Gonz & Adidas: 15 Year Anniversary Photo Show

The Skateboard Industry celebrates 15 years of the legendary Mark Gonzales on adidas

Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary
Gonz X Adidas 15 Year Anniversary

Photos: Allen Malone

Mark Gonzales’ first cover in 1984, with a Bean plant

Familiar faces from every era of skateboarding came together to check out the 15 Years of Gonz and adidas Photo Show at the HVWB Art + Design Gallery in Los Angeles last Friday.

Brilliant photos depicting the skateboarding's most influential shot by Joe Brook, Benjamin Deberdt, Brian Gaberman, Gabe Morford, Skin Phillips, and Sem Rubio kept viewers circling the space for hours.

Born and raised in South Gate, California; the Gonz was a modern pioneer on the board. Driving the boundaries of street skating, Mark Gonzales continually manifests an original style that revolutionized the path of future skateboarding indefinitely.

With his first cover in the November 1984 issue of Thrasher Magazine, no one could of guessed how the perception of skateboarding would have changed shortly after.

A hefty loop of Gonz footage was projected behind the gallery to keep guests entertained in between conversions.

To further celebrate their fifteen years together all guest were given Gonz + Adidas tote bags with Gonz Sharpies, limited T-shirts, and a photobook featuring all photos on display that night.

Hundreds of people where in attendance, and those that could were out no complying in the streets the next day after taking in the inspiring show. Check out the video!