The Skateboard Mag issue #154, informally the “Dylan Issue,” is now available as a free issue. Even if you were able to get your hands on this beautiful tribute in print, click here for the unique digital experience. (Cover art by Mark Oblow, see the making of the cover here.)
Here’s a statement from The Mag about this issue and how it came to be:
“The passing of Dylan Rieder on October 12 affected all of us here at The Mag. Dylan was a longtime friend and he influenced us deeply over the years. We knew that we had to literally “stop the presses” and do something special to commemorate the man who had given us so much. Issue #154 bears Dylan’s image, lovingly reworked by Mark Oblow, and includes 30+ pages of Dylan photos (featuring photography by Atiba, Grant, and Acosta).
”It’s important for skateboarding to memorialize and reflect on Dylan’s passing, and the passing of others who lived to skate. But Dylan would want skateboarding to roll on: This issue also includes “Chin Ramp Redux,” with Grant revisiting his famous “4 Inverts” 30 years after the Bones Brigade photo; we spend some time in Barcelona with Element‘s 2016 Make It Count finalists as they film their parts; we get Wild In The Streets with Emerica in Argentina; Mike Anderson, Chris Colbourn, and Tom Karangelov get the interview treatment; and Dave Swift trips up to the Northwest to the island paradise of Orcas.”