Sam Mckinlay tells how Poweredge magazine took skateboard art from deck bottoms to the page, and changed skate media forever.
XEROX TO THE EDGE:
How the Arts Permeated Mainstream Skateboarding
wordsby sam mckinlay
“Back in the late 80s I asked my parents to grab me a skateboard magazine from the newsstand as they went out shopping. Eagerly awaiting the new issue of Thrasher or Transworld Skateboarding, I stayed home and skated the backyard bowl. When they came through the door they pulled out the prominently yellow cover of a magazine called Poweredge, saying it was the only skateboard magazine on the stand. Perusing this new magazine was different to say the least…”