Discusses the history and culture of skateboarding and focuses on the great variety of art work that can be found on skateboard decks.
Author: Sean Cliver
Long time skateboard artist Sean Cliver has put together this staggering survey of over 1000 skateboard graphics from the early 80s to the start of the 00s, creating an indispensable insiders history as he did so. Alongside his own history, Sean has assembled a wealth of recollections and stories from prominent artists and skateboarders such as Andy Howell, Barry McGee, Ed Templeton, Steve Caballero, and Tony Hawk. The end result is a fascinating historical account of art in the skateboard subculture, as told by those directly involved with shaping its legendary creative face. Now, 10 years after its first printing, the graphics and stories within are as provocative as they day they were first conceived.
Author: Sean Cliver
Publisher: powerHouse Books
A photo retrospective commemorating the hit MTV show's 10th anniversary includes stills from the best Jackass segments featuring Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Wee-Man, Bam Margera and more, as well as photos from group's early days at Big Brother magazine, in a book with plenty of skateboard tricks, practical jokes and all-around stupid stunts. TV tie-in.
Author: Steve Badillo, Doug Werner
Publisher: Tracks Publishing
An instructional guide for serious skaters looking for unusual and innovative tricks.
Author: Sebastien Carayol
Publisher: Gingko PressInc
Skateboard graphics took a quantum leap in offensive potential after the sport was reborn in the '90s. Artists such as Marc McKee, Todd Francis, Johnny 'Mojo' Munnerlyn, Winston Tseng and others brought dark humour and politically incorrect topics to the forefront of their illustrations, aiming to raise serious issues and skewer values. Agents Provocateurs asks new questions of this boundary-pushing artistic genre and its place over the years. Did it save skateboarding? Are these controversial topics still relevant 20 years later?
The Big Brother Book
Author: Sean Cliver, Dave Carnie
Publisher: Gingko Press Editions
No other magazine pushed the boundaries of skateboarding and pop culture like Big Brother, the raunchiest, rowdiest magazine to come out of the 1990s. Constantly at the center of much-deserved controversy, the rag has been decried as pornography, bought and unexpectedly dropped by Larry Flynt of the Hustler empire, and credited as the genesis of the Jackass universe; it was also the champion of unknown skaters and featured some of today's biggest names in skate culture when they were just children. Now author Sean Cliver puts a bow on the publication with The Big Brother Book, a collection of covers and spreads from every issue of the notorious publication. Featuring high-quality scans of the magazine itself no production or layout files remain in existence with just enough text to explain what's going on and choice quotes from each issue, this book makes it easy as well as fun to stoop to Big Brother's level.
Surf to Skate
Author: Stanton Hartsfield, Jason Cohn
Publisher: Companyédition Gingko Press/Scavenger
Put together by cool cats Stanton Hartsfield and Jason Cohn, this book not only features classic skateboards, the book itself is shaped like a classic skateboard! Surf to Skate Volume #1 covers skateboards from the 1950's into the 1960's and features excellent photographs along with manufacturers name and what era they were produced. This is an excellent gift idea... but you may want to grab two, we know you are going to want to keep one for yourself.
Built to Grind
Author: Independent Truck Company
Publisher: High Speed Productions
Thousands of artistic graphic illustrations, from motorcycles to health food and including rock posters, surf, and skateboard art, jump off these pages. Bold and dynamic "bad boy" and "hippie" themes in bright and startling colors command your attention to the incredible detail included. Jim Phillips delights in original imagery to convey his unique reflections of the popular world. Since 1962, he has published award-winning graphic designs for cartoons, skateboards, t-shirts, stickers, rock posters, and ad art. The works assembled for this book, from collections world-wide, represent over fifty years of creativity and document the powerful youth movement in America.
This retropspective on Jim's skateboard art bobards the reader wtih colorful skateboard decks, logos, ad art, ad layouts, photos and stickers to illustrate the history of skateboarding from the urethane revolution up to the present. You are invited for a ride, an inside view of Phillips Studios, to observe the wacky world of his crazed studio artists, and examine their graphic assignments. The story traces the roots of skateboarding with more than a half-century of Phillips' involvement. It provides insight into the creative evolution of the sport and the worldwide interest and influence that has occurred from this California artist.
Skate the World
Author: Jonathan Mehring
Publisher: National Geographic Books
In this dynamic National Geographic sports photography collection of the world's greatest professional skateboarders in action, award-winning photographer Jonathan Mehring sets out to capture the heart and soul of skate culture. Hit the streets with 200 exhilarating photographs that take us from New York to Hong Kong to Istanbul and beyond. Featuring stars like Tony Hawk, Nyjah Huston, and Eric Koston, Mehring's images have been published in top skateboarding magazines, and ESPN named him one of the sport's ten most influential people. Now, in his first book, Mehring invites us along on his thrilling photo adventures on six continents around the world. By capturing these experiences on camera and including complementary images contributed by other top skate photographers, Mehring presents an exciting and artful look at skate culture around the world. With an adrenaline rush on every page, this book celebrates the joy of skateboarding and its power to inspire young people to overcome obstacles--on the board and off.
Author: Terence Maikels
Discusses the history of skateboarding and Thrasher magazine. Shows pictures of various terrains used by skateboarders.
Skateboards that Rock
Author: Rhyn Noll
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
An amazing display of graphic design and artistic imagry appears on skateboards made over the last forty years. Includes images of favorite rock bands as well as the Dog Town movie...revealing a major subculture. Over 500 dazzling color photographs show hundreds of distinguished skateboards chronologically arranged, including construction details that make some collectors items, and related stickers, memorabilia, and racing team clothing.
Made for Skate
Author: Dirk Vogel, Jurgen Blumlein, Holger Von Krosigk, Daniel Schmid
Publisher: Gingko PressInc
MADE FOR SKATE tells the story of skateboard footwear as seen through the eyes of those who lived it. Along with the classics by companies such as Vans, Airwalk, Etnies and Duffs it features hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind shoes that emerged throughout almost five decades of skate history all photographed superlatively. This book provides an exhaustive overview of the history and styles of skate shoes and is based on the collection of the Museum of Skateboard History in Stuttgart, Germany.
The way apparel has been worn and created by skateboarders over the past 50 years has had a tremendous impact on popular culture at large. In Skateboarding Is Not A Fashion, the authors have taken great effort to document all aspects of this aesthetic movement; from its roots in the 1950s as an offshoot of surfing culture, through the early 1980s when skateboarding "found itself" after a crucial underground period of soul searching and DIY expressions of individuality. Early generations of surfers and skaters wore coastal lifestyle brands such as Jantzen, Hang Ten, Jams, Vans and Hobie. As the culture progressed and developed its own distinct identity, brands core to the scene such as Vans, Santa Cruz, Powell-Peralta, Sims, Alva, Jimmy'Z and many more jumped into the fray with their own apparel. Nearly every area of garment design was touched by skate wear's aesthetic-- influencing the design and fashion of innumerable media from printed T-shirts to board shorts and denim to track suits along the way. Telling the inside story of skate couture in the words of those who lived it, Skateboarding Is Not A Fashion features original commentary from designers, company founders, and pro skateboarders who have defined skateboarding's look for entire generations. Skate personalities we meet include Stacy Peralta, Lance Mountain, Tony Alva, Brad Bowman, Steve Olson, Steve Caballero, Steve Van Doren, and many more. Skateboarding Is Not A Fashion even addresses the design influence of accessories and safety gear ranging from helmets to kneepads and gloves, not to mention accessories such as bags. Skateboarding's unique attitude and style have captured the imagination of millions over the decades--and Skateboarding Is Not A Fashion Vol 1. is the culture's magnum opus lookbook.