Collaboration with Focus announced
29/05/15

A project that came through a mutual love of skateboarding and music, Focus Scotland have collaborated with Mogwai on a series of limited edition skateboard decks and t-shirts, celebrating the band's 20th anniversary.

Printed in limited numbers, each deck costs £49.95, short sleeve tees £16 and long sleeve tees £18, and will be available via Mogwai's online store (http://mogwai.co.uk), Focus' online shop (http://focuspocus.co.uk) and in store at their Edinburgh premises.

£5 from every deck sold will go towards the GUSM74 skate park project in Glasgow.

Glasgow Urban Sports aim to create a new multi-functional public park beneath the M74 canopy in the Port Eglinton area of the city. A vital hub for the local community. This space will be an inclusive, aesthetically intriguing public space creatively designed with artists to encourage radical urban sports including skateboarding, BMX and free-running: a synthesis of art, sport and urban realm design.

More information can be found at http://glasgowurbansports.co.uk and https://vimeo.com/100731386

Describing how the collaboration occurred, Sibs Roberts of Focus explains: "We reached our 14th year in business last month, and each year we like to mark it with something special that we can look back on with pride: this project with Mogwai definitely fulfils that criteria. Being a fan of Mogwai's music and knowing Stuart's love of skateboarding, I suggested the idea over a number of off the cuff emails, and here we are. Hopefully people will be as stoked on this as we are."