Quick, go look through my old school Boston skateboarding flickr set.
Then, ask yourself how much I enjoyed Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art.
You answered: “A lot?”
It made me want to go back in time and design skateboard graphics for a living in the late 1980s, early 1990s.
It also reminded me of Steve Rocco. If you were around skateboarding then, it will do the same for you. You’ll know in advance whether or not it will be a good association…
I seriously geeked out over this book. Boards I’d ridden, boards I’d lusted after and boards I’d forgotten flowed for page after page, accompanied by personal recollections and anecdotes by the skaters and artists themselves. Just an incredible document of a fascinating, creative movement.
Here are some of those decks/skaters/artists culled from flickr