Closer Skateboarding Magazine Spring 2022 Vol.1 Issue #1
CLOSER is a new independent skateboarding magazine brand founded by Jaime Owens; formerly of Skateboarder Magazine and Transworld SKATEboarding.
“This magazine will be my full-time-passion project to continue my 20-plus years in the skate media industry of telling the story of skateboarding in all the shapes and forms that it comes in. Skateboarding has always been close to my heart and I want to continue bringing it closer to everyone that shares in that same love.
This magazine will be my chance to give the skateworld another valued voice at the table and have it preserved in a beautiful premium package.
This magazine will be filled with the most respected and legendary contributors that I’ve befriended through the years to be an all-inclusive skateboard magazine that celebrates the true spirit of skateboarding. It will give the marginalized outcast skaters and under represented a voice right along side some of the biggest names in skateboarding. Each issue will include travel features and profiles from skateboarding’s elite brands and skaters including legends of yesteryear and some of the most prolific future stars of tomorrow.
CLOSER will also provide a space for authentic creators, personalities, visionaries, and authoritative voices of skateboarding culture to inspire every generation of skaters. And while the print component will be the foundation of the brand, expanding the content in the social and digital worlds will be a priority as well. Exclusive video content that expands upon the topics and skaters featured in the magazine will fill the time between the print issues.
I’m very proud of the work I did for Skateboarder Magazine and TransWorld SKATEboarding over the past two decades and will use that knowledge and experience to continue to pour my heart and soul into every aspect of this new venture. And I won’t ever stop pushing to make it the best. Always skating. Now and forever.”—Jaime Owens