Streetwear Pioneers: The Story of Homeboy Loud Couture

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

30 Years Of Signature Skateboarding Shoes: Celebrating With 30 Iconic Pro Skate Sneakers

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.

How Artist Marcos Cabrera was Tapped by Vans to Create Portraits of Skateboard Icons...

Barcelona-based artist reveals the inspiration behind his powerful portraits of skateboard all stars.
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Test Your Skateboard Sneaker Knowledge in the Made For Skate Anniversary Quiz

It’s here! After a bit of a wait, customers in the United States can now purchase the 10-Year-Anniversary edition of Made For Skate: The...

The Skateboard Fashion Journey of Tony Alva

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

From Malibu to Global Phenomenon: The Story of 1980s Boardsports Apparel Brand Jimmy’Z

How surfer and conceptual artist Jimmy Ganzer turned a DIY-board shorts brand into a global lifestyle phenomenon.

The 5 Greatest Wu-Tang Clan Songs in Skateboard Videos

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang, ILLUMINATED PAPER takes a look at the classic skateboard video parts that created a legacy.

Inside the Skate Music Radio Show Every Skateboarder Should Listen to

Music plus skateboarding equals magic. Interview with skateboarder and radio producer Gianluca Quagliano, the mastermind behind NTS Live’s SKATE MUZIK radio show.

The True History of the OSIRIS D3 Skateboarding Shoe Featuring Footwear Designer Brian Reid

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.

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

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