DC JOINS FORCES WITH LOADED NEW ZEALAND TO INTRODUCE THE “CIRCUS OF MUTANTS”

The first collaboration between DC x RoyaleFam boasts three shoes, a pair of board shorts, two t-shirts and two hats all designed by SBTG. The design inspiration comes from the legendary skateboard crew called the “Circus of Mutants” who were famous in Singapore in the 80s and 90s. While SBTG himself was a member of this crew (along with other local legends “The Bat”, “Scorpion”, and “Frankenstein”), the first installment of the “Circus of Mutants” is based on Singaporean legend Lucas Ng.

In the collection’s design, a fly has been used by SBTG throughout all pieces to pay respect to “The Fly” who was one of the early pioneers in Singaporean skateboarding, and one of the few who could really claim to have brought the sport to his native country. His early nickname was branded to Lucas by members of the “Circus of Mutants” crew because of the skateboarders unrivalled ability to spend more time in the air than on the ground. Lucas still, in the modern day, contributes to the skateboarding scene as owner / operator of two of Singapore’s finest skateboarding lifestyle stores.

DC is proud to announce the official release event in Asia Pacific for the Spring 2010 collaboration with renowned Singaporean design collective RoyaleFam. The collection will officially hit select skateboarding stores worldwide in January 2010. To celebrate the release, DC and leading New Zealand retailer, Loaded will be hosting an event in Auckland on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. In conjunction with the event DC & Loaded are selecting 20 artists to participate in an art competition that celebrates the role of collaborations in culture and the connections between skateboarding, street art and design progression.

The competition is open to New Zealand artists only, before this competition concept heads into the Asia Pacific region, including making a stop in “The Fly” and SBTG’s native country Singapore.

The selected artists will be given a blank skateboard deck to use as their canvas as they showcase their talents in front of local and international media as well as the chance to win one of two DC prize packs. If you are a New Zealand resident and interested in being an artist selected for this competition please email DCxRoyaleFam@loadednz.com by 5pm, Wednesday, September 23, 2009 (NZST).

Your email should include your short biography in 200 words or less as well as two to five low resolutions examples of your previous work. The best 20 applicants will then be supplied with a skateboard deck due for submission by Friday the October 23, 2009, which will be on display at the launch event and judged by SBTG – live in Auckland, NZ on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

More detailed information regarding the submission of entries will be provided to artists on application.

Stay tuned for additional information regarding the event to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, which will include an appearance by SBTG, as well as a live musical performance from Southern California’s Renee Renee.

Prizes Include:

1st Place:
·  NZ $1,000.00
·  Limited Edition pair of DC Shoes.
·  DC Apparel Pack.

2nd Place:
·  A year’s supply of DC shoes (12 pairs).