The Collage Art of Jesse Treece

Today we get a look at some collage art by Seattle-based Jesse Treece, whose work “screams of the simple, yet ever complex, interpretations of both the mundane and whimsical facets of life. He’s somehow managed to mix both the regular and absurd, beautiful and disturbing and put them into images that you find you could get lost in for hours. His tools of the trade include scissors, glue and vintage magazines/books.” More after the jump. Read more...

Vans Half Cab 20th Anniversary Party Video

Twenty years, twenty skaters, twenty photos and one shoe, was the premise for the opening reception of the Vans Downtown Showdown Amsterdam. Featuring live music from Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero and Chuck Treese, DJ sets from John Cardiel, artist-customized Half Cabs from over 20 contributing artists selected by Steve Caballero as well as the first European exhibition of TWENTY, curated by Lance Dawes, a selection of photographs of some of the world’s greatest skateboarders wearing the world’s greatest skateboard shoe as captured over the years by some of the world’s greatest skateboard photographers. Check out the three-minute video above to see how it went down. Read more...