The Indica Trading Company

Jay Bertsch Mixtape Footage

Monday, December 14, 2009

Here are some samples from some designs i have done.

This is my friend Gonzo.

Elusive Filmworks logo

Sacrifice Skateboards catalog

Concrete Media Group logo

Logo for Concrete, which was a small TV show that i was hired by to produce, film, edit, and direct.

Another logo for Concrete. I think this was used on some printed material, a media kit maybe.

Logo for the Concrete site

Some skateboard designs and layouts.

Two of my decks

Collaboration deck with Cro Mags and OutLook Skateboards.

Collaboration between The Darkness comic books and Outlook Skateboards.

Collaboration deck between Ice T and Body Count and Outlook Skateboards.

Wheel graphic for a collaboration between Outlook Skateboards and the punk rock band J.F.A.

The other side of the J.F.A. Wheel

Outlook Ad

Another OutLook Ad

Another OutLook deck.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

some newer photos

Sketchy uphill bump to bar front porch ollie decapitator. (Fioli photo)

Tight spot 5-0 in front of a dope peacock painting. (Fioli photo)

Switch bluntslide in Baltimore while skating with Gary and the Vu crew. (Stuck Photo)

Another shot of a switch bluntslide. (Stuck photo)

Backlip in B-More. (Stuck photo)

And another angle of a backlip. This spot is dope. (Stuck photo)

Nightshift polejam. (Kiffner photo)

Tailslide in a warehouse wasteland. (Kiffner photo)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Once again.....Some more random skate photos.

Wallride to fakie over near South St. It was freezing this day at i think it snow flurries were falling when we rolled up to this spot.
(JBO photo)

Frontside indy blaster at FDR.
(Sabrina Bertsch photo)

Frontside 180 fakie nosegrind on one of the sketchiest roll ups in west Philly.
(JBO photo)

Smith blur in a alleyway in Knoxville TN.
(Patrick McInerney photo)

My son Samson and I rolling around in the grass down in TN. I love you little man....
(Sabrina Bertsch photo)

Here is a little interview I had from the first issue of Focus Skate Mag.

This is an OutLook ad using a sequence that i previously put up on another post. It appeared in an older issue of Focus Skate Mag. Shit, the colors are blown out on this upload for some reason.

OutLook ad that i designed that never got used. Not sure why the colors got blow out when i uploaded. hmmmm.

Nocturnal Skateshop ad that i had when i skated for Noc.

Article from Focus Skate Mag about the rogue skatespot we had going under 95. That spot has been going for years with numerous people contributing over that time. Skaters built then the stuff gets destroyed by the city, the parking lot owners, random vagrants and neighbor hood troublemakers. This article is about when we took control of one of the incarnations of this fine Philly skateboarding tradition.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Photos i found on my hard drive

Photos i found on my hard drive from various times.

Switch Kickflip (JBO Photo)

Another Switchflip (Mazur Photo)

At home when i lived in TN (Sabrina Bertsch Photo i think)

Method Air Transfer (Stunkard Photo)


Another OutLook Skateboards ad that i came up with that Vince never used.
(Stunkard Photo)

5-0 Fakie shot by my brother on his cellphone.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Lion And The Ghost

The Lion And The Ghost. This video stars Greg Lang and myself with guess appearances by Damon Shields and Gary Smith. This is the first in The Lion And The Ghost series. Chapter 2 coming at the end of the summer.

The Lion And The Ghost - Jay Bertsch and Greg Lang from Elusive Filmworks on Vimeo.


Ghostly Smith Grind on a TN loading dock.

Nocturnal Skateshop AD

OutLook Skateboards postcard design that never got released for when my Vanilla Dutch deck came out. Vince from OutLook told me he thought the photo was a joke and that he cant run an ad where i am skating a curb. I like the photo.

more photos

Nollie Tailslide in TN. (Casey Carter photo)

Another view of the Nollie Tailslide (Casey Carter photo)

Building the old bank to curd at front and tasker a couple of years back. (Gonzo photo)

Front Truck Grind in an abandoned elementary school in TN. (Patrick McInerney photo)

Laying the mesh on the bank. (Gonzo photo)

Ollie into skinny brick bank rolling out between two cinder block walls and between two closely parked cars into a busy street. (JBO photo)

Ezekiel's first skate photo. He was two. (Dada photo)

EZ's second skate photo (HaveBoard photo)

The Lion Of Judah

Boneless handplant thing on some random thing behind some building of things in some dirty little town in TN. (JBO photo)

Wallride in Old City (Mazur photo)

Wallride on a pillar in the dirty south. (JBO photo)