Through The Lens is the latest film project from Rob Machado. It's life - as only Rob sees it. This first installment features SF-based artist Jay Nelson, who specializes in high-qulaity and high-functioning tree houses and camper shells (check out some of his work, it's incredible). Jay and Rob talk DIY, connecting to art, beauty in the imperfections; they give Rob's van a killer facelift - and of course, go catch a few out front at Cardiff Reef. Stay tuned for more Through The Lens episodes coming this summer.
This time, the Monthly Throw Up is brought to you by our friends Chris Lim and Steve Pillai, two thirds of the talent behind CHEAPZINE (the other third, Spenser, was busy partying like a champ in far off lands) to come in and paint our wall. They’ve been painting Hurley murals with us for a while now, and we couldn’t wait to see them do their own thing with unbridled abandon. Check out the clip above to see what happened when paint met canvas then click through for a raucous interview with Chris and Steve. Visit cheapzine.tumblr.com or visit the dudes at an indie print or zine fest near you!
Introducing the latest from the Hurley Art department: The Monthly Throw Up! And no, it's not as gross as it sounds: "throw up” is a graffiti term referring to a large painting of letters or words. These are usually painted illegally (but ours is legal), and are executed quickly - which is why featured Monthly Throw Up artists complete their paintings in just a few days. After the mural is completed, the art will be available at Salvation Irvine and Salvation Malibu for customization - but just for one month and then it's on to the next artist! This month, we're kicking things off with artist Andy Anderson from Long Beach. Press play to see what he did with our blank wall and click 'Full Story' for an interview with Andy including questions like "What is the name of your spirit animal?".
Like most good stories, this one starts with a surfboard. And like even better stories go, this one comes from Bob Hurley's shaping bay. In the late '70s, Hurley wasn't even a twinkle in Bob's eye. No, instead of boardshorts and tees, Bob's focus was on shaping boards. And while the notoriously modest man claims he was no "Dick Brewer," he still had people riding his shapes and repping his name. The original logo he put on his shapes can be seen in the photo above and in some rather epic, old school photos after the jump. And now for the first time ever, the first iteration of Hurley, this retro logo, can be worn on a shirt: get your Original tee here. And click 'Full Story" to see more of the first ever Hurley logo in action.
Through The Lens is the latest film project from Rob Machado. This cinematic endeavor chronicles art, music, surf and adventures like only Rob sees it. The first installment is set to release in early April and centers around SF-based artist Jay Nelson who specializes in high-qulaity and high-functioning tree houses and camper shells (check out some of his work, it's incredible). The other day Jay and Rob got together to fix up Rob's surf van (right) and make it look a little more like Jay's (left), with cameras rolling the whole time… For a full gallery of stills, visit our Facebook page and stay tuned for the real deal, dropping early April with more installments throughout the year.
Kolohe came by yesterday to hang out and ended up doing some impromptu board design. Our spray paint mastermind, JP, worked with Craig Stecyk on a WWI-inspired stencil, and after a couple coats of paint, we had this beaut on our hands. Kolohe thinks it looks "mental, frothing to get a shot on it " – what do you think? Click 'Full Story' to see the design process. Photos: D. Bahn.
You know how when you're watching someone surf it makes you want to go surf? To us, it doesn't seem like that would work while watching someone paint… and then you watch Panamanian paintbrush-wielding geniuses, Alexander Wtge and Camila Bernal work their magic on a Hurley-inspired set of paintings and all that changes. Click here to see how they got to the end result (as seen above), in this fun and inspiring edit.
If there's one thing we know how to do, it's throw a good art show. And the first H-Space show in Sydney was no exception — in fact it might've been the best art show to date. It went down on the 13th of December at the National Grid Gallery in Sydney. The gallery showcased the art of Ben Brown, Cam Wall, Chris Yee, James Ettelson & Jess Bush set to the sounds of live music from the Dune Rats and Johnny Pow! Look out for more shows in the Sydney area, because we're just getting started. For photos from the night click here, and for video click here.
Good times at the Clark Little two year anniversary party of his North Shore gallery last night. Besides Clark being on hand to sign autographs and people being able to win a GoPro Hero 3 in a raffle, Kelly Slater auctioned off canvas prints with proceeds going to Waves For Water. Video: PK.
Talking to Craig Stecyk isn't like talking to most people — it's way better. That's why when we saw him sauntering down the hall like he does, we pulled him aside and asked him a few questions about his involvement in the upcoming Anti Canvas Art Show, happening December 7th in Honolulu. And while the conversation began with how he made the inspiartion for his Anti Canvas submission, it naturally was a little bit funnier than that.. So, we learned how one day Stecyk fell asleep against what he thought was Bob Hurley's palm tree, but after he woke up he realized it was probably Bob's neighbor's palm tree. But nonetheless, Bob said it was no biggy, and Steyck proceeded to take a picture of a different palm tree down the road. After some computer trickery with colors and design Stecyk was left with a perfectly great Anti Canvas submission. Stecyk added that the Anti Canvas show is his favorite one of the year because it's so opened-ended. And with that we'll say, we can't wait to see the rest of these stories play out onto not, canvas, but boardshorts.