Skateboarder Magazine

Description (Brief):

This September 1999 edition of Skateboarder Magazine featured a memorial tribute to skateboarder Tim Brauch who died suddenly from a childhood heart condition. Skateboarder Magazine was first published as The Quarterly Skateboarder in 1964 but was changed to Skateboarder Magazine in 1965. It was only published for another year before the first wave of skateboarding ended but began publishing again in 1977 with Warren Bolster as the editor. Bolster was a photographer who specialized in skateboard photography and made Skateboarder Magazine the ‘standard’ during the second wave of skateboarding in the mid-1970s. The publication went ‘on hiatus’ during the 1980s as skateboarding’s second wave came to an end but was relaunched in 1997 with guest editor Tony Hawk. This helped establish the magazine on a bi-monthly basis once again and it continued to be published until 2013 when Grind Media closed the magazine down permanently.

Date Made: 1999

Depicted: Brauch, Tim

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: skateboardingLevel Of Sport: Professional


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure, Skateboarding, Sports & Leisure


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2011.3085.278Nonaccession Number: 2011.3085Catalog Number: 2011.3085.278

Object Name: magazine, skateboardingskateboarding magazine

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 9 in; 27.94 cm x 22.86 cm


Record Id: nmah_1425816

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