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Mark Oblow at Treehouse Hawaii For the Lomo Automat Demo and Doodle

The Automat Demo & Doodle with Mark Oblow at Treehouse was packed. Attendees to the event got to try out the...
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In the Streets w/ J. Grant Brittain Fact and Arkitip team up to bring you wearable history notes

FACT. & Arkitip have partnered to bring a six part teeshirt capsule collection of 80’s based, street focused skateboard photography...
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The 2016 What Youth Memoirs Video When you look at it like this, we had a fucking great year

No more griping about it being the worst year ever. Beneath the loss, 2016 was fucking sick. Just watch this....
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The What Youth 2016 Video Slideshow The Velvet Underground take us on the photographic rollercoaster that was 2016

Everyone is talking about how 2016 was a son of a bitch. And yeah, it kinda was. We lost a...
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10 Best WY Vids of the Year And the winner is…

2. Fairly Normal: Remy Taveira Remy Taveira lives in the suburbs on the east side of Paris, and he has...
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10 Best WY Vids of the year Number 3 and 4 on our countdown

4. 4 Cities Ozzie Wright Where’s the place you spend the majority of your life? Does it make you you? Or...

10 Best WY Vids of the Year Number 5 and 6 on our countdown

6. Artist Series: Brad Elterman His voice, his look, his energy and enthusiasm are infectious. God, just love this dude. Brad Elterman...
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10 Best WY Vids of the year Number 7 and 8 on our countdown

8. “Panama is Certain” starring Taj Burrow and Dion Agius: 7. Afternoon Interview: Craig Anderson

10 Best WY Vids of the Year While we make plans for 2017, let’s see what we did in 2016

We’re all scattered across the globe playing with all our toys and making plans for another big year, and while...

Watch “Blink and it’s over” A glimpse into the mind of Justin Lyons

Justin Lyons credits his introduction into the world of “street art” as “the spark” that led him to pursue his...

Night out in Honolulu Two rad events, one fun night in Town with Nolan Hall and Mark Oblow

Over the weekend we attended two really rad events in Honolulu. The first a photo exhibition for friend and photographer...
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New What Youth Stuff We’ve stocked the shop and added new styles

We’ve re-filled the shelves here with new and classic sizes and styles of What Youth tees, sweatshirts and more. There are...

Welcome Rivers launch “Fracture” Prints, tees, art and more in limited quantities

Warren Smith and Grady Archbold are always dabbling in interesting things. Their creative outlet Welcome Rivers regularly release prints, shirts, art, rings,...

“Hey I like you” by Julian Klincewicz Runway show and exhibition in San Diego tomorrow evening

We initially admired Julian on a skateboard and the music he put out in his first bands, LUBE and Christy, which...
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Watch “Créme Caramel” Nowness and Canada collaborate to make Episode 3 of #definebeauty

We love Nowness, it’s one of the sites that prompted the creation of What Youth. And we also love the...
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And the Lomography camera goes to… Ally Flake won herself a brand new film camera from Lomography

Congratulations Ally Flake, you won yourself a new instant film camera from Lomography for your submission of this purple thigh...
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Enter to win a new film camera Get the new Lomo’Instant Film Camera by entering here

We have one of these at the office and it gets used nearly daily. Whoever comes in we snap. It’s...

Ed Templeton | Inspired By A short conversation with Ed on his inspirations in this series from RVCA

It’s always good to hear from Ed. Especially after the US Open has come and gone and all eyes have...
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Finnegan on the sounds of surfing Pulitzer Prize winner William Finnegan speaks to Pitchfork about music and surfing

“The soundtrack for surfing, especially since shortboards in ’68, is rock n roll. That’s what it is.” William Finnegan wrote...
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Jerry Hsu on his photography Great insight from interview with Solo Skateboard Magazine in support of photo show: A Love Like Mine is Hard to Find

Jerry Hsu’s solo show A Love Like Mine is Hard to Find is currently in Berlin. He recently chatted to...
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En-Route to Brixton Broadcast Chicago The windy city is about to get blown away by Natural Child and The Half Rats and Us

I have been to Chicago before. And I surfed. Sorta. I tried to do tow-ats on one-foot wind waves in...
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Meet Dan Climan From band posters to Tattoos

Dan Climan is an artist from Montreal with a timeless aesthetic. We’ve known him for a while and are always...

Watch Cate Le Bon’s New Trailer for “Crab Day” It just might be the weirdest thing you’ll see all week

Cate Le Bon, the ethereal, angel-voiced Welsh singer/songwriter who’s worked with Tim Presley, White Fence and the Chemical Brothers, is...

D’Blanc Release Issue 2 of “Perspective” And in a world of shitty zines, this isn’t one

It seems as though everyone has their own zine these days. I’ve been to zine fests, zine carnivals, zine swap...
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Portraiture from “Stuck to Me” Ryan Allan and Kristina Patterson shoot the who’s who of Mark Oblow’s solo show

As we said before, the opening reception at Mark Oblow’s “Stuck to Me” show was incredible. From the art, to...
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What Youth X Christian Fletcher Shirt On Sale Now

This is a very Limited Edition What Youth X Christian Fletcher T-shirt. Featuring a 4-year-old Christian Fletcher photographed by Herbie Fletcher...
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Photos from Mark Oblow’s Solo Show Back Den on display for “Stuck to Me” in Los Angeles

We’ve been to our share of art shows. Generally they’re stuffy, deflating (art is expensive) and pretentious. But last week...
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Mark Oblow’s “Stuck to Me” His first solo show at Factory 413 Thursday Night

I swung by Oblow’s house today to check in on the madness happening around his first solo art show —...
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The 2015 What Youth Slideshow All the fun that we had, set to Lou Reed

New Year’s would have to be our favorite holiday. It’s the only one with little to no religious associations, and...
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The Stores that Carry What Youth Tell ’em Santa sent ya

We’re a week away from Christmas, two weeks away from New Years and three weeks from the release of What...
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The What Youth 2015 Our Top 5 Interviews of the Year

We spend most of the year talking to people. Record. Talk Talk Talk. And then we show you. That’s one thing...
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Want to Write for What Youth? We’re (still) looking for contributing writers and interns for 2016

[Update: If you already sent through your work for our previous callout, we’re still in the process of going through...