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Loven It

Photograph By Photo: Vans/Caption: Rian Rhoe

Based in East London and focused on the art and craft of T-shirt printing for brands big and small, the Lovenskate crew is passionate about what they do. They're touted for hand-printing tip-to-tail designs on skateboards and continue to be influenced by early '80s skateboard graphics. To get the right look, they use hand-cut lettering stencils, a process that can take up to a day for one deck. Parisian skaters and event attendees lined up from open to close to try their hand at screen-printing, then stuck around for the "design your own Vans" coloring contest Lovenskate set up in a cozy corner of the cavernous venue.