“In the beginning, I had ready access to piles of letterpress-printed posters because my father had them made for custom-car gig he was involved with. It was a simple matter to recycle them for art projects—I’d paint over them, silk-screen new graphics, and then repost them. Eventually I got a letterpress proof press and did them myself. But not much has changed—I continue to post them in incongruous, inaccessible locations, and I quite enjoy that no one sees them… I prefer to think of them as being utilitarian improbabilities rather than conceptual artifacts.”
—C.R. Stecyk III describes his history with Colby posters. Pictured here is his installation for Art in the Streets (2011) at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.
“This clip is a very rough cut of a deleted segment from the Z-Boys documentary that talks about the original DogTown articles that C.R. Stecyk III wrote for the original SkateBoarder magazine.
It begins with some material that will be familiar to those who have seen the film, in it’s rough cut form, but then goes on to show various quotes from the stories and an entire scene that is an homage to the DogTown godfather Craig Stecyk that was cut from the film.”
CR Stecyk III (aka skateboarding icon. aka Dogtown aka Jeff Ho Surfboards and Zephyr Productions surf shop) created this video full of images and moments that date back to 1965. All in all it’s pretty rad.