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FilmVolcom is proud to present the Euro Stokes! Featuring footage from some of the European side of the Volcom skate team. This is all pulled from their filming missions for Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening.. Featuring Ben Raemers, Eniz Fazliov, Harry Lintell, Alain Goikoetxea, Daan van der Linden and flow dudes Dan West, Charlie Birch, Gav Coughlin and Victor Pellegrin. The Euro Stokes! was filmed in France and the UK across two missions in the van along with a few London gems shot whenever British weather, security guards and foot traffic allowed. Also read the article below from issue 6 of Free Skate Mag that has a couple photos from the trips, as well as some hammers from Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening.Posted on 10/19/16
SnowVans Snowboarding made a great short movie from Japan past winter. Of course Volcom riders were present in full force… Markus Keller, DBK and Valerian Ducourtil drowned in pow. Check it out here: Our boys (Keller) come in at 2:21. Tune in, then book your next flight straight to Hokkaido. Thanks Vans.Posted on 10/19/16
ArtVolcom is excited to announce the Anthony Lister Art Experience tour presented by Volcom, happening in Barcelona, Austin, TX and Mexico City, three burgeoning art scenes that are ripe for a Lister takeover. Coinciding with his collaborative Volcom X Lister apparel collection, the modern street impressionist's 3-stop global tour will see him exhibiting new pieces of work created specifically for each event. Links to the details for these unique evenings of indulgence can below found below: October 27th - Barcelona, Spain November 2nd - Austin, Texas November 10th - MXDF, Mexico City About Lister Born in 1979 in Brisbane, Australia, Anthony Lister began painting on the streets at the age of 17, a location which has endured as a key part of his practice and is influential to his studio work. As one of Australia's most renowned contemporary artists, Lister's work presents us with a grimy fusion of high and lowbrow culture with influences from a number of areas and genres, including street art, expressionism, pop art and contemporary youth culture. Reveling in the "spirituality" and the "heritage" of Western popular culture, he takes this joint legacy and remolds it into something equally alluring and grotesque, a perfect representation of the society he seeks to depict. Taking influence from the dirtier and rough techniques of "Bad" Painting and merging it with the spirit and practices of graffiti art, Lister has embraced an explosive, scratchy, scrawling form of figurative art using a variety of mediums from painting, drawing and installation to film and music. Give Anthony Lister a follow on Instagram @anthonylister for a look at all his latest work.Posted on 10/14/16
ArtMost well known for his street art, Anthony Lister, the Australian modern impressionist artist's work can be enjoyed by anyone willing to take a drive around the city of Sydney. The democratization of street art is great for those fortunate enough to reside in or be able to travel to far off cities, but obviously art on the side of a building won't be traveling to a city near you, so we've gone photographed some of our favorite Lister pieces for you to enjoy where ever you are. And what would art be without a little interpretation, so along with each location's photos are our local photographer's personal take on what Lister is trying to say with the piece. In coming weeks Anthony Lister will be traveling to Barcelona, Austin, TX and Mexico City for a series of Volcom Stone Presents Anthony Lister Art Experience Happening events that will see the artist creating unique experiences in each city in celebration of the launch of his collaborative Volcom X Lister apparel collection. REDFERN - CARPARK Redfern is an area that has a strong and wonderful Indigenous community. Over the past few years Redfern has been through a rapid gentrification and a lot of the Aboriginal community that were happily living in Redfern were pushed out by development and unjust government decisions. This piece with the skeleton wearing ceremonial looking cloth and holding a flaming spear make me see the character as a freedom fighter to the plight of the Indigenous in the area and shows Lister's support for them. REDFERN - WORKSHOP Once again in Redfern and another strong indigenous character defending and honouring the Aboriginal community. Just behind this piece is "The Block" an area in Redfern that housed many Aboriginal families up until recently as it was knocked down for redevelopment. There was also a well known boxing gym for Indigenous youths which makes me think that is the reference to the boxing gloves and the defending vibe. I like to think this piece gives the community strength from within. Lister is so unreal to show his support so strongly and loudly. ALEXANDRIA - CARPARK Alexandria is a fairly industrial area, in the last few years there’s been a few cool cafes and stores pop up but in general it’s pretty boring and business. This super large scale, beautifully graceful and colorful ballerina Lister painted on a massive carpark wall is an incredibly generous update to a blandness on the main street. A perfect example of his work as he has mentioned he sees it as not vandalism but beautifying the world. BONDI - ICEBERGS POOL ENTRANCE The Bondi Icebergs pool is a serious swim spot all year round, looking over the whole of Sydney’s (or actually Australia’s) most iconic beach with a perfect Instagram-ready backdrop as you can imagine it's a selfie set up from hell. Opposite the entrance to the pool is a group of rollup garage doors that Lister has beautified. I like to think these characters get too enjoy looking over this view all day. Bondi can be kind of glamorous and very white linen and coconut water, so I love seeing Lister grime it up. BONDI - NORTH ROCKS This is an awesome jump off the rock swim spot at the North end of Bondi Beach. It's a well known - bring a beer and have a chat with all the mates - spot. Lister's green babe with pesky seagulls languidly lays on the rocks catching the rays all day and I'm sure listens in on the local gossip. PADDINGTON - OXFORD STREET This end of Oxford Street (one of Sydney's most notorious party streets) was just a few years back one of the main shopping zones in Sydney where independent fashion stores, book shops, art galleries and record stores were perused with a coffee in hand. Now a shell of its former self, most storefronts have "for lease" signs, but no one has any belief they will ever be occupied again. The rise of the super mall has taken over and cool areas like this can't compete. Lister's faces pepper the closed doors and brighten a once thriving street. TAYLOR SQUARE The party hub that once was, and still sometimes is. But just like the Paddington end of Oxford Street, has quietened down due to more unfortunately conservative and stuffy government decisions. Enforced early bar closing times in the city's most cranking party zones has left the streets kinda quiet. Lister's faces on closed doors here definitely throw color back where it once was and defiantly should be!Posted on 10/14/16
ArtVolcom is proud to collaborate with modern street impressionist Anthony Lister for a unique limited collection that explores the themes of money and corruption as it relates to the modern cyber state. Anthony Lister's passion and commitment to social commentary fills us with pride to be able to work with such an artist whose spirit is the embodiment of True To This! "Anthony approaches street art like no one else, with a looseness that’s hard to get even in a studio. I’ve been a fan for over a decade and excited to merge the endless creative exploration of Volcom with the vibrant brilliance of this fine individual". - Mike Aho, Volcom Global Creative Director Men's Lister CollectionWomen's Lister Collection Volcom X Lister Lookbook About Lister Born in 1979 in Brisbane, Australia, Anthony Lister began painting on the streets at the age of 17, a location which has endured as a key part of his practice and is influential to his studio work. As one of Australia's most renowned contemporary artists, Lister's work presents us with a grimy fusion of high and lowbrow culture with influences from a number of areas and genres, including street art, expressionism, pop art and contemporary youth culture. Reveling in the "spirituality" and the "heritage" of Western popular culture, he takes this joint legacy and remolds it into something equally alluring and grotesque, a perfect representation of the society he seeks to depict. Taking influence from the dirtier and rough techniques of "Bad" Painting and merging it with the spirit and practices of graffiti art, Lister has embraced an explosive, scratchy, scrawling form of figurative art using a variety of mediums from painting, drawing and installation to film and music. Give Anthony Lister a follow on Instagram @anthonylister for a look at all his latest work.Posted on 10/13/16
After a couple years Off, the prestigious Volcom World Pintball Championships were back in Hossegor at the Café De Paris during the World Surf League PRO France competition; and once again it didn’t disappoint! For all newbies, this is an original pinball competition following a surfing WCT format but unlike it, each contestant are fueled a free pint of beer at each heat. Most "competitors » might not be pinball pros, but whatever your skills, the fun format, a sick trophy, a 300€ prize shopping voucher at the Volcom store Hossegor and the eternal recognition from Cafe de Paris regulars, got everyone pumped and the party went on as the contest (and the pints) advanced. Eventually, finalists got decided: locals Francois Barre and Capucin, respectively bartenders at Touring and Café de Paris. Despite a close start, Capucin raised the bar, scoring couple dozen millions points like nothing.Capucin is your new 2016 Volcom World Pintball Champion 2016 and will get his portrait hanged on the infamous Cafe de Paris walls aside of past edition winners! See you next year ! Volcom Pintball Championship 2016 is on ! Hossegor's finest player answered to the call / Here is Willy Aliotti & Guillaume Dartenuc at the mic Our favourite Volcom's blonds enjoying a glass of white while managing the heat board Vince, the french marketing guy, handled the commentary of this exiting event, here with a serious contender Ben Thrilling round 1 3 people heat = 3 free pints Hey there ! Hossegor's Volcom Store staff is always smilling The set up was great and the beers were flowing thanks to the Café De Paris Willy watching closely Harry's game Café De Paris's barfly crew_Gusto, Deschattes, Tony and Sanglier El Grande Alex Maillet, Electric Marketing manager
Posted on 10/13/16
Maud Le Car has two passions in Life : Art and Surfing. Often the link between the two is more tightly woven than what you may think. Film maker Vincent Kardasik taps into the creative groove of this Volcom female surfer in this edit put together during a few sessions in Hossegor, France. "To me a wave is like a virgin canvas where you can draw the curves and the lines that you decide.” When skills match artistic vision the outcome is easily appreciated.
Posted on 10/12/16
On the first of october the Volcom store Munich turned 5 years. This was a great reason to blow of the roof of the Strom-Club in munich. First Limestone Whale and Asteroid shook the ground with a blasting show of the finest stoner rock, and afterwards the two DJs Fluppe auf Ex und Vanicea made the crowd dance untill dawn. When everybody stumbeld outside in the first sunlight we could only see smiling happy faces. A big thank you to everybody who helped organizing this event and everyone who took part of that sick birthday party! GERMAN VERSION Am 01.10.2016 war es so weit, der Volcom Store München wurde 5 Jahre alt. Wir haben uns nicht lumpen lassen und gemeinsam mit euch und der musikalischen Untermalung von Limestone Whale und Asteroid das Strom in München fachgerecht zerlegt! Die DJs Fluppe auf Ex und Vanicea sorgen im Anschluss mit feinstem Sound dafür, dass auch nach dem Konzert noch das Tanzbein geschwungen und das ein oder andere Bier getrunken wurde. Wir hoffen ihr hattet mindestens genauso viel Spaß wie wir, und möchten uns bei allen bedanken die diesen Abend so wundervoll mit uns begossen haben! Happy Girls Asteroids Johannes Nilsson Asteroid and Crowd Asteroid Asteroid Part of the VS Munich Gang Happy Boys Limestone Whale Asteroid Crowd in front of the Club
Posted on 10/12/16
Right before germany celebrated its 26th reunion anniversary, we pre feast to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the Volcom Store Stuttgart! The party went down in the halls of the club Zwölfzehn aka the Love club, great location to get everyopne hyped. But as the brews were already flowing, the berlin based band „ASTROBOY“ raised the stoke levels to a boundless atmosphere! They definetly heated up the club with their hard garage sound. Afterwards „SUPERIOR“ and „GAST“ wrapped up the bunfight and lead the party to more mayhem At the end there’s not much to say but THANKS to all the people that came have fun and contributed to this wild party. ASTROBOY GERMAN VERSION Bevor die deutsche Wiedervereinigung ihr 26. Jubiläum feierte, gab es am 2. Oktober eine für UNS mindestens genau so wichtige Festivität! Der Volcom Store Stuttgart feierte am 2. Oktober sein 7-jähriges Bestehen und lud daher zu teils-eskalativen Umtrunk in den Club Zwölfzehn ein. Nachdem der Bierfluss recht schnell in das unermessliche schwappte, war die Stimmung spätestens mit dem live Auftritt der Berliner Band ASTROBOY am kochen! Doch dem nicht genug! Im Anschluss wurden die Party Glocken geläutet und SUPERIOR und GAST sorgten für die endgültige Eskalation. Am Ende kann man nur ein großes Dankeschön an alle schönen Menschen aussprechen, die mit uns an diesem Tage bis in die Puppen zelebriert haben.
Posted on 10/11/16
Super good times with our friends from Welcome Skateboarding in Madrid last Friday. We celebrated the Volcom X AntiHero product collaboration at the Welcome Bowl the classic way, we used the good old triple B recipe for success: Beers, Bands and BBQ. We added some fresh Volcom X AntiHero gear, cash prizes and one jamón to fire up the skate sesh. Volcom and AntiHero team riders Daan van der Linden and Chris Pfanner joined the party and soon the bowl got mopped with some sweat from the body tossed and it earned some new holes in the corners thanks to the heavy shredding of everyone. Thanks to Borja, Pablo and everyone at Welcomesk8, Bruno chef, Alain Goikoetxea, David Sanchez, Skankie, Pfanner, P-Stone, Carranza, Danny León, King Cayman, Zero 5 and everyone who showed up! Volcom x Anti Hero collection is available in Spain at these fine skate shops: AJ Project Freeboard Fvck Kakoshop La Plaza One Foot Ola Skate Welcomesk8 Good times the session started early Photo : Adrian Rios Danny LeonPhoto : Esteban Velarde Daan Van Der LindenPhoto : Adrian Rios BBQ all eveningPhoto : Esteban Velarde Alain Goikoetxea bstail Photo : Esteban Velarde Borja waving the HamPhoto : Adrian Rios Danny LeonPhoto : Adrian Rios Carranza carcass tossPhoto : Adrian Rios Photo : Adrian Rios PStone documented the actionPhoto : Adrian Rios The miniramp got lit up by Zero5 the bandPhoto : Adrian Rios Chris Pfanner late night street beers with Pstone and Christian Good times
Posted on 10/06/16
On Monday October 3rd, Volcom brought back their granite skate setup to Paris ; a destination skate city globally. The story is building after initially being setup in Place de La Bastille over the summer of 2015. For the following year the setup moved to Darwin, Bordeaux. Now, it is time to return to the French Capital. After the succesful reception over summer 2015, the obstacles will stay at Place de la République for an indefinite time thanks to the backing of Paris City Hall. Place de la République is already an iconic spot not just for the skaters, but also as a French National symbol of freedom. Stay tuned for an event to celebrate this! #volcomrepublique DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION The whole concept and construction of the structure has been done with in mind something different, sculptural, fun to skate, diverse, solid and strong, and safe that would fit aesthetically and practically city plazas. It has been inspired by Volcom Stone’s logo the « circle stone » and integrates shapes of various obstacles that can be found on the streets. The skate obstacles is all top quality exterior grade products with the ability to withstand the elements as well as the daily skateboarding sessions. (black granite from western Spain, concrete, steel and exterior Birch multiplex plywood).
Posted on 10/06/16