Amnesia issue 1, 1992. Before the internet, social, digital camera and likes. A little coin for some Ilford black and white, electric type writer and photocopier.
In 1992 John Cardiel and Ron Knigge visited Newcastle for a demo sponsored by Newcastle City Council. Seeing Cardiel skate was mind blowing. His energy was intense, hitting every obstacle at mach 10. This is one of my favourite photos just for the uniqueness of the trick, the timing (see his cap falling), the familiar faces in the background and for the fact that it's John Cardiel. All hail!
Steve Tierney conjures floating worlds where figures and faces are dissected by text and everyday objects. A strong critique of social behaviour and human interaction seen through an almost dystopian gaze informs the artist’s work.
While the style and iconography of old film posters, vintage books and magazines of the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s are his visual inspiration.
AMNESIA is proud to announce the BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS series designed by Steve.
The series features 5 new board graphics based on collages designed in Mexico.
Pick up the new series through your local skate shop or via the Amnesia online store.
OG Ian Gray Cardiff footage from over a decades ago. Filmed by Sylva.