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TheDeafWord: Kyle Beachy Interview

TheDeafWord: Kyle Beachy Interview

Amongst all the skate publications, websites, catalogues or whatever it’s possible to slap photos on and jam words alongside, most writers will struggle to play cleverly with words or be inventive enough to prevent the reader from skipping the intro straight to the crux of the feature (wait, wait, there’s more). Kyle Beachy’s insights to...
Joy by Tony Moore

Joy by Tony Moore

Words and video by Tony Moore We’re not Brazil we’re Northern Ireland, But its all the same to me. These words sang by our national football teams fans, ring true to me in our wee world of skating. We’re not LA, SF, NYC, London, Barca, Sydney or Shanghai. We’re Belfast. And we paint the streets...
20 Years of Girl: Spike Jonze Interview

20 Years of Girl: Spike Jonze Interview

Long gone are the days of Jean-Michelle and Coach Larry sussing each other out. Jean-Michelle said himself, without the help of Girl and Coach Larry, he never would have skateboarded in the Malibu contest: Mister Larry recognized that the kid had heart. So here we are 20 years on, trying to make sense of it...
20 Years of Girl: Rick Howard Interview

20 Years of Girl: Rick Howard Interview

This is the first of five ’20 Years of Girl’ interviews we did just under a year ago. Better late than never: He’s not lost, he’s awesome, Girl are no longer seeking anyone to take him of their hands and his attitude is now up to scratch when shooting action or lifestyle photos. You missed...
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 up with Chris to be...
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 move from Mystery to Enjoi,...
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). Of course, Brian’s modesty about...
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: 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 of bits and pieces of...
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 about how it all started,...
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...