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Skateboarding Book Review:Boards: The Art and Design of the Skateboard

Boards: The Art and Design of the Skateboard Four Stars

Author: Mtv
Publisher: Universe Publishing
Released: October 2003
Rating: 4 Stars

Boards is a small size book featuring numerous skateboards as works of art. Included are notes and stories by the artists. Whether you're looking for a specific board or want to learn more about the art of skating, this book is a must-have for your collection.

Increasingly, skateboard decks are being recognized as works of art ground down by riders and displayed in galleries by others. Functional art is sought after, riden and collected. Join the art world - buy this book and grind your skate!

From an online review:

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.

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