Alasdair Mclellan’s “The Palace Book”
London-based publishing house, Idea Books, just launched The Palace Book—a celebration of the iconic British skate brand Palace, by photographer Alasdair McLellan. Compiled over seven years, McLellan’s coffee table book contains over 120 photographs, a 7000-word essay by editor Stuart Hammond, and an iron-on t-shirt transfer of the brand’s triangular logo. Founded in 2009 by Lev Tanju, Palace grew out of the Palace Wayward Boys Choir, a group of unruly young skaters named for their dilapidated headquarters in Waterloo, London. The book also documents how Palace grew from a no-frills line of sportswear separates to an internationally recognized brand synonymous with street-wise cool.