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This is the most recent work by California base artist and graphic designer Dustin Ortiz.

HEAVY MENTAL

Austen on the 420. Photo: Chad Chomlack

Austen on the 420. Photo: Chad Chomlack

Absinthe's new film Heavy Mental came out this week and I finally had time to sit and watch it all the way through. Its not disappointing that's for sure. I'm ready as ever for winter now. So stoked to see Austen Sweetin with the opening part and proud that all the boards he is riding I had the pleasure of doing the graphics for. Romain DeMarchi is a machine and I've been watching his parts since I was kid and every time I'm blown away. So epic to see both generations shredding together. Go team YES.

Check it out. Its available on iTunes now.

Austen with the 420. Photo: Chad Chomlack

Austen with the 420. Photo: Chad Chomlack

Romain riding the Standard. Photo: Chad Chomlack

Romain riding the Standard. Photo: Chad Chomlack

Absinthe Films - Heavy Mental by Justin Hostynek

The lack of snow in much of the world, and a lack of snowpack stability in most other places, made this winter exceptionally challenging. Mentally and otherwise. A bit like a riddle, a maze, and a game of chicken rolled into one. With heavy consequences for not playing at the very top of your game. Lucky for you, (and for Absinthe) we were at the right place at the right time. But that would be a long and weird name for a movie, so we decided to call this one HEAVY MENTAL. You will be rocked.