About two years ago, I really thought it had happened : for a brief period of time, World Industries seemed like it had partially given up on its post-Rocco lameness, as a whole section on their site started to host scans of the old World catalogs -pure Droorstalgic delicatessen, ’90s boners all over the place.
And then after a few, what, weeks, the catalogs simply disappeared as World got sold again. And has since tried to come up with “provocative” graphics. But.. err.. no dice.
As I got back in touch with Marc McKee, and to celebrate his new book that just came out, I decided to sell my soul to the devil and host said catalogs right here on Memory Screened. For ever and ever and ever and ever. Enjoy! -Seb

1989 World Industries catalog

1991 World Industries fall catalog

1991 World Industries spring catalog

1992 World Industries Spring catalog

1992 “World Pigbait” catalog

Dug up by the good peeps at Fairways and Kickflips, who lifted it up thanks to some kind of archival software called Replay Way Back Machine if I understand well… I think. can’t say I’m very aware of all these internet runnings. Good stuff regardless. It’s here.


13 Responses to “World Industries catalogs 1989-1992”

  1. 1 Thom Foolery March 29, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Yo, for fans of the “old” World Industries graphics & vibe, all is NOT lost!

    The current crew of rowdy americans who sold their soles to work for the bought & sold & bought & sold again current incarnation of World Industries is still cranking out some rowdy shit!

    Like the “King of Pills” Micheal Jackson board graphic showing Ol’Mikey “beatin it” to a Boy’s Life magazine with Bubbles & Corey Feldman hangin out in the background…

    Or the high five salute to Kanye West, the “Dont be a Dick” board with Kanye sporting Taylor Swift’s MTV music award. The board is actually shaped like a penis, which I for one cant remember having ever seen any other company do before…

    Another necent rip-off graphic from World I saw is the “Capt. Krunk” board with, you guessed it, Capt Crunch himself as “The Player” at the helm of his pimp ship.

    Last example I can think of s the “School House Rock” 3 way board, complete with fro’d out 70s hippie in bed with 2 lovely hippie chicks…

    Drum the shit on the internet or something but just know that yes, in fact theres still some good old fashioned mayhem in the pipeline down at World in 2011!!

  2. 2 Bevilacqua March 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Nice shot, Captain !

  3. 3 world sucks March 30, 2011 at 3:44 am

    World sucks you idiot!

  4. 5 Charlie Thomas May 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Is there any way to get print quality of these catalogs ?

  5. 7 bigdick June 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    fuck john dickinson! worlds largest douchebag, literally. he ruined the world brand, all people hated him and he was gay. world is now baaaack fuckers!

  6. 8 Jd July 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Anyone know who the artist behind the king of pills board is?

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Le boardnographe du phonographe

This is an archive for my eponymous monthly page in Skateboarder mag. Plus a few extras few and far between, whenever I get a chance...
Absolutely shameless, unrated boardnography, exposed! -minus the Ebay guilt. Enjoy the visite...

_Seb Carayol
Memory Screened Inc. and subsidiaries' CEO




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