DC celebrated the launch of its book “DEFYCONVENTION 20 Years of DC in Photographs” last night at The Holding Co. in Los Angeles, California. The book along with other releases this year mark and reflect on the past two decades of DC’s legacy. Curated by Mike Blabac, DC staff photographer of 15 years, the pages feature history making from the DC team past and present. The book will be available on May 20th from dcshoes.com and with over 120 pages of legendary skateboarding, this 12″ by 12″ hardbound is must for any skate connoisseur’s shelf.  -Luke Callahan


Photos from the DC DEFYCONVENTION book launch:

Many of the the images were hung in the gallery, but books were available to flip through as well.

The Mattson 2 performed, give ’em a listen while scrolling to get an audible sense of what the event was like.

David Loy, on that sore thumb tip.

Legends were present. Colin McKay and Danny Way.

T-Funk and Kevin Scott took care of any roughhousing that needed to happen in the gallery.

Mike Blabac and the Nikon F3, his first camera. 

Other relics were on display.

That’s right. 6XL.

Chris Cole and Matt Miller. A formal critique.

Outliers homie Marius Syvanen and Wes Kremer. SD!

Is Loy partaking in a method acting exercise for a Weekend at Bernie’s spin off? Weekend at Nyjah’s?
Dominick Walker, Tommy Fynn, Filipe Gustavo and David Loy.

Jeff Taylor and Josh Kalis.

Dyrdek delivers his signature finger tent for the lens.

Robin Wilson, running the limited edition Westgate Readers’ Choice hat. More TWS wearables here.

Dee Ostrander made sure Baker and Shake Junt Team Manager, Donut, was there.

Chad Knight and the Kenny Hughes penguin.

DC’s Jeff Goforth and Mikey Taylor.

Jeff Lenoce inspecting Danny Way’s board from the Great Wall of China jump.

Double washers on top and strapped down to the max.

Flashes popped rapidly during the team portrait opportunity.

DC Team Manager, Jimmy Astelford working double time during the team portrait photo opp.


Hardcover clothbound? You know it. Embossed? You bet your ass.
Over 120, 12″ by 12″ pages of epic photography from the past 20 years of DC?
Yes. And it will be available on May 20th from dcshoes.com


More from Mike Blacac at blabacphoto.com

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