If you’re familiar with street art documentary Through the Gift Shop—and the work of underground graffiti legend Banksy—you might also want to keep a watch out for Tasso, whose freakish caricatures have been clawing up and out of rivers as of late.
From Le Mouching: “If I could admire those when I am street fishing. I would probably go fishing more often ! We don’t know much about who is behind… He is named Tasso, he is german, a street artist and awfully talented.”
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.