4000 miles. 3 guys. 2 months. 1 epic journey. Matt Lief Anderson, Randy P. Martin, and Marlon Geller got together and decided that they would travel up the western coast of the US, through the Canadian Rockies, Yukon Territory, and the entire expanse of Alaska to the Arctic circle. To see what adventures kind of adventures they got into, check out their blog and website.continue reading
Our friends at Captain Fin Co. are out in Japan to screen their newest & crappiest film yet featuring some of our Punks and Poets such as the Stopniks, Troy Elmore, and Mitch Abshere. Come and hang out with the gang as there are four different dates you can attend throughout the Kanto-o area of Japan. See you there!continue reading
Photos by Charles Grauke
Name: Jessica Snyder
Hometown: Los Angeles
Surfing has become as much about style as it is about sport, something Jessica Snyder learned early on growing up in Malibu under the wing of longboarders like Kassia Meador, Julie Coz and Belinda Baggs. “Longboarding is all about style. It’s everything,” she says. “It’s all about looking effortless and defining your style.” For her, that meant starting Mint Clothing Company, her line of soft T-shirts and dresses with a made-in-California ethos. Jessica lives at the intersection of surfing and style, and this is how she kicks it:
You grew up as a surfer with some pretty recognizable names in Malibu—who did you surf with and how often do you get in the water these days?
I was spoiled and got a front seat to some of the best women (and men) longboarders in the world growing up. Carla Rowland, Ashley Lloyd, Kassia Meador, Julie Cox, Belinda Baggs…it was quite the line up out there at that time. I got to go out pretty often this summer, few times a week. But once I started working on my Spring/Summer 14 collection it definitely got harder to make it down to the beach but at the very least I try to stop by on my way home and at least get some salt air in my lungs.
What board are you riding?
I ride a 9'2" Bindy (Belinda Baggs) Model shaped by Scott Anderson. It's a super light diamond tail. I've had it for ages! I call it the "Neapolitan" because it has a vanilla-colored bottom and rails, chocolate pinstripes and a strawberry deck.
Does anyone ever give you a hard time for dressing up?
Yes, all the time. I'm used to it now. Growing up around mostly boys who are more interested in surfing and scoping out chicks on the beach then fashion, they just don't get it. "Wedge sneakers?? At the beach?" It's OK. They don't need to get it.
Where do you find the photographs you use on your shirts?
Some of them I take myself. A few of them are vintage from the ‘60s taken by a famous surf photographer, Ron Church. I am so lucky and grateful for the opportunity to use his photos. I adore the way he captured that moment in time and I am obsessed with that era in surfing history.
How do you inspire creativity when you hit a mental block?
I read a lot of blogs, lay out on the beach with fashion magazines, think of things I want to wear but don't see out there yet, talk to my friends and pick their brains. The new stuff I'm working on is definitely an extension of what I've been doing but I find my personal style coming through more as I am getting more comfortable with designing and defining myself as a designer.
How do you kick it?
Well, socks and sneakers go together like peanut butter and jelly— you just can't deny it, so that's always a no brainer. But I do love a good "peek-a-boo" sock as well! Combat boots with a cute sock, kind of a "Clarissa Explains It All" ‘90s throwback style.
In celebration of their 10 year anniversary, Monster Children and Stance teamed up to create a sock that represents the magazine along with it’s understated, yet refined sensibility. We are pleased to share this fine collaboration with the world. Video by Mark Choiniere featuring Punk and Poet Greyson Fletcher.continue reading
No one evokes cool as much as Desillusion Magazine from France. As their 11th birthday approaches, Desillusion has compiled a recap of their previous year filled with athletes of various mediums and compelling stories such as Punk and Poet Andrew Reynolds and friends Dylan Reider, Heath Kirchart, and Ozzie Wright. Watch with us as we feel like ten again.continue reading