Skate Jawn

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Skate Jawn
Founded inPhiladelphia, PA
First issue2010
Based inBrooklyn, NY

Skate Jawn is a skateboarding magazine founded in 2010 by Marcus Waldron in Philadelphia, PA.[1]

Magazine history[edit]

Originating as a black and white, east coast-focused skate zine; as of 2021, Skate Jawn prints 5,000 copies per issue in full color.[1][2][3][4][5] The magazine gets its name from the Philadelphia term "jawn", meaning thing or person.[6] The original name of the magazine was Skate Jawn Mag Jawn, shortened after the second issue to Skate Jawn.[6]


In 2019, DC Shoes and Skate Jawn collaborated on a Skate Jawn themed, Lynx model skate shoe.[7] In 2021, Skate Jawn and OJ Wheels collaborated on a tour, merchandise, and a video featuring Brian O'Dywer.[8]


  1. ^ a b "TIRED OF THE INTERNET? CHECK OUT THESE PRINTED SKATE MAGS". Jenkem Magazine. 2019-05-22. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  2. ^ "Maine Skateboarding: Skate Jawn Interviews". Maine Skateboarding. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  3. ^ "SKATE JAWN "FIDDY"". TransWorld SKATEboarding. 2019-05-14. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  4. ^ "Skate Jawn Issue 51". Palomino. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  5. ^ Finnell, Joshua. "SK8 zines: "The craze and menace of skateboards" | Finnell | College & Research Libraries News". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Skate Jawn on zines, scenes, and DIY content". Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  7. ^ "DC Shoes Drops Collaborative Lynx With Skate Jawn ⋆ SKATE NEWSWIRE". SKATE NEWSWIRE. 2019-05-17. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  8. ^ "Brian O'Dywer | Skate Jawn x OJ Wheels". Vague. 2021-01-17. Retrieved 2021-03-23.

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