Thirty Years after the launch of R.a.D magazine in May 1987 comes a project to archive and release this significant record of skateboarding in Britain from 1978–1995. 

 

Thousands of photographic prints, transparencies, zines, flyers, original artwork and magazines make up this amazing archive. The collection features the comprehensive work of Editor, Photographer and R.a.D instigator Tim Leighton Boyce, together with fellow photographers 'Mad' Mike John, Tony 'Dobie' Campbell, Paul Sunman, Vernon Adams AKA Jay Podesta, Wig Worland and Skin Phillips in their efforts to capture the vibrant underground UK scene. This is the largest collection of images of British skateboarding from the 70's, 80's and early 90's in all it's exciting, messy, overlooked glory.

Before the internet and before global interest in skateboarding as a marketing tool for cool R.a.D was the UK's beating heart of skateboardings counter culture.

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