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4 OG Skate Styles That Are Still Relevant

As the saying goes, “everything old is new again.” That’s held for nearly every era and style. However, in skating culture, some trends have never gone away, so it makes sense that plenty of OG skate styles are still relevant today.

Hermaphrodite Mollusc Station

PLANK: An exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells.

Artists James Jarvis and Ged Wells have a shared obsession with skateboarding, having both worked for iconic London skateboard shop Slam City Skates in the late 80s and early 90s. Meeting recently for the first time, the two are now collaborating on an exhibition – PLANK, exploring and celebrating the object that has informed and defined both their early career paths.

Untitled (Chris Maalouf, Montreal), 2015 © Sam Muller FAD MAGAZINE

Against The Grain: Skate Culture and the Camera

Against the Grain: Skate Culture and the Camera is an exhibition that celebrates the phenomena of skateboarding, with the photographers and filmmakers who documented the movement. Despite the subculture’s influence and resonance in almost every aspect of popular culture, this emblem of freedom and rebellion has been largely ignored as an artistic form.

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