New Book: Skateboarding Is Not A Fashion

Published in early 2018, Skateboarding Is Not A Fashion chronicles the history of skateboard apparel in the words of those who left their mark on skateboard style forever.

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Made For Skate: The Illustrated History of Skateboard Footwear

For the first time, Made For Skate showed the history of skateboard footwear and the shoe companies who made it happen, supplemented by interviews and full-color illustrations.

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Writing & Marketing

When I'm not writing about skateboarding, I contribute stories to magazines on sneakers, streetwear, design, and eyewear. As a marketer, I write blog stories, whitepapers, brochure texts and handle social media for clients in fields such as marketing software, patenting, designer housewares, and luxury real estate.

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Dirk Vogel, M.A.

Author of Skateboarding Is Not A Fashion: The Illustrated History of Skateboard Apparel, published in 2018 by Gingko Press. Also the author of Made For Skate: The Illustrated History of Skateboard Footwear, published in 2009 by Gingko Press – also available as an App for Apple iPad and iPhone.

Advertising copywriter and content marketer with background in global brand communications, corporate publishing, and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Staff writer for international magazines covering board sports, sneakers, eyewear, and luxury real estate.

Areas of expertise: skateboarding, sneakers, eyewear, marketing, street wear, video games, data-driven marketing, intellectual property/patents, digital publishing, travel.