The killer guide – waves, Travel, sTyle, culTure
author: Michael Fordham
publisher: Bantam Press
designers: A-Side Studio
pub. date: 16.06.08
“Punches through the layers of profit-driven pastiche…
radically new… addictably readable”
From the creators of The September Project, Stranger magazine and cult freesports mag Adrenalin comes 288 pages of illustrated loveliness on surf culture. Representing the work of some of the greatest lensmen, pensmen and artists ever to train their sensibilities on the beautifully meaningless act of riding a wave, The Book of Surfing is a tempestuous, full colour celebration of the surfing life.
The roll call of contributors include: Thomas Campbell, LeRoy Grannis, Albe Falzon, Ron Church, Art Brewer, Jeff Divine and Rick Griffin – and there’s everything from an ode to the feral surfer, an anatomy of surf wagons, sketches of the influence of surf music and the surf T-shirt to riffs on Dora, Curren and Tudor.