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Board

The Art + Design of the Skateboard

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Examines skateboard design from an artistic perspective, covering in a detailed photographic fan's tour the work of such companies as Tony Hawk's Birdhouse, Spike Jonze's Girl, and Enjoi.

Holtzbrinck
The seventies had album covers, the nineties had 'zines. Today, the coolest graphic design is underfoot, on the decks of skateboards around the country. As books like Thrasher and the recent indie cult hit film Dogtown and Z-Boys prove, skateboarding is one of the most popular extreme sports today. And as its popularity has grown, so has interest in the actual graphics on the boards themselves-the different designs are coveted by boarders, covered by magazines, and serve as one of the most creative vehicles for graphic designers today.

Boards is the first book to focus on the unique art of skateboard design, featuring hundreds of color photos covering the work of today's hottest board designers, including Birdhouse (Tony Hawk's company), Girl (Spike Jonze's company), Chocolate, Zoo York, Enjoi, and 5Boro. As most boards are produced in limited runs and distributed locally, even the most die-hard boarders will have only seen a fraction of the decks included here. In addition to Q&A's with the designers, Boards features action shots of some of today's hottest boarders, making it a must-have for every fan.


Blackwell North Amer
The seventies had album covers; the nineties had zines. Today, the coolest graphic design is underfoot, on the decks of skateboards around the country.
Boards is the first book to focus on the unique art of deck design, featuring hundreds of color images spotlighting some of the hottest work of today's hippest designers, including the boards of Birdhouse, Girl, Chocolate, Zoo York, Enjoi and 5boro. In addition, today's top artists and graphic designers talk about why they do what they do, from their influences and inspirations - kitchen appliances, sixties design, skate camp, the New York City subway system - to their technique. Combined with sick trick shots, Boards is a visual feast for any skateboarding fanatic.

Baker
& Taylor

Examines skateboard design from an artistic perspective, covering in a detailed photographic fan's tour the work of such companies as Tony Hawk's Birdhouse, Spike Jonze's Girl, and Enjoi. Original.

Publisher: New York, NY : Universe Pub., 2003
ISBN: 9780789309778
0789309777
Characteristics: 221 p. : ill ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Hoye, Jacob

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Jul 06, 2010

I was hoping for some more interesting designs or more info on the actual design process....

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