Monday, July 20, 2009
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Powell Peralta published these 'zines called the Bones Brigade Intelligence Report. They were basically a catalog for the gear, but included a lot of editorial content with features on team riders and events. You would get behind the scenes info on tours, the making of their videos or what it was like on the set of SK8TV. There were a lot of repeats of photos that were used in ads as well as other unseen pictures, especially once they built their skatepark. There were a few cartoons and other silly things to fit with the Powell Peralta image.
This is how Sean Cliver got his start in the skateboard industry. He won a contest to be an artist for Powell and the rest is history. The Ray Barbee ragdoll was one of his first graphics.
Bones Brigade Intelligence Report - April 1989 Volume 2 Number 10