SOURCE: Blitz Distribution

June 04, 2005 03:14 ET

Finally: a Book About Skateboard Graphics That's Actually Made for Skateboarders

"Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art"

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 4, 2005 -- Longtime skateboard artist Sean Cliver has authored a 244-page, full-color book showcasing over 1,000 skateboard graphics from the last three decades. Alongside his own unique history within the industry, Sean has 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, Jason Jessee, Steve Caballero, Jason Lee, Tony Hawk, Steve Rocco, Natas Kaupas, Marc McKee, Mike Vallely, Neil Blender, Bam Margera, Tommy Guerrero, Thomas Campbell, Barry McGee, Rodney Mullen, Christian Hosoi, and many others, providing not only a fascinating account of art in the skateboard culture but credible insight into legendary companies like Powell Peralta, Dogtown, Santa Cruz, World Industries, Alva, Blind, Zorlac, Vision, and Santa Monica Airlines. The book also features never before seen concept sketches, prototype decks, and questionable use of the English language.

After selling out in less than two months exclusively through skateboard shops, "Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art" (second edition) is now also available at specialty retailers Urban Outfitters, Hennessey + Ingalls, and Giant Robot. Disposable hits mass-market retailers Barnes & Noble and early November 2005.

MSRP: $24.95 US and $34.95 Canadian

Published by: Concrete Wave Editions
Distributed by: Blitz Distribution
15272 Jason Circle
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Sales contact: Tory Boettcher
About the author: Originally from Wisconsin, Sean Cliver has worked as an artist in the skateboard industry since 1989. Currently, he is employed by Birdhouse Skateboards, a company co-founded by Tony Hawk, and involved with the MTV shows, "Jackass" and "Wildboyz." In his spare time he breathes air, albeit with an open mouth.

"If a class existed for the history of skateboard art, Disposable would have to be the textbook." -- Kilwag, editor of

"Skateboarding has always been much more than the progression of stunts performed on a skateboard. There is a whole creative mentality behind it. This book has the most complete look at skateboarding history through the art on decks and the artists behind it all." -- Lance Mountain, professional skateboarder and artist

"The book is really, really good -- the whole thing just cr*ps quality." -- Todd Francis, artist for Element Skateboards

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