Supreme Sickness

Killer Skateboarder Moves

Image Above & Header Image: Screen Shots from "Sickness", Video by William Strobeck for Supreme/Thrasher

BY: Andy Shoulders

Filmmaker William Strobeck is back with a new skate video to supplement Supreme and Thrasher magazine’s latest collaboration. The video is called Sickness, but the feats achieved by the talent in this video will have you feeling anything but.

Supreme, a skateboard shop and clothing brand, was established in New York City in 1994. Easily identified by its red box logo, Supreme is rooted in the skateboarding culture. The stores even keep the clothing relegated to the perimeter so the customers can skate right in and still feel comfortable.

The brand also has a rich history with collaborations, including heavy hitters such as Nike/Air Jordans, Vans, Northface, Playboy, and Comme des Garcons. In January of 2017, fashion giant Louis Vuitton announced a collaboration with Supreme, with popup stores appearing in Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, Paris, London, Miami, and Los Angeles. The brand also caught famed photographer Terry Richardson’s eye. This partnership ended up producing some of Supreme’s most memorable images, featuring Kermit the Frog, Michael Jordan, Lady Gaga, and Nas. With obvious heavy influence in hip hop and rock as well, Supreme has always catered to the youthful and cutting edge. The brand’s latest Sickness video drives that point home and then some.

Featuring the likes of Aidan Mackey, Sean Pablo, Sage Elsesser, Tyshawn Jones, and Kevin Bradley, the video nods to Thrasher by showing only San Francisco-area footage (Thrasher magazine was founded there). Whether or not you love the Supreme brand, there’s no doubt that these guys are stupidly talented skateboarders. In the video, these guys descend upon San Francisco and quickly show us that no rail, ledge, or stairway is safe from destruction.