Yourself screen printing kits on the market. Feature


Sophie Alda

Sophie Alda

Sophie Alda is an illustrator based in London. I planned to go to her show at Beach, in which she was exhibiting her illustrations for Jamie Stewart’s second book of haikus, Onliest, but a series of annoyingly inconvenient transport issues meant that I arrived in central an hour too late. Since then, I’ve been berating myself for not going, and checking out her blog all the time. Hella good stuff from Sophie. Feature


KLUB7

KLUB7

Klub7 is a 15 year strong Berlin based Art Collective that focuses on the collaborative creation of both murals and illustrations. Renowned for their intricate chalk installations in public places, their style combines the diverse backgrounds of their 6 members focusing on hand-painted symbols type and characters. With handmade ethics being a focal point to both their aesthetic and production, Klub7’s Murals type and 2/3D illustrations are tactile, colourful, and intriguing. Feature


MayNinth

MayNinth

We are more than happy to introduce MayNinth – we have worked very closely with them on numerous projects and we highly recommend them. They are a creatively led multidisciplinary design outfit based in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. Their specialities include; graphic and web design, art direction, typography, image–making, photography and bits and bobs of moving image. They work mainly in the service, art, culture, fashion, editorial and sport domains—with big clients, with small clients and they “wouldn’t change it for the world.” Feature


‘B-Mart’ by Toby Evans

‘B-Mart’ by Toby Evans

Toby Evans is Graphic designer based in London, ’B-Mart’ is his first solo exhibition and will pay homage to the bold packaging of budget brands. Taking inspiration from the likes of Happy Shopper, Machine Mart and Dunkin’ Donuts, Toby transformed the first floor interior of DreamBagsJaguarShoes into his own fully stocked and branded supermarket complete with staff uniforms and pharmacy counter. The show runs from 15th February – 7th April. Feature


Eleanor Lines

Eleanor Lines

Eleanor Lines is an Artist that lives and works in London after graduating from the RCA with an MA in printmaking. I came across Eleanor’s work at the ‘Loop Art’ Group show’s private view last week, where I was really feeling her ‘Material Behaviour’ digital prints. The digital collage in ‘Material Behaviour’ replicates folds of fabric to create the illusion of shadows, which the artist intends to develop by printing on silk. After visiting her website I found loads of beautiful colours, patterns, prints and geometrics with reflection on pattern and texture, definitely worth checking out. Feature


Nobuhiro Nakanishi

Nobuhiro Nakanishi

Nobuhiro Nakanishi’s work is very different in terms of combining photography, print, film and installation, mixing them altogether to create something that astounds us all. Nakanish is a visual artist currently working in Japan. The theme of his work is “the physical that permeates into the art piece.” Feature


Jasper Wong

Jasper Wong

Jasper Wong is an artist, illustrator, and curator based in Honolulu. He is the founder of a gallery in Hong Kong called ABOVE SECOND and another creative venue in Honolulu called LOFT IN SPACE. Jasper also runs a non-profit organisation of contemporary arts called POW WOW HAWAII which is committed to community enrichment through the creation of art outreach programs, educational programs and engaging the community in the creation and appreciation of art.
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Kenan Bayraktar

Kenan Bayraktar

You know that feeling when you come across something in the cosmos that makes you feel enlightened? Well I just had that feeling. Kenan has made my day and hope it’s the same for you. NO TALKING PLZ is a tumblr full of pure genius – over 900 pages to keep your mind thinking. Please enjoy. Feature


Keegan Gibbs

Keegan Gibbs

Keegan Gibbs is an acclaimed graffiti photographer that’s traveled alongside various well-known writers from LA. His work often focuses on their process and the writers themselves over the graff. In his other work Keegan documents his love for the ocean and surf, shooting the elements and individuals that make up his life, his great portfolio demonstrates “a culmination of those moments, you could call it diary.” Feature


Bryan Nash Gill

Bryan Nash Gill

These wholesome, rich earthy prints and woodcuts by Connecticut based artist Bryan Nash Gill take it back to nature working in layers and textures that leave you dying to run your hands across them. He works mainly with bronze, wood and hundreds of found objects for use in abstract sculpture which are as endearing as his prints and works on paper. A selection of creations that make you want to get off your chair, leave your computer and go outside and get your hands dirty. Stunning. Feature


Norman Ackroyd

Norman Ackroyd

Norman Ackroyds work consists of large scale prints of landscapes ranging from all over the UK. He is a landscape artist based in London and his prints range from tiny etchings intended to be bound into books to huge etchings showing the scale and detail of the coastal desolate places he has taken the inspiriation from. His works range from minimalist, nearly abstract impressions, to detailed images. I am drawn to the fluid large watercolour paintings he has done, they emphasive the atmosphere of the dark passing Islands and give them a very haunting powerful feel. Feature


BLVCK SCVLE X HUF

BLVCK SCVLE X HUF

In honor of the brand’s 5 year anniversary Huf has collaborated with Black Scale releasing the dope BLVCK SCVLE X HUF Tee. The bold design features Huf’s signature plantlife graphic in a pentagram repeat pattern ontop of a tie-dyed body. Available at both Huf & Black Scale’s online stores. Feature


All Cats Are Grey

All Cats Are Grey

A bespoke screen printing partnership based in London. I’ve picked out some of my faves from their website for your little eyes but you can check out their tumblr too and see what they get up to, you can also see more on their blog too! Feature


Kenji Nakayama

Kenji Nakayama

Artist Kenji Nakayama was born on the Island of Hokkaido, Japan. Kenji was educated as a mechanical engineer before moving to Boston in 2004 where he studied traditional sign painting. Working as a footwear designer by day Kenji’s artwork documents and responds to the environments surrounding him.
I love his signs, each hand-painted in enamel on a found antique saws. Feature


Flamingo Magazine :: Issue 4

Flamingo Magazine :: Issue 4

Flamingo #4 :: The Future Craft Issue pays homage to the potential and pleasure of making. Investigating the craftsmanship of the future, it celebrates both the old with the new and the skilled artisans that create this. In this issue Flamingo meet those who are shaping the future of making and expressing the value of the handmade over the machine-made. Feature


Mash Creative :: Tom Solo Posters

Mash Creative :: Tom Solo Posters

Mash Creative designed these gorgeous posters of both Bob Dylan and Kurt Cobain’s quotes. They are halftone images of photos taken by Tom Solo at Wacken Festival. They are limited to a small edition of 25 and are printed by Dan Mather on 175gsm GF Smith Mist Colorplan. Feature


Seetal Solanki

Seetal Solanki

Seetal Solanki is a London based Artist and Designer. With an educational background in Textile Design and working in the Fashion industry over the past 10 years she focuses on traditional and digital mark making techniques. Influences can vary from nature and her surroundings she fuses the lines between the abstract and reality. Capturing a mood and intensity of colour, texture and versatility. Feature


Georgina Teseleanu

Georgina Teseleanu

Georgina Teseleanu (aka Anai Greog) is a Romanian Artist. Developing her style whilst studying psychology her imagery often takes inspiration from her work as a psychotherapist aiming to provoke an emotional response. Her exciting work is colourful, bold and geometric demonstrating supernatural worlds inside a circle. Feature


Neil Krug

Neil Krug

I stumbled upon Neil Krug’s work during some research of artist’s that mix photography with printmaking. Neil Krug is an American artist based in Los Angeles. He works primarily in photography and film. Krug, in a creative collaboration with Joni Harbeck founded PULP ART BOOK where his photography has been used in limited edition prints, films and books. Feature


Horfee’s Imaginarium

Horfee’s Imaginarium

Paris graffiti legend Horfe has teamed up with Topsafe London for his first ever solo London show. Taking place at 4 Wilkes st London from the 14th – 23rd March. Horfe clarifies that “the show is not graffiti at all, to me an art exhibition can’t be graffiti. Graffiti is not the same as ‘accepted art’ it has to be illegal to fit that bill.” Imaginarium showcases Horfe’s drawings & mark makings on paper canvas wood and sculpture, he explains how he has focused his energy on “describing and organizing my aethetic in a way I can share with everyone graffiti fan or not.” (Theres a dope publication available at topsafe too). Feature


Bobby Doherty

Bobby Doherty

Bobby Doherty is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. I can’t get enough of his AMAZING photographs full of colour, pattern and dope detail, he’s got a mean eye for both content and composition, definitely one to keep an eye on. Feature


Laura Oldfield Ford

Laura Oldfield Ford

“Psychogeographer whose photorealist urban snapshots in pen, acrylic and spray paint satirise the empty promises of capitalism.” Alumni of Royal College of Art, Laura is mostly famous for her zine called “Savage Messiah”. Her practice incorporates drawing, painting, photography, staging events, writing and self-publishing.  Feature


Wizard of the North

Wizard of the North

Having received the Just Us Almanac this week, I was having a persue of the site and came across the work of Wizard of the North. Wizard of the North is the pseudonym of Leeds based illustrator, Rob Goodall. Sadly, I suspect that he is probably not really a wizard in a magical sense, but he makes nice work and I’m totally into his F-Ads (Fake Adverts for Stupid Products). Feature


Keith Scharwath

Keith Scharwath

If you don’t already know him, I’m sure you’ll have seen Keith Scharwath’s work about.
The Los Angeles based Art Director/Designer/Artist started his career doodling on skateboards in his bedroom eventually getting his first real job designing for MTV. After gaining international recognition working with clients in fashion technology and film, Keiths folio focuses on collaboration, curation and culture with handmade ethics reminding him where he came from. Feature


Bummerland Publication

Bummerland Publication

I saw this badboy whilst perusing around the very packed out Publish and Be Damned event at the ICA t’other week. The layout is as enticing as its contents, every page begs you to turn it over to the next set of delectable, washed-out images. Ride the waves and ride the pages of this scrap-book-esque printed beauty. Click the link to purchase your copy and then book those flights to Australia and get your flip-flops on. Dude. Feature


Monolith Skate 

Monolith Skate 

A prototype model made by designer Reynald Drouhin. This deck isnt really functional but as Reynald added sharpened edges to the regular shape he turned the deck into something wholly unique. Feature


Maya Hayuk

Maya Hayuk

Born in Maryland, but now residing in Brooklyn, Maya Hayuk is a Ukrainian-American artist. Her work combines intricate patterns and bright colours, and over her diverse career, she’s worked with heaps of different disciplines, from creating installations and murals to photographs, textiles and prints. I’m really into her identifiable kaleidoscopic pattern style of work that she is most renowned for, it’s simple but effective and can be applied to a multitude of mediums. Feature


P.A.M

P.A.M

P.A.M is a Melbourne based label, formed by the collaboration of Perks & Mini.
Their summer collection’s street influence meets cultural richness “channeling street wear at it’s best”
Featuring sick indigo hand-dyed patterns, each garment was constructed using traditional Malian techniques.
Visit their website here. Feature


Lynnie Zulu

Lynnie Zulu

Lynnie Zulu super vibrant illustrations are an old favourite. I discovered her work by chance back in 2010 when she graduated from Kingston University and have been a fan ever since. Her African influences both in style and colour, have become her signature aesthetic, and she is now working to apply this to fashion and textiles – with an avidly growing fan base already. Feature


Ryan Humphrey

Ryan Humphrey

Ryan’s work consists of detailed moleskine sketchbooks that he covers pages with figures that are created from vast amount of second hand imagery.His “drawn collages” are done in the style that can be described as ‘painting with pencils.’ Feature


Steven Marsden

Steven Marsden

Steven Marsden is from London and he is studying Illustration (for Sequence & Interaction) at Camberwell. He has a lovely body of work on his website which is mainly mixed media and collage. We particularly dig his black and white bitmapped series of images that he did for a D&AD Competition. Feature


Following Kyle from predatory bird on Vimeo.

The Predatory Bird Blog

I just came across this awesome video of Kyle skateboarding. It’s shot in such a lovely way and skateboarding is rad. Feature


Sleeperhold Publications

Sleeperhold Publications

Sleeperhold Publications is a ephemeral platform for artist publications and functions as a valid excuse to experiment with the creation of content, different media and ways of distributing. So far SHP released a photobook, a silkscreen posterset, a deck of gaming cards, a book of short stories and several vinyl records. There are no fixed methodologies in dealing with creation and, at its best, an entirely different tactic will be applied to every SHP number. Feature


Hannah Presdee

Hannah Presdee

Hannah Presdee is an illustrator based in London. She creates colourful, interesting pieces, which consist mostly of mixed media collages, painting and drawings; although she also made a short film that I would definitely recommend checking out on her site too. Feature


WERKHAUS

WERKHAUS

WERKHAUS is a group of artists working collaboratively to produce cross platform content including graphic design, documentaries & short films, photography, fine art and a/v installations. Recent collection of T-shirts by Werkhaus can be purchased from their online store. Feature


Rosy One

Rosy One

I got mad respect for Rosy One and thought it was about time I gave her a well deserved big up for keeping me inspired me over the years. Rosy One is a female Graffiti Artist based in Switzerland and is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in Swiss Graff. Inspired by hip-hop and trips to Berlin and Paris she started writing in 1989 and plans to paint till she gets her retirement pension. In recent work she’s collaborated with the Cleptomanicx collection releasing some dope garms and bed covers. Feature


Anonymous Press

Anonymous Press

Α–Π is an initiative by Karolis Kosas, who has a very impressive portfolio of work. Anonymous Press is a self sufficient publishing platform whereby it searches Google and creates your very own zine within 20 seconds. Each publication is added to the public library and is available to buy for $3. We think it’s genius. Have a go for yourselves. Feature


Stephanie Ginger

Stephanie Ginger

Stephanie Ginger is an Illustrator based in London. She graduated from University College Falmouth in 2011, her work is predominantly about illustrating everyday objects. She enjoys focusing on the objects that may be overlooked and combines them with her own interpretation, creating original illustrations. Stephanie’s style consists of contemporary hand drawn and painted drawings which primarily have a feminine feel to them. On the whole she draws her inspiration from the things and people that surround her in everyday life, making space for the imaginary. Feature


Hot Bed Press

Hot Bed Press

Hot Bed Press is a thriving microcosm of print goodness based in a large Victorian warehouse in Salford, on the edge of Manchester. From screenprint to typesetting, etching to solar plate there’s a plethora of beautiful old presses mingling with new fandangled machinery. Artists, designers, and print novices rub shoulders in this hub of a print facility that looks more and more like a large art college department. Feature


Nadine Tropschuh

Nadine Tropschuh

Primarily a printmaker, Nadine works in many ways and layers to create these hypnotic, warped images. Her portfolio takes you on a textured and colourful journey through her surroundings and experiences. A satisfying trip indeed. Feature


Brigid Deacon (NSFW)

Brigid Deacon (NSFW)

Currently living in South-East London, Brigid Deacon is a recent graduate from Camberwell College of Art where she studied Illustration. Brigid does mostly black and white illustration, her comic-based work concerns time in some form or another. She draws her inspiration from astronomy, goosebumps and erotic art, deterritorialized narratives & experience of time. Feature


Dean Brierley / Sodastream

Dean Brierley / Sodastream

Dean Brierley’s ability to utilise a super nice colour palette and apparent curiousities towards Americana makes for some pretty sweet pieces. He’s exhibiting as part of a group show, ‘Sodastream’, at Bearspace from 08 March 2013 – 06 April 2013. The show looks great and I would definitely recommend checking it out. Feature


Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf

Photographer Michael Wolf’s work “Deals with the universal reality of contemporary city life”
Originally born in Germany, Michael was raised in the USA & Canada before returning to Germany to study photography. Starting his career as a Photo Journalist Wolf spent a lot of time in Asia working for German magazine “Stern”
Characteristics of his work include obsessive collecting, using his subjects to document transformations of urban life.
I’m all about his heavy architectural focus and patterns found in his photos. Feature


NY Prisoner 63906054

NY Prisoner 63906054

After having a browse on hurtyoubad I came across the NY Prisoner 63906054 blog and spent most of last Sunday distracted from my work reading posts.
Timothy Guvercin, the man behind it is a Britt currently locked up in America, after being on remand for 2 years he’s selling T-shirts to help fund his legal fees.

Check the sick blog here (start on the 1st post!)
Support and grab yourself a T here (they’re just £10) Feature


Giles Duley :: Afghanistan (2012) at KK Outlet

Giles Duley :: Afghanistan (2012) at KK Outlet

Tonight we are going to be at the AMAZING photography exhibition by the very talented and inspirational Giles Duley. You will be able to buy his signed and editioned books which document his return to Afghanistan; the very place where he almost lost his life by stepping on an IED. He will also be present in person tonight so come on down, say hello, look at his incredible photography and have a beer. See you there.
Private View: Thursday 7 March 7 – 9pm
Artist Talk: Thursday 14 March 7 – 9pm (doors 6.30pm)
Exhibition Runs: 5th until 30th March Feature


Enkeling

Enkeling

Enkeling (aka Symen Veenstra) is an Illustrator/Typographer based in Amsterdam.
After graduating in Graphic Design Enkeling worked as a designer for 6 years before becoming an illustrator.
Forming a love for type from his backgrounds in graphics & graff he works in a variety of styles keen to experiment and try something new, I can’t get enough of his energizing playful type.
See more of Enkeling’s work here. Feature


Welcome Skateboards

Welcome Skateboards

Welcome is an inherently subjective and creative skateboard company. It’s about skateboards, sorcery, fun and dreams made real. They create skateboards that make you feel like you are a sorcerer! “While others take themselves seriously and not their product…we take our product seriously and not ourselves.” They are not only of the highest quality, but they are unique, with artwork that is hand-drawn and shapes that are fun to ride. Feature


Mina Milk

Mina Milk

Mina Milk London-Moscow illustrator. Graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2011, Mina specialises in detailed and precious work that is all about animals erotic motifs and a mix of both. Feature


Justin Mezzell

Justin Mezzell

Justin Mezzell is an Illustrator/Designer based in Orlando, Florida.
Specialising in Illustration, Digital Art & UI UX Design Justin’s futuristic portfolio demonstrates amazing colours, landscapes, buildings and narratives as he plays with light and texture to form his incredible imagery.
Check Justin’s website here Feature


Lydia White

Lydia White

I have fallen in love with Lydia White’s stunning photographs. Lydia works as a Photographer/Designer based in New York, her website is full of extraordinary imagery that take us to dramatic natural and fantasy landscapes. My favourite bits of her work include her “Earth Vents” and “Environs” projects; “Earth Vents” demonstrates a beautiful collection of images studying volcanoes and geothermal features (like hot springs ect) “Environs” shares an “experiment in manufacturing surreal environments exploring ideas of Geology and deep time” using found objects, architectural model supplies and natural materials to create miniature imagined landscapes of Earth, Science Fiction and dreams. Feature


Feral Kid

Feral Kid

João Ruas (Feral Kid) is a visual artist from São Paulo. A Bachelor in Graphic Design, he has worked inside studios in the United Kingdom and Brazil before dedicating himself exclusively to personal artwork and illustration. Works in variety of technics, including printmaking. Feature


Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson is an illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The atmospheric, fluid tones within his imagery juxtapose with the variety of media with which he works. I really like his work, especially the layering of pattern and the narrative within his intriguing work. Feature


PechaKucha x Fair Trade at Design Museum

PechaKucha x Fair Trade at Design Museum

We were at the Design Museum this evening where we experienced a delightful series of talks, PechaKucha style hosted by Chris Haughton (Node). During PechaKucha, each speaker is limited to 20 slides and is only able to talk for 20 seconds per slide, which made it very entertaining and engaging for the audience. Feature


Photoshop Touch

Photoshop Touch

Photoshop Touch is here for iPad or Android tablet, iPhone or Android phone, and iPod Touch. It’s a very affordable £2.99 and you can do so much more with your images. We love it. Go and download the app now. Feature


Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch

Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch

Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch is an Illustrator/Designer based in New York.
His love for creating thought provoking images is expressed in his intelligent considered illustrations full of dope colours patterns and perspectives.
Visit his site here Feature


Factory 13

Factory 13

Factory 13 is independent skateboard design and manufacturing company specialising in old-school boards. All skateboards are handmade by experienced machinists and artists, all the graphics are silk-screened. Feature


Dan Grzeca

Dan Grzeca

Chicago-born illustrator and printmaker. He has been screenprinting since the mid-nineties, doing mainly in gig posters. His idiosyncratic style is achieved using pencil and scratchboard drawing techniques which are then transferred to screens for multi-layered printing. Dan spends a lot of time thinking about the screenprinting process in both a painterly and stripped down way, attempting to achieve aesthetic freedom by limiting choices in the composition process. Feature


Brainchild Festival

Brainchild Festival

Last summer saw the launch of Brainchild Festival, a celebration of communal creativity just outside of London. Curated by Marina Blake, this eclectic mash up of music, art, film and spoken word aims to recreate the originality behind today’s sometimes generic festival scene. February 21st saw the launch night for the second Brainchild festival, at the Bussey Building. With music, live art and inevitably, the same exciting atmosphere, this year’s festival is sure to be even more exciting. Plus, this year they’re on the lookout for some super sweet ideas to be added to the already bustling list of activity. Hit ‘em up if you want to get involved, it’s going to be sweet. Feature


Kyu Hwang

Kyu Hwang

Kyu Hwang draws and paints creating beautifully endearing illustrations.
His cloud series is my favourite body of work, however his website shares charming collections of illustrations full of character and clever colour combinations.
Visit Kyu’s website here. Feature


Horse Zine

Horse Zine

Horse zine is all about building ramps, fixing cracks, sweeper stalls and slappy grinds, bombing hills, watching videos, collecting toys, drinking tea, bails, horror films, bowl shreding, screen printing, cut and pasting, bad spelling and rad skateboarding. Feature