48 Blocks

The Berrics paid a visit to Stefan Janoski’s apartment / studio in New York City to get a candid interview in which Stefan discusses his artistic roots, inspiration, the various mediums he’s worked with, and why he prefers sculpting with clay. Stefan’s always been highly creative on his board and it appears that he’s also that way when he’s not skateboarding.

Girl Skateboards introduces their new Studio Series with the work of Jules de Balincourt. This new series expands on traditional graphics by bridging the gap between skateboarding and the world of fine art. Jules de Balincourt is a Brooklyn based artist and friend of Girl Skateboards. He was born in Paris, France, and after briefly traveling with his mother and sister through Ibiza, France, and Mexico, settled in Southern California in his adolescence. Jules spent most of his high school years surfing and skateboarding. Jules’ has had solo exhibitions at the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada), the Rochechouart Museum (France), the Modern Fort Worth (Texas), and the Kasseler Kunstverein (Germany). In 2013, Rizzoli published a hardcover monograph of his work spanning 10 years of his career. He is currently represented by Salon 94 in New York, Victoria Miro in London, and Thaddaeus Ropac Galerie in Paris. His new series with Girl is available now in the Crailstore.

For the latest episode of A Tale Of Four Cities, Converse focuses on Los Angeles. Sean Pablo serves as the host and gives a bit of his history with fellow Converse rider Sage Elsesser and a tour of some spots around The City Of Angels before the short shifts focus to Cons Ambassador Andrew Martin Scott and gives a brief look into the world of zine making. The underlying theme of this video is creativity, which LA has no shortage of – check it out and get inspired.

The spring thaw is in full effect, which means all of our peeps on the East Coast are back in the streets. Boston was hit harder than most, so I’m sure all of the skaters out in The Bean are most definitely stoked that they’re able to get out there and get it. Brian Delaney definitely came through with a solid minute of ripping at all of the Boston spots that we’ve come to know and love over the years in this new clip for DQM.