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30 Years Of Signature Skateboarding Shoes: Celebrating With 30 Iconic Pro...

Signature skateboarding shoes are turning 30! Time to celebrate with a look at 30 iconic pro-endorsed skate sneakers, from 1989's Natas Kaupas today's Nike SB Nyjah Huston.

Meet the Brewmaster Behind the 1990s Skateboarding Inspired Beer Label Big...

ILLUMINATED PAPER gets an interview and home brewery tour with graphic designer and skateboard industry insider Axel Bourg.

Inside the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Museum in Simi Valley

ILLUMINATED PAPER talks to Skateboarding Hall of Fame founder Todd Huber about skateboarding history and memory culture.

Meet the Skateboarder Behind the Skate Footwear Review Website SkateshoeGuru

What are the ingredients for a truely great skateboarding shoe and what are the best models out there? The SkateshoeGuru knows!

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.

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.

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.