In honor of Independent Truck Company’s 40th anniversary we present SINCE 1978 – 40 YEARS OF ADS from the archives of INDEPENDENT TRUCK COMPANY, a compilation of our landmark ads appearing in Skateboarder, Action Now, and Thrasher magazines from 1978 to 2018 with foreword by Lance Mountain.
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.
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 with incredible detail. 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.
Adam Reber and legendary artist Jimbo Phillips have teamed up for Keep On Pushing a coming of age children’s story about a boy and his skateboard, and how the skateboard helps the boy navigate through life. It reflects elements from some of the most notable children’s books, by displaying perseverance and unconditional love.
In 2003 the SKATEBOARDMUSEUM premiered the first exhibition with the title “Skateboard-Fever” focusing on the history, culture and artistic side of skateboarding. Diving deeper into the many facets of skateboard history, the SKATEBOARDMUSEUM has hosted various specially themed traveling exhibits in major metropolises around the world.
For the exhibitions the SKATEBOARDMUSEUM had created special zines. Those zines were just available at the shows and in a very limited run. This box-collection contains those zines in an updated version with more exhibits and pictures of the exhibitions.
1. DIY – The History of Creative-Culture in Skateboarding
2. Harry Blitzstein – Welcome to the Jungle / The Art of Harry Blitzstein on Skateboards
3. I LOVE MY – Vans skateboarding footwear heritage
4. NO SHITTY ADS IN THIS ZINE – A comprehensive 1980’s skate zine retrospective
5. NO AGE LIMIT! – Punk and Hardcore flyers collection of Jason Jessee
The best-selling coffee table book Made for Skate: The Illustrated History of Skateboard Footwear is back! Ten years after its original release, the chronicle of skateboard footwear history published by Gingko Press returns in a limited anniversary edition. The addition of 220 new pages of content bring this already massive tome up to date with tons of new photos, illustrations and text.
Warren Bolster master of skateboard photography his photos and stories are just magical. It was his vision and drive that created “the bible” of skateboarding.
Warren’s devotion to building and documenting skateboarding almost consumed him. By 1978, the editorial reigns were passed. However, the legacy of Warren’s work within skateboarding has not been forgotten. Warren Bolster didn’t just capture the rebirth of skateboarding, he captured its true soul.
City Blights Magazine, Volume 4: The Advertising Issue. Created in the Spring of 2017, this magazine is 100% fake ads: all filler, no killer. The New Yorker this is not, look elsewhere for 3000 word expository articles on the joys of banality. But if snark and sillyness is what you seek, boy howdy do we have the publication for you.
The third edition of the printing sensation that’s sweeping the nation, City Blights Magazine! Featuring contributions by Andrew Mederios, Rachel Bagels, Kole Gailbraith and the crew at Big Mountain Skate! 60 pages of downhill skateboarding goodness and satirical advertisements.
“It’s Not About Pretty” is the FIRST hardcover book ever to be published on girls skateboarding. The 8×10 hardcover book is 144 pages and features 65 different skater girls- from ages 5 years to 54 years old. From pool riding, park, street, downhill, vert and cruising, to pro female skateboarders and soul skaters – this book covers it all.
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