30 Years of Hardcore, Skate and Street


Four years in the making, Unemployable covers the Australian underground skateboard culture of the 70s, the 80s super tours and the streetwear fashion explosion from the 1990s onwards.


ISBN: 9780500500637 Category:

Jason Boulter


From the 1970s underground Melbourne skate scene to a company with a presence in over one hundred countries, Unemployable is the story of how three Australian brothers – Stephen, Peter and Matt Hill – founded one of the world’s biggest skate, street, and surf companies, Globe International. Throughout several iterations, the company was the first Australian skate-shoe player; a creator and distributor of leading streetwear fashion labels such as Stüssy, Mossimo, Obey and Mooks; a producer of celebrated skate and surf movies; and from its earliest beginnings, a business that recognised the importance of connecting to the customer.

Beyond the story of the Hill brothers, the book features a large cast of players who ran Globe’s debauched skate tours, infamous industry parties, exotic surf contests, frenzied stadium events, cutting-edge fashion parades and red-carpet launches. In addition, it includes over 190 exclusive contributions from Globe insiders and untold tales from the world’s most respected skaters and surfers including Rodney Mullen, Tony Hawk, CJ and Damien Hobgood, and many more. It also touches on Globe’s affiliations beyond action sports. A story about following your dreams, Unemployable will resonate with a broad range of readers beyond a purely skate/surf/street audience.

Additional information

Weight 4488 g
Dimensions 30 x 38.4 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 1 December 2015
Number of pages 708
Format Hardback
Dimensions 30 x 38.4 cm
Weight 4488 g
Jason Boulter was working as a psychologist until he was poached by his friends the Hills, for their film production company, Whyte House Entertainment. He worked on the films The Man Who Souled the World and Eric Bana's Love The Beast before returning to research for the Road Safety Committee of the Victoria State Parliament.