Fucking Awesome Founder & Supreme OG Jason Dill Discusses All In His Latest Interview


Skateboarding legend, Fucking Awesome founder and Supreme OG Jason Dill recently sat down with German magazine 032C to discuss his iconic career. Extracts from the interview are below, it is seriously interesting hearing about Supreme back when it opened in 1994.

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On moving to New York:

“Once I was 13, I became friends with Gino Iannucci and Keith Hufnagel, and all of these skateboarders from New York. And they were like, ‘You need to come to New York.’ A lot of my first things happened in New York. The first time I took acid was in Queens. My first pro contest. The first time I ever hooked up with a girl in the back of a taxi. All in New York. It’s all magical. I’d never want to come back to California back then. I met so many people when I came that had a giant effect on me, from the mid-90s to early 2000s. Aaron Bondaroff, Dash Snow, Kunle Martins, Gio Estevez, my friend Mikey, so many people around my age that were very much doing their own thing. I learned a lot from watching people and talking to them, basically about the process of making things and living a life as a result of what you make.”

On discovering the Supreme store:

“I walked through the doors of the Supreme store in 1994, and it changed my life. For me, I was let into the inside of wherever in New York because of the people I already knew. Then there was the whole thing of meeting people and hanging out all night long. Like talking to Harold [Hunter], and being like: ‘Wait, what? You guys are all in a movie?’ I think about how young I was, and how green I was. I didn’t know what the fuck I was doing. Every corner I turned, I was dumbfounded. But I could not let anyone else realise that. I was stoked at everything.”

On his inspiration for Fucking Awesome!:

“When you’re making shit, no one gets it. No one understands. I don’t just sit there at a computer moving shit around. I go out in the world, whether it’s Paris or Pittsburgh, or a fucking shop in Stoke Newington that sells old books. I’ll stand there for three hours and look through all that shit. And I might not find anything. But all of this is accumulated and shot out through my system. It’s how the whole operation works as far as making this company.