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Afternoon Interview: Former Episode 057: Dane, Craig, Austyn, Jake and Warren talk about their second range release and Dane’s new “Premium Violence” part

We walked into Former’s Chinatown studio a little early. Dane was lodged behind a monitor editing his “Premium Violence” part that was to premiere later that night. Austyn Gillette was shirtless and washing the windows while Craig filmed him with his phone. Warren Smith and Grady Archbold tinkered with the displays for their upcoming Pop Up Shop. This was a team. Former has officially destroyed all that once was of the “industry” brand and are doing it their way. And it was all on display Friday night in Los Angeles for the release of their new range and Dane’s new part, accompanied with a performance by Destruction Unit. Every detail. Big and small is them. And it is exactly what surfing and skateboarding need. Fresh ideas. Fresh thinking. And good surfing and skating.

Craig Anderson later told me of late night Del Taco drive thru missions following 14 hour days and lots of work. A long departure from the days of just being the surfer. And while a lot of people might think that they would be regretting this, my experience after Friday night is just the opposite. These dudes are just living and breathing something they believe in. That’s all we can ask for. And we’re all in too.

Dane’s new part for “Premium Violence” is out Tuesday, the same day the entire new collection releases. And you can visit their Chinatown Pop Up Shop this Saturday and get into some new Former clothes early.

Visit Former’s site Tuesday to get the new range before it’s gone. These things don’t last. And Dane’s new part and the new range will be there waiting for you.

Ty Segall of Fuzz Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Ty Segall Episode 008

Ty Segall recently played a show at The Smell in Los Angeles with his band Fuzz. We went and talked to him about life, creating and smashing the hell out of drum kits.

Ben Nordberg Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Ben Nordberg Episode 007

Now, let’s hangout with Ben on Hollywood Blvd.

Sal Barbier afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Sal Barbier Episode 006

We met Sal in Santa Monica at 6 a.m., loaded a ramp into a truck and took it to the beach.

Jake Burghart from Vice Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Jake Burghart Episode 005

We sat down with Jake and just let him tell stories, some of his most terrifying experiences — including being held at gunpoint by rebels in the Congo, going left at Sunset and his new past time: commenting on Kelly Slater’s Instagram.

Mark Oblow Afternoon Interview What Youth

Afternoon Interview: Mark Oblow Episode 004

He’s shot campaigns for the surf world’s biggest brands including Quiksilver and Analog. He’s since successfully made the leap into the world of mainstream sports and shot with the likes of David Beckham, Katy Perry and Snoop Dog for Adidas. And now he’s onto another venture

Currn Caples and Jay Adams at Arto Saari's house pool skating afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Curren Caples & Jay Adams Episode 003

Last week Arto Saari brought Jay Adams and Curren Caples to session his backyard pool

Christian Hosoi afternoon interview what youth

Afternoon Interview: Christian Hosoi Episode 002

Christian Hosoi was the man, and Christian Hosoi is the man, and both these statements are true but for different reasons.

Alex Olson afternoon interview for what youth issue one

Afternoon Interview: Alex Olson Episode 001 (Part 2)

More from our conversation with Alex Olson in Los Angeles’s Griffith Park

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Afternoon Interview: Alex Olson Episode 001 (Part 1)

On a sunny day in Los Angeles, we drove to Griffith Park and spent an afternoon with professional skateboarder Alex Olson.

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