In with the new and the old

January 26, 2010

Ran into my good friend Adrian Forrow yesterday. We started chatting about various projects  and the Disposable show this year. He asked to get involved and design a deck this year and of course the answer was YES!

I got to know Adrian’s work through out the years from other artists that he has collaborated with like Jeff Dywelska who was part of the show last and is returning this year. We are excited to have Adrian, as a new artist and Jeff as a returning artist to take part in this years show.

Jeff’s deck from the 09′ Disposable Show

Photos taken and reserved by Viktor Cahoj


Free Skates T’s

January 19, 2010

Dropped by Soy’s place to pick up some screens and inks he donated to Free Skates. He’s a great artist, solid human being, and as it turns out he’s a bit of a philanthropist as well. Thanks for helping out with the cause. It slipped my mind to ask if your interested in being part of the show this year.

As another Free Skates fund raising effort we’re planning on printing a small run of T’s for sale at the Disposable show this year. they’ll be available leading up to the opening.

We are very pleased to be teamed up with Freedom Fighter Skateboards and the disposable art show in helping us with fund-raising for this year.  Along with other projects on the go, the funds will help with putting together 20 complete skateboards for 20 kids, sponsoring kids for skate camp, and help with replacing older and pre-loved equipment.

Stopped by Freedom Fighter HQ this afternoon and noticed that half the decks for the show arrived. Were busy getting them sorted and shipped starting with some familiar faces such as Dan Springer, Spazz, Bowman, and some new additions like Smolik and Nathan Jurevicius to name a few.

Who? You ask

January 13, 2010

Free Skates is a grassroots community organization and our goal is to manifest positive change for at risk youth in Canada and in developing socio-economic climates around the world. We want to give skateboards to kids that want them but who, monetarily or other wise, would not have the resources. By sharing these tools we hope to provide opportunity for self-discipline, self-esteem and inspire youth around the world.  Helping youth grow as positive community members, peers and mentors.