2017 Vans Pool Party Edit

Once again, courtesy of Dan Bourqui.

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Party Dude

It’s a hamburger riding a a skateboard that I’m pretty sure is a pickle. This drawstring bag was spotted in the cheapo section at Target.

Show us your Johnson

A Johnson & Johnson ad for multiple products, Motrin, Ben Gay and Sudafed. Dad knows how to butt board! If you find this newspaper circular and can send in a more conventional overhead shot or scan, please do, this one has already gone in the recycling bin.

– Thanks to Chris Strople for the pic. (Yes, that Chris Strople…)

You’re in good company


Skateboards are prohibited, no matter how snazzy they look. Still having a hard time wrapping my head around why it would be important to ban skateboards in a movie theater. Thanks a lot, one guy who rode down the aisle back in 1981, based on the skateboard depicted.

A History of Skateshoes


Simple Footwear presents a brief history of skate shoes. Yes, the timeline goes past 1997. It’s a pretty lightweight history, certainly no Made for Skate, but is interesting in that a Simple shoe does not appear on that timeline, and they paid a guy to make vector illustrations of 44 shoes from other companies.

Thunderbird Road Surfer, Bagged and Tagged.


Just a run of the mill 60’s era steel wheeled skateboard that probably wouldn’t be shown here were it not for the fact that it’s still in the original packaging. Moen & Patton was a toy company primarily known for it’s roller-skates, but they made other toys as well. I’ve seen mention of their toy […]


Who is L Vernet?


I couldn’t find any information on the illustrator L. Vernet when I wrote this post (in April of 2016…). Yes, you can find tons of examples of his artwork, mostly on postcards, but nobody seems to know/care who he/she was. The illustrations must have been done in the 60’s or 70’s. Verne briefly flirts with […]

Wrapping paper from 2009


It was this horrible, blurry photo of wrapping paper that I took in 2009, or nothing. If a tree is cut down in a forest to make skateboard ephemera and it isn’t documented on Skate and Annoy, does it make a noise?

Fred Meyer Gift Registry


Surely somewhere, someone cares.

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