Thanks to Twenty Fifty Two store in Adelaide for being one of our first stockists in Australia. Nice to know we have good friends in the south.
Information about the store in their own words:
"In early 2015, Twenty Fifty Two opened the door to a basement in Adelaide’s West En, underneath a historic hotel building on Hindley Street. A spot hidden in plain sight.
The store is a local space for the like-minded, a sort of creative reflection of our own cultural influences growing up, and growing older. A way of representing our way of hanging out. A mix of low and high, authentic brands, each selected for how we relate - where they come from and who they’re attributed to.
Expect a tight representation of local and global independent brands, placed next to the established icons that have continued to present relevance and consistency despite their age or changing trends. When we can we'll release something we made ourselves.
Inspiration bred locally, from beers at Hythe St, to sunshine at Victoria Square, or the West End homeless, weird art shows, the China Town carpark, always photos with friends.
One foot in the abyss. What Waits Below."
All photos below were taken by the guys in store. Love what you do.
Big thanks to 2052!
Video by Joshua Andrews
Music by Jason Campbell
PHOTOS BY OUR FRIEND, LUKE O'DONNELL
Mark wasn't always Independent...
In the 1890s, psychologist George M. Stratton conducted experiments in which he tested the theory of perceptual adaptation. In one experiment, he wore reversing glasses for 21½ hours over three days. After removing the glasses, "normal vision was restored instantaneously and without any disturbance in the natural appearance or position of objects."
On a later experiment, Stratton wore the glasses for eight whole days. By day four, the images seen through the instrument were still upside down. However, on day five, images appeared upright until he concentrated on them; then they became inverted again. By having to concentrate on his vision to turn it upside down again, especially when he knew images were hitting his retinas in the opposite orientation as normal, Stratton deduced his brain had adapted to the changes in vision.
Stratton also conducted experiments where he wore glasses that altered his visual field by 45°. His brain was able to adapt to the change and perceive the world as normal.
In some extreme experiments, psychologists have tested to see if a pilot can fly a plane with altered vision. All of the pilots that were fitted with the goggles that altered their vision were able to safely navigate the aircraft with ease.
I was given a Variflex Voodoo by my neighbour in 1993. He was a builder and had skated in the 80s. The board had been under a pile of shit in the back of his work van for about five years. Before he gave it to me, he really talked it up - told me the graphics featured an amazing jungle scene.
You can imagine my surprise when I clapped eyes on the Voodoo for the first time...