Thrasher Magazine: Cover StoryHardback
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- Publisher: UNIVERSE PUBLISHING
- Format: Hardback | 240 pages
- Dimensions: 216mm x 277mm x 28mm | 1,315g
- Publication date: 1 March 2012
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0789324326
- ISBN 13: 9780789324320
- Illustrations note: 300 Colour and Black and White Illustrations
- Sales rank: 251,627
'Thrasher' is the bible of the skateboarding world. Since its founding in 1981, the magazine has published close to 300 issues that have gone from instantly influential authority on skating and indie-pop culture to treasured collectible records of the history of the skate scene. This book showcases the covers of this magazine.
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Thrasher was founded in 1981 in San Francisco and has been regarded as the most influential and authentic skateboarding and skate-culture magazine ever since. They are also responsible for "Thrasher: Insane Terrain, Skate and Destroy, "and" Epic Spots," all published by Universe. Craig Stecyk is credited as the godfather of the sport of skateboarding as it is known today. Stecyk gained notoriety for his artwork on surfboards in the early 1970s, was involved in the founding of the infamous Zephyr surf shop in Venice, California, and remains one of skateboarding's most important photojournalists.
"The book is entitled Maximum Rad: The Iconic Covers of Thrasher Magazine and it promises to deliver nothing short of gnarly nirvana." Yahoo! Sports "These incredible skate moments immortalized on film by the sharpest photographers that have graced the front of Thrasher will be accompanied by behind-the-shoot stories as told by editors, photographers and the skaters themselves." Hypebeats.com "Highlights include their earliest issues, which feature half-pipe shredding skaters decked out head-to-toe in protective gear; a more recent cover illustrated by Neck Face of a balding skater grinding the edge of a coffin, an a ridiculous-so ridiculous it looks Photoshopped-shot of John Cardiel jumping through a hoop of fire." "Nylon for Guys"