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A special exhibition in Los Angeles dubbed “No Shitty Ads,” presented by FACT. and the Skateboardmuseum Berlin, as well as in partnership with Commonwealth, is currently displaying a selection original skateboarding zines from all over world.

The history of skateboarding culture is explored from the early ’80s, as around that time, Thrasher magazine started up as a newsprint zine, inspiring and even encouraging its readers to start a zine of their own. With the first known zine called Skate Fate, followed by hundreds of zines with great names in the following years, availability was extremely limited and boasted an artistic, and punk rock-inspired design. In addition, it offered local skateboarding news, trick tips, interviews, and other categories such as art, music, cartoons, and more.

With famous skateboarders of today like GSD (Gary Skate Davis), Steve Caballero, Tod Swank, Claus Grabke, and many more having published their own zines, played in bands and created their own DIY apparel, you can check out the exhibition at the official address below.

2008 E. Seventh St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Duration: 12/17-12/31 (11-6 p.m.)

In related news, Thrasher names Jamie Foy as skater of the year for 2017.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

scribbling by day, architect by night

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