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Transworld Done?!?
« on: January 31, 2019, 06:06:01 PM »
Just heard a lot of people lost their jobs there today. High-level people like marketing directors and editors.
Is the Mag done? My best guess would be yes! Thoughts on Transworld if its done?
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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 06:09:10 PM »
I thought they had already gone out but I saw pic of a recent cover.
Iíve heard Phelps and other say thrasher was the ďlast mag standingĒ
I guess I just assumed that meant all the other major ones had stopped months ago.
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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 06:09:38 PM »
TWS will be dead before 2020. Good riddance. Really wish Thrasher would die out already too.

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 06:10:27 PM »
A better title would have been 'Transworld of shelves'

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 06:19:33 PM »

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 06:19:50 PM »
That Hugo cover was hot fire though

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 06:29:05 PM »
TWS failed because they're clueless millenials.
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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 07:04:07 PM »
I hope it's not true. Thrasher isn't really my style. There's a bunch of good people who work at TWS too - sucks if they're out of a job.

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 07:09:54 PM »
I have a subscription ): I already paid for the next year ):
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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 07:13:00 PM »
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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 07:22:32 PM »
make room for a quartersnacks mag

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 07:24:45 PM »
Hopefully more subscriptions to low card

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2019, 07:29:31 PM »
this sucks if true, how can there be only 1 skate mag out there nowadays?

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2019, 07:30:35 PM »
Didn't sell enough t-shirts. That'll get ya every time.

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2019, 07:31:08 PM »
this sucks if true, how can there be only 1 skate mag out there nowadays?
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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2019, 07:33:26 PM »
The digital age has done quite a number on typography. Iím surprised the mags lasted this long especially with how they have such a big social media/internet presence. Figured they would of all went full digital a few years back.


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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2019, 07:36:46 PM »
this sucks if true, how can there be only 1 skate mag out there nowadays?

Seriously bummed if true.

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2019, 07:39:50 PM »
Guess "Duets" really is their last video.

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2019, 07:43:36 PM »
Just heard a lot of people lost their jobs there today. High-level people like marketing directors and editors.
Is the Mag done? My best guess would be yes! Thoughts on Transworld if its done?

I'm curious, because TWS doesn't have a whole lot of employees. Jaime, Blakely, Mack, Blair, Kobriger - I'm not sure who else permanently works there, but it's not many more. All of those guys are "marketing directors and editors", so if true then it must be done.

*Unless you're talking about TEN, the guys who own Transworld, rather than employees of the magazine itself
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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2019, 07:52:50 PM »
The budget there seem pretty tight, if you've looked at any of the recent issues 100 percent of the content is related to advertising dollars. I could see if Nike, Adidas, or DC pulled advertising the could be done. I'm also sure it's owned by some multimedia company by now and margins of a few grand a month may have not made it a worthwhile endeavor. Sucks cuz I love mags and was way more into Transworld than thrasher.

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2019, 08:16:32 PM »
That would suck, I grew up on that mag

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2019, 08:22:10 PM »
Who picks up these magazines in print or buys the video? I respect transworld for their more nerdy content but I know they were sort of aimed at a general audiences demographic.

Do people who wear the thrasher hoodie and donít skate get a subscription? Like do hot girls who wear cool band tees listen to the music? Im sure a lot of them do so Iím curious about this.

I was into 43 when it was around and like to pick up grey, quiet leaf and free once in a while.

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2019, 08:27:37 PM »
^^^^^43 was dope. Still have some mags and even bought some prints. Too bad it didn't go anywhere.
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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2019, 08:28:27 PM »
How the tables have turned Tranworld dominated the 90s with there glossy mags and epic videos.. Thrasher was so low budget the mag had faded photos and we're super thin with terrible videos .. They basically took over from selling sweatshirts becoming trendy in the early 00s..Nobody was wearing those in the 90s besides guys who wore shorts and knee high socks with vans or airwalks.. Even how popular DLX is now boggles my mind they only had the outcast pro's back then.. To say Real has a better team than Chocolate and alot others is crazy

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2019, 08:39:03 PM »
I've only gotten my hands on one single issue in a long time, and I really think it's a great mag. It's not glossy anymore and is a lot shorter, but they really went in on beautiful high-res printing and really high-quality skate photography later and it's sort of a thing of beauty

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2019, 08:41:34 PM »
Bummer.  :'(

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2019, 08:44:46 PM »
The way they talked about "Duets" made this sound likely. They produced some of the most iconic videos in skating. Modus and Sight Unseen will always be two of my favorites.

How the tables have turned Tranworld dominated the 90s with there glossy mags and epic videos.. Thrasher was so low budget the mag had faded photos and we're super thin with terrible videos .. They basically took over from selling sweatshirts becoming trendy in the early 00s..Nobody was wearing those in the 90s besides guys who wore shorts and knee high socks with vans or airwalks.. Even how popular DLX is now boggles my mind they only had the outcast pro's back then.. To say Real has a better team than Chocolate and alot others is crazy
Real had Gonz in the late 90's and Cardiel. They didn't only have "outcast" pros.
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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2019, 10:21:43 PM »
Sad times in skateboarding right now

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Re: Transworld Done?!?
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2019, 10:22:03 PM »
Trans of world