There is something cool about a magazine. When I was younger my mom would take me to the grocery store. I would hit the magazine isle while she shopped. Those were good times. There was a wealth of knowledge in those pages, they made my world bigger, more exciting! I read BMX action, BMX plus and eventually Thrasher and Transworld Skateboarding. Some times I would switch things up with a Hit Parader or Black Belt, the mag for the suburban Ninja! I fantasized about being on the cover of BMX or skateboarding magazines. Enough back story. Recently I did some basement layout work for a fictitious mag called Old Kook Skating. Old Kook Skating mag is based on a website with the same name. There are lots of skate forums out there, I belong to many of them but Old Kook has an innocent purity that puts your finger right on the pulse of what I believe to be the true essence of skateboarding. It's not about being "core" it's about the very act of shoving the earth and its gravitational pull away from you and rolling. Just roll away! I conclude this post with two mock up "covers" for a magazine that lives in my soul! Old Kook Skating dot com!