Amazing Photographs of Teenage Skateboarder Laura Thornhill Caswell in the 1970s

Laura Thornhill Caswell was born in 1961 in Dallas, Texas, where she grew up. She was an avid roller skater as a young child. The day she saw a skateboard, something changed, and she knew she was destined to ride.

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Laura explained how she used to borrow the neighbors skateboard for a few days at a time because they always left it in the yard. She would practice in the driveway and on the sidewalk and taught herself how to kick turn. She had a natural aptitude and interest for it. Laura was a total tomboy and grew up doing every team sport imaginable! She excelled at them all and was highly competitive with the boys. Laura said, “what I liked most about skating was the sense of freedom and happiness that was triggered by the inherent balance that I had.”

In January 1974, the family relocated to Redondo Beach, California. Laura had her 13th birthday coming up and all she wanted was a skateboard. Her wish came true and she got a Black Knight with black urethane wheels. Laura entered into a school skate contest in 8th grade and beat all the boys. This was a turning point and a confidence boost for her real passion.

In 1975, Skateboarder magazine was a huge inspiration to her and it became her dream to appear in that specific magazine. Laura had entered into the Steve South Bay’s Skateboard contest in 1975, claiming both the first and second place. That day she was asked to be on one of the biggest skate teams in the world called, “Logan Earth Ski” which surpassed her initial hopes. Laura said, “things just blew up from there.” Within the next two weeks, she was on her way to Encinitas to shoot photos with Warren Bolster to be featured as the very first female to have a “Who’s Hot” for the next issue of Skateboarder Magazine.

Laura was living her dream, winning and/or placing in the top three of every contest she entered. She even had a few World Champion titles. She had many different endorsements and plenty of sponsorship support. She had the honor of having the very first “Female Signature Model” skateboard. She also had the first female interview in Skateboarder Magazine as well as the distinction of having the first centerfold for a female in a Skateboarding Magazine! It was from the 22 foot pipes in the Arizona desert. Not only was she featured in almost every issue of Skateboarder Magazine, considered the Bible of Skateboarding in the 1970s, she won the 1977 Skateboarder of the Year Award, which was a Poll for favorite female skater. One of the most famous skaters of all time, Tony Alva, won the Poll for the guys.

To say that life was good would be an understatement. Laura has been featured in countless articles, books, newspapers and magazines, television sports specials, films & even some stunt work. She is also featured in a newly released best selling book called “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History” by Molly Schiot about game changing females in sports history. Laura was known for being an all-around skater, and excelled at everything: freestyle, downhill, slalom, skate parks, pools, pipes and always loved super smooth fresh black asphalt! Some of her favorite freestyle skate tricks were 360s, nose and tail wheelie’s, kick flips and space walks, but she always preferred riding pools, pipes, parks and anything that had a cool and smooth flow to it!

In 1978, Laura, suffered a fully dislocated left elbow, that was basically the beginning of the end of her competitive career, however, she loved to skate and remained active within the sport and continued to have a presence at skate events through 1980 when the golden era of skateboarding came to a successful close.





















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/11/amazing-photographs-of-teenage-skateboarder-laura-thornhill-caswell-in-the-1970s/

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The Science Fiction Gallery 2021-12-09 17:00:45

Ron Smith - Rogue Trooper, The Final Warrior, 1992.

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人工磁場でテラフォーミングされた火星を守るとんでもない計画を発表

火星テラフォーミングの障害となる太陽風

映画でもアニメでもネタにされるように火星には非常に地球に近い部分があり、現在もっともテラフォーミングの可能性を持つ惑星です。
ただ、当然のことながら現在の火星には地球と異なり大きく不足しているものがあります。
それが磁場の存在です。


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Psychedelic Portraits by Erwin Kruz

Erwin Cruz is a London-based artist who paints vivid, psychedelic portraits. With large strokes, Cruz transforms everyday subjects into stylized existential paintings, somewhat reminiscent of the Disco Elysium video game style.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/psychedelic-portraits-by-erwin-kruz/

Nightmares Under the Moon: Dark and Gloomy Illustrations by Brian Luong

Brian Luong is an illustrator currently residing in Southern California. Pulling inspiration from landscapes and natural subject matters, he creates scenes and subjects that range from being tranquil to otherworldly.

Brian employs the use of muted colors, meticulous hatching, and textures in order to create bold illustrations. For a darker, gloomy approach, he’ll render using white on black to create compositions that appear to be dimly lit by moonlight.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/nightmares-under-the-moon-dark-and-gloomy-illustrations-by-brian-luong/

Cool Photos Defined Fashion Styles of Young People in the 1970s

The early 1970s fashion scene was very similar to 1969, just a bit more flamboyant. It wouldn’t be hyperbole to say that a fashion revolution occurred in the 1970s. Polyester was the material of choice and bright colors were everywhere. Men and women alike were wearing very tight fitting pants and platform shoes.

More: Flickr h/t: vintag.es

Early 1970s fashion was a fun era. It culminated some of the best elements of the ’60s and perfected and/or exaggerated them. Some of the best clothing produced in the 1970s perfectly blended the mods with the hippies. By the late 1970s, the pant suit, leisure suit and track suit was what the average person was sporting. Every woman had a cowl neck sweater in her closet and every man had a few striped v-neck velour shirts.

Tunics, culottes and robes were also very popular. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which dresses were meant to be worn at home, and which ones were for a night on the town. Chest hair, medallions, polyester, butterfly collars, bell bottoms, skin-tight t-shirts, sandals, leisure suits, flower patterned dress shirts, sideburns and, yes, tennis headbands.

There is one common theme throughout fashion in the 1970s: pants were tight fitting. And it is probably the first full decade in which women could be seen wearing pants in every walk of life.

These cool photos were found by Mark Susina that show what young people wore in the 1970s.




































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/cool-photos-defined-fashion-styles-of-young-people-in-the-1970s/

Photographer Captures Breathtaking Images of Orcas and Sunsets

Mary Parkhill spends her summers in Alaska documenting the picturesque landscape, which includes stunning photos of orcas frolicking in the water. She also photographs the sunset and merges them into stunning fine art images.

Mary’s journey to professional photography has occurred in three distinct phases, each of which uniquely shaped her artistic design, framing perspective, and broader worldview. All of these experiences inform the masterpieces she produces today.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/photographer-captures-breathtaking-images-of-orcas-and-sunsets/

The Science Fiction Gallery 2021-12-08 19:00:53

Moebius - Starwatcher 6, 1993.

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The Science Fiction Gallery 2021-12-08 17:01:18

David Millgate - 2000 AD Judge Dredd, Mean Machine Angel, 1995.

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初!太陽光発電の新宇宙探査機とは!

本日は最新宇宙ニュース!

NASA、太陽光発電で推進する初の深宇宙探査機を打ち上げへ


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Poch4N’s Seductive Anime Girls

Poch4N is an artist from the Philippines who draws seductive anime girls. One might think that Poch4N only draws NSFW content, but that’s not true – an artist makes some pretty decent art, too.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/12/poch4ns-seductive-anime-girls/