Ever since Gingko Press formally picked up the publishing rights to Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art in 2007, I'd been periodically hounding them to release it in hardback form. Concrete Wave Editions/Blitz Distribution did a limited hardback edition of 1000 copies in 2005, but those sold out pretty quick and in the years to follow I continued to receive requests for it. Gingko was reluctant to do this at first (which I found somewhat funny since they'd gone back and re-released Fucked Up + Photocopied in hardback), but I finally managed to twist their arm enough to where they agreed to run off a limited amount of 250 hardback copies in conjunction with the most recent softcover reprint.
For those about to grab torches and storm the castle, please wait: I give you my word that this edition is essentially the same old book with just the added benefit of a hardcover to wrap the guts up all nice and tight (well, that and it does go very well together on the shelf next to its bigger little brother The Disposable Skateboard Bible). So if you missed out on the first Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art hardback edition, this is your limited window of opportunity to now pick one up.
I have a very, very small stock (like 20 odd copies) of this new hardback on hand to sell if anyone would like me to scribble my name inside and, if so desired, personalize. I also have a buttload of The Disposable Skateboard Bible in stock and occupying way too much space in my living room for the holiday season, so for more information on obtaining either of these books in autographed form please go here. In the event you don't give a good goddamn about my stupid name, I'd suggest contacting Gingko Press at 1.510.898.1195 to order direct or inquire about any other retail outlets that might be stocking the book in the weeks to come.
Special thanks to Eric Simpson, the graphic designer on both Disposable books, for shooting these nicely lit product shots. I would've done a far crappier job.