When Tjark got on the promising and in 2012 still new skateboard company of Pontus Alv, Polar, we wanted to get an interview with “Smutje”, who settled down in Berlin in the meantime, more than ever. So it’s basically not very easy to educe information about his persona from. But since he did not have any tricks in the second promo-tape of Polar and isn’t listed on their website anymore as well, we tried – and fortunately got an answer.
Leon Karssen is a 20-year-old illustrator (or as he would say, a guy who just draws shit) from The Hague, Netherlands, who nowadays lives in Amsterdam. He’s most famous for drawing cats (and dicks and butts, but mostly blue cats) with MS Paint or the animated 8-bit gifs he did of your favorite pros. Remember? Sure you do. It was on Jenkem. There are kids out there that let themselves tattoo his drawings because they are so hyped, which already qualiﬁes him for the Gonz, Templeton, Jim Philips league. Quite good at this age. That’s why we wanted to know more about Leon and asked him some questions. He drew the answers. Xoxo
Joscha Aicher comes straight out of Munich‘s province, Ottobrunn outskirts to be exact . He is a member of the Marijuth Clan and next to his carefree attitude, in which he tears all kind of spots to shreds, he is mainly known for three things. 1st : His phenomenal wasting of boards and 2nd: In the skateboard scene, he belongs to the guild of the professional bottle-deposit-collectors. 3rd: On rainy days the 21-year old hangs out at Klenzestraße 16 from twelve till eight and carries his clumsy but hyperactive ways to extremes with energy drinks, coffee and incense sticks.
When the archeology student and skateboard photographer Jo Hempel discovered a gigantic skatepark in Ulaanbaatar in 2003, he felt the then unusual wish to organize a skatetrip to such an exotic country.
Smirching cheese on cars with Ellington; waking up naked in a hotel room while Stevie Williams is eating French fries in the corner; having Dill as a mentor; modeling for Supreme, even though you have been ﬁred from the shop at the ﬁrst day; being homies with Skepta, FKA Twigs, Rihanna or A$AP Rocky and belonging to the freshest boys choirs called Palace – life could be worse for Lucien Clarke.