Steve Olson is a skateboard-circuit legend. In the late ’70s Olson changed the way people rode skateboards while helping introduce a punk appeal to the scene. He was 16 when he started skating, and he was quickly recognized as one of the top bowl riders in California, winning Skateboarder and World Champion Of The Year in ’78. He rode for Santa Cruz on the original test team for Independent Trucks and helped produced the design features for their famous trucks.
From skateboard icon to visual artist, Olson’s transition has been flawless, and his art is said to represent a perfect meld of “culture and counter culture” by Juice magazine. While he straddles the line between skateboarding and art, his pieces represent an independence of the two, with strong social commentary and use of various materials, making him simultaneously dynamic and successful.
As Guest Curator of FRANK Chapter 46, Steve Olson is conducting interviews with New York and LA legends who also happen to be close friends. From Eric Dressen, to Stecyk III, to Cesario “Block” Montano, Olson will bring a rarely seen depth and insight into each interview.
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In collaboration with Primitive Apparel and Shoes, we bring you Chapter 62: Primitive Glamour, a book set to come out Winter, 2015. The book features the Glamour collection, a variety of images capturing England’s Glamour sub-culture, all shot by renowned photographer Willie Toledo. Enticed by...
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Curated by the rapper himself, Chapter 60 features all of our favorites from the original Chapter 48: MFDOOM book plus 20% new additional art work. Expect to rehash MFDOOM’s super villain lifestyle while flipping through pages of lyrics, local artists, masked images, and epics stories. Alongside Chapter...
After months of releasing mostly male-centric editions, we’re taking the testosterone way down to focus on one of life’s most puzzling enigmas—Girls. Chapter 59 will showcase some of our favorite female personalities, all of whom we believe embody the idea of ‘modern feminism’— in other...