HG Homie Kevin Closson has a fantastic interview and some hella epic photography to go with it; both by his HG Bro David Coe. Head over to www.Trendkillcollective.com and read Kev’s “BEHIND THE DESIGN” interview..
“If you’re a Hella Grip Homie, you usually acquire a nickname somewhere along the journey. It’s basically an unspoken requirement. Homie Anton Abramson is known as “Scanton” (like a photo scanner… yea, pretty damn clever). The history of the name goes a little something like this: Anton was hanging out at Hella Grip HQ and one of the homies said, “Hey, Anton” and then another homie shouted “More like, hey Scanton” and then we all laughed and, thus, a nickname was born. Speaking of births, we’d like to welcome a newborn Hella Classic Colorway to the Hella Classic Family. It’s a beautiful blue color scheme, conceived in the fertile brain of Scanton. If you’re wondering why Scanton’s classic colorway has a bright line through the center of it, you should know by now that it’s an homage to the bright white scanner light. Thankfully, this sheet won’t burn your retinas if you stare at it. You can find this new colorway at the Hella Grip Sloth Shop, or contact your local dealer to see if they have any in stock. Each sheet is printed on our classic griptape (Formula-C) and measures 6in x 24in.” by the Boss McMasher..
“Hella stoked to officially present you guys with my signature @hella_grip colorway. The amount of memories I’ve shared with the Hella Grip homies over the past few years is something I could have never predicted when I first met the squad at the EPIC comp back in 2012. Now the homies have turned into family and I am so incredibly grateful for everything these guys do for me. #SlothFUCKINGLife
The colorway I picked is an homage to the nickname “Scanton” which the homies betowed upon me. The light streak is meant to represent a photo scanner doing its thing, but the colorway also conveniently matches my signature @rideaffinity colorway. Both of which can now be purchased to make your scooter stand out in a sea of black parts.
Thank You Scootering.” by HG Homie Anton Abramson aka Scanton..
“The Homie, Kevin Closson is a man of many talents. Y’all probably remember his part in Concrete Crew’s “Hella Good Stuff.” Did you know he also drew all the title cards for HGS? That’s a fairly fun fact. It just so happens that Kevin (aka K-Closs) also created the font for his signature sheet of Hella Grip. It’s not a font you can download, but it should be (we’d still need to design the other letters). This griptape graff is officially titled, Pink Panther. The “pink” part makes sense because it’s colored pink (maybe a little magenta-ish). As for “panther,” I can only assume it’s because Kevin moves through the shadows like a panther when he goes on his “artistic missions.” The name is obviously not a reference to the trademarked/copyrighted Pink Panther character from the 1960’s. Our extensive team of lawyers has assured us of this. Regardless of the legality of the name, what’s important is that Hella Grip is also dropping Kevin’s 100% legal video part in conjunction with the release of his signature sheet (Ok, maybe we don’t have legal rights to the music in his video but we couldn’t ask Kevin to draw his own graphic and produce his own music as well). Like most worthwhile videos, it’s taken Kevin a couple years to stack enough worthy clips to follow his legendary HGS part. There’s also the added pressure that comes with winning the A-Town Am competition back in March of this year. We’re more than confident y’all wont be disappointed. Fellow Concrete Crew member and Hella Grip Homie, Anton Abramson was by Kevin’s side to film/edit his video… and provide moral support, of course. Check out the video on our YouTube page and be sure to support The Homie K-Closs by purchasing a sheet of Pink Panther from the Hella Grip Sloth Shop (available in local shops as well… if they know what’s good). Each sheet is printed on our classic griptape (Formula-C) and measures 6in x 24in.” by the Boss McMasher..
Filmed & Edited by Anton Abramson..
“Ya I want to thank all the hella grip boys for supporting me and the concrete crew. I also want to give A huge thanks to Anton Abramson for filming, editing and being an awesome friend I could not have done it without you! And a huge thankyou to my mom Madalen and my pops Larry they have both supported me throughout my life including this three year project. Finally I want to thank all of you for enjoying all scootering has to offer. Keep doing good work we love you.” by Kevin Closson..