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Crazy what a hashtag can do. The cover image for issue #130 of The Skateboard Mag came to life thanks to the help of all of our #SkateLosAngeles contributors. Thousands of Instagram photos were collected, printed, and pasted onto a sixteen-foot wall that became our Guy Mariano portrait. After one long day of shooting, the wall was made, the pictures were placed accordingly, and the massive piece of art stood tall under the Berrics roof, ready to shoot. Breaking with tradition, the Guy cover has drilled itself into skateboarding’s history — clearly representing the story of what this new relationship between The Skateboard Mag and the Berrics really means. We want to say thanks for everyone’s involvement in this process as well as all the positive feedback we’ve received for this cover, and the new issue since its release.