Online shop for Over Plywood DVD now open!!!

5 Apr
The DVD of Over Ply Wood is finally ready and available to buy…..follow the link below to buy the film for £6 which includes postage within the UK.

http://overplywood.bigcartel.com/product/over-ply-wood-dvd

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Over Ply Wood x Ratbite zine

11 Mar

Over Ply Wood zine cover image Ratbite retrospective

With the release of the Over Ply Wood dvd just round the corner I thought it would be a good idea to make a zine to go with it. I asked Twiss if he would be up for doing a collaboration and he was well up for it…he is over in Australia so its been a bit of talking over the net combined with good old fashioned cut, paste and post. Twiss put his artwork for Ratbite 17 together with photocopies, printouts and glue and mailed it over to me in Wales. Our idea was to make 2 zines in one and print them back to back. My portion is an A to Z of Over Ply Wood from old photos I was given and lent to make the film to photographs I have taken on recent skate trips with Team Boyo, there are clippings, articles, posters and images from the making and showing of the film. I am sending the master of the film off today to be printed up into 500 copies of Over Ply Wood….a scary moment as the whole project is self made and self financed….I have relied on the generosity of all the contributors over the 3 years it has taken me to make the film. Now i’m hoping I can get enough people to buy the zines and dvds to cover the cost of putting the whole project together….maybe I should have approached some energy drink companies to get the dough but then again who needs big business?! Do it yourself….I hope it works!!
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No adverts, No masters!!

Zines can be picked up at Exist in Swansea or here on the Over Ply Wood online shop….dvds will be finished and up for sale at the end of March.

https://overplywood.bigcartel.com

Over Ply Wood exhibition

2 Jul

The exhibition went off in Mumbles last week…..I spent the Monday (16th June) with Jamie and Jon Jones setting up in the gallery. Jamie painted the Over Ply Wood text up onto one of the gallery walls and I hung the rest of the show….plenty of framed photographs and magazines which were easy to put up, a couple of Ramprockers and pre 70’s boards lent by Simon Main….Furr skateboards lent a couple of their excellent new boards and Dan lent his Welsh Tommy Crayon board so the boards pretty much covered the entire history of skateboarding with a local flavour of course…..Tomsk lent a snapped Steve Caballero that appeared on the cover of Edge Magazine in the late 80’s…snapped by Twiss down at Langland in fact. Jack Kirtley did an awesome drawing comic book style of the Rotherslade ramp story from the film. I had 2 display cases made, one of which contained a good stack of 70’s artefacts….a Dave Friar elbow pad kindly lent be Phil Rees, a sew on patch from Skate City in London and a pile of books and magazines from the craze days…..hopefully the pictures show most of the material on show. Thanks for all the loans, time spent and amazing help from everyone…..Tomsk, Greg, Frenchy, Jamie, Simon Main, Jon Jones, Jack Kirtley, Exist skatepark, Phil Rees, Sean who made the cases, Kerry Evans for the framing and advice, Ceri Roberts, Oriel Bach, Zac at Crossfire for some great publicity. Everyone who came down to see the exhibition…..more soon!!

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Over Ply Wood Exhibition June 17-21st 2014

23 May

Exhibition poster

Jamie Morrison has designed this amazing poster for the Over Ply Wood exhibition that starts on 17th June 2014 at Oriel Bach in Mumbles

Little Ladies #2: Ione Atkinson, 6yrs

20 Apr

GIRL SKATE UK

Ione Atkinson is just 6 years old and already killing it on a skateboard! We first heard about Ione through her dad’s instagram account, we have been following Jono (jonozero1) for a while now and are stoked with the regular skate updates from Ione.
Always up for an adventure, she recently did a tour of the London skateparks and by the looks of the footage above she had a rad time, she even chose her own music for it!

We think Ione is super cool so we got in touch with Jono for the low down!

ionepadsIt turns out that Ione has been around skateboarding all of her life, Ione’s first board was given to her when she was just two years old and she spent her time sitting and rolling around on it from then on. Ione has been standing on her board for around a year and has picked up…

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Exist Girls Jam

2 Apr

Exist Girls Jam

ione stars on the poster for the girls jam on 31st May 2014 at Exist

Happy 50th Birthday Skin!!

27 Feb

Two Legendary photographers Grant Brittain and Skin Phillips at Skins big 50th birthday party!

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Skin with Grant Brittain at Skin’s 50th birthday party….happy birthday Skin!