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In this issue
  • CCS Catalog
  • 100 Kickflips in the Vans UltraRange Pro
  • Lucas Beaufort Interview
  • Emerica: Young Emericans Premiere
  • 100 Kickflips: Nora Vasconcellos
  • CCS x Vans Levels Gallery
  • Jamie Thomas: Behind The Photo
  • 100 Kickflips: Lizard King
  • CONS x Chocolate Launch Party
  • Acembly Backpacks How To
  • Birdhouse: Saturdays Video Premiere
  • 100 Kickflips In The Proper Cinex Shoes
  • Guantanamo Baywatch Interview
  • Back Light: Henry Harbeck
  • CCS Apparel Fall '17 Lookbook
  • Kev's Kreations: The Rambo Ripper
  • Emerica x Sriracha Gallery
  • 100 Kickflips: Nike SB FC Classic vs. Koston Hypervulc
  • El Torito Recap
  • 100 Kickflips In The Etnies Marana Michelin
  • Naomi Punk Interview
  • Lizzie Armanto Interview
  • Interview with Sean Cliver of Paisley Skates
  • 40s And Shorties Interview
  • Nike SB FC Classic Shoe Review
  • Nike SB P-Rod X Shoe Review
  • Go Skateboarding Day 2017: Pop For Pizza
  • Foul Balls: WKND vs. Nike SB
  • Lakai: The Flare Video Premiere
  • Jason Harvey Interview
  • 100 Backside 360's In The Supra Shifters
  • 1000 Grind Wear Test: Indy Stage 11 Trucks
  • Arcade Belts: 100 Hamburger Wear Test
  • CCS to SLO: CCS Am Trip
  • CCS Apparel Summer '17 Lookbook
  • Brixton Broadcast: Murder City Devils
  • Thaynan Turns Pro
  • History Of The Polo
  • etnies Jameson HT Shoe Review
  • 100 Kickflips In The Clear Weather Donny
  • 100 Kickflips In The Vans Gilbert Crockett 2
  • Kev's Kreations: The Crust Crusher
  • CCS Poster Series
  • Sebo Walker Interview
  • 100 Kickflips In The Osiris D3
  • Adidas Kung Fu Shoe Review
  • Clear Weather Jeffrey Shoe Review
  • Back Light: Kevin Enis
  • CCS Behind The Ad: Kevin Kowalski
  • Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci
  • Andale Bearings Spring 2017 Product Review
  • CCS Artist Series: Snakey Jakie
  • CCS Artist Series: Andre Fortes
  • Huf Hupper 2 Lo Shoe Review
  • Artist Series: Jackson Epstein Interview
  • Artist Series: Andrew McCarthy Interview
  • The Making of CCS x Loud Ben Raybourn Headphones
  • 100 Tricks in the Nike SB Blazer Low XT with Ben Raybourn
  • Ryan Lay's Welcome Wear Test
  • CCS Apparel Spring '17 Lookbook
  • Etnies Helix Shoe Review
  • Nike SB Zoom Dunk Low Malto Elite Product Review
  • Adidas Nautical Review
  • Artist Spotlight: Jack Hyde
  • Kev's Kreations: The Sexy Slasher
  • New Balance 533 PJ Stratford Review
  • Adidas Skateboarding Premiere Pants
  • Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low XT Shoe Review
  • Vans Sk8-Hi Pro MTE DX Shoe Review
  • Mailorder Memories: Mikemo And Vince Capaldi
  • Adidas Samba ADV: 600 Skateboard Trick Wear Test
  • Winter Solstice Session
  • Nike SB Brian Anderson Bruin Hyperfeel Review
  • 100 Kickflips On A Snowskate (Fail)
  • Welcome Fetish Video Premiere
  • 100 Kickflips (Impossible Edition): HUF Classic Hi
  • Back Light: Justin Rodriguez
  • 100 Kickflips In The Nike SB Blazer Premium
  • 100 Kickflips In The Vans Half Cab Pro
  • WKND Remembers 2001 CCS Catalogs
  • Sneak Peek At The Adidas Na-Kel Matchcourt High RX
  • Artist Spotlight: Nick Guenzler
  • Back Light: Dominic Palarchio
  • Santa Does 100 Kickflips In The Nike SB Janoski Hyperfeel
  • 100 Kickflips in the C1RCA Gravette with David Gravette
  • John Lucero on the History of Black Label
  • 100 Kickflips In The Adidas Superstars
  • 24 HoliDAYS of CCS: Win Free Stuff!
  • CCS Apparel Winter '16 Lookbook
  • 100 Kickflips In The Diamond Icon By Boo Johnson
  • Ryan Lay: 1997 CCS Catalog
  • 100 360 Flips In The éS Accel Slim Shoes
  • 100 Tricks In The Nike SB Janoski Slip
  • Tempe Halloween Recap 2016
  • 100 Kickflips In The Vans Kyle Walker Pro
  • Five Things With Hex
  • Ben Raybourn’s Road To Ramona
  • Jaws: A History Of Hammers
  • Back Light: Bobby Escobedo
  • Interview with Rick McCrank
  • 100 Kickflips (Fakie Edition) In The Globe CT-IV DLX Shoes
  • Interview With Andy Paz From Dog Limited
  • 100 Kickflips In The éS Sesla Shoes
  • David Gravette’s Pizza Party
  • éS and CCS: Two Decades Deep
  • The Faces Of L.A. Skateboarding
  • Kev's Kreations: The Roskopp Ripper
  • Back Light: Michael Sube
  • 100 Kickflips In The Diamond Torey Shoes
  • 100 Kickflips In The HUF Boyd Shoes
  • Jon Nguyen: Behind The Cover
  • CCS Questionnaire with Truman Hooker
  • Andrew Gray's Full Part From Dusted
  • 100 Kickflips In The New Balance PJ Stratford 533
  • Talking Welcome with Jason Celaya
  • Interview with Jon Dickson
  • Emerica Made Chapter 2 Premiere
  • Ben Raybourn's Full Part From Dusted
  • 100 Kickflips (Switch Flip Edition) In The State Salem
  • CCS Questionnaire with Eric Dressen
  • Kev's Kreations: The Kitty Kruzer
  • 100 Kickflips In The DC Wes Kremer 2's
  • CCS Apparel Fall '16 Lookbook
  • Adidas Away Days Tour Recap
  • How To Build A Bank Ramp
  • 100 Kickflips (360 Flip Edition) In The Vans X Nintendo Authentics
  • Back Light: Jake Wickersham
  • 100 Kickflips (Heelflip Edition) In The Adidas Suciu Shoes
  • Talking Skate After School with Ryan Lay
  • Interview with Blake Johnson
  • 100 Kickflips In The Supra Flow Shoes
  • CCS Pants Wear Test
  • Back Light: Frederick Zang
  • Cooper Wilt: Grind All Ledges
  • 100 Kickflips In The Converse One Stars
  • ¥ung ¢hef - TOP RAMEN Ft. Doughboi
  • What’s the Deal? With WKND Skateboards
  • 100 Kickflips (Switch Flip Edition) In The Vans Slip-On Pros
  • How To Set Up A Skateboard… Blindfolded
  • Disposable Mondays With Walker Ryan And Jimmy Carlin
  • Gear Check with Frankie Spears
  • Interview with CCS Team Rider Kevin Kowalski
  • Vans Kyle Walker Pro Shoe Release
  • Santa Cruz Screaming Hand Art Show
  • Rip N Dip L.A. Pop Up Opening
  • Agenda 2016 Recap
  • The Skateboard Mag 150th Issue Release Party
  • Back Light: Matt Price
  • Jamie Thomas: Behind The Cover
  • 100 Kickflips In The Hyperfeel Koston 3's
  • Back Light: Milosz Rebes
  • 100 Kickflips (Switch Flip Edition) In The Converse CTAS Pros
  • Pop For Prizes 2016 With Wes Kremer
  • 100 Kickflips (FS Blunt Edition) In The Lakai Vincent 2's
  • The Day: Enjoi
  • Blind Micro Game of S.K.A.T.E. with Sewa And Romar
  • Back Light: Cody Lisch
  • CCS Questionnaire with Miles Silvas
  • Getting To Know Sewa Kroetkov
  • Artist Spotlight: Kevin Wilkins
  • A Day At Zero With Jamie Thomas
  • Back Light: Jacob Messex
  • Artist Spotlight: Carlos Gutierrez
  • Jaws And Raybourn Footage: The Other Ones
  • 100 Kickflips In The Emerica Hsu G6 Shoes
  • CCS Questionnaire with Alec Majerus
  • Gear Check with Blake Johnson
  • Joey Brezinski Talks New Cliche
  • Raybourn And Friends For The Dusted Video
  • 100 Kickflips In The Vans AV RapidWelds
  • Back Light: Jacob Romero
  • CCS Questionnaire with Pete Eldridge
  • Gear Check with Daniel Espinoza
  • CCS Welcomes Kevin Kowalski
  • Adidas Away Days L.A. Premiere Recap
  • Walker Ryan For Imperial Motion
  • David Gravette: A Boy And His Flat Bar
  • The Day: An Afternoon With The Crap Crew
  • 100 Kickflips: Emerica Romero w/ Leo Romero
  • CCS Questionnaire with Lem Villemin
  • CCS Questionnaire with Nestor Judkins
  • The CCS Pick Program
  • Kev's Kreations: The Creature Crusher
  • Jaws Tests FP Insoles
  • Artist Spotlight: Mike Blabac
  • CCS Welcomes David Gravette
  • William Spencer’s Skate Dream
  • Adidas Matchcourt Slip-Ons: Wear Test
  • 100 Kickflips: Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel
  • Back Light: Dave Swift
  • Skateboarding Celebrities...
  • 100 Kickflips (Switch Heel Edition) In The Etnies Marana Vulcs
  • Interview with Kevin Braun
  • Dusted Crew Skates Windells Skate Camp
  • Back Light: Cameron Markin
  • 100 Nollie Flips in the Adidas Matchcourt Shoes
  • Gear Check with Cairo Foster
  • Jaws Ollies 210 Stairs In One Day
  • 100 Kickflips in the HUF Brad Cromer Shoes
  • How To Make Griptape Art With Ben Raybourn
  • Preston Harper: Mini Set Up
  • Emerica X Indy Reynolds Wear Test
  • Raw Footage: Jaws, 210 Stairs, One Day
  • 100 Kickflips In The HUF Dylan Slip Ons
  • The Break In: Nike SB Janoski Shoes
  • Nike SB Ishod Dunk Wair Test
  • 100 Kickflips in the DC Evan Smith Shoes
  • Skateboarding on a Frank Lloyd Wright House
  • Mango and Friends Skate NYC
  • Nike SB All Court CK Wear Test

Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci
Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci
Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci
Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci
Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci
Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci
Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci
Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci
Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci
Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci
Habitat x Twin Peaks: Interview With Habitat Founder Joe Castrucci

Habitat x Twin Peaks

Some shows are so brilliant, so influential, and have such an effect on you that watching it can be described as opening a door into a different time or universe. David Lynch’s Twin Peaks is one of these shows. The television landscape in 1990, when Twin Peaks dropped, was much different. Fresh Prince, Cheers, and other lighthearted domestic shows like Alf were the norm. Twin Peaks’ dark depiction of how a murder affects a small town was groundbreaking, and is now a cult classic that’s considered to be one of the most influential shows of all time. Showtime is reopening the door to the Twin Peaks universe for a third season 25 years later (Season 3 airs May 21, 2017). News of a third season gave Habitat Founder, Joe Castrucci, the idea to show his appreciation for the show with a Twin Peaks x Habitat Collaboration . We hit up Joe to talk about the collab and how he convinced David Lynch and Showtime/CBS to Collaborate with Habitat Skateboards.

What’s your name and what do you do? Joe Castrucci. I am the founder and creative guy behind Habitat.

Habitat graphics have a distinctive look. Is that something you think about when you start designing new graphics and a series? I try to make things look different but they always end up having a similar vibe... hahah. It’s just the look my brain settles on when designing. I have learned a lot from AWS and Mike Hill so there is a bit of that aesthetic in my work. AWS was my first real job so it imprinted on me heavily.

Does having a defined style/look help or limit your process? It does both. For people who like my style it’s great but when times change and trends evolve I have to alter things a bit to stay current. It’s always a challenge to not look stale but it’s fun to challenge myself in exploring new techniques.

How did this collaboration between Twin Peaks and Habitat come about? I am a fan of TV and Movies. I love when a creative mind or group of creative people can create a whole world for an audience to escape to. David Lynch and Mark Frost took that to a new level with Twin Peaks. I actually had a good friend who was a massive fan, but I put off watching the series for years. I finally watched it all the way through in the mid 2000’s and was completely blown away. It was nothing like I had remembered it as a kid. It was perfect and the characters and visuals were so dynamic and intoxicating. I was thinking of a new collaboration in early 2016 and it hit me that Twin Peaks would be perfect. The show took place in the Northwest and revolved heavily around a lumber mill. Skateboards are made of wood and we have a long history of riders from the Northwest. It seemed like a perfect fit so I did some research and contacted CBS. After a few calls and emails I finally got through to the right people and to my surprise… they were down to proceed as long as David Lynch approved the art. After a few months of work I sent some concept art and some sample decks. He liked what he saw and after some minor changes, we went into full sampling then into production on the collection. I want to add, I’m speaking about this series and this process from my personal experience and opinions. I have never even spoken to David. I deal with Showtime and CBS, and they handle communication with him and that’s just fine by me. He has seen and approved all you see in the collection and that’s enough for me!

Twin Peaks has a cult following. What was your process for working on this collab? I watched the show religiously while working on the designs and shot photos of the screen with a 35mm camera on interesting clips. There are a ton of subtle details pulled from the show from the color palette to the exposed wood throughout. I also listened to the soundtrack on rotation.

What changes in your approach when working on a collaboration? I try to make collaboration projects look like they were created in the era of the original art. For Pink Floyd it was important to use the right fonts and basic bold colors. For Twin Peaks it’s just important to not stray from their art direction. I want the collaborations to look really authentic with just a hint of Habitat vibe. The Log Lady and Cooper decks are the closest to a traditional Habitat graphic. That was super fulfilling. It made me feel like I was officially contributing to the heritage of the show.

There’s a lot of material in Twin Peaks to work with. How did you decide what imagery to use? There actually wasn’t any material except a DVD box set CBS sent me… Ha. I just took screen grabs from my DVD’s and expanded it from there using my own illustration work and the screen shot images.

What scenes resonated with you, but simply didn’t translate to board graphics or skateboarding? I love Dr Jacoby but couldn’t make a graphic that I was psyched on enough to send the Twin Peaks folks for approval.

Working on this series, did you discover any parallels between Twin Peaks and skateboarding? Well… I started skating the year Twin Peaks came out. I was 12 years old and I remember this era so clearly. It feels like Jr High to me, so skating and the show had strong parallels personally. Other than that, the Habitat crew are heavy coffee drinkers so that was always in my mind.. ha.

Before working on this, what was your take on Twin Peaks? I thought it was a perfect. The first season especially is the best TV experience ever in my opinion. The Characters and dialogue have remained relevant for 25 years.

How would you describe the original Twin Peaks series to someone who's never seen or heard of it? It depends who I was talking to. I would say it’s like nothing they have seen, but everything they are watching now was influenced by Twin Peaks. It’s just a funny, mysterious, timeless, charming, terrifying show that came out way before Television was ready for it. If you haven’t seen it, watch it.

How was David Lynch involved with the designs? I would send Showtime or CBS my concepts and in a week or two there would be a list of notes from David Lynch. They were short and really easy to understand.

Did David Lynch have any ideas or visuals he wanted to be used? I would guess he just wanted to be in line with the show without straying too much from the art direction of the original series.

Do you have a favorite character from the show? I love Jacoby and the Horne brothers, but my favorite would have to be Cooper.

There are many hidden meanings and clues throughout Twin Peaks, any hidden details in the graphics? The whole show is filled with hidden meanings in my opinion. It’s such a smart show. I think all of the graphics and visuals in our collection depict the mystery.

Anything else you want to add? Have any fond/funny CCS memories or stories? I am just incredibly lucky and humbled to have been able to partake in the buildup for the 3rd Season. I know it’s just a small product line, but I like to think it’s helping to inform the young skate community about Twin Peaks. Also, I want to add, if you don’t already know, the show is on Netflix and back with an all new season from Showtime this May. Maybe you can plug anyone reading this with the official information from Showtime.