Thrasher is a month-to-month skateboarding magazine based in 1981 providing skateboard and song associated articles, pictures, interviews, skatepark critiques and so forth. The font used for the logo of the magazine is Banco, a willing titling typeface initially designed by using Roger Excoffon for the Fonderie Olive foundry in 1951.
Thrasher is largely skateboarding’s Bible: editorially speak me, its voice has usually been by means of skaters for skaters, being concerned little for the acceptance and understanding of outsiders; present-day editor-in-leader Jake Phelps has built the guide’s reputation on its honesty and unmerciful insurance of the lifestyle and all of its surrounding ephemera.
Aside from skateboarding, Thrasher has continually held reggae, dub and marijuana tradition close to its chest as inspirations, so the use of Banco typeface on its masthead makes sense. But as soon as the magazine determined its cultural legs within the West Coast skate scene and past, the font turned into quickly disambiguated from its island roots and re-contextualized as an image and signifier of skate culture and all that it stood for.