Following months of repeated and annoying requests from the author of Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art, Concrete Wave Editions and Blitz Distribution finally succumbed to the idea of releasing a limited edition hardcover volume of the bestselling skate art book. Typically, yes, the hardcover should’ve pre-dated the softcover, but not one thing about this book has come remotely close to resembling traditional publishing practices so there’s no sense in breaking stride now.
This special edition of Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art will be made available to skate shops March 2006 in a one and only time printing of 1000 books, five hundred of which will be individually signed-and-numbered and randomly doodled in by the author at a slightly more premium price.
For those unfamiliar with Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art, longtime skateboard artist Sean Cliver authored and compiled a 244-page, full-color, book showcasing over 1000 skateboard graphics from the last three decades. Alongside his own unique history, Sean assembled a wealth of recollections and stories from such prominent artists and professional skateboarders as Wes Humpston, Craig Stecyk III, Jim Phillips, Lance Mountain, Pushead, Ed Templeton, John Lucero, Chris Miller, Jason Jessee, Steve Caballero, Ron Cameron, Jason Lee, Tony Hawk, Andy Howell, Steve Rocco, Natas Kaupas, Andy Jenkins, Marc McKee, Mike Vallely, John Grigley, Jeff Grosso, Todd Bratrud, Neil Blender, Bam Margera, Tommy Guerrero, Mike McGill, Thomas Campbell, Barry McGee, Rodney Mullen, Christian Hosoi, Steve Alba, and many others, providing not only a fascinating account of art in the skateboard subculture but a rare, behind the scenes glimpse into legendary companies like Powell Peralta, Dogtown, Sims, Santa Cruz, G&S, World Industries, Alva, Schmitt Stix, Blind, Zorlac, Vision, Alien Workshop, and Santa Monica Airlines. First published in November 2004, Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art has sold over 13,000 copies and is now in its fourth soft cover printing.
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