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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Stickers

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

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.

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.

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.