HUF 420 COLLECTION | Inspired by vintage stoner concert merch, HUF launches its new 420 Collection with grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Ty Dolla $ign at the forefront. Consisting of a coaches jacket, hats, s/s tees, l/s tees, a 3/4 sleeve raglan, and socks, the HUF 420 Collection is now available at our HUF online store, HUF Los Angeles, and at HUF retailers worldwide.
HUF X LANCE DAWES | Lance Dawes was raised on the skate and punk scene of 1980’s Washington DC. In 1990 he made the move west to San Francisco in order to pursue his passion as a skateboarder and photographer, and to be closer to his sponsors at the time, Dogtown Skateboards and Independent Trucks. Upon his arrival he apprenticed at Thrasher Magazine as a darkroom technician under legendary skate photographer Mofo, before founding SLAP Magazine in 1992 as a sister publication to Thrasher under High Speed Productions. Developing SLAP as an alternative, more creative outlet to the standard skateboarding magazines of the time, Dawes served as editor, art director, and chief photographer at SLAP through 1999, and worked as editor-at-large and chief photographer until 2009. Dawes continues to document skateboarders and their lifestyle, while also photographing Land Speed Racing and working as a production photographer in the film industry.
Having teamed up on product collaborations in the past, HUF and Lance partner again this Spring 2016 on a series of photo tees and sublimated socks featuring various works by the photographer.
How does the scene in New Jersey differ to New York?
Dick: The scene in Northern New Jersey doesn’t feel as big as it was when I was younger. Or that’s how it feels in my area of Northern New Jersey at least. When I was younger we had Drop In Skatepark, which was basically the heart of our scene to me and my friends, but that place doesn’t exist anymore, sadly… There doesn’t seem to be much cool skateboard shit happening in Bergen County right now, it feels dry. New York obviously has a bigger scene but people come from all over to move to NYC, not New Jersey.
What is your opinion on the East Coast scene, especially New York, gaining a lot more recognition over the last couple of years?
Dick: It should be gaining more recognition, in this state of skateboarding I would say there are no rules anymore. It makes sense that companies don’t have to be primarily based in California, skateboarding is happening everywhere and you can see that at any time from your smart phone.