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The Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for the Special Skateboarder in...

These skateboarder-approved gifts will spread the stoke among skaters on your gift list with plenty of online shopping options.

What’s fresh? Trend Check December 2018

ILLUMINATED PAPER's official IN & OUT List for a tongue-in-cheek look at all the new styles and trends that are popping off on the streets.

The True History of the OSIRIS D3 Skateboarding Shoe Featuring Footwear...

Amid speculation, rumors, and blatant copycats, ILLUMINATED PAPER gets the history behind one of the most polarizing shoes in the skate game. Featuring commentary from original shoe designer Brian Reid.

How I Built a Full-Fledged Home Gym in a Small Space...

This is how you put your workout regimen on a solid foundation right at home with all equipment entirely ordered online.

What’s fresh? Trend Check November 2018

ILLUMINATED PAPER's official IN & OUT List for a tongue-in-cheek look at all the new styles and trends that are popping off on the streets.

Meet the Skateboarders Behind the 1990s Throwback Instagram Account ‘Latte Alter’

ILLUMINATED Paper talks all things 1990s German skateboarding with master of 1990s flashbacks Ingo Dreckmann.

The Skateboard Fashion Journey of Tony Alva

How the legendary Dog Town skateboarder took skateboarding from sport to attitude-driven lifestyle.

Skateboard-Inspired Artist Nervous Nils Wants to Cover the Entire World with...

ILLUMINATED PAPER catches up with the world-traveling sticker artist and learns how to craft the perfect street art stickers from pro materials.

Streetwear Pioneers: The Story of Homeboy Loud Couture

How German skateboard clothing brand Homeboy created the blueprint for street-inspired apparel in the 1980s.

Step into the Dark Fantasy of Skateboard-inspired Graphic Artist Martin Ander

ILLUMINATED PAPER interviews graphic artist Martin Ander about his creative process at the launch of graphic anthology book "Ouff!"