Book of the Day Posted Apr 12, 2023


Please join us Saturday, May 6th between 4:00 and 6:00 PM for a very special book signing with our longtime pal, artist / photographer / skate legend - and all-around awesome human being - Ed Templeton!
Hot off the presses, his latest is the years-in-the-works "Wires Crossed," which documents behind the scenes nearly twenty years of life on the road with some of the most notable skaters of his generation. Publisher Aperture has created a special edition for the event limited to two hundred and fifty copies featuring a special sticker drawn by The Tempster just for Arcana.
"Ed Templeton occupies the rare position of having been a professional skateboarder, a two-time World Skateboarding champion, as well as a photographer and artist working within the skateboard community as it gained increasing cultural currency in the 1990s and beyond. Newly released, 'Wires Crossed' (Aperture, 2023) is part memoir, part document of the DIY, punk-infused subculture of skateboarding in the 1990s and early 2000s. Throughout the book, Templeton (@ed.templeton) offers an insider’s look at a subculture in the making and reflects the unique aesthetic stamp that sprang from the skate world he helped create. Illustrated by photographs, collages, texts, maps, and other ephemera from Templeton’s journals, 'Wires Crossed' pulses with the raw, combustive energy of Templeton’s image-making from the last twenty-plus years."