WARNING: The Art of Marc McKee al bastard store

by davidelp 18 marzo 2011

Marc McKee’s art was so controversial that they had an entire wall of Cease and Desist orders for his graphics at World…

Rodney Mullen

Blast Distribution presenta WARNING: The Art of Marc McKee (la mostra e il libro) in anteprima italiana al bastard store.

Inaugurazione mercoledì 13 Aprile 2011 alle 18:00, per ammirare alcuni tra gli artworks e le tavole più significative di Marc McKee – l’illustratore che ha rivoluzionato la grafica nello skateboard – e scoprire il libro a lui dedicato.

WARNING: The Art of Marc McKee è realizzato da Winston Tseng, Art director di Enjoi Skateboards. 96 pagine che raccontano l’arte di Marc McKee, attraverso i suoi lavori a partire dagli anni 80 fino ai giorni nostri.

All’attivo di Marc ci sono più di 1000 grafiche da skateboard principalmente per World Industries, blind e 101, tra di esse svariate pietre miliari della storia dello skateboarding, in pratica quasi tutte quelle più controverse e scomode…

The man who souled the world

by GroS 18 marzo 2011

Some body wanna know how ended up the man who reinvented the skateboard in the 90’s?


Here it is! The man who souled the world is a movie documentary about the story of Steve Rocco, mr. World Industries. He was skate-boarding’s most revolutionary figure. They were one of the most genius creative collectives of all time.


Together they challenged every convention, declared war on the establishment, celebrated every taboo and broke all the rules. Steve Rocco, with a little help from his friends – Rodney Mullen, Marc McKee, Mark Gonzales, Jason Lee, Natas Kaupas, Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze – created a cultural revolution that changed the face of skateboarding forever.


They pretty much take what Dogtown and Z-Boys left as a conception of skate culture, building their own way to see skateboard the “think crime”way to be. philosophy and satirizing Satanism, pornography, violence, suicide, racism, drug use and plagiarism in products aimed at kids.


And Steve Rocco defend himself: “And why not? I actually felt like we almost had an obligation to do it.”


This is a story about the American Dream at its most volatile. A story about fame & fortune, scandal & rebellion, growing up & coming-of-age… but mainly it’s about skateboarding, and what skateboarding is right now, and why it is the way it is. This definitive feature film is a must see for anybody interested in contemporary youth culture and proves that “in a mad world, only the mad are sane”.


This movie is a compilation of interview of more than 80 skaters and not: from Mullen to Vallely, from Song to Larry Flint, Gonzo and of course Steve Rocco too. Click here to watch the trailer.