DYLAN RIEDER: BEHIND THE COVER WITH MARK OBLOW

For the January 2017 issue of The Skateboard Mag, its art director Ako Jefferson visited photographer and artist Mark Oblow in his Costa Mesa studio where he created the cover art. The cover features a photo of legendary skateboarder Dylan Rieder, who unfortunately passed away on October 13, 2016 due to complications related to leukemia. Photographed by Atiba Jefferson with Mark Oblow's artwork, the collaboration is fitting because the two were not only very close with Dylan, but spent a great deal of time with him in the hospital. Oblow shares some fond memories of Dylan and recounts his final moments as he puts the personal touches on the artwork.

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