Open Day – bastard Academy of Skateboarding

by Riccardo Tognella 1 October 2016

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Do you still want to learn how to skate the bowl with us?

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We at the bastard store decided to launch Academy of Skateboarding‘s new Open Day in our offices on Saturday, October 22, open to everybody, upon registration. Come to spend 1 hour with us in the bastard bowl or share with your friends. It’s FREE but space is limited… hurry up if interested.

As usual, thank you Pro-Tec, 187 Killer Pads, Bones Bearings e Bones Wheels for supporting us!

Open Day – Academy of Skateboarding

by maxb 1 October 2016

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Do you want to learn how to skate the bowl with us?
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We at the bastard store decided to launch Academy of Skateboarding‘s second Open Day in our offices on Saturday, 16 April, open to everybody, upon registration. Come to spend 1 hour with us in the bastard bowl or share with your friends. It’s FREE but space is limited… hurry up if interested.

Thank you Pro-Tec, 187 Killer Pads, Bones Bearings e Bones Wheels for supporting us!

Mattia Turco x Vans 50 mural at bastard bowl

by jep 1 October 2016

Mattia Turco x Vans 50 mural at bastard bowl

Mattia Turco is one of the most powerful skaters around in Milan and a great artist with his own technical painting skills that keeps evolving. He is part of our family. Read the rest of this entry »

Vans 50th Years Anniversary at bastard store

by GroS 1 October 2016

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Dirty Day at bastard store

by Riccardo Tognella 1 October 2016

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Sundays were for going to the cinema! Why should we change these habits?!

On Sunday, February 28th  from 11AM to 9PM here at the bastard store we will host the first Dirty Day, a day dedicated to rock and its unavoidable mix with skateboarding, organized by the Dirty Mondays Milano collective. Read the rest of this entry »

Filler winter edition at bastard store

by Riccardo Tognella 1 October 2016

Filler Winter Edition 2015

Filler is a convention dedicated to illustrations, graphics and art linked to the punk/hardcore/skater world. All projects embrace the DIY movement. Read the rest of this entry »

Academy of Skateboarding – Open Day

by jep 1 October 2016

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Do you want to learn how to skate the bowl?

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Come to spend 1 hour with us in the bastard bowl or share with your friends. It’s FREE but space is limited… hurry up if interested.

We at the bastard store definitely took so long to start this program because we always had a sort of repulsion for schools and teachers (based on our personal experience both in skateboarding and in the wider learning field).

On the other hand we had so many requests over the years for lessons, schoolstraining and all sorts of HowTos (yes, people love them!) that the pressure was too much not to handle this matter. Also we’ve seen lately that the environment is over populated with all sorts of “skate teachers” appointed by some kind of “official organizations” pretending to tell you what is good or not and how. Even basing the teaching on some invincible method where you learn by not making mistakes.

Well… we think that’s mostly bullshit and we hope that you will soon learn to fall, rise and fall again being able one day to even build your own obstacles to overcome, enjoying the journey and not worrying about the arrival.

So we decided to do it our way and launched an Open Day in our offices on Saturday, 24 October to see how things will evolve, together.

You Focus On What Matters

by jep 1 October 2016

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Danny can focus on his backside ollie over the loveseat as WE focus on building HIS clothes for skateboarding, like the comfort Chino pants made out of 10,5 oz. slub cotton that he wears in the video.

At 36 we don’t know so many skaters so consistent to put out a videopart as the one that came out today for DC. Check it out!

Presidents’ Hair Cut

by jep 1 October 2016

Presidents' Hair Cut by Paolo Proserpio [photo: Andrea Rossetti]

According to Paolo Proserpio “American Presidents have a beautiful haircut”, enough to win the main wall of the bastard bowl with the Wall Paint Contest 2015.

Starting May 7, a two months delirium made of acrylics, wood, cockroaches, pigeons, Big Babols, spray cans, nails and screws, reveals details and pieces of the pop culture. Jackie, the most stylish wife of all (John Fitzgerald Kennedy R.I.P. 1963) is effigy of the brand of the Presidents’ hair lacquer: Hair Cut.

A pattern on the label mix sacred and profane: Lee Harvey Oswald (killer of Kennedy) with Jack Ruby (killer of the killer of the 35th president), whose eponymous band is also the soundtrack of these two months of work.

The 60 Jaquelines Lee Bouvier watch with their third eye on the 5 presidents of the 5 American notes: 1, 5, 10, 20 and 100 sprouting from the bowl (such as the Rocky Mountains) in size 8.10 x 1.90 meters with an optical pattern.

Presidents' Hair Cut by Paolo Proserpio [photo: Andrea Rossetti]

Presidents' Hair Cut by Paolo Proserpio [photo: Andrea Rossetti]

Presidents' Hair Cut by Paolo Proserpio [photo: Andrea Rossetti]

Presidents' Hair Cut by Paolo Proserpio [photo: Andrea Rossetti]

Presidents’ Hair Cut was installed on July 4, 2015: Independence Day.

All photos by Andrea Rossetti.

Wall Paint Contest 2015 winner

by jep 1 October 2016

Today the jury made their final decision on WPC entries, and we have the winner…

bastard Wall Paint Contest winner 2015 - Paolo Proserpio

Paolo Proserpio, with his work named Presidents’ Hair Cut Rocks that you see in the picture above. Paolo (Proserpio as we call him here) isn’t a new name for us, as he frequently collaborates with bastard on different levels and on different graphical projects. We always have a subject in common: the print. He also teaches Printing Techniques and Brand Identity at the IED school in Milano.

Proserpio will use collage, acrylics and even some spray paint (hair lacquer?!) for his work on the main wall, in the coming days. If you want to know more about this dude follow him on instagram @paoloproserpio Read the rest of this entry »