All the old Powell Bones Brigade videos are now available on DVD! If the skater you are buying for skated back in the 80s, he or she very likely remembers the Bones Brigade with love - The Powell videos, directed by Stacey Peralta, were the first big skateboarding videos to hit the market! The whole series is available - The Bones Brigade Video Show DVD, Future Primitive DVD, The Search for Animal Chin (available in "special edition"), Public Domain and all the rest. The CD of the soundtrack is also available!
Disposable - A History of Skateboard Art is 228 pages of full color, featuring over 1000 skateboard graphics from over the last 30 years. But the book is far more than a gallery of photos - longtime skateboard artist Sean Cliver gives his insights into the history of the art, and also into the evolution of the industry. Disposable, A History of Skateboard Art is packed with long quotes from pro skaters, and opens a window into more than just the art, but the heart and history of skateboarding.
Powell has done a great job in bringing old school designs and boards back to enjoy. These older shapes were made for more carving, bowl riding, and skating around parks. Newer trick boards are perfect for the popular skateboarding of today, but you just can't get the same ride. Great for getting that old feel back, for adding spice to your current skateboarding, or for art on the wall.
4. Dogtown DVDs
Dogtown and Z-Boys is a documentary that walks viewers through the history and lives of the legendary Zephyr surf and skateboarding team. The film, directed by the famous Z-Boy Stacey Peralta and narrated by Sean Penn, is full of vintage surf and skate video footage, photos, and interviews with the Zephyr team and everyone involved. Lords of Dogtown is the famous feature film about the same events, directed by Stacey Peralta. Lords of Dogtown does a great job of staying true to the history. Both the Lords of Dogtown movie and the Dogtown and Z-Boys documentary both make great gifts!
"The Legacy of Warren Bolster, Master of Skateboarding Photography" is a limited edition 160 page hard cover book showcasing some of Warren's finest skateboarding photos from the 1975 to 1978. Warren Bolster's pictures showed skateboarding to the world, and helped catapult skateboarding to where it is today. This book is perfect for anyone who grew up reading "SkateBoarder" magazine, or who's interested in skate history. It's a limited edition book - only 4000 copies will be printed.
This book is available in soft or hard cover.
Here's how the book describes itself - "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. The works assembled for this book, from collections world-wide, represent over fifty years of creativity and document the powerful youth movement in America."