Our friends at The Wayward Gallery made this edit from the launch exhibition last week. Thanks to everyone who attended.
The Edition is available from the following stockists now:
ABD – 10 Great Colman Street, Ipswich, IP4 2AD
Adrenaline Alley – Arnsley Road, Corby, NN17 5QW
Air Culture – Belle Vue, Bude, EX23 8JS
Ape – 41 East Street, Taunton, TA1 3LS
Beatsworkin’ – Queens Street, Barnstaple, EX32 8HJ
Boarderline – 15 McCombies Court, Aberdeen, AB10 1AW
Bold Street Coffee – 89 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HF
Bored – 23 Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2SE
Cardiff Arts Institute – 29 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BA
Chopper – 12A Montagu Street, Kettering, NN16 8RU
City Surf – 17 High Street Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BB
Common – 39-47 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW
Conspiracy – 17-19 London Road, Saint Albans, AL1 1LE
Consortium – 8B Albert Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1BZ
Decade – 60 Chertsey Street, Guildford, GU1 4HL
Decimal – 10-12 West Market Place, Cirencester, GL7 2NH
Detour – 20 Broad Street, Bath, BA1 5LN
Dissent – 5 Huntriss Row, Scarborough, YO11 2ED
Drugstore – 8 Pottergate, Norwich, NR2 1DS
Endemic – 4 Station Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1LN
Exist Skatepark – 1 Mount Pleasant, Swansea, SA1 6EE
ESP – 5 Moss street, Elgin, IV30 1LU
Fifty Fifty – 8 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5HR
Flavour – Beach Road, Newquay, TR7 1ET
Focus – 220 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8HAT
Focus – 270 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8AA
Freestyle – 1 Newport Arcade, High Street, Newport, NP20 1G
Ideal – 18-20 Gibb Square, Birmingham, B9 4AA
Kong – 20 Burges, Coventry, CV1 1HL
Kong – 6 Bedford Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5DY
Ledge – 29 High Street, Leicester LE1 4FP
Legacy – 112 Victoria Road, Darlington, DL1 5JW
Loko – 30 Gresham Street, Belfast, BT1 1JN
Lost Art – 57 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EU
Magma – 16 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9NL
Motel 6 – 10 Little Walk, Harlow, CM20 1HY
Natterjacks – Fife Road (22A, 30, 40 & 52), Kingston-Upon-Thames, KT1 1SZ
Native – 50 Lower Friar Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5UE
Nonstop – 14 St James Street, Nottingham, NG1 6FG
Note – 34 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1LA
Pioneer Skatepark – Heathlands Drive, St Albans, AL3 5AY
Prime Delux – 47 Ebrington Street, Plymouth, PL4 9LQ
Push – 35 Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 4SL
Remix – 12 Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 5AX
Reskue – 10 Bargate Street, Southampton, SO14 2DA
Route One – 3 Bond Street, The Lanes, Brighton, BN1 1RD
Route One – 5 Market St, Guildford GU1 4LB
S4 – 3 Lonsdale Street, Carlisle, CA1 1BJ
Scene – 47 Friargate, Preston, PR1 2AT
Shacklewell Arms – 71 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EB
Simple – 95-97 Division Street, Sheffield, S1 4GE
SJZ – 1 St Mary’s Mews, Truro, TR1 2BE
Slam City Skates – 16 Neals Yard, WC2H 9DP
Slide Skate Shop – 87 Division Street, Sheffield, S1 4GE
Slugger – 35 West Bars, Chesterfield, S40 1AG
SS20 – 176 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE
Stand Up – 65-66 Acklam Road, London, W10 5YU
Start the Bus – 7-9 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1RU
Switch – 57 Broadway, Leigh on Sea, SS9 1PE
Subvert – Colorado Way, Castleford WF10 4TA
Supreme – 2-3 Peter Street, London, W1F 0AA
The Deaf Institute – 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE
The Old Blue Last – 38 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3ES
Welcome – 35 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PU
XC Skatepark – Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4JS
Xsite Skatepark – North Parade, Skegness, PE25 1BF
Stil-Laden – Lindengasse 51, Vienna
FTC – 1632 Haight Street, San Francisco 94117
KCDC – 90 N 11th Street, Williamsburg 11211
Many thanks to everyone who came down to The Wayward Gallery on Friday to help us celebrate the launch of The Edition. All photos by Henry Kingsford.
You might have guessed by now that The Edition is a newspaper. The Guardian printed it for us and last week we were invited to their print centre in Stratford to pass press. It was amazing to see the project so many have worked so hard on coming off the press, 5000 copies in fifteen minutes! We were given a guided tour of the press and even were allowed to shoot some photos, a selection of which you can see below. Don’t miss the launches in London tonight and Liverpool, Bristol and Leeds tomorrow night.
Last summer Neil Smith turned pro for the second time. You can find out more in Will Harmon’s feature piece on Smithy in The Edition, with photography by Lex Kembery. If you need a reminder of Smithy’s skills, here’s his ‘going pro’ part, also from last summer.
Arguably the UK’s best skateboard photographer, Sam was photo editor at Document magazine before moving over to Sidewalk and Kingpin in late 2008. We asked Sam to pitch an idea for a photo feature for The Edition and he came up with a London-based sequel to Nike SB’s ‘One Night in Paris’.
Few people have contributed as much to the UK skate scene as Ben Powell. He has held the role of editor at Sidewalk magazine since it was founded in 1995, and worked for RAD magazine before that. For The Edition, we asked Ben to interview his good friend and fellow Yorkshireman, Tom Harrison, about balancing the life of a sponsored skater with that of a successful young entrepreneur.
Anyone who spends any time in London’s Slam City Skates will know Jacob Sawyer, veteran shop employee and dedicated skate rat. Jacob wrote a couple of pieces for The Edition, our favourite being an article about The Pool, a temporary BMX park in a derelict ‘70s swimming pool in Dagenham. Luckily a couple of nights last summer were set aside for skateboarding…
Mark was editor at Slap magazine, before recently taking a position at Nike SB taking care of social media. Slap was a breath of fresh air in the skateboard media, a magazine featuring everyone you wanted to see, great writing, arty photos and a raw, zine-like feel. For The Edition, we asked Mark to write about last summer’s epic three-day launch of the P-Rod 5 shoe in Barcelona.
Wig is very well-respected within the field of skateboard photography, credited for pushing the technical side and always interested in the next piece of kit that could help achieve a sharper, better-lit image. We asked Wig and Colin Kennedy to choose some of their favourite photographs from Colin’s lengthy professional career for his retrospective in The Edition.
The Edition will feature an article on last summer’s P-Rod 5 launch, for which Nike SB invited skateboarders from all over the world to Barcelona. The commercial for the shoe was filmed entirely in Barcelona and features some serious moves from Paul.
The Edition will feature an article on the history of Slam City Skates, the London skate shop that celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. To mark its quarter century, Slam is releasing its first ever full-length skate video, City of Rats very soon. Watch the trailer below and check out the special City of Rats site here.
Last year Crayon turned Bristol-based Nike SB riders Korahn Gayle and Chris Jones pro. To celebrate, a couple of edits were released, a new part from Chris and a retrospective from Korahn, with some new footage thrown in. As both skaters feature prominently in The Edition, we thought we’d remind you of their talents. Enjoy.
The Edition will feature the entire UK Nike SB team: Korahn Gayle, Tom Harrison, Chris Jones, Colin Kennedy, Dave Mackey, Joleon Pressey, Neil Smith and Snowy.
UK flow riders Colin Adam and Jak Pietryga and global riders Chet Childress and Paul Rodriguez will also feature.