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News From June 2005

Ed T in Herbivore magazine

Ed Templeton is a renaissance man. Skateboarder, artist, business man, and designer…all flow
together with his distinct style and talent. Ed was one of the few to change the direction of modern
street skating, introducing a new level of skill and imagination. In a landscape of hand-plants
and curb-sized grinds, he pushed technical tricks down rails and off stairs. His paintings and photography
have been shown in galleries from Japan to Paris.

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Posted June 24th, 2005 by poparazzi
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Catching up with Ed Templeton.

Why is it that you try keeping your artwork separate in some ways from your career as a professional skateboarder?

"I was in New York at an opening for one of my shows, and this little kid walked in with his mom and I literally watched the whole thing. They came in from the street—the kid was all wide-eyed—and when they came inside the gallery, his mom’s jaw just dropped. They didn’t come up to me and say anything like, “I can’t believe you would let kids in here.” "

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Posted June 22nd, 2005 by el ztaffz
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Toy Machine Russian tour follow up.

By all accounts the Toy Machine tour was sick! Everyone left with some of the most amazing stories I've ever heard. Kids in Russia are saying that Toy Machine put on the best demos they've ever seen. From what I gather Russia is a really cool place and not nearly as scary as you'd imagine. And the spots are killer.

Luckily Jon Humpries was on hand and took a few snap shots of some of the funner times. Go see the Toy Machine in Russia slideshow.

Posted June 16th, 2005 by photos by Jon Humpries
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The votes were cast from the industry and other pro skaters,
so it is pretty sick to have been chosen by our peers to
have made the best video!!!

Matt B, Kevin and I went up to accept the award, but barely got to speak
before being rushed by ragdoll, leo, and josh beagle.
Everyone in the entire building was drunk, including the announcers...

It was total chaos.


Posted June 6th, 2005 by Ed
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Ed Templeton on TV!!

We are pleased to announce that the next episode of SCENE TV will feature the
interview that was conducted with Ed Templeton at the recent Walker Art
Center show in Minneapolis.

The next episode of SCENE TV will debut Sunday, June 12th at 11:00 pm on
KSTC channel Forty 5 and is available to viewers in Minnesota, Western
Wisconsin and Northern Iowa on Satellite, Cable and Broadcast (over the air)

Here is a link to the 3rd Lair website with more details:

3rd Lair

We are planning to hold a special premier party the night of the show at a
club near the 3rd Lair skatepark, which will be the final day of the Damn-Am
contest here in Minnesota!

The plan is to run a separate interview in
the near future that will focus in more detail about Ed's life as an artist!

Posted June 1st, 2005 by Erik Johnson
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