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TheDeafWord: Chris Thiessen Interview

TheDeafWord: Chris Thiessen Interview

Every skater out there has at least a few Transworld videos that they hold  close to the heart. Chris Thiessen has to have skating videos that fall into that category too. The only difference? This time around  he’s continuing the Transworld video legacy as the man in charge. We caught...
TheDeafWord: Jimmy Carlin Interview

TheDeafWord: Jimmy Carlin Interview

Jimmy Carlin’s skating speaks for itself. Despite his classroom clown image in skateboarding the fact is he completely rips. Not to disappoint, but he’s a relatively normal person and much less hyper than we expected. It must come out in bursts?  We caught up with Jimmy to talk about the...
TheDeafWord: Brian Lotti Interview

TheDeafWord: Brian Lotti Interview

Look through Brian Lotti’s art to journey through cheerful colour, lively expression and landscapes with character that almost beg exploration. To put his work plainly, it will temporarily allow you to holiday from the weather conditions that we’re accustomed to at this time of the year (had to be said)....
TheDeafWord: Rob Mathieson Interview

TheDeafWord: Rob Mathieson Interview

Rob Mathieson is one of those dicks who is unfairly exceptionally talented at two different things: skateboarding and illustration. Well, he’s not a dick really. In fact, he’s a really genuine guy (which on top of his talents sort of makes him a dick). Rob’s wonderful illustrations grace all sorts...
TheDeafWord: Graham Tait Interview

TheDeafWord: Graham Tait Interview

Three issues in with the fourth on the way, Graham Tait’s magazine predominately featuring Scottish skateboarding content but also reaching further afield, is receiving nods of approval and fist-bumps from all over due to its film-only/non-digital photo policy. I recently spoke to the Focus Skate Shop manager, photographer and skateboarder...
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TheDeafWord: Wes Kremer Interview #2

TheDeafWord: Wes Kremer Interview #2

You all know about Wes Kremer’s lack of an iPhone, his refusal to take photo incentives and of course, how much he loves to roll – ambiguity eh? So rather than rattle on, I’ll let the catch up with Wes speak for itself.  Enjoy - Photography – Mike Blabac Interview – Stephen Cox    ...
TheDeafWord: Dave Chami Interview

TheDeafWord: Dave Chami Interview

    Hi Dave, how are things? Good, just in Sydney, Australia at the moment. My wife, son and I had to come back to renew our work visas. Actually, about 5 minutes ago the courier dropped by with our passports with the visas. Happy days. Yeah, we’re good to go for another couple of...
Magenta Skateboards: 'Soleil Levant' Review by Walker Ryan

Magenta Skateboards: ‘Soleil Levant’ Review by Walker Ryan

A review by Walker Ryan   About a month ago my grandmother bought a book for me entitled Zen in the Art of Archery. Grummy, as she’s known to all of her grandchildren, recommended the book with the foresight that I might find some parallels between my experiences as a skateboarder and the experiences of the author...
TheDeafWord: Nick Boserio Interview

TheDeafWord: Nick Boserio Interview

When I spoke to Nick Boserio a few weeks ago he was in high spirits. After all, the beginning of The Cold War Tour was the next morning, he’d had a beer or two, and he expects to reside in the US by the end of the year. We spoke to Brass about his part...
TheDeafWord: Danny Garcia Interview

TheDeafWord: Danny Garcia Interview

  I had a few words with Danny alongside the Balmorhea Interrogation interview I did over at The Berrics surrounding Colin Kennedy’s great video (check it out below) and we got to talking some more. Danny’s solo project, “Reverend Baron” is definitely something to keep your ears open for, don’t let his modesty sidetrack you. Talk...
Sk8Mafia and Sweet Skateboards - 'Stee' Review by Walker Ryan

Sk8Mafia and Sweet Skateboards – ‘Stee’ Review by Walker Ryan

      A Review by Walker Ryan   When I was living in San Diego in the early summer of 2010, there was one particular afternoon that stands out in my memory as one of the best days I had in America’s finest city.  It was a beautiful Friday in Pacific Beach and all...
TheDeafWord: Ben Powell and Andy Horsley Interview

TheDeafWord: Ben Powell and Andy Horsley Interview

Two hundred (and now one) issues. Wow. At the beginning of the landmark issue these guys insisted on not being featured. They believe it isn’t about them, it’s about the skateboarders, for us. Still, best to catch up with them, hear the story from the beginning, talk the forum and discuss all things right and...
Landmark Skate Tunes #10: Tommy Guerrero & Gadget – ‘Deep Sleep’

Landmark Skate Tunes #10: Tommy Guerrero & Gadget – ‘Deep Sleep’

There are certain smells, sounds and collective fragments dispersed amongst our memories, which when we’re lucky enough to briefly recall them – albeit unintentionally or otherwise – that literally take us to that very moment when we first experienced them. Excuse the fact that this is the second chosen from Sight Unseen (and you know we could...
TheDeafWord: Conhuir Lynn Interview

TheDeafWord: Conhuir Lynn Interview

Two tenners, a now almost gone (but never forgotten) spot and a style inspired by a local legend. In this interview we spoke to Conhuir Lynn to talk about sleeping on floors, sneaking into Glastonbury and a phone call that changed everything. Enjoy - Interview by Stephen Cox Photography by Stuart Robinson and Chris Johnson...
TheDeafWord: Walker Ryan Interview

TheDeafWord: Walker Ryan Interview

Post Perpetual Motion thoughts, cops being down with Matt Hensley and Brazil’s self-sustained skating scene. Walker Ryan is an open-minded individual who seemingly wants to live his life in every sense of the phrase. Find out for yourself, enjoy - Interview by Stephen Cox and Graham Watson Photos by Dave Chami     Let’s start...
TheDeafWord: Matt Price Interview

TheDeafWord: Matt Price Interview

Unknowingly making a satanic mockery of the Japanese culture, to the initial wrong interpretations of Fred Gall’s character, as well as Mike Anderson’s happy bloody smile. We caught up with Matt Price to hear some tales from behind the lens. He received the greatest kind of compliment you can get from Spike Jonze, and rightly...
TheDeafWord: Oliver Barton Interview

TheDeafWord: Oliver Barton Interview

Spotting differences between continents, being gracefully bestowed cameras that hold skateboarding history, to the breaking point of JJ Rousseau. We recently spoke to Oliver Barton about Perpetual Motion, where to draw the line with authenticity and skating Kansas City on Halloween being the reaffirmation that skateboarding is going to be okay. Enjoy - Interview by Stephen...