• The Strongest of the Strange, Pontus Alv
  • Posted 49 months ago by Jonnie Craig · Art & Design · 10507 Views
  • For any skateboarder, Malmo based Pontus Alv needs no introduction. However, for the unenlightened; Pontus is a skateboarder who became known not only for his abilities on a board but also for building DIY skateparks. The release of his 2005 video The Strongest of the Strange found itself responsible for inspiring skateboarders from all over the world to build their own skateparks; an activity embraced and supported by Pontus to this day, having just finished another of his many parks.

    As a celebration of this video - albeit fairly belated - Pontus has released a collectors edition of the cult independent skate video. The package contains a selection of unique artworks created by Pontus with life long friend and photographer Nils Svensson, who became known for photographing the origins of this growing scene.

    There are only two packages left for auction; click here for more details.

    www.insearchofthemiraculous.se

    • I fucking WANT this badly!
    • Gregg Posted 49 months ago · 6 Reply
    • about time this got some recignition, pontus alv is one of the most passionate skateboarders out there..great to see a little something on him from one of my favourite sites!! you guys are doing it...nice work.. "is it always supposed to be like this?"
    • Brew Posted 49 months ago · 27 Reply
    • Pontus is THE inspiration on every level... skateboarding, how life can be seen at some darker point of time, art, patience, to work hard an get up, so that life will give it all back to you at some point of time.... Thanks Pontus!
    • Jukka Posted 49 months ago · 21 Reply
    • I have known about him only sparingly due to my skater friends waxing poetic over him. But I didnot know about these pieces. They are pretty inspiring works. I agree with Gregg, I want one really fucking bad!
    • Joy D. Posted 49 months ago · 29 Reply
  • Fuck Friends, Leo Fitzpatrick
  • 49 months ago · Art & Design · 1 Comment · 10354 Views
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  • A.P.C. Chukka Boot
  • 49 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 4095 Views
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  • Mt. Rainier Duffle Bag
  • 49 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 8515 Views
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  • Vans Vault Spring 2011 Lookbook
  • 49 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 3700 Views
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  • Curated By: Elin Unnes
  • 49 months ago · Art & Design · 1 Comment · 5772 Views
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  • 49 months ago · culture · 2 Comments · 4633 Views
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  • 49 months ago · Art & Design · 2 Comments · 18252 Views
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  • 49 months ago · Art & Design · 0 Comments · 5695 Views
  • A new exhibition at New York's MoMA presents the cinematic work of the infamous pop artist Andy Warhol. Entitled Motion Pictures the exhibition focuses on the artist's cinematic portraits and non-narrative, silent, black-and-white films made predominantly in the the mid-60s.