McLELLAN, Alasdair. Palace.

[London]: Idea, 2016. First edition. Small square quarto. Unpaginated. A collection of 120 photographs, and original graphics, all inspired by the Palace Wayward Boys Club skate crew that eventually grew to become the brand we know as Palace.
The volume pays homage to the PWBC’s original home: a trap-house of a squat in London’s Southbank neighbourhood that housed the entire crew starting from 2009 up until the property’s sale earlier this year. According to Palace founder Lev Tanju, the book reads much like “a family album. You can see all of us growing up together and it’s a really personal thing and great memories of a time that was wicked for all of us.” The tome also features prose by PWBC member Stuart Hammond, recounting the crew’s South London origins and likening skateboardings fraternal bonds to Joseph Conrad’s romantic vision of the sea in his short story, “Youth.” A fine copy in spiral bound covers with iron t-shirt graphic laid-in.


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