Hope you don't mind but i'm really starting to have fun with these curveball thursdays...
Had a few requests for swank lovely and i was happy to oblige. i had almost forgotten how much i loved that early f-troop aesthetic... back when foundation was more lettus bee than corey duffel. while i've always maintained that the star and moon is one of the best graphics of all time, it was nice to revisit all the xeroxed diy-silliness of the rocco/skull skates bastard lovechild.
By no means was swank the best skater in the world (i don't think that was the point) nor am i vouching for his "sorry for being a dick" business moves of the past (the rumored "chocolate flex" would've been fucking weak) but the creativity that flowed through his artwork, 'zines, photography and skating remains to be, what i feel, this honcho's greatest contribution to our culture.
...that and Glam Boys on Wheels.
P.S. I really need to do a GSD post.