Product Spotlight - Lords of Butetown II

Product Spotlight - Lords of Butetown II

Dan Bunn

After spending years lurking in the bushes trying to get the perfect shot, Cardiff skate scene's answer to Don McCullin is back with another bangin' zine, 'Lords of Butetown II', featuring all your favourite Cardiff hunks. 

Lords of Butetown 2 Cover Photo Cardiff Skate Photo Zine by Reid Allen - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

If you can cast your minds back to 2018, the old heads among you may be able to remember the good homie Reid Allen's zine, 'Lords of Butetown'. The 36-page zine documented the various shenanigans of the Cardiff scene captured by Reid since he arrived here for uni with some bangin' shots of all the boysmun, including Billy Trick, Harry Jones, Sean Barnes, and Harry Deane.

Lords of Butetown Cardiff Skate Photo Zine by Reid Allen - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

You've since probably seen Reid lurking with his point and shoot at Bute or dicking about with a medium format camera in the hopes of capturing further hijinks as they unfold throughout Cardiff, and after four years of voyeurism, Reid has managed to compile another bangin' zine for you to flick through while you're taking a dump.

Lords of Butetown 2 Inside Page Cardiff Skate Photo Zine by Reid Allen - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

Coming in at more than double the page count, 'Lords of Butetown II' is packed to the brim with lovely shots of all your favourite Cardiff hunks, like Lloyd Houston, Don Irfan, PJ, and Leo Comanescu. The zine features a bangin' mixture of ultra-radical skate stunts, some of which you'll probably recognise from our videos, and top tier lifestyle hammers, like Peej donning the Heineken helm on match day.

Lords of Butetown 2 Dylan Hughes at Bute Square, Cardiff Skate Photo Zine by Reid Allen - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

Through the omnipresent lens of Reid's camera you can relive some of the most glorious moments from recent years, like the magical days of the Fun House, Skinny dressing up as Ricky for the vert ramp fundraiser, or just the long-distant memory of sitting in the sun and drinking cans at Bute.

The Fun House from Lords of Butetown II by Reid Allen - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

To top if off, the zine also features artwork from everyone's favourite local artists: Lee 'Beef' Bennett, Lloyd Houston, and Phil Morgan, with some lovely illustrations on top of Reid's images, as well as a custom double-page spread from Lloyd featuring reimaginings of some of the sickest photos out of Cardiff in the last couple of years. That's four legends for the price of one. You can't really get much better than that, can you?

Lloyd Houston boneless into the velodrome with artwork by Phil Morgan, photo by Reid Allen - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

That's enough chit-chat though. Head to the shop to grab yourself a copy of the zine while stocks last, or check out more skate-related content on the CSC Blog. Safe.

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