2014 destination unknown

This year sees Anti Hero celebrating their 20th year (obviously the 18th was the big one) of snotty, booze soaked ripping, with a solid number of classic videos under their belt and a seemingly ever growing team of rippers. Over that time and as fads have come and gone they have always flown the flag for the skate rat, wasting no time faffing about when there's camping and skating to be done.

In between the above activities they found time to develop an instantly recognisable aesthetic which runs through videos, board graphics and adverts. Gritty, satirical, darkly humorous or outright offensive, skateboarding's top shelf team has offered up some amazing advertisements over the years. With Destination Unknown dropping unexpectedly onto our screens last year, like finding an unopened beer in the street on your way home from the pub, the recent release of an Israel tour edit, and our Tony Trujillo Footage Feast dropping last week, it seemed like the perfect time to reprise some of our favourite ads...

All ads courtesy of The Chrome Ball Incident

1997cardiel_antihero_slap_december_1997

A back disaster on the edge of the Liverpudlian abyss from Cardiel, while Andy Roy miller flips his way down the side. Straight up ripping!

andy roy
julienollie

Imagine how good a zine created by Stranger would be?

julienbs5050

The classy side of the 18.

ahbaglady

Because sometimes skateboarding ads don't need a single bit of skateboarding in them.

upsonpool

Psycho chicks, mohawks and missing teeth

1997roysoychrome

Andy Roy gets in touch with his softer side, while Xtreme goings on happen in the corner!

sybssmith

A pointed back smith against a Repo Man style road map, legit! Sean Young was a beast.

royteeth
upsonbad
petersoty

Anti Hero does not endorse the use of helmets. Thank you.

2001tntwizchrome

The wizard grind

Rock n roll parking lot

Special.

Stranger's captions always smash it!

gerweracid

Gerwer is pretty much the best person to get in front of a camera lens.

2003ahcardschrome

A massive frontside air from Cardiel and one of the best captions ever to appear in an ad, what's not to like?

gerwermorning

I'd drink Anti Hero brand vodka.

2010anti-hero-skateboards-no-wait-2010

T-Mo finally gets a pro model with this advert featuring a hench ollie from Chris Pfanner.

2011anti-hero-skateboards-freelance-vagrancy-skately

Freight trains and frontside airs, 'nuff said.

2013anti-hero-skateboards-just-hewitt-2013 skately

Hewitt knows how to shred a fullpipe, and genital-based humour is big and clever.

ah0513grosso

Golly I'm hot today!

2004cardiel nose manny

There was no way this wasn't going to be included...All Hail Cardiel!!