Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Artist Askew One to Release Line of Skateboard Decks

4 December 2012

Renowned Artist Askew One to Release Limited Edition Line of Skateboard Decks in Collaboration with Arcade

Off the back of painting eight of the giant tanks down in Auckland’s Silo Park, Askew One (Elliot O’Donnell) is embarking on a new venture, collaborating with Auckland skate brand Arcade to create a limited run of exclusive skate board deck designs.

To celebrate the release, Arcade will hold a launch party on Wednesday 12 December from 6–9PM at their Cross St store in central Auckland. The two Askew One designed decks will be available for purchase on the night, and exclusively from the store until sold out.

Opening in 2011, the independent skate shop has drawn on the cultural heritage of Auckland, quickly becoming a staple in the scene - hosting art exhibitions, skate competitions, music performances and product launches, and amassing a solidcrew for whom the shop is a second home.

“My collaboration with Arcade actually started mid-year when they invited me topaint the shop window,” says Askew. “I've watched them as they have worked closely with a handful of local artists during the past year and I respect that. I think despite the fact they are a young and small locally owned store, their decision making about what they get involved in and how they engage the local community is driven by what they believe versus what may be the easiest commercial route. I like to work that way too and so it's only natural that we can come together like this.”

Askew has lived around the K’Rd area for most of the last decade, and has always loved the aesthetic and potential of Cross Street, seeing it as a good fit to launch the boards.

“I think these guys were brave setting up a retail space down there but someone had to lead the way,” he says. “I really enjoy that they are a skate focused outlet too; it's awesome to see the store become a hub for the emerging generation of kids skating and I look forward to seeing people skate or collect these decks.”

ASKEW x ARCADE SKATE BOARD DECK LAUNCH
Wednesday 12 December
6.00 – 9.00PM
Arcade Skate Shop, 22c Cross Street, Auckland
http://www.facebook.com/events/479488208762225/

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

TV3 Video: NZ Praised For Sportsmanship After Cricket World Cup Final Loss

New Zealand may have been outplayed in the Cricket World Cup final by Australia, but received praise worldwide for their graciousness in defeat. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Werewolf: Finding Love In Hell

Will it really be 25 years in May since David Lynch’s Wild at Heart won big at Cannes, nabbing no less than the Palme d’Or? Amazing but true, and yet the film that was briefly Lynch’s most feted, now seems to be his most forgotten. More>>

ALSO:

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news