1. gray

    i’m not convinced that a skateboard deck makes for a proper canvas, it’s meant for action, and once you handicap it with “limited edition” status, then you’ve gotten yourself mixed up in one hell of a quandry. maybe that’s the art of it.
    good lookin’ out on the mike giant though.

  2. jeff j jawk

    Sportbike Attack-
    This season I didn’t really care about anyones…
    people I thought were good had shit collections at the end…
    I do however think that Uli should have beat Jeffrey’s Hot Topic Collection for the 30 somethings…

    The skateboard is the ultimate canvas. The skateboard may have introduced us to the first art we cared about…you can’t tell me when you first started skating that you didn’t pick your board by how fierce the grapics were. That may of all changed after you really got into skating for what it was, but those early Powell years, those fucking things where tanks, but so fucking cool.

  3. gray

    while the skateboard might have introduced us to Jim Phillips, Wes Humpston, Pushead, Marc McKee, Barry McGee, Tod Swank, and V. Courtlandt Johnson, and we did select decks based on graphics as much as anything else, that was a different era. those boards were employing commercial style graphics in huge printing runs, with very little “limited edition” status attached to them. yeah, it was rad to have a fucking merman with a sick trident on the bottom of your board (hail jason jessee!) but you never thought of it in terms of hanging on your wall. you just wanted to skate it and pull gnarly backside bonelesses on parking curbs. graphics be damned.

    now, what you are talking about is strictly art for art’s sake presented on a skateboard deck as a gesture to a common history. that mike giant board is not meant for skating on…certainly you could, but you’d be destroying the art that you purchased. right? so why destroy it? so if you buy my assertion that the board is “not for skating”, then you must concede that the canvas (deck) is more a novelty than anything else, and i would go a step further and say that the dimensions of a skateboard deck do not lend themselves readily for a lot of fine art. surely it can be done (the mike giant deck you show is proof, also look into aaron horkney’s series he did for Consolidated) but i think more often than not you’d be better served with a different canvas.

    bringing the Tawlk back to the Jawk.

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