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  • My Rules: Gorgeous book of punk, hiphop, skate photography by Glen E. Friedman

    My Rules: Gorgeous book of punk, hiphop, skate photography by Glen E. Friedman

    The release of this photography collection is exciting news for those of us who grew up in the '80s digging hardcore punk, hiphop, and skate culture—and all who are fascinated by art that captures the spirit and freedom of that era.

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    Photographer Glen E. Friedman's new book, “My Rules,” is being released on the 20th anniversary of the original publication of “Fuck You Heroes,” his landmark punk/skate/hiphop tome.

    This is Friedman's first large-format coffeetable book with Rizzoli, released today, and features incredible images of so many great bands, performers, and personalities that made eighties underground culture legendary. Do not sleep on this one: [Amazon Link].

    Jay Adams, DogBowl, Santa Monica 1977. Photo: Glen E. Friedman, from “My Rules.”


    Jay Adams, DogBowl, Santa Monica 1977. Photo: Glen E. Friedman, from “My Rules.”


    "It's a mother fucking, ass kicking, monster," says Glen of the book. No kidding: 11.5" tall by 13" wide, 324-page hardcover glory.

    In addition to the gorgeous photos, the book features written contributions from the likes of Tony Alva, Ian MacKaye, Ice-T, Henry Rollins, LL Cool J, Chuck D., Keith Morris, Jello Biafra, Rick Rubin, Adam Horovitz, C.R. Stecyk III, and Shepard Fairey.

    Previously on Boing Boing: a conversation with Ian MacKaye about the book, in video.

    An exclusive peek at some of the amazing images in “My Rules,” below.

     Run-DMC, Jam Master Jay, 1985, Hollis Queens, New York. Photo: Glen E. Friedman, from “My Rules.”

    Run-DMC, Jam Master Jay, 1985, Hollis Queens, New York. Photo: Glen E. Friedman, from “My Rules.”

     Black Flag, 1982, Redondo Beach

    Black Flag, 1982, Redondo Beach. Photo: Glen E. Friedman, from “My Rules.”" width="680" class="size-full wp-image-332315" />
    Jay Adams, DogBowl, Santa Monica 1977. Photo: Glen E. Friedman, from “My Rules.”

    Alan “Ollie” Gelfand, 1979, Hollywood, FL (where he invented the "Ollie").


    Alan “Ollie” Gelfand, 1979, Hollywood, FL (where he invented the "Ollie"). Photo: Glen E. Friedman, from “My Rules.”

    Bad Brains, 1982, New York City.


    Bad Brains, 1982, New York City. Photo: Glen E. Friedman, from “My Rules.”

    L.L. Cool  J, 1986, UCLA, Los Angeles.


    L.L. Cool J, 1986, UCLA, Los Angeles. Photo: Glen E. Friedman, from “My Rules.”

    Flavor Flav and Chuck D., Public Enemy, 1987.


    Flavor Flav and Chuck D., Public Enemy, 1987. Photo: Glen E. Friedman, from “My Rules.”

    Beastie Boys, 1981, Santa Monica, CA.


    Beastie Boys, 1981, Santa Monica, CA. Photo: Glen E. Friedman, from “My Rules.”

    Tony Hawk, circa 1982, Pomona, CA.


    Tony Hawk, circa 1982, Pomona, CA. Photo: Glen E. Friedman, from “My Rules.”

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