blondey mccoy: the boy with the thorn in his side

“Skateboarding taught me how to be confident and I haven't managed to shut up since then.” Ahead of his fifth solo show, skateboarder-designer-artist Blondey McCoy talks us through his collaboration with Damien Hirst and art as a form of therapy.
Ben Reardon

local skaters take over the wayward gallery

Skaters pro and casual catch a wave at East London's Wayward Gallery for a cash prize competition, presented by Stance.
i-D Team

london now, the skater: levent james tanju

Founder of Palace Skateboards, Lev Tanju is surely one of the coolest guys in the game. When he's not busy managing his company, maintaining his blog and creating skate films, he somehow finds time to grab his board and head out into the streets that...
i-D Team

tony hawk, king of the ramp

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s The Birdman! But unless you’re in the skating game or one of his 3.58 million followers on Twitter, you’ll know him better as Tony Hawk, pro-skater, actor and videogame character.
Dexter Navy

too cool for school: ashley smith x rvca

West Coast cool kids RVCA get clueless with blonde bombshell Ashley Smith. California here we come!
Felicity Kinsella

blondey mccoy, skater boy

Fresh young faces come and go, but every once in a while, someone's quiet confidence and authority makes them stand out on their own. Blondey McCoy is that diamond in the rough. A 16 year old skate kid from South London, with the world at his wheels.
i-D Team