Sunday, May 25, 2008

Gary Scott Davis.

Welcome. This is my contribution to the skateboard nostalgia website trend. I started skateboarding in 1987 and I got my first issue of Transworld while on vacation in Maine in 1988. I hadn't really seen too many magazines or anything at that point, so this was my initial exposure to skateboard culture beyond riding with my friends in a small town near Buffalo, New York. Of course the first thing I end up seeing is an ad with GSD doing a crailtap with duct tape on his face. I didn't really understand a lot of what I was looking at, but it at the same time it all seemed very interesting. I've always liked the GSD airplane safety graphics and the new/used contrast board photo. This is one of those images that has stuck with me over the years.

Transworld - October 1988 Volume 6 Number 5