Carhartt WIP is often one of the anchor points where art and skateboarding join together to form a synthesis. Both live together, working in unison.
We took a little excerpt from Carhartt themselves for those that want to delve deeper into what that all means:
“Carhartt WIP Skateboarding has collaborated with renowned international art institution Galleria Continua. The project is centered around a new, experimental skate space at the gallery’s location in Boissy-le-Châtel, an hour east of the French capital. The snake run was created by MBL architects and Bureau D. Apheceix, using a series of free-form, artisanal techniques that allows the structure to blend in with its surrounding landscape.“
At first when I started the Giddy series I wanted every one of them to have a different theme but in the end, I think they all end up looking almost similar to one another, same style of music same vibe.
Romain Batard is back with one of the most interesting video series in skateboarding. And ever since he delivered that quote in our interview with him he has been steadily delivering Giddy’s with a stronger sense of concept and individuality.
Steve Malet kills it in number 8! He is one of Paris’ most exciting skaters out there right now even though he is not even originally from France. But Steve is only one reason and this Giddy truly delivers from the skating, the editing, the song choice and the special effects. It is a good rounded out piece of work!
After I have been absent for almost a year, I am more than happy to take up my work again at my beloved Placemag. And to start things off by posting a clip of my treasured friend Romain Batard is more than I could have asked for. As it is with every Batard-edit, Giddy #6 provides playful skateboarding at its best, where Romain makes even the smallest tricks look great through his classic Century MK1.
Featuring Rémy Taveira, Felipe Bartolome, Oscar Candon, Joseph Biais, Roger Gonzalez, Mickaël Germond, Alastair Pathé, Charles Giron, Edouard Depaz, Denis Lynn, Morgan Katomba, Lilian Fev, Roland Hoogwater, Danny Sommerfeld, Martino Cattaneo, Guillaume Colucci, Masaki Ui, Tom O’Reilly, Igor Fardin, Casey Brown, and Conor Charleson.
Special greetings go out to you Romain & Edouard. Hope to see you guys soon. Yours, Placemagpaule.
Carhartt WIP is going hard lately. First, the PACCBET collabo and now a video featuring: Felipe Bartolomé, Sammy Winter, Igor Fardin, Sylvain Tognelli, Tolia Titaev, Bram De Cleen, Joseph Biais, Josh Pall and Mr. “TAV” himself Rémy Taveira.
Guillaume Périmony obviously got so inspired by Rémy’s surreal talent on the board that he decided to incorporate none other than Hans Richter’s surreal Dadaist work in this video. A master chess move! Enjoy.
Carhartt and Absurd Skateboards never disappoint. Good one, guys.
“Over a three week period in 2016, the crew – which consisted of skaters from both Carhartt WIP and Russian brand Absurd Skateboards – journeyed over 6000 km, exploring the vibrant cities, vast countryside and burgeoning skate scenes of the world’s largest country.
O3EPO, which translates to ‘lake’ in Russian, features Carhartt WIP skaters Igor Fardin, Felipe Bartolomé and Joseph Biais, alongside Absurd’s Tolia Titaev and Gosha Konyshev.
Packed into two small cars, the assembled team made it through five time zones, one hundred different skate spots and multiple bottles of local vodka. The grueling journey was captured by videographer Anton Beliaev and photographer Alexey Lapin, with the assistance of Kirill Korobkov.”
The Ukrainien Expedition was initiated by Sergej Vutuc and filmed in Kiev, Odessa, Slavutych and Chernobyl. Follow Igor Fardin, David Grigoryan, Valeri Rosomako, Tomaž Šantl, Tjark Thielker & Sergej skating spots you have never seen before.
Underlined with the right song choice, this documentary is a lovely piece of work and you can almost imagine being there yourself. Good one, boys! It’s always worth visiting our eastern neighbors.
Over 10 years ago the Carhartt team ventured out to Mongolia the result was Mongolian Tires. In 2014 they ventured out again with a different crew but with the same interests and a similar outcome. A beautiful film accompanied by an original soundtrack. Once again Carhartt sets the tone when it comes to documenting skateboarding, cultures and landscapes.
The whole OUT OF STEPPE and Dirt Ollies project is presented in book form, it contains both the original film as well as the new project. Treat yourself and get into all that the Mongolian experience has to offer.