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TOM BIRD ...kinda like TOM FORD. His work may not smell as good. Looks good though. And he smells nice. More info here ︎︎︎
SAHTEN صحتين
Personal work

An unconventional cookbook that uses food to tell the story of SkatePal and paint a portrait of the current skateboard scene in Palestine.

SkatePal is an NGO that promotes and facilitates skateboarding in Palestine – a place where due to years of military occupation recreational opportunities are severely limited.

In the years since it began as a humble summer school, SkatePal has helped to build a growing scene in Palestine and a compelling reputation among the international skateboarding community. The problem however... is that NGOs need money. And skateboarding isn’t a sport with deep pockets. So we needed to broaden our audience beyond skaters.

If there’s one thing that unites everyone, it’s food. And in Palestinian culture not only is the food delicious, but it’s become an inseparable way of building trust between SkatePal and the communities they work with.

This book, therefore, is a collection of recipes and stories from local skaters, their families, shop owners, local heroes, past volunteers, and even Palestine’s own international masterchef, Sami Tamimi (business partner of Yotam Ottolengi) – plus loads of other fun features.

All proceeds from the sales of the book help to sustain SkatePal’s programmes in Palestine.

View some featured stills here, then go pick up a copy here. Depending where you live, you can also find the book in a growing number of stockists around the world:

~ Antenne [Worldwide]
~ Artists Proof [Berlin, DE] 
~ Artwords Bookshop Ltd. [London, UK]
~ Athenaeum Boekhandel [Amsterdam, NL] 
~ The Book Depository [Worldwide]
~ BY.E [Oklahoma, USA]
~ Bodega Ritas [London, UK]
~ Category Is Books [Glasgow, SC]
~ Flatspot [Worldwide]
~ Hen's Teeth [Dublin, IR]
~ Homestead [Hull, UK]
~ Librairie Sans Titre [Paris, FR]
~ Mast Books [New York, US]
~ Materia Prima [Porto, PT]
~ McNally Jackson [New York, USA]
~ Milk Run [London, UK]
~ Nöl Collective [Ramallah, PS]
~ Palomino [EU]
~ Shreeji Newsagents [London, UK]
~ Skylight Books [Los Angeles, USA]
~ Spazio Punch [Venice, IT]
~ Stack [UK]
~ Tender Books [London, UK]
~ Tranquebar [Copenhagen, DK]
~ Village Bookstore [Leeds, UK]

(3)  SAHTEN launch film shot and edited in Palestine by Aram Sabbah.

SkatePal  ︎︎︎  Charlie Davis, Theo Krish, Dorothy Izkrzynska, Aram Sabbah, Alex Adetiba 
Concept Development  ︎︎︎  Tom Bird
Editor & Writer  ︎︎︎  Tom Bird
Design & Art Direction  ︎︎︎  Tom Bird
Photography  ︎︎︎  Tom Bird & many more
Sub-Editors  ︎︎︎  Dorothy Izkrzynska, Theo Krish
Cultural Guidance & Translation  ︎︎︎  Aram Sabbah
Contributors  ︎︎︎  (far too many to mention here, you know who you are)
Distribution  ︎︎︎  Antenne (Global)
                               SkatePal (UK + EU)

Wednesday May 11 2022
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