One of the biggest reasons why we love RVCA is because of the capsules that they put together with our favorite artist. The most recent collection comes from Mark Oblow, born and raised on Oahu, HW, whose illustrations and creative career started at a young age. At 12 years old Oblow was riding for prominent brands like Vision Skateboards, Independent Trucks, and Jimmy-Z.
Most people dont know how or why the Action Sports industry is so unique, its people like Mark that are integral and influential because they are passionate about what they do. Able to create a life out of something you love is very difficult, so when there's an opportunity to give back to what you love, these guys do it.
Through Oblow's life experiences within photography and art, he captures, cuts, paints, and immortalizes his subjects within his mural installations, block prints, and canvases, to frame himself as a true artist.
RVCA's Collection with Mark Oblow was limited to 18 doors across the US, and we were lucky enough to be considered in representing the pieces. Each piece has so much detail and thought behind it from block printing, slub blanks, and embroidered details.
Though each piece might carry a higher price tag its because each piece is unique and will never be mass produced. The process of building a small collection like this is time consuming and expensive. Thought and passion is poured into all of it, and thats why we back it. Were here to support those that share the same passions.
Without these collections the world of retail becomes very bland. From big logos to and bad designs we try to pick apart the pieces and feature what truly drives us to do what we do, and this is a a great starting point.
Thanks for reading and excuse all of the typos... we try to keep up on everything but hey were surfers!