A 1980s skateboard 'zine published by Don Cudney, Steven Jacobs, Jeff Dalton (JD), Shawn Thornton (WIZ) and many other writers and photographers spread-out along the Gulf Coast during the mid- to late- 1980s.
Gulf Coast SKATE Review was published from August of 1985 until September of 1990.
Take into account this was pre-desktop publishing, pre-photoshop and pre-digital photography. Many of the images in the first few issues were photographed with a disc camera and the film was processed in my bedroom closet. All aspects of the magazine had to be photographed with negative or slide film, processed and then cut-and-pasted into the magazine layout by hand. Time consuming and not very pretty at times.
A zine (an abbreviation of the word fanzine, or magazine; pronounced [ziːn], "zeen") is most commonly a small circulation, non-commercial publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest usually reproduced via photocopier on a variety of colored paper stock.
Metal Ramp Skatepark, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. 1989.
Metal Ramp, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. 1989.
Don Cudney - Then & Now
Metal Ramp, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. 1989 & The Denver Skatepark, Denver, Colorado. 2005.
Skateboard Paradise Skatepark
Panama City, FL c. 1975
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