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Read and Destroy Skateboarding R.A.D Book


Essential reading for the skater in your world.. 
R.A.D. Magazine was the UK skateboard Magazine from the mid 1980s until the early 1990s. Read And Destroy - Skateboarding Through A British Lens reveals the RAD Archive and offers us an inside view of skateboarding and youth culture in the 1970's, 80's and early 90's.

The book explores the evolution of skateboarding from the  ‘dark times’ of the late 1970s to the skate influenced clothing brands that exploded in the mid 90s. Pre internet, pre digital and before mainstream culture discovered skateboarding as a marketing tool for ’cool’, RAD magazine was the UK's beating heart of skateboarding counter culture. Tim Leighton-Boyce and the team's work is lovingly archived here in this must have hardback book. 

Written and edited by Dan Adams.


  • From The Archives Of RAD UK Skateboard Magazine
  • The Inside RAD Mag Story
  • Commentary From The Original Editorial Team
  • Illustrated With Archival Photography 78-95
  • Hard Cover
  • 272 Pages
SKU: 1645873