This is an amazing video capturing a look at volunteer firefighter Patrick Hardison’s face transplant surgery after he was severely burned during a home call. Columbus, Ohio native BMX rider, David Rodebaugh, died in an accident while living in New York City, and following his death David’s family agreed that as an organ donor, David’s would give a new face to Patrick. What an amazing and larger than life legacy to give. Much respect to David, Patrick, and their families in this sad, beautiful and powerful journey.

Patrick Hardison, David Rodebaugh

Photo courtesy of the Hardison Family (Hardison) and Mark Seager (Rodebaugh)

Come join us October 16th & 17th in Cincinnati for Ubahn Fest, where you can check out the full Operativ line. Buried in a hidden transit tunnel beneath the city, Ubahn Fest brings to life a solid line up of hip hop and EDM (featuring ASAP Ferg and Keys N Krates), street artists, BMX, skate, and more. Learn more and get tickets on the Ubahn site.

Riotfest Chicago 2015 Line Up

We’re excited to join Riot Fest music festival again this year in Chicago. The line up is epic, don’t miss this one!

Bunbury Festival 2015 Line Up

Come check us out at Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 5, 6, and 7th. This will be our fourth year and it gets better each year. Killer line up, great venue in the park along the Ohio river, and good vibes all around. Our booth will be by the River stage. See you in a few weeks!

“In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the age of robotic graffiti was born. KATSU, a well-known graffiti artist and vandal, used a hacked Phantom drone to paint a giant red scribble across Kendall Jenner’s face on one of New York City’s largest and most viewed billboards. By all accounts, it is the first time that a drone has been deployed for a major act of public vandalism.” – Wired

Arthur Holland Michel

Read the full article on Wired.

Operativ Tactical Messenger Bag

Here is a sneak peek of a new bag we’re releasing this summer as part of our Operativ Tactical line up. It’s a messenger + laptop bag designed to be your go to bag for all different situations: whether it’s a weekend getaway, daily work bag, or for special missions. We’ve been putting ours through the paces over the past six months, and loving the size, functionality, and unmistakably “Operativ” style. It’s tough as nails and hands down our favorite bag of the line up– we think you’ll feel the same way! Check back over the next month for more photos, details and availability.

Check out Alex Magallan’s bangin part in the Dan’s Comp Roll Call DVD, recently released online. (Alex’s part begins at the 2:30 mark)