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Skateboarder Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 4

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Oct 5th, 2019. Artwork published in .
Photo by Ron Stoner.
Source: TransWorld SKATEboarding. License: All Rights Reserved.

Photo by Ron Stoner.

Patti McGee (b. 1945), the first female professional skateboarder, on the cover of Skateboarder Magazine, 1965.

The magazine was first published in Winter 1964 by John Severson, as a spin-off of Surfer. After the second issue, the title was changed from The Quarterly Skateboarder to Skateboarder Magazine. The bichromatic treatment with Cooper Hilite for the logo was retained. On this cover, it’s complemented by right-aligned lines in alternating colors, set in caps from Onyx, Twentieth Century Ultra Bold, Neue Aurora VIII, Futura licht, and Univers 67.

The publication ceased after this fourth issue featuring McGee. It was resumed a decade later, in 1975, now with a new logo set in tightly spaced ITC Grouch (not pictured here). TransWorld SKATEboarding maintains an archive of Skateboarder Magazine, with scans courtesy of Six Stair Productions. Via Daniel Benneworth-Gray.

Spread from the interior: “Profile” again is in , “The Lady is a Champ” in , and body copy in .
Source: TransWorld SKATEboarding. License: All Rights Reserved.

Spread from the interior: “Profile” again is in Haas Inserat-Grotesk / Neue Aurora VIII, “The Lady is a Champ” in Akzidenz-Grotesk, and body copy in Trade Gothic.


  • Cooper Hilite
  • Onyx
  • Twentieth Century
  • Haas Inserat-Grotesk / Neue Aurora VIII
  • Futura licht
  • Univers
  • Akzidenz-Grotesk
  • Trade Gothic




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2 Comments on “Skateboarder Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 4

  1. Ben Kothe says:
    Oct 7th, 2019 4:15 pm

    Looks like you can see the full issue here:…

  2. Yep! That’s the link mentioned in the post. 😄

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