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Art Scene: Foam Magazine Gathers Surfing’s Hip

| posted on July 19, 2010

All photos: Photo: Keegan Fong for Insight

Saturday night, the summer of heavy partying continued thanks to our good friends at Foam Magazine. As the sun set on a scorching summer evening in Hollywood, a crowd of surfers and hipsters gathered at Space 15 Twenty on Cahuenga Boulevard, where the Foam girls had arranged for a couple hundred close friends to check out the band Magic Bullets, have a drink, and browse a gallery showing of several emerging and established surf culture and fashion photographers, including Kassia Meador, Jeffery Jones, Dan Monick, Kyle Lightner, and Joni Sternbach.

After a relaunch a couple years ago, Foam has emerged as a forward-thinking surf fashion/art magazine popular with tastemakers and hipsters, and Editor in Chief Kristina Dechter and her Deputy Editor Zoe Buck have proven experts at identifying creative stars from the realm where the surf community melds with fashion, art, and music—think Alexandra Cassaniti, Edward Sharpe, and Kassia Meador.

“We were excited to collaborate with Urban Outfitters and Space 15 Twenty to throw an event that completely embodied what we’re all about: fashion, ocean, art, and music,” said Kristina. “The group art show encapsulates all that we find beautiful and inspiring right now, so we wanted to share that with everyone. And the Magic Bullets are just a rad band that we wanted to dance to.”

And dance we did. Thanks Foamers! We owe you one.