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Griffin Gass x Pacific Standard Time

Washington’s finest filmmaker Ben Ericson just wrapped up a 16mm short with Seattle HOT BOY Griffin Gass. Straight up, sickest dude since Josh Mohs and Jordan Sanchez to hit the street of Seattle scene. Footage was shot between August and December of 2017.

Camera: 1966 Rex 4 Bolex
Lenses: Century 5.5mm, Kern 10mm, Kern 26mm
Film Stocks: Kodak 50d, 250d, 500t
Scans: Scan Station / Gamma Ray Digital

Old Town Pub, Silverdale, Wa

Old Town Pub Tribute

Fred Lanouette. Owner of Old Town Pub | p: Austin Iles

Fred Lanouette. Owner of Old Town Pub, wedding singer for Elvis and Priscilla, oldest Uber driver in Marysville, great human being, and kind soul. The building that now shells in the OTP, one of the oldest buildings in Silverdale has been home to a livery stable, a hay lined boxing ring, a skating rink, a brothel, and a prohibition era speakeasy with booze coming in straight from the waterfront dock. In recent years, Fred has housed 10 low income residents in the rooms and common area above the bar. It is surreal that my favorite watering hole, one that offered a picturesque view of Dyes Inlet, and held so many stories and so much history in its walls, has come to an end. Thank you Fred, grateful to have been a part of this historic piece of Kitsap County. -Austin Iles

Toebock x Old Town Pub

Perdue & Austin | Feb 2015

The streets were paved in darkness. With only but a dim glimmer of light struggling from the wheezing streetlights above, popping up here and there at seldom pace, an old rust covered thing chugged through the streets. This part of Silverdale was different, and was new to the rugged travelers. Wild-eyed, smelly, and a bit drunk, this band of belligerents direly needed a rest stop, but the dark streets of Silverdale’s historic neighborhood proved bleak with such places. Until an old, dingy light caught the travelers’ eyes; one with lingering honky-tonk echoes and silhouettes of brewing bar fights. This place was perfect.

Old Town Pub | Toebock

Travis Knight & Fred Zahina x Old Town Pub 2011 | p: Zahina


Rowdy displays exploded, but no one minded; the group of fiery travelers felt right at home.

Kromer soakn it in while Cory takes a nap!  x Old Town Pub 2011 | p: Zahina

 

Old Town Pub WAS perfect for the eager group of troubadours. Tenants who lived upstairs were shredding Lynyrd Skynyrd covers, and side-stepping commenced. Rowdy displays exploded, but no one minded; the group of fiery travelers felt right at home. The night grew foggy, outside AND inside that great bar, and if it is recalled correctly, a barroom-brawl may have very well broken out.

The now beaten band of troubadours piled their sorry asses into their beloved, four-wheeled beast. The night had really gotten away from them, and it was time to move onto the next town. The time was late when they pulled away from the Old Town Pub. As the pirate-like crew rubbed their eyes and stroked their bruises, every eye in that vehicle focused on one thing. The very same light which drew them in, was now fading off; just as quickly as it had mysteriously appeared.

And the old rust covered thing chugged along, off into the night and back onto the long road. Inside their moving home, dirty and tattered, the travelers drank shitty beer and played dominoes; never really knowing that they had just left the last stop in the wild west. -Travis Knight

 

Unity Skate Shop x 3 year collab

ian willhelm x toebock x unity

Ian Wilhelm celebrates 3 years of Unity

Something remarkable happened in the West Sound a few years ago.
The small town of Port Orchard, nestled deep in the homeland of the Toebock spirit—Kitsap County—finally got what any town needs to truly thrive: a legit skate shop.

Ian Wilhelm, has provided skaters and the entire community surrounding Port Orchard area with—as he told the Kitsap Sun—a place they could “get their boards and gear.” Before Wilhelm, skaters had to battle a jungle of nauseating cologne salesmen and the horrible Hot Topic culture to buy an overpriced board from perhaps the originators of “the mall grab”: Zumiez. It was either that, take the ferry to Seattle, or drive to Tacoma; both options were simply NOT options for most in Kitsap County/Bremerton area. When Ian opened Unity the days of hand-me-down products, from washed up pros who found themselves lost in Port Orchard, were finally over.

unity skateshop x toebock

Unity autograph signing // American Folklore Tour Aug 2016 (epic turnout)

photo: Wilhelm

unity skateshop x frankie nash

Available @Unity
944 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: (360) 550-8365

design by Frankie Nash

Frankie Nash, Boston’s favorite street soldier, has always had a deep place in our hearts. We fucking love Frankie! Nash kills it on the board, and on the canvas, so it is an understatement to say that we are fans of his GOT when he GETS THAT SHIT! For years, this man’s great talents have mesmerized us, time and time again. So, you must understand why we are so excited! A collaboration that we have long hoped for has just taken place.

In celebration of their three-year anniversary, Unity Skate Shop has shared this special moment with us by releasing a Limited Collaborative Board, designed by none only than the talented Frankie Nash! Like many times before, we share another proud moment as one of our favorite shops and one of our favorite humans come together and make something timeless. We love you, guys!
For more of Frankie’s work, check him out here!

Also, make sure to follow Unity Skate Shop to stay updated with events in Port Orchard and the for FIREXSIDE soft & hardgoods available soon!

-Travis Knight

Paul Sewell x Spokane, Wa

Paul Sewell is PRO!

Paul Sewell x Spokane, Wa

Fs Flip x Spokane, Wa 2008

photo: Sean Peterson

Paul Sewell has been putting in work on, and off, the skateboard for the last 20 years, and to those who have witnessed his talent, they know he is more than deserving of this great achievement. Tall hops in a small package, one could say, but this statement does no justice.

Paul has touched the world of skateboarding, but has more importantly touched the lives of everyone he has come across. We at The Industries would like to take this moment, and emphasize what this magnificent human being means to us.

Paul Sewell x Brooklyn, Ny

Fs Feeble x Brooklyn, NY 2010

photo: Eric Guizzetti

Paul is the scholar, the big, but shorter, brother, the graduate, the voice of reason, the mediator, the therapist, the world traveler, the empathetic, yet strict, teacher, the ball of energy, the comedian, the bilingual, and the genius. However, these are but a few that come to mind when we think of our beloved short stack.

Paul Sewell x Austin, Tx 2011

Austin, Tx 2011

photo: Fred Zahina

We’ve seen the feisty Latin fire rolling off his everything, with an open shirt, and wind pouring over his clean head, as he walks through the club like a boss. In the next moment, he puts his glasses on, and an eloquent professor is presented, cracking jokes, having anyone in the vicinity tightly clamped by hysteria. His moods can vary from George Costanza, to Goodwill Hunting, to Rick Moranis, to The Most Interesting Man in the World within seconds. Yes, this magnificent human being, whom we love very much, has claimed another title to add to the many shades of Paul Sewell. That’s right folks, after all the years, PAUL SEWELL HAS GONE PRO!

Paul Sewell is PRO!

180 Nosegrind x Austin,Tx 2011

photo: Perry Hall

Paul, congratulations brother, you greatly deserve this. We sincerely, and deeply love you, and the day you stepped into our lives, was the day our lives changed for the best, forever. Short  stacks…. STACK!

Your Fellow Stack,

-Travis Knight

P.S. Can I borrow some money?

Check out Paul’s new part in Public Lo Mein , a video by the one and only Coung Lieng

yellowstone x teton marathon

Yellowstone Teton Marathon

A well timed view of the sun setting behind the Grand Tetons.

A brief look at the United State’s first National Park.
Photography & Words by Sean P Gannon

It was nearing peak fall in the American North West when I decided it was time to get out. I flew into Bozeman, Montana one morning, rented a bunch of camera equipment, and set up for the next day. I took a time-lapse video of the sunset before I slept. Woke up at 4:30; in the car at 6am. The sun rose at 7:50am in Yellowstone National Park, and the light was warm and soft. What followed was an intense two day mission through Wyoming and South West Montana. Here are some results.

 

Bison are the most frequently seen animals living in the park.

Bison are the most frequently seen animals living in the park.

 

An average of 3,000 bison roam the grass covered valleys and rolling hills of Yellowstone. Approximately 50 million animals roamed the western ranges of North America before the introduction of European settlement.
“Yellowstone is the only place in the lower forty-eight states where a population of wild bison has persisted since prehistoric times, although fewer than 50 native bison remained here in 1902.” – nps.gov for more info
The sun rises behind a Douglas Fir tree.

The sun rises behind a Douglas Fir tree.

 

A bull moose proudly passes through his native habitat in northern Yellowstone's Lamar Valley.

A bull moose proudly passes through his native habitat in northern Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley.

 

Grasslands of the Lamar Valley.

Grasslands of the Lamar Valley.

 

Sunset on the Bridger Mountains – time-lapse

 

Bison graze just feet away from slow driving tourists.

Bison graze just feet away from slow driving tourists.

“Bulls are more massive in appearance than cows, and more bearded. For their size, bison are agile and quick, capable of speeds in excess of 30 mph.” – nps.gov
A passing grizzly bear left these tracks near a small, geothermal lake in the Lower Geyser Basin.

A passing grizzly bear left these tracks near a small, geothermal lake in the Lower Geyser Basin.

 

An adolescent black bear scavenges for food.

An adolescent black bear scavenges for food.

A single cloud forms above Grand Teton peak.

A single cloud forms above Grand Teton peak.

 

The Teton Range is the youngest mountain range in the Rocky Mountains.
Almost Peak Fall.

Almost Peak Fall.