New Skateboard Graphics

New Skateboard Graphics

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by J. Namdev Hardisty
     
 

Skateboarding grew from a Southern California hobby born out of surfing to a nationwide trend, and has since developed into a visual style. While the bottoms of skateboards have always been adorned with graphics, back in the day only a handful of skateboard manufacturers existed. Today, vast amounts of visuals are created for skateboards, with more than 40 major

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Skateboarding grew from a Southern California hobby born out of surfing to a nationwide trend, and has since developed into a visual style. While the bottoms of skateboards have always been adorned with graphics, back in the day only a handful of skateboard manufacturers existed. Today, vast amounts of visuals are created for skateboards, with more than 40 major brands in the market. Because of how the sport has grown, however, many of these graphics are used for only a season, and then are forgotten about – until now. From spreads of full-board designs to detailed crops of patterns and graphics, New Skateboard Graphics features the best, most innovative work going on today. Interviews with designers and creators of major brands help elucidate this colorful phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979966699
Publisher:
Batty, Mark Publisher
Publication date:
03/25/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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New Skateboard Graphics 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just gave this book to my boyfriend, a skate addict, for his birthday and he LOVED it. For an hour, his eyes were glued to it. He likes to point out which boards he's had and which he's putting on his list. The graphics are crisp and of high quality and the interviews and such are quite interesting and informative. The only thing I was slightly disappointed about, as was he, were the brief sections. Because it has such a wide variety of companies and such, there were only six or so boards for each company. So if you're hoping to see pages upon pages of Enjoi boards or Bueno or whatever, this might not be the book for you. For all others, go for it. Definitely worth it in my eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago