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The Skateboard: The Good, the Rad, and the Gnarly: An Illustrated Historyby Ben Marcus
Synopses & Reviews
The story of the simple skateboard is part thriller, part underground, underdog success tale. It’s chock-full of innovations, far-out graphic artistry, and ever-more-incredible hot-dogging feats. And the story’s told in this book with contributions from the stars themselves—Tony Hawk, Stacey Peralta, Jeff Ho, the Dogtown Z-Boys, and more. Beautifully illustrated with historical posters, ads, and memorabilia along with new action photography, studio skateboard shots, and unique portraits of the stars, this is a fitting tribute to an American classic.
Beautifully illustrated with historical posters, ads, and memorabilia along with new action photography, studio skateboard shots, and unique portraits of the stars, this is a fitting tribute to an American classic.
About the Author
Ben Marcus was a Surfer magazine associate editor and still writes for Surfer, The Surfer’s Journal, and other magazines. He’s the author of several books, including The Surfboard, Surfing USA!, Surfing and the Meaning of Life, and The Surfing Handbook. He lives in Malibu. www.benmarcusrules.com
Lucia Griggi photographed skateboarders from Tony Hawk to Stacey Peralta and more for this book. She is a freelance photographer and works between LosAngeles and London.
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