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.

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.
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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 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.

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.
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The 5 Most Iconic American Snack Foods

I can still remember the day when I fell in love with American snack foods. It was the summer of 1988. I was with...

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

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

What I Learned from Testing Electric Skateboards in 2019

Only for kooks and tech bros? E-Skateboards from authentic skateboard brands are here to change the game.

Streetwear Pioneers: The Story of Homeboy Loud Couture

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

The Skateboard Fashion Journey of Tony Alva

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