Sunday, April 02, 2023

Shop Tees and Curran Caples. April 2, 2023. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast.

This week, Templeton Elliott, Patrick Kigongo, and Mike Munzenrider are talking about Mike's Skateshop Tees article for Quartersnacks and Curran Caples new video part for Vans. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Orchard's Arman Bachman for Pepper Grip
Todd Francis Sketchy Skateshop Appreciation graphics
Yoko's hat tweet
Curran's Push part

This week, Patrick is stoked on Spitfire Wheels, Isamar Amor Suave, MLB Opening day, Ayesha, celebrating meeting his now-wife 9 years ago in Brooklyn, Alison Roman’s new book Sweet Enough.
Mike thinks he's stoked on snowboarding and riding with his family and the Village Psychic Granite hat.
Templeton is stoked on his staycation.

1 comment:

Justin said...

Where does CCS gear fall in all of this?

I do have a Spitfire bighead t-shirt that only has a tiny little bighead on it. I still never wear it.

I scored one of the Todd Francis t-shirts for Skateshop Day 2022 for Old Skull in Rochester. They got a really cool drawing, too. If I go places, I'll wear a Jamestown Skateboard Products or an Old Skull shirt.

A couple shops I used to go to either didn't have shirts or they had poor graphic design. One new place is a combo surf and skate so their logo is rather generic. Condensed font, circle logo, looks like every contemporary brew pub out there.

I dug Curen's different takes on the same California spots. The Ween killed the mood. If the vocals had been normal and not processed (auto-tuned?), I probably wouldn't have even noticed. I couldn't tell if the singer was being serious or if it was a joke on sad bastard music.

In retrospect, Flip's overall aesthetic was never very good. Ads were weird, graphics were so-so, videos were only good for the skating, which was great. Flip was British, but they set up at Birdhouse in like 1994 so they are basically US citizens at this point. Is Lance Mountain still on the team?