No Coke. Pepsi This Pepsi can hails from Greece, circa 1993. Limited edition, don’t you know? Mohawks, dogs and guitars on skateboards. Radical. I can’t believe Greece still used pull tabs on cans as late as 1993. If you don’t get the reference, look it up. Good luck finding a video. Effing Hulu…
Plan B is launching a video history of Plan B. This first segment is titled Mike Ternasky Reflection, Return of ‘The Team.’
In 1991 Mike Ternasky assembled one of the most dominant teams in the history of the sport and produced what many consider to be the best skate video of all time, Questionable. In 1994, after Mike’s tragic death in car accident the future of the team appeared to be over. Then in 2005, founding team members Danny Way and Colin McKay relaunched the brand with their own version of the super team and a dream to continue the legacy of Plan B.
I didn’t have time to watch it all, but you do or you wouldn’t be here.
[Source: Ali Sports]
I’m not fan of Excel (or Powerpoint for that matter.. Cue rim shot.) but at the very least, in 1995 they were well ahead of the curve paying respect to Dogtown.
- Thanks to Matthijs for the tip
Well who am I argue? I’d have to translate it first. The A-side title needs no translation – Get Rad (With the right protection). Sounds like a description of a dorm room poster for safe sex, but no, it’s almost as titillating. Nothing excites an adolescent more than a pullout poster extolling the virtues of hard plastic shells and tender, soft foam. This poster is courtesy of the Dutch organization known as the (translated) Consumer & Safety Foundation, circa 1989 or 1990, judging by that Nicky Guerrero mask model.
- Thanks to Matthijs for the scans.
Vintage Annalee doll: adorable girl wearing pink on a skateboard. Dated 1992. This is from the days when Annalee Thorndike dolls had hand painted one of a kind faces. Has been displayed in a cabinet since it was new so is in great condition.
I will never have enough time or money to collect every hideous skateboard toy out there. At least it’s not Fofao.
There’s a Frankie Hill interview of sorts over at Whatit.be. The ESL grammar is a bit distracting at times, but if you dig/dug Frankie Hill this is the latest bit out there, unless you head to Legion Skateboards.
[Board Graphic: Vaskateboards.com]
In 1991 there was an animated series based on a spinoff novel from Ian Flemming’s James Bond series. I just watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the first time in… decades, and I was suprised to learn that it was also based on an Ian Flemming novel and produced by Albert R. Broccoli, the guy who did all the early James Bond movies. Ian didn’t write the James Bond Jr book, so he can’t really be blamed for the atrocity that is the James Bond Jr cartoon. They made over 60 episodes, but apparently the toy line was more popular than the actual series. What you see here is the Gordo Leiter figure, complete with weaponized skateboard. Turns out there were two episodes that featured skateboarding.
[Sources: Wikipedia and James Bond Jr Online]
An interview with two big names in the 90′s era of skateboard graphics, Sean Cliver and Marc Mckee over on Memory Screened, a blog that appears to be entirely devoted to skateboard graphics, which is an awesome idea. Funny thing is, I have no idea who writes it. It’s described as:
an archive for my eponymous monthly page in Skateboarder mag. Absolutely shameless, unrated boardnography, exposed! – minus the Ebay guilt
Trouble is, I haven’t seen a copy of Skateboarder Mag outside of the occasional subscription spam in my email since… well It’s probably been 10 years. So eponymous or not, I don’t know who writes the column. It’s alsmot enough to make me want to check it out. I found this on a round about way, I think I was following web links from the comments and ended up here eventually. Looks like Skate Daily has a pingback there too. Oh yeah, definitely worth checking out, the archive of World Industries catalogs from 1989-1992. That’s totally something I’d expect to see… well, here on Skate and Annoy.
There’s a decent short interview with Mark McKee in advance of his new book Warning: The Art of Marc McKee. Let’s see, where is this interview… on, errr… ESPN? Guess so. Mark made his, err… mark on some of the most famous and infamous World Industries graphics.
- Thanks to Eric Cherry for the tip.
This Spaghettios label was found on Flickr, but the original link was lost. My money was on this guy Gregg Koenig. He’s got other Spaghettios labels presented in a similar fashion, but it didn’t come up in the search, maybe there was a typo on that one. I was going to look through his whole stream but he’s got an insane amount (2,522) of old food images. It turns out it belongs to Jason Liebig and it dates to the 90′s. This post reminds me of a story. Sometimes it’s a long trip to the store just to find out it’s closed.
- Thanks to Boy Ipoh for the tip.