A must-have for surfing, photography, and design fans.

Created by two surfing lovers, the Ice Cream Headaches coffee table book provides a glimpse into the fascinating surf culture of New York and New Jersey. After four years of gathering material, New York-based English writer Ed Thompson and French photographer Julien Roubinet put together a gorgeous collection of images, essays, and interviews with local legends and surfing pros alike. The name references the “brain freeze” one experiences when eating ice cream too quickly, which also happens while diving underneath icy waves during winter.

The book features 192 pages filled with portraits as well as classic surf culture photos taken on the coasts of New York and New Jersey. The left aligned (instead of justified) text of the essays reminds of the rhythm of the ocean – one example of the creative design details one can find inside the book. Readers will also be able to understand surf culture from a different perspective, starting from the craftsmanship and dedication it takes to make a quality surfboard by hand all the way to making a career out of a lifelong passion.

Among the 40 people included in Ice Cream Headaches, surf culture fans will no doubt be delighted to see local icons like Mikey De Temple and Tony Caramanico, as well as pros like Quincy Davis, Maddie Peterson, or Sam Hammer, along with Pulitzer Prize winning author William Finnegan and photographer Michael Halsband.

Published by Italian publishing house Damiani Editore, the hardcover book features full color images printed on heavy weight FSC-certified paper sourced from Italy, with spot varnished photos for UV protection. Launched on Indiegogo, the campaign ends at the beginning of December. Backers can pre-order a t-shirt, combo packages, or a limited-edition signed and numbered book, all with a shipping date of May 2018. Images courtesy of Julien Roubinet.

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