• The Strongest of the Strange, Pontus Alv
  • Posted 59 months ago by Jonnie Craig · Art & Design · 13553 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 59 months ago · 53 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 59 months ago · 84 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 59 months ago · 73 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 59 months ago · 84 Reply