House of Vans Pop-Up Detroit Photos

Vans set up shop at Jefferson School in Detroit to reopen its doors to the community with workshops, concerts and a skatepark. With the frigid tempatures outside the locals flocked to the institution to take advantage of everyhing they had to offer. –Jordan Joseffer


8 detroit 38th floor brook 750px

It's so cold in the D     Photo: Brook


school 750px

Jefferson School


wig 750px

The Wig frozen over across the street


entrance 750px

When was the last time you were excited about going to school?


bullentinBoard 750px


12 skate park brook 750px

The gymnasium


brook2 750px

A look inside Mr. Joe Brook's classroom


brook1 750pxXerox wall


10 prints brook 750px


svdBrook 750px

Steve Van Doren popped in with Christian Hosoi to welcome everyone


1 vandoren hosoi brook 750px

Photo: Brook


2 shane rogers dan mancina rob woelkers evan hutchings brook 750px

Detroit locals: Shane Rogers, Dan Mancina, Rob Plus Woelkers and Evan Hutchings    Photo: Brook


3 zered bassett brook 750px

Zered Bassett and his kickflip from the "Adroit in Detroit" featured in Thrasher     Photo: Brook


6 joebrook laura kirsch 750px

Excellent class, Joe!     Photo: Kirsch


protomartyr 750px

Protomartyr packed the school auditorium


4 youth detroit brook 750pxYouth of today in Detroit     Photo: Brook 


5 chad bowers greg hunt brook 750px

Down the hall, Chad Bowers and Greg Hunt – Mind Field Alumni     Photo: Brook


GrantAVE 750px

AVE reminisces


thundercat1 750px

Master of the bass, Thundercat took the stage to close out the first night


phoneView 750px

Average concert views nowadays


thundercat3 750px

Class dissmissed


art 750px

ZelooperZ put in some work while people watched


art2 750px

Sydney James


sessions 750px

Desires kicked off the "Sessions" which gave some local talent a chance to hit the stage


sessions2 750px

Chuke Wise dressed up to get down


9 nick jaskey brook 750px

Nick Jaskey – Detroit native, artist and skateboarder     Photo: Brook


justinHenry 750px

Justin Henry gets a back Smith over the bar on the Quasi obsticle


vandorens 750px

Steve Van Doren and his daughter Kristy pass out t-shirts to everyone


jay1 750px

Popped on over to another classroom for a cartooning workshop with Mr. Jay Howell


jay2 750px

Cartooning secrets were revealed


jay3 750px


KelseyLu 750px

Kelsey Lu


niagra 750px

In between sets I popped in to check out Niagra's (of Destroy All Monsters) artwork


joyceOverview 750px

Joyce Manor got the crowd moving


stagedive 750px

Stagedive thataway


linejam2 750px

Everyone in the school tried to jam into the auditorium for Danny Brown's set


linejam1 750px

These guys have a problem...


linejam4 750px



linejam5 750px


linejam7 750px

A couple of successful security bargers


linejam6 750px

"No one else even think about it!"


DB1 750px

Detroit's finest, Danny Brown


DB3 750px


DB4 750px

Bras started flying on stage


DB5 750px

Killed it


wrap 750px

And that's a wrap. Grab a poster on your way out. Thanks Vans!

  • Skegss Interview

    Skegss Interview
    Australia's Skegss are the reverb drenched summer soundtrack you need. Read the exclusive Thrasher interview.
  • Beirut Interview

    Beirut Interview
    The music of Beirut has been featured in many skate vids over the years, most notably in Mark Suciu’s “Verso” masterpiece. Mark caught up with Zach Condon, the man behind the band, in this exclusive interview.
  • Tom DeLonge Interview

    Tom DeLonge Interview
    Angels & Airwaves was born out of Tom DeLonge leaving Blink-182. Here he talks about charting that band’s own path along with his thoughts on skating and UFOs. 
  • Greta Van Fleet Interview

    Greta Van Fleet Interview
    Using musical chemistry, the band members of Greta Van Fleet extract the essence of various classic rock anthems. They combine the parts they like and create a sound all their own. These guys truly rock and roll. 
  • Mononeon Interview

    Mononeon Interview
    The term "musical prodigy" doesn't quite capture the bass-playing abilities of Mononeon. It's more accurate to say he's one of the best to ever pick up the instrument. See for yourself. 
  • Animal Collective Interview

    Animal Collective Interview
    Animal Collective blew up in the skate world when their song was used in Jake Johnson's Mind Field part­—which is regarded as a masterpiece of skating/editing/music. The band's unique legacy and sound has only gotten stronger in the following years.  
  • Thurston Moore's Interview

    Thurston Moore's Interview
    Thurston is a founding member of Sonic Youth and a guitar virtuoso. His various projects have created a rich musical legacy. He also has deep roots with skating and video-making. Here he describes the mutual affection between skating and his music.
  • Soft Kill x Welcome Skateboards

    Soft Kill x Welcome Skateboards
    Welcome gets the singer from Soft Kill on the line to discuss music, addiction and their recent collaboration. 
  • R.A. the Rugged Man Interview

    R.A. the Rugged Man Interview
    During his 30-year career, R.A. has occupied both the spotlight and the status of an underground hip-hop legend. His song "Uncommon Valor" is regarded as a lyrcial masterpiece and he shows no signs of stopping.
  • Third Eye Blind Interview

    Third Eye Blind Interview
    After millions of album sales since the mid-90s, Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins continues to make music without compromise or concern about radio hits and pop charts. He features Cher Strauberry in his newest video and she sat with him for an interview.