Subscription adverts were always a weak spot in the magazine. They were more the publisher’s thing than ours. But we had to come up with some comment. This was my favourite one because it combined two things: the feel of a suburban room full of magazines, stickers and posters and another attempt to explore space and perception with a camera (just waves in space). The idea was based on David Hockney’s ‘joiners’ – which had and have huge resonance for me. The room was Simon Evan’s home in Morden. From left to right are Marc Bultitude, Simon himself and Matt Stuart. And now these days Matt Stuart’s pictures also have huge resonance for me. And so do Simon’s (Check these earlier Simon Evans pictures too).
History of Skateboarding (UK): Vintage R.a.D Magazine Official Archive
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What is When We Was Rad?
Welcome to a Big Issue for 2010/11
At last! I’m so glad that to finally be able to put one of the late-period issues of R.a.D up on this site. I really liked that period of the magazine. Thank you to Morley College (a wonderful place only a stone’s throw from the South Bank) for the use of the A3 scanner which made this possible. (0)
Sorry for the break
That was painful. The site got caught up in one of the latest Wordpress hacks, so I took it down for a while until I had time to try to sort it out. Sorry for the break in service. (3)
Great video from Graham Taylor
Just seen a video mashup by Graham Taylor which combines Norman McClaren, Georges Balanchine and skate video from the eighties and ninenties. Part of me feels a bit uncomfortable with the ballet parallel. But I’ve always felt extremely uncomfortable with the ‘skateboarding as stadium sport’ let alone ‘skateboarding in the Olympics’ line. So give me this any time. It really brought a smile to the day… More... (2)