Full Clip Friday (P.Rod)

Paul Rodriguez (AKA P.Rod) is winner of numerous skateboarding awards; for both his street skateboarding ability and for video production. He scored his first spate of notoriety in clinching 3 gold medals at the 2004 XGames and has most recently been runnerup in 2013 and gold in 2012 (street) at said games.

Last year P. hooked up with video collaborator Dan Abadi to launch the Full Clip Friday series. These skate videos are open to the public for submissionall you need do is rock down to your local skate park and film & edit a 90second video. The series is ongoing and offers the chance to be recognised by your peers in the industry and to win some fresh prizes. Below we have one of the early Friday videos, from last year, featuring  Pauls skills at his indoor park in L.A., with an overview of the project toward the end of the clip:

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Blank Vandals

Featured below is one of Melbournes classic skate videos that came out in 2001. Vandals is the work of Chris Middlebrook & Rafael Rashid and is one of 3 Blank Skate vids. It features the talents of Will Stoyles, Jason Ridgway, Matt Hill, Luke Curtis, Jason Echazar, and Spencer Eagles plus many more; gnashing it up during Melbournes skater heyday. Midds has since gone on to produce skate videos for Volcom, Habitat, Alien Workshop and has recently head up Nike SB; while Raph, founder of Blank (and current incarnation BKTM), kicked off the Melbourne food van scene with his Beatbox Kitchen and Taco Trucks. The pair have also championed Eddy Current Suppression Ring (drummer Danny Young was producer of the Blank skate videos).

Into The Mind

Blur the lines between dream state and reality, as you perceive the world through the minds of many. Into the Mind contemplates the experiences passed between mentors and peers to paint a philosophical portrait of human kind. What drives us to overcome challenge? How do we justify risk? What forces are at the core of a mountain addiction? Unique athlete segments over a multitude of mountain sport genres depict the connectivity of Earth, and window into never seen before moments. Explore how we begin our perception of self, construct the foundations of confidence, and are ultimately led up the path of selfactualisation. Film launches 2013, Directed by Dave Mossop and Eric Crosland.

FROM: SHERPACINEMA.COM

Off The Wall

This Tuesday, 4th September Off The Wall is hosted by Workshop. This ensemble of underground graffiti artists and their work begins with a live graffiti session on the opening night. Be sure to get down between 6pm and 9pm to sample the action (and a few nice brews). INFX recently checked a show by curator and exhibitor Hayley Sketch Walkerwhose styles will cushion the event. It promises to be a winner: unique talents will be on display; showcasing works that are just a little bit different to what youd expect from contemporary graffers. Need I say more? Come on down.

Off The Wall: Tuesday, 4th September 6pm9pm at Workshop –upstairs off the corner of Elizabeth & ABeckett

SPOK

From the massive Spanish crew TBC and hailing from Madrid, this is one writer that has continued to evolve epic styles. SPOK found his feet on the rail lines during the 90s and was burning hard, up until around05 when he muscled in on the Fine Arts set. Ever since, SPOK has made inroads onto the international scene with varied forms and magnificent aerosol algorithyms. See for yoself:

Мишка presents: T-world, NYC

Eddie Zammit, creator and publisher of Tworld the worlds one and only Tshirt journal, has focused its latest mega issue on New York City. To celebrate he has joined forces with Мишка for a Friday the 13th issue release party! Head down early and grab not only your copy of Tworld, but your commemorative Tshirt that Мишка has designed just for this event.
7 til 10pm @ Мишка, 350 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY.
Check out the Facebook event for all the details.

www.tworld.com.au/
www.mishkanyc.com/home

BetterWith TwoFingers

We caught up with French graffer and Street Artist BetterWith TwoFingers, and hit him up with a bit of a quick Q&A on where hes at dans ce monde:

INFX: These days you’ve made pasteups your street art medium Why the departure from aerosol?
BW2F: I choose this way because Ive always been inspired by the power of images and their impact in the streets, on books or other medias. The fact is I used to make graffitis for a long time with a crew and pasteups were a good way to mix others kind of techniques and to express more ideas. And of course, the penalties are less expensive for pasteups than for sprayinin the streets.
INFX: You get around Europe a bit. Where are we most likely to see your work?
BW2F: Ive travelled a little bit in Europe for example in Amsterdam and recently in Austria, but you can most likely see my works in France in cities such as Lyon, Paris, Grenoble and some others cities but also in deserted areas just because the spot was cool enough for me.
INFX: So when in Paris well keep our eyes peeled! Now, Why do you make street art?
BW2F: I only love streets and cities for two things: makinand seeina lot of street art stuff and makinskateboard. StreetArt is the way of expressinmyself, sharinwith others and meetinpeople even they dont have any relations with StreetArt, and also its a concrete jungle adventures at each time.
INFX: Do you have a day job what kind of work?
BW2F: Im workinin a library.
INFX: Buried in the books! What is your favourite pizza?
BW2F: Good question!!! Calzone of course!

Well, that answers the question of what Im having for dinner tonight. Merci, BW2F and all the best!

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