43 magazine

43 is an independent, non-profit, skateboard magazine.

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the new york times featured allen ying’s photography in the metropolitan
(new york city) section of the sept 15, 2013, sunday times.

from the static iv article:
yonnie cruz – switch ollie – manhattan, new york – 2012

from the subway skating article:
koki loaiza – ollie – manhattan, new york – 2013
eby ghafarian – frontside smith grind – manhattan, new york – 2012

the 4th is from roof skating missions with colin read:
eby ghafarian – roll-in – manhattan, new york – 2012

the online version includes a slideshow of more photographs:
of jahmal williams, eli reed, connor kammerer, and dave caddo.

both the subway skating and roof skating projects are part of
‘tengu: god of mischief’, available for pre-order at
mandibleclaw.com (also look for the 2 trailers there)


disclaimer: the journalist who wrote the article is truly passionate about his craft, and put in extra efforts to present accurate information. we talked for quite a while, and he had far too much information to fit in a small space. it also isn’t easy for a non-skater to write about skateboarding, and to do so in a way that non-skaters can understand. it’s just too much of its own world. as a result, some of the vocabulary and quotes aren’t exactly accurate, for example referring to a skate spot as a skatepark; “breaking the law and skating” wasn’t an exact quote. in the end, my overall feelings were pretty accurately portrayed, and i am excited for the message to reach the new york times audience.

- allen ying

(originally posted july 31, 2013)

we’ve just added select prints from issue 003 to the online store.
they are archival pigment prints on cotton paper.

rectangles are available at 16″ x 20″ or 24″ x 30″.
squares are available at 20″ x 20″ or 30″ x 30″.

please have a look:

we don’t write reviews, but damn ‘eleventh hour’ premiered at sunshine cinemas here in nyc last night, and it was probably the best skate video in the last 5 years. i had no expectations, i almost didn’t go, being a skate video from london that i know maybe 1 dude personally, and hadn’t really gotten familiar with the others’. i was like, ok, a skate video of pure city street skating, video parts back to back, i’ve seen those. and then when it was announced it was 38 min long, i was like, shit am i gonna be leaving early?

but this was executed and compiled so damn well. so many lines were so thoughtful and impressive, where you’re like, holy shit how many times did he try those 7 tricks to end in a sw flip nose manual? it was also a treat to see footage from stills in grey skate mag. london is killing it. i actually want to compile the soundtrack, which is the 1st time i’ve thought that since i was 20 and yeah right came out. i mean nick jensen skated to kate bush. i hope this will restore alex olson’s faith in skate video music, and skateboarding as a whole, the way it has mine. i mean really, if you only pay attention to good shit, you might not think skateboarding is terrible.

don’t even watch a trailer, just watch the video. i imagine it’ll be available at all the best skate shops, and online at theories of atlantis, in a few weeks.

- allen ying

colin read’s full length is going to be awesome, and includes the subway skating section featured in 43 issue 003, along with more epic projects.
we’re so psyched to be a part of this, see you there!

tengu: god of mischief
a film by colin read


thurs aug 29, 2013

art & photo show


salomon arts gallery
83 leonard st. 4th floor
b/t church & broadway
manhattan, new york

featuring previously unreleased works by
allen ying, alex fogt, ben kilpatrick, brian downey, carlos young,
cooper winterson, jayme lemperle, john lindsay, and many more.


world premiere

doors: 8:30pm
screening: 9pm

sunshine cinema
143 east houston st.
manhattan, new york

fb rsvp and previews


originally posted may 5, 2013:

new york magazine

vice interview

the berrics LA photo show preview

mighty healthy nyc photo show event photos

life and times interview

milk made interview

heavy discussion interview

others’ hashtagged photos of 43 and photo shows

added june 26, 2013:

ryu island interview

monster children magazine, issue 39, 2013
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transworld skateboarding magazine, june 2013 issue

manual magazine (new zealand)

maps magazine (korea)

apr 9, 2013, we held a photography show for the release of issue 003,
a new york city issue, at {temp} art space in tribeca.

quim cardona, aaron herrington, curtis rapp, dave caddo, jordan trahan


just before it got really packed


jahmal williams and his son jack! 3 subway skating photos in back


43 designer, alex konsevick, with raffle product from labor, hopps, politic, shut, and theories


cole giordano and alex konsevick, bao kombucha on tap behind them


jordan trahan – 360 flip – flushing meadows park, queens – oct 2012


 two-hawks young and terrill simecki


looping on the projector were the static iv trailer, a new jordan trahan
clip for wesc, the trailer for colin read’s upcoming video tengu,
the 1st subway skating clip, and the politic miami promo.


then we turned off all the lights and screened the unreleased subway
skating clip which accompanies the article in issue 003.


thanks for patiently waiting in line to enter, we were over capacity.


jeremy elkin and theories of atlantis put together a 1 min video of the event.

thanks wesclaborelementshutpolitic, and theories for the support,
brooklyn brewery and bao fresh kombucha for the refreshments,
and {temp} art space for hosting us!

a couple more photos on the 43 fb

from mar 26 – apr 1, 2013, we held a photography show in
los angeles, california to celebrate the release of our 3rd issue.

the show was at the gallery next to the burgundy room,
these photos are from the opening reception.

the show featured photographs from issue 002 & 003.




the show also featured videos from element, wesc, hopps, polar, static iv,
and unreleased video from colin read’s new subway skating montage.


salman agah came through with pizzanista! including some vegan pies.


young jacob messex and daniel shimizu


brian fick with his photo of lance mountain from 43 002


jon mehring was in town from ny


issue 002 & 003 on display


in the distance: salman agah, brandon biebel, federica vitetta, paul shier


sam muller & posse under his photo of elijah berle from issue 002


politic skateboards being rep’d in LA, with kenny anderson


sticking it out til the end to win the raffle prizes

also thanks for coming out:
arto saari, oscar meza, jimmy cao, tyler surrey, marius syvanen, jaime palmore,
dave bachinsky, johan stuckey, andreas trolf, jesse hotchkiss, ryan allan,
brendan klein, jon coulthard, sean peterson, mikendo stanfield, federico vitetta,
mike o’meally, sebastian palmer, ben & brannon from kinetic skate shop delaware,
mainline skate shop, 3043 skate shop.

special thanks to:
derec patrick, clint peterson, ben kilpatrick, and jacob messex
for helping set up and deinstall.
wesc, theories, element, hopps, and shut for the support,
pizzanista! for pizza,
and alexis gross for hosting us.

a couple more photos on the 43 fb


43 magazine - issue 003 – apr-sept 2013
released mar 26, 2013
2,500 copies printed
10 3/8″ x 10 3/8″
40 pages

a new york city issue

front cover:
jahmal williams – wallie boardslide fakie – manhattan, new york - 2012

back cover:
walker ryan – switch ollie up, switch wallie – manhattan, new york – 2012

photographs 1, subway skating, static iv, photographs 2

steve brandi, dave caddo, quim cardona, yonnie cruz, vivien feil,
dan forkin, danny fuenzalida, eby ghafarian, aaron herrington,
connor kammerer, daniel snowy kinloch, koki loaiza, oscar meza,
bobby puleo, curtis rapp, casey rigney, piro sierra, jason spivey,
kevin tierney, jordan trahan, mark wetzel, jahmal williams,
dave willis, dylan witkin

all photographs in this issue by allen ying

adam salo, josh stewart

5boro, atlas, magenta, polar, shut, theories of atlantis, vans, wesc

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the new york times feature
press previews

a sample of 003