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In this issue
  • CCS Catalog
  • Back Light: Kingsley Atwood
  • Nyjah’s Signature Nike SB Release Party
  • JAWS 28 Roofs Later
  • Kev's Kreations: Kader's Kreations
  • CCS Spring 18 Collection
  • Look for the Actions REALized Nate Viands deck dropping soon!
  • Cairo Foster And Matt Milligan Going Through Old Catalogs
  • The Joy Of Painting: New Balance 255
  • State x Killing Floor Productivity Shoe Review
  • Back Light: Tim Agular
  • Aesop Rock And Kurt Going Through Old Catalogs
  • Nike SB Zoom Deconstruct Shoe Pack Review
  • adidas City Cup Shoe Review
  • Kev's Kreations: Mark Gonzales
  • Emerica G-Code Re-up Shoe Review
  • Jaws On The Nine Club
  • The Bumbag Interview
  • Custom Top Sheet Artist Interviews
  • Globe Sprout Shoe Review
  • CCS Winter 2017 Yearbook
  • Henry Jones Interview
  • Adidas Campus Vulc 2 x Alltimers Shoe Review
  • The CCS Team At West Linn Skate Park
  • 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
  • Mailorder Memories: Cole and Asta
  • Artist Spotlight: Nick Guenzler
  • 100 Kickflips With PJ Ladd
  • Back Light: Dominic Palarchio
  • Emerica Indicator High Shoe Review
  • Santa Does 100 Kickflips In The Nike SB Janoski Hyperfeel
  • Lucas Puig Interview
  • 100 Kickflips in the C1RCA Gravette with David Gravette
  • Jamie Liam Humphrey Interview
  • John Lucero on the History of Black Label
  • Tyshawn Jones Interview
  • 100 Kickflips In The Adidas Superstars
  • Ducky Am Scramble Re-edit
  • 24 HoliDAYS of CCS: Win Free Stuff!
  • Erick Winkowski Interview
  • CCS Apparel Winter '16 Lookbook
  • Aesop Rock Hot Dog Interview
  • 100 Kickflips In The Diamond Icon By Boo Johnson
  • Adidas x Palace Pro Shoe Review
  • Ryan Lay: 1997 CCS Catalog
  • Paul Kobriger Interview
  • 100 360 Flips In The éS Accel Slim Shoes
  • Less Than Local Interview
  • 100 Tricks In The Nike SB Janoski Slip
  • Tempe Halloween Recap 2016
  • Kev's Kreations: The Jaws Jumper
  • 100 Kickflips In The Vans Kyle Walker Pro
  • Nora Vasconcellos Interview
  • Five Things With Hex
  • Zion Wright Interview
  • Ben Raybourn’s Road To Ramona
  • 100 Kickflips With Kader Sylla
  • Jaws: A History Of Hammers
  • Burnside Halloween 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • Disposable Mondays With Walker Ryan And Jimmy Carlin
  • Back Light: Jacob Romero
  • CCS Questionnaire with Pete Eldridge
  • Skateboarding on a Frank Lloyd Wright House
  • Mango and Friends Skate NYC
  • Nike SB All Court CK Wear Test
  • Jaws Tests FP Insoles
  • Emerica X Indy Reynolds Wear Test
  • Nike SB Ishod Dunk Wair Test
  • 100 Kickflips in the DC Evan Smith Shoes
  • Gear Check with Cairo Foster
  • Jaws Ollies 210 Stairs In One Day
  • 100 Kickflips in the HUF Brad Cromer Shoes
  • The Break In: Nike SB Janoski Shoes
  • Raw Footage: Jaws, 210 Stairs, One Day
  • Preston Harper: Mini Set Up
  • 100 Nollie Flips in the Adidas Matchcourt Shoes
  • How To Make Griptape Art With Ben Raybourn
  • 100 Kickflips (Switch Heel Edition) In The Etnies Marana Vulcs
  • Interview with Kevin Braun
  • Dusted Crew Skates Windells Skate Camp
  • Back Light: Cameron Markin
  • Skateboarding Celebrities...
  • CCS Welcomes David Gravette
  • William Spencer’s Skate Dream
  • Adidas Matchcourt Slip-Ons: Wear Test
  • 100 Kickflips: Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel
  • Artist Spotlight: Mike Blabac
  • Back Light: Dave Swift
  • Kev's Kreations: The Creature Crusher
  • 100 Kickflips: Emerica Romero w/ Leo Romero
  • CCS Questionnaire with Nestor Judkins
  • The Day: An Afternoon With The Crap Crew
  • Walker Ryan For Imperial Motion
  • 100 Kickflips In The HUF Dylan Slip Ons
  • David Gravette: A Boy And His Flat Bar
  • CCS Questionnaire with Lem Villemin
  • Adidas Away Days L.A. Premiere Recap
  • CCS Welcomes Kevin Kowalski
  • Gear Check with Daniel Espinoza

Lucas Beaufort Interview
Lucas Beaufort Interview
Lucas Beaufort Interview
Lucas Beaufort Interview
Lucas Beaufort Interview
Lucas Beaufort Interview
Lucas Beaufort Interview
Lucas Beaufort Interview
Lucas Beaufort Interview
Lucas Beaufort Interview
Lucas Beaufort Interview

Lucas Beaufort Interview

One of the highest compliments you can pay an artist today is to say their work is recognizable. In a media landscape that is in a constant state of emergency, it’s truly an achievement when an artist can reach the surface and stay afloat. Lucas Beaufort first caught our attention probably much the same way he caught yours - with the whimsical paintings he’s done on skate and snowboard magazines and photos. He’s remained current the same way anyone who’s successful does - by working his ass off. From the sounds of this interview, networking, hard work, and a passion for skating all played a major role in Beaufort’s success. It’s no surprise that Beaufort, a self-described “passionate workaholic,” has been busy working on something entirely new. Lucas recently dropped DEVOTED, a skate documentary that focuses on skate media from the 90’s to 2000, 2000 to 2016, and then looks to the future of skateboard media. Filming DEVOTED took Beaufort across the globe to Europe, Japan, and Australia to meet some of the biggest influencers in skateboard media. We had a chance to catch up with Lucas to talk to him about his art career, Devoted, and his plans for the future. Read all about Lucas in the interview below.

Lucas Beaufort Interview

What’s up, Lucas! How’s it going and what have you been up to? It’s pretty hectic now, I’ve just released my documentary on skateboard media called DEVOTED. I’ve been working on this project for about 2 years now and it’s such a good feeling to share it with the world.

How’d you get into skateboarding? I don’t know why but when I was 4 or 5 I was already attracted to skateboards. My mum bought my brother and myself some plastic boards, and we kept shredding the road on our knees. My mum was bummed because we destroyed all our cloths. So I had to quit skateboarding hahaha. At the age of 13 years old I got back on a skateboard and never stopped since then.

What type of skateboarding did you do when you were younger? What were the spots like that you skated? It was only the street. I started to skate in the 90’s (south east of France) and we had no skateparks, so the street was our playground. Even now I prefer to skate the street, I don’t like to be limited by walls.

How long have you been painting/illustrating, and making art? I started pretty late, I was 27 and I’m 36 now. I don’t know why I started, it was random. What I know is that I needed it, I needed to express something deep in my heart. Now it’s more important than anything, there’s not a day without drawing something, it’s a big addiction.

The artwork you did on magazine covers was where most of our readers saw your work first. What was your first magazine cover/photo painting, and how did the first one come about and what inspired you to do it? The first cover I’ve painted was a Vice magazine. You can see the original photo and what I did on it. This big open mouth with red lisptick was so intriguing. This cover was in my desk for a month and everytime I was looking at it I thought that the girl was talking to me : « paint me » she was saying. So I took acrylic paint and did this weird couple. Then I sent it to Vice and they gave me a subscription.

Has it always been your goal to showcase your work in the skate/snow industry? Well, it’s my world, I grew up surrounded by it. I spent my life with a board on my feet so it makes sense to collaborate with brands from the skate or snowboard industry.

You have a very recognizable style. When and how did you first develop that style? There’s a whole world living in my head since I’m a kid. This world is populated with monsters that used to frighten me. Growing up, these monsters became my friends and now I just draw them. I didn’t create a recognizable style, I just draw my imaginary friends.

What advice do you have for aspiring artists? Being an artist, you have to be honest with yourself. You have to be a hard worker. There’s not a single day without me drawing and painting. It’s more than a passion, I’m obsessed with this so it’s not work for me. I hope the aspiring artists can be as passionate as I am, and I’m sure that they will succeed in what they love. They just have to believe in what they like.

Devoted, your documentary premiered in June 2017. How was the premiere, and how can we watch it? The video premiere was released in an independent theater, a very cool place on Fairfax avenue in Los Angeles called Silent Theater. I was very impressed and couldn’t wait to release the documentary. The night was the best night I ever had so far. People were very into the documentary and I was lucky that they loved it and to have all their positive comments at the end. The documentary is now available online for free.

What were some of the biggest challenges of putting together a documentary? The biggest challenge was probably being able to meet all the legends of skateboarding. I’m not a famous director, this was my first production so I had no example to show them. But all the people I interviewed were very sincere and we had a great time talking together. It was like a dream to meet all these guys. Filming, editing, producing the video by myself was quite a big challenge but I love challenges so I’m stoked I did it.

What inspired you to make Devoted? I grew up in the 80s-90s loving skateboarding and the skate culture. The magazines were our only way to find out what was going on, the pros, the tricks… Now I still love magazines. I've painted on magazine covers since 7 years and every month I receive magazines at home from all over the world. I also use the social media and get a lot of info from there. So I was wondering if the print media will still exist in a few years facing the power of the internet. This is why I decided to interview all the publications I could to get their feelings from a professional point of view.

What did you learn about skateboarder’s opinions about print? Did you find most skaters had the same feelings and relationship with print that you did? I was impressed but not surprised that all the people I interviewed were totally into the magazines too. They had the same feeling as I had. Everyone was nostalgic thinking of that time when they were kids and couldn’t wait to get the new issue of their favorite magazines. We all did the same, put pictures on our walls, Reading the magazines cover to cover… they were all fans and still are.

What’s next for you? What are some projects we should look out for? I have a new video documentary in mind, but it’s too soon to give some information now. I will start filming early 2018. I always have three to five current projects going on, I’m a passionate workaholic.

Anything you’d like to add? Any memories of the CCS Catalog? CCS catalog was a big deal when I was a kid. I was into every detail, each product was important. ​You can check my stuff on Instagram at lucas_beaufort.

Lucas Beaufort Interview