Synopses & Reviews
Vans: Off the Wall
illustrates through vivid photography and a compelling oral history how a casual canvas shoe and a do-it-yourself spirit have helped turn pop culture inside out. Vans: Off the Wall
tells the multi-generational story of the community that encompasses boards, bikes, art, music, and street culture, as well as the iconic shoes keeping it all together. With oral histories from Tony Alva, Joel Tudor, Steve Caballero, Stacy Peralta, Oliver Peck and others, Vans: Off the Wall
provides an intimate, visually stunning account of how the company has changed the face of pop culture since its founding in 1966. The book features photography by the top action sports and lifestyle photographers in the world, including Craig Stecyk, Bryce Kanights, Grant Brittain, Art Brewer, and Trevor Graves, all presented with an energetic design that evokes both a punk zine aesthetic and California coastal cool.
For a completely revised and updated edition, see Vans: Off the Wall (50th Anniversary Edition)
About the Author
has been a leader in action-sports media for more than two decades. Palladini was the founding editor of Snowboarder
magazine and later served as publisher for Snowboarder, Surfer, Skateboarder, Powder, Bike, Box
, and Gravity
magazines. From 2000 to 2002, he served as executive vice president at Swell.com. BrandWeek
named Palladini Marketer of the Year in 2006.