This week’s installment of Dutch hipster pop music is brought to you thanks to Matthijs, who claims he isn’t into this sort of thing, but then how else would he have found it? At least I’m spelling his name right this time. As for Jeebus, all I have to say is Faberyayo, Zomer Aan De Wand, and I don’t know what that means.
Well who am I argue? I’d have to translate it first. The A-side title needs no translation – Get Rad (With the right protection). Sounds like a description of a dorm room poster for safe sex, but no, it’s almost as titillating. Nothing excites an adolescent more than a pullout poster extolling the virtues of hard plastic shells and tender, soft foam. This poster is courtesy of the Dutch organization known as the (translated) Consumer & Safety Foundation, circa 1989 or 1990, judging by that Nicky Guerrero mask model.
- Thanks to Matthijs for the scans.
Random window decoration s in Rotterdam. From what I gather, the store sells old ipods to martial artists and skateboarders.
- Thanks to Tom Miller for the pic.
Yes, good advice indeed, found on the insides of these new Vans designed by a Dutch designer going by Parra. Now if someone could just write that on the tag of all those Indy t-shirts. There’s an interview with Parra and some pictures of his work over on Fecal Face.
[Source: Leased Ferrari Photo right: HighSnobiety]
There’s an old 70′s snakerun park in the Het Hulsbeek recreation park located in Oldenzaal, Netherlands. For the past handful of years they’ve been holding an annual contest series there called “Oerend Hard” that looks like it’s more of a weekend festival of skateboarding and fun than a strict contest. Events typically include a standard downhill race, boardercross, jump ramp, best trick, and something you never, ever see anymore, the two man catamaran. The Netherlands Skateboard Federation, or Skateboard Federatie Nederlandis trying to have the park designated as a national historical monument, if for no other reason than they claim it is essentially the last preserved skatepark in Europe from the 70′s that is still in widespread use. I know there are still some 70′s skatepark remnants in the U.K., so perhaps the key phrase is “widespread use.” I don’t think the park is in any eminent danger of being destroyed, they are just being proactive about it. Check out the press release presentation that includes photos through the years, including the construction. It made the news, but I can’t understand a word they are saying, and it’s buried in a long video. I did find a nice video run through of the park. Catch it after the jump.
- Thanks to Mike Estes for the tip.