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!
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.
O.G. Dogtown Artist, Kevin Ancell, who is responsible for many iconic DTS graphics and skateboard logos just closed his NOS VEMOS EN VENECIA art show next door to the Dogtown headquarters here in Venice, CA. Kevin teamed up with Jim Muir to create this new collection: Ancell Mini Cruiser, 8.625” Loosetrucks Series Park/Street Deck and Ancell Art Photo T's.
Have you ever wondered the real backstory to some of skateboarding/punk rock's most iconic graphics? Here's one for the history books. "Back in ’83 Lance drew this @suicidaltendencies graphic…." It has withstood the test of time, and now 30+ years later DTXST is re-issuing that classic deck. Limited to 130, signed and numbered by @lancemountain and Mike Muir. 100% USA made, sprayed color fade by @jimreddogmuir and screen printed by hand. We are releasing this on Tuesday, December 8th at 12noon PST. 1 per customer only. $150.
Filmed and edited by Josh McHale
A collaboration 25+ years in the making.
Mike Vallely and Jim “Red Dog” Muir had an early conversation in 1988 at the Tempe, AZ Duel in the Desert contest. Jim commented on how Mike V was no “Bones Brigader” and was instead Dogtown material. Through the years Jim, his brother Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies, and Mike V “have lived in that place where Skateboarding and Punk Rock music intersect” - Speaking their minds and doing things their own way.
25+ years later DTXST is helping the story come full circle. Mike V, respected for his history and contribution to skateboarding, Mike Muir, lead singer/founder of Suicidal Tendencies, and Jim Muir, a 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee bring you a 3 skateboard series.
Releasing under the Suicidal Skates brand and shaped by Jim Muir. Jim drew inspiration from the mid-80’s Dogtown Web skateboard and Street Plant era.
Artwork by Ric Clayton: the original ST Possessed to Skate artist. Ric’s
inspiration is drawn from Mike V’s iconic Judo Street Plant. From concept to the concrete: by skateboarders, for skateboarders.
RELEASING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 12 NOON PST
MIKE VALLELY X SUICIDAL SKATES
Possessed to Skate Limited Color Fade
- 9.875 x 30.75 - wb 16 - n 4 - t 6.5
- Retail $150
- Handsprayed Red/Orange Fade with Purple Metal rail highlight
- Signed by Mike Vallely & Mike Muir
- 100% USA Made
- 7-color graphic hand screen printed
- Limited and numbered run of 100
Juice Magazine came by the offices the other day for Jeff Ho to interview Jim Muir. Check it out! You can read a full Jim "Red Dog" Muir interview in Juice Magazine Issue 72 here.
UPDATE: SOLD OUT!
Limited Edition run of 42 Aaron Murray “Blue Sharkskin”. Custom hand sprayed, silkscreened, signed and numbered 10.25” X 33.25” “Fingers” Pool Boards will be dropping on dogtownxsuicidal.com Friday, July 24, at 12:00 noon. These boards are custom sprayed by Jim “Red Dog” Muir using 6 coats of paint. Original art by Kevin Ancell. 1-color black silk screen with silver metallic powder mixed in. When rotated in the light you see the iridescent grey/blue/gold “Sharkskin” change colors.
UPDATE: SOLD OUT!
Photo: Pep Williams
It’s hard for kids to understand that there was a time when skateboarding wasn’t on cereal boxes and there were no X Games or anything like that. There weren’t even cameras around. People were just trying things on their own and some of it was unbelievable. I’ve been fortunate to have had a lot of friends that were skateboarders. Having Lance Mountain draw one of the first Suicidal shirts was huge. Punk rockers said we weren’t punk and metal people said we weren’t metal, but Suicidal kind of became a soundtrack for a lot of skaters. They were the first people to get into the band. When we got asked to do the cover, kinda the first not-pro skateboarder to be on it, it was a huge honor. It was definitely a highlight and I’m very proud of it. —Mike Muir
We just got our first shipment of the No Mercy decks. Amazing art and a great, functional shape. This is gonna be a tough decision whether to ride or hang it. Don't miss out! Checkout the deck here...
Not sure if COMPLEX Magazine is the authority in this, but we'll take it. The Dogtown Cross Logo comes in #4 in the list of Top 50 Greatest Skate Logos List. Check out our Cross Logo products here.
Here's what they had to say,
"Another icon that draws immediate respect from skateboarders of all ages. Not only a very important company but a logo that captured the best part of skateboarding as it went from backyard pools and headed into the streets. Classic, tough and timeless—just like skateboarding itself. This is just one version of many rad styles of this logo, all equally well done." Check out the full article here...