Print Matters: Ride PA BMX
The First In A Series Of Publications From Pennsylvania
5 Dec 2017
Words by Matt Smith and Mike Purcell / Photos by Brendan Mulrooney, Matt Loughead, Shilo Staniech, Chris Marshall, Josh Mcelwee, Murphy Lee Moschetta, Nilo Hodge and Derrick Riggs
In this age of screens and swiping, it seems like we may actually be experiencing a resurgence in the amount of zines and print media we are seeing appear throughout the world. Maybe it's a sign that people need more than just click-bait and vaping vlogs, either way we're happy every time we see something newly printed show up to our door. Matt Smith and Mike Purcell explain more about issue one of their new endeavour, Ride PA BMX.
"Ride PA BMX Issue One is the first in a series of publications consisting of a mix of interviews, photo galleries and event coverage provided through the generous contributions of the photographers and riders themselves. The first issue features sixty-four pages of original content printed on gloss pages in full color. While I facilitated the content with the contributors, wrote on a few articles and conducted interviews, Matt Smith of The Yea assisted in spearheading the project. Matt also handled the art direction and design giving the zine a clean look and authentic feel that's true to traditional BMX print media."
"In a day and age where people are scrolling through their phones, double tapping every post as fast as possible while some how having an in-person conversation at the same time is incredible. Be it texts, instagram, sports, news, politics, etc., everyone's only paying attention half of the time, or so it seems... Putting together a PA-based magazine helped everyone involved to have a little more permanence to the scene. It helps everyone who reads it feel a little more than a vibration or a blip on your screen."
Pick up a copy of Ride PA BMX here.
Berks Street BMX Shop: https://www.berksstreetbmx.com/
Powers Bike Shop: https://www.powersbikeshop.com/
The Wheel Mill: http://www.thewheelmill.com/
The Yea: (free w/ purchase over $10) http://theyea.bigcartel.com/
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