Current State: Snowboarding

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Current State: Snowboarding

By David Benedek

Current State is compelling, it’s truthful, and it’s a must have for all of us that call snowboarding our pastime. The photography is on point, offering a historical aesthetic of the best and worst of snowboarding’s last thirty years. The design is clean and imaginative with a vertically connected two-book format, each portion can be read independently, but delivers an even a stronger story read together. It’s personal, but it taps in to a very real collective consciousness. David Benedek spent nearly three years working on this project, interviewing some of snowboarding’s greats; from Scotty Wittlake to Jake Burton, Travis Rice to Jed Anderson. Its design has received a Red Dot Design Award, won the Most Outstanding Print award from the German Art Directors Club (ADC), and is now nominated for the European ADC’s Best Book Designs of 2012.


Here’s an interview by Kelli Hargrove with Benedek on TransWorld Business: 


You can learn more at, and you can get a copy for yourself, if you’re not too late.


The making of  Current State: Snowboarding

Check out the next page to watch David Benedek’s part from Robot Food’s Lame and the “Highway to Hell” section from David’s earlier project, 91 Words for Snow.