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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Paranoid Photograms
















Here are some photograms I came across recently whilst I was sorting through some old stuff. I did these when I first set up Blueskin around 1996 or even before, I can't rightly remember. I was just messing around with some photo developing techniques down at a colour darkroom called Photofusion in Brixton, these are some of the results, which now I kind of like...



Monday, March 02, 2009

New Blueskin Stickers that Travel Competition

Well you globe trotters have been doing your creative thing and sending in some fab pics, here is the produce of your creations:

Abbey Durrans from Devon went for the laptop pic and says 'Another one for the photo album'
Do you think this photo should win?
















Mike Fowkes form Daventry, Northamptonshire
'Now this is a bike that's been everywhere!!'
Do you think this photo should win?
















Shaun Jackson form Dereham, Norfolk
'Here is my picture of my moped with a Blueskin sticker on the front... now here is a sticker that real does travel.'
Do you think this photo should win?
















Bob Bohme, from Tring Herts
'Picture taken crossing the Bay of Biscay (last summer)'
Do you think this photo should win?


























You know the score leave a comment telling us your favourite picture, and the winner wins a Blueskin T-shirt of their choice, good luck everyone!

Winner of the last Blueskin sticker comp!
























Hey girls and guys,
Blueskin would like to proudly announce that Rich who traveled to Japan no less is this competition's well deserved winner!! Well done mate pick out a nice Blueskin T-shirt and we will post it out to you ASAP. A big thanks to TV Steve for climbing houses and stickering aerials and Adrienne, your car had a good life by the looks of it and to David for his photoshop skills, some Blueskin stickers on there way to you - Happy stickering!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blue Skin lyrics by Hawkwind


















Looking for random Blue Skin's on the interweb I came across this album called Alien4 by Hawkwind, which has a song on it called "Blue Skin". Wow this is fab I think as Hawkwind were one of the bands I used to listen to on tape recorder when I was a budding, pink crimped haired, doctor martin wearing, flower child back in the day.

Here's the lowdown on them via good old Wiki - Hawkwind are a British rock band, one of the earliest space rock groups. Their lyrics favour urban and science fiction themes. Also Lemmy from Motorhead used to be the bass guitarist in Hawkwind in 1971. He also provided lead vocals on a number of songs, including the band's biggest UK chart single, "Silver Machine", which reached No.3 in 1972.

I went to see Hawkwind on a number of occasions once in an old pub in Rochdale, Lancashire when I was doing my Art Foundation coarse and the other time was in some random field at a hippie, crusty 'dog on a string' festival called The Treeworgy Festival in deepest Cornwall back in 1989. Me and my mates had all piled in a crusty hippie bus from Accrington, Lancs and drove down. When they played in some make shift stage/tent I ended up falling asleep in front of a speaker after they had blasted out my favorite track Orgone Accumultor not because their songs are 15 minutes long but due to my overload of various beverage consumptions, I think.

Anyway, I bring you the lyrics of the song "Blue Skin" by "Hawkwind"

No ball point pen
No type set in
The ultra-sonic tapping machine
Takes control, takes control
Issues its command
Clicking and clattering into the black
Indian ink or night, ahh ahh !!!
Hyrogliphic ancient scrawl, ahh ahh
Dot to dot I'm bleeding for you
Bleeding for you my blood is blue
Penetration stainless steel
Surgically screened the needle machine
Sliced the flesh like the Teko-Teko's stare
Cut statistics on my face on my face
Name, age, place of birth, race,
Village and tribe, carve deeply
Erase doubt, as to who I am
Who I am who I am
Prick, prick ow, transfea inscribed
Images of sweet roses red
Blood drips blood drips
The emporium
The tatoo hole in my skin
Drains the blood
Pain Ahh Ahh

I tried to get the song mp3 but the album was £60 quid on amazon! However, I believe you can download the ring tone urrmm....

Monday, January 05, 2009

A New Year...


A new year...
A new year and new start and new country!

Fuck yeh America!
So here I am in Breckenridge Colorado, sure makes a change to Morzine, not only does it not rain here, it's bloody freezing!
The snow is amazing and the parks are insane, parks, there are 3 right next to each other, and loads dotted all over the place.

I sure miss Morzine and the French, ok so I was lying about the French, they are mean, at least Americans pretend they like you, but most of them are actually just nice and easy going.

They sure are a lot of cool kids out here, feeling a bit out of it, I'll be coming back all trendy and Europe won't know whats hit them!

Riding is going good, I was a little worried when I got here when everyone was good, by everyone I do mean the chicks too, and and true American style everything is SUPER size!
But actually its big and friendly, so getting on some bigger kickers and getting my spin on, wahoo.

Comp wise, not too sure whats coming up and what I can do, the Aspen open is coming up in Feb, so considering that.

I'll keep you updated whether I take on the Yanks!

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

We Wish You a Very Merry Christmas!



New 'I Love My Snowboard' T-shirt & Hoody Design













New Design : I Love My Snowboard

Products:
Youth T-shirt £19.95
Men’s T-shirt £22.95
Men's Longsleeved T-shirt £24.95
Hoodys £39.95

FREE UK delivery and FREE Sticker Packs with your order!

Blueskin established since 1996, aims to bring quirky humour, combined with clean graphics and bold colour to your inner wardrobe. All items are designed in-house, printed on 100% cotton and produced in the UK. Available via website www.blueskin.com or call 020 7012 1720 for nationwide stockists.

Monday, December 01, 2008

New Skate Team

Blueskin is proud to announce that four lads from the Level Army in Brighton, England have come on board the Blueskin (UK) skate team. They are Jacob Walls, Jake Wisdom and Isaac Miller - Check out their profiles, they are siiick!!!

Jacob Walls - skates The Level, Brighton
How old are you?
17
How long have you been skating for?
3.5 - 4 years
Why do you do it?
Always have loved skating and that feeling of achievement when you learn or land a trick.
Who/what inspired you to start?
My dad got me into it as he gave me his last setup which was my first setup.
What's your favourite trick?
Nollie bigspin heelflip.
What do you love about skateboarding?
Great way to let out energy and express yourself.
What's your goal within skateboarding?
To keep doing it and to get as far as possible with it.
What's your scariest skateboarding moment?
Snapping my wrist.
What advice have you got?
Don't skate on a injury it isn't worth it.
Where would you like to see yourself in the future?
Still skating and having just as much fun.


















Jake Wisdom - skates The Level, Brighton
How old are you?
15
How long have you been skating for?
About 4 years
Why do you do it?
Everything else is too competitive and skating's to fun to stop!
Who/what inspired you to start?
Can't really remember, I think it was the old school Tony Hawk games.
What's your favourite trick?
Ohh maybe the nollie tre or kickflips are feeling fresh at the mo
What do you love about skateboarding?
How you can choose when you want to do it
What's your goal within skateboarding?
Just to have fun and keep busting new shit
What's your scariest skateboarding moment?
Probably throwing a nollie flip down Sainsburys
What advice have you got?
You gotta go for every trick!
Where would you like to see yourself in the future?
Hopefully still skating and enjoying as much as I do now



















Isaac Miller - skates The Level, Brighton
How old are you?
16
How long have you been skating for?
4 years
Why do you do it?
Because I love it and would be at a loss without it
Who/what inspired you to start?
Friends
What's your favourite trick?
Switch heel
What do you love about skateboarding?
Being able to jump on my board and have the best times
What's your goal within skateboarding?
To become as good as I can and see where it takes me
What's your scariest skateboarding moment?
Fracturing my skull
What advice have you got?
If you see a biker roaming towards you dropkick him/her
Where would you like to see yourself in the future?
A carpenter and get as far as possible with skating


















Oli Chapman - skates The Level, Brighton
How old are you?
14
How long have you been skating for?
Nearly 3 years
Why do you do it?
Cause I love the feeling and it's great fun
Who/what inspired you to start?
My friends
What's your favourite trick?
Blunt 180
What do you love about skateboarding?
Everything, the sport generally and the people it brings
What's your goal within skateboarding?
Just to keep doing it and enjoying it
What's your scariest skateboarding moment?
Well I have hit my head a load of times and badly sprained my foot
What advice have you got?
Just to keep going
Where would you like to see yourself in the future?
Just still skating and having as much fun as I’m having now

Monday, November 03, 2008

Stickers That Travel Competition - November 2008

Yes here we have November 2008 Blueskin 'Stickers that Travel' Competition and the pictures keep rolling in, your creativity is amazing, a big thanks to all who have taken part your photos are great! So you all you regular sticker monsters know the score the photo with the most amount of votes of praise and love wins and that person gets a FREE Blueskin T-shirt that they can choose!! Life is sweet so get voting don't delay, you snooze you loose. Also if you wanna be up here showing off your creative photographs get yourself a Blueskin sticker pack and get out there taking your pictures!

We have Rich M who took his photo on holiday in Japan, this is what he has to say -
'Alreet there,
Here's my entry for the stickers that travel competition. Piccy was taken in Ueno in Tokyo while my good lady and I were visiting her parents. It was quite easily the best holiday I've ever had and I'd recommend that everyone try to visit Japan if they get chance.
Hope you're all good and enjoying life.
Rich M'



















Then we have TV Steve who has been up on roof houses Blueskin stickering TV Aerials here are his words - 'ha yo.goner get me some new t's to day from ya web site today keep on trucking later.'



















Then Adrienne Rowell from Newquay in Cornwall, UK who writes - 'This car has traveled everywhere but sadly has finally failed an MOT so its living out the rest of its days as a banger racing car!! Adrienne'
Newquay, Cornwall














And last but by no means not lease David Heslop from Tyne and Wear tell us this, 'Here is a picture of my missus driving our Orange camper!!!!Regards, David Heslop.'
We suspect a bit of creative photoshopping has gone on here which he freely admits to but we thought he has still been creative so lets enter into the comp and let you decide.