Dogtown Skateboards and The Shrine, have come together to release a special, limited-edition, skateboard in celebration of the symbiotic relationship between music,timeless style, and the transformative art of skateboarding.
Dogtown Skateboards was birthed in 1976 out of the notorious Zephyr surf and skate scene that dominated southern California in the ‘70s (as documented in the films “Dogtown & Z-Boys” and “Lords of Dogtown” (starring Heath Ledger and Emile Hersch)), and has since cemented itself as an integral part of not just California-culture, but American culture as we know it.
Dogtown is a world-renowned empire credited as the jumping-off point for the art form we recognize skateboarding as today, and incidentally also the nucleus for the entire extreme sports arena globally. Started by Z-boy Jim Muir himself, Dogtown has consistently held close ties with the world of music and culture. Jim is the older brother of Mike Muir, frontman for the integral Venice-based punk band, Suicidal Tendencies , and the two have gone hand-in-hand since day one. Dogtown ’s relationship with the LA music scene created a shatterproof legacy that continues to inspire current and future generations all over the world.
The Shrine is a Venice-based, down and dirty, rock ‘n’ roll band that was kick-started by charismatic frontman and lifelong shredder, Josh Landau. At 27 years old, Josh is a Santa Monica High School alumni as well as a Venice Beach local. He has been featured in global ad campaigns for Converse Shoes & Marshall Headphones as well as working with Crap Eyewear, Deadwood Leather, Schott. Described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “equal parts Black Flag and Thin Lizzy”, The Shrine continues the true-to-Venice tradition of eating, breathing, and sleeping skateboarding and rock ‘n’ roll. After spending half of 2016 on the road touring Japan, Australia, Europe, and South America, The Shrine has spent first quarter of 2017 at home in Los Angeles working on the new song “I Can’t Control It”.
Drawing parallels between the relationship of Jim and Mike Muir, Josh Landau is the older brother of noted skateboarder, Jason Landau, who spends his days on the grind for illustrious clothing label, Supreme , and upholding his reputation as one of the young and dangerous up-and-comers in the LA pool-skating scene. Both Josh and Jason were featured in Tino Razo’s new book “Party In The Back”, which documents California landscapes and current backyard pool skateboarding. The book received critical acclaim worldwide, with release parties in 5 different countries, as well as the cover of LA Weekly the week it was released.
Shepard Fairey , who has championed the band and hosted performances at his art gallery, has teamed up for this project with a limited collection of t-shirts bearing the classic Dogtown x The Shrine graphic under his Obey Clothing label.
The Shrine X Dogtown skate deck collaboration is a culmination of this deep-rooted union between Venice, skateboarding, and music, decades in the making.
April 27th is the official release party at Black Bar in Hollywood with guest DJ’s Jason Landau (pro skateboarder), Spanto (owner of Born x Raised clothing), Pubes (Obey) and The Shrine themselves.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Tomorrow, Thursday April 13th at 12pm PST Dogtown x Suicidal will be dropping the Limited Edition Run of 100 signed and numbered Jason Jessee decks at www.dogtownskateboards.com
This original artwork was created for Jason by Chuco Moreno. For this project Jim Muir created a custom hand painted design and chose a more subtle paint fade to allow Chuco’s artwork to be the main focus. This old school paint job consists of six layers of lacquer paint.
The graphic is also hand screened in the tradition of classic old school skateboards.
Made in the USA
Priced at $175 the package includes:
1 Jason Jessee Suicidal Skates Signed and Numbered by Jason and Mike Muir
1 Hard Luck Orange Beanie
1 Suicidal Skates 'Eat Shit' Patch
9.25" w x 32.75"
Limited Edition run of 41 Aaron Murray “Pearl White” 10.5” X 31” “Fingers” Boards. Custom sprayed and silkscreened by Jim “Red Dog” Muir. Signed and numbered by Aaron “Fingers” Murray. These boards will be dropping on dogtownxsuicidal.com Tuesday, January 24, at 12:00 noon. Jim painted these boards with 6 coats of pearlescent paint and silkscreened the four color original art by Kevin Ancell.
The original run of 53 boards were made in 2012 and were put in storage minus the 12 boards that went to Aaron, Jim, and charitable donations. When Jim cleared out his storage to bring his archives to the new DT warehouse he rediscovered these decks. This Limited Edition iconic deck shape will be available at $150.00 each at www.dogtownxsuicidal.com.
When we visualized the Eric Dressen Limited Edition, Jim Muir took the opportunity to create 12 different custom spray color ways to choose from. After Eric picked his favorite custom spray, we screened all of the one-offs with the his Limited run. We are now releasing 10 one of a kind signed 1/1 decks priced at $250.00 each on Thursday, December 8th, at 12:00 noon PST. Each unique deck is a classic and one of a kind!
Suicidal Jason Jessee LIMITED Guest Model Reissue Shape featuring art by Chuco Moreno. Custom fade spray designed by Jim "Red Dog" Muir. Bright aluminum, to steel grey, to gloss black with silver metal flake. Signed and numbered by Jason Jessee and Mike Muir. Hand crafted in the USA by Watson Laminates. Screenprinted by hand. Limited to 40 units, online sales only.
We are excited to launch the Suicidal X Jason Jessee Guest Collection tomorrow. Product will go live at 12:00am PST, 9/13/16. Available here direct or at finer skateshops.
Here's a quick preview of the goods:
Shipping September 13th
In the world of Skateboarding there are numerous individuals and cultural influences that drive our lifestyle and community. In rare cases an individual will personify our cross culture lifestyle in an unique iconic way that demands respect form all generations of skateboarders young and old.
Suicidal Skates is proud to present the Jason Jessee Limited Guest Collection. The Jason Jessee Limited Guest Board was a natural fit for Suicidal Skates and deeply personal. The cultural influences of Surf, Skate, Cars, Motorcycles, and multi ethnicity California lifestyle has been a cross thread in the over 30 year relationship between the Muir Brothers and Jason.
Having Chuco Moreno illustrate this collection was a natural fit. Straight Friends and Family from the start. Chuco’s ability to artistically represent this collection is a source of pride from all parties involved!
We are extremely proud and honored to present this collection to you.
3 new patches for your bag, jacket, hat, or whatever. The Dogtown American Flag is an instant classic. Of course you can't go wrong with the DT Wings or Suicidal Cross Logo.
We are super excited to have Ben Schroeder back in the fold with Dogtown Skateboards. Our first deck available is Ben's current shape with a blunt nose and his iconic 15.5" wheelbase. Manufactured to his exact specifications by PS Stix. Check it out here...
On Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at 12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time, we will be releasing 120 custom sprayed, silkscreened, signed & numbered Eric Dressen boards. The latest Jim Muir custom spray color way is a transparent ghost black with a metallic gun metal grey fade and a silkscreen of Eric’s first Dogtown graphic drawn by Kevin Ancell. The price for this release is $150.00 plus shipping. First come, first served with a one board per customer limit. We ship worldwide.
We also asked Chuck Katz (Dogtown and Thrasher Magazine photographer) to pull his favorite photo of Eric Dressen from his archives for a limited run of 30 prints signed by Chuck and Eric Dressen 8.5” X 11” prints. Printed on Exhibition Fiber Paper, this photograph is from the Venice Pavilion circa 1987. It really tells a story of the energy and progression that was going down at such a historic time and place in skateboard history. The print will release Thursday, March 10th at 12 Noon PST.
Jim Muir on Eric Dressen
Eric Dressen was the first super grom kid that I ever saw in 1977. At ten years of age he was sponsored by Logan Earth Ski. I would see him at contests and at the first ever skatepark built, Carlsbad Skatepark. The first time he really impressed me was at the 1977 opening of Skateboard World Skatepark in Torrance, CA. In those days builders were still trying to figure out how to make functional parks and any skatepark opening was a huge deal and event. Every sponsored pro from the time period was there. You can only imagine the snake session going on in that shitty half pipe.
I am standing there and I see this 3’6” kid in the mix. Eric was holding his own, getting his runs and most of all he was ripping! From 1978 to 1980 he rode for Alva Skateboards. Along came 1980 and skateboarding's popularity dropped like a bad habit. Fast forward to the mid-80’s where I was running Dogtown again. We had a small team of local amateurs and we were hitting all of the contests as skateboarding was starting to boom again. Kelly Jackson, Aaron Murray, and Scott Oster were telling me they had been skating with Eric and we should consider sponsoring him.
When I saw him skate again there was nothing to consider. I immediately added him to the team. We continued hitting up the amateur skate scene as street skating started to gain popularity. I was privileged to watch Eric along with Natas, Gonz, and Jesse Martinez establish a new genre of skateboarding in the streets from where skateboarding originated. But Eric is not just a street skater. He kills it in Pools, Parks, Ramps or any terrain to this day.
Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at 12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time
Online orders only - No prebooks or phone orders accepted.
Check out the photos below shot by Chuck Katz during the signing of the decks and photo prints.