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Skate decks with photos of Björk, Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth & more taken by Spike Jonze


The Björk skateboard deck from Girl. Part of a new series featuring photographs taken by Spike Jonze. Available here.
 
So far there are five different skate deck designs that are a part of a Photos by Spike collaboration between skateboard company Girl and director Spike Jonze. The boards feature the beyond cool shot of Björk (seen above) taken by Jonze, and another that pays homage to the Beastie Boys who appear in character as seen in the 1994 “Sabotage” video (directed by Jonze) that is forever burnt into our collective consciousness.

All of the decks in the group are quite different looking. Both the Sonic Youth and Nirvana decks utilize black and white photos, while the image of Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs lounging on the bottom of her deck is vibrantly colorful as is the yellow skate deck itself. Jonze’s relationship with Girl goes back to at least 2007 when he co-directed a film on the company, Yeah Right. However, the director’s love of skateboarding goes even further back than that as his very first film, Video Days was about, you guessed it,skateboarding. Each sweet deck will run you about $50. I’ve posted photos of all the decks below for you to see below as well as some footage from Video Days.
 

The Sabotage deck.
 

Sonic Youth.
 
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Antisocial skate decks fit for the coming apocalypse
08.12.2015
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Black Metal Chicks skate deck series
“Black Metal Chicks” skate decks (art by Ben Horton)
 
Pro skateboarders Jon Allie, Jon Goemann, Matt Mumford and Anthony Schultz are a few of the masterminds behind a series of skateboard decks decorated with in-your-face dystopian commentary and images. And I can’t get enough of them.
 
Antisocial skate decks
 
Working with Slave Skateboards (styled as $LAVE, a division of Black Box Distribution), each of the pro skaters contributed designs, to different collections over the last few years, and they are really something to behold in all their antisocial glory. In an interview with Thrasher Magazine back in 2010, Allie was asked about his widely perceived “negativity” and had this to say in response:

Yeah. I get that, but I guess I’m too straightforward. There was a time when 
I was probably a little too negative, but that was when I was younger. Fuck. I’m tough on myself, too. The negative comes out and I probably look like I’m being too negative. I have a really dry sense of humor. I laugh. All my friends know. But people who don’t know me are probably thinking, “What the fuck’s wrong with this guy?

Looking at the decks that follow, it’s not hard to conceive that a bit of negative energy was expressed during the creative process. But that is what makes them so fucking great. So strap on your helmet, it’s going to be a bumpy, slightly NSFW, ride.
 
Pet Peeve skate deck series
“Pet Peeve” skate deck series (art by Ben Horton)
 
End of the World skate deck
“End of the World” skate deck
 
Warmonger skate deck
“Warmonger” skate deck (featuring the infamous mug of Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld)
 
Sharing is Caring skate deck (From the
“Sharing is Caring” skate deck (from the “Helping Hand” series)
 
Always try to make new friends skate deck (from the
“Always try to make new friends” skate deck (from the “Helping Hand” series)
 
If you can't Beat them Join Them skate deck (From the
“If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” skate deck (from the “Helping Hand” series)
 
A Good Citizen pays his debts skate deck (from the
“A Good Citizen pays his debts” skate deck (from the “Helping Hand” series)
 
Works well with others skate deck (from the
“Works well with others” skate deck (from the “Helping Hand” series)

 

 

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
They have Nick Cave skateboards now? I want one

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They have Nick Cave skateboards now? I want one
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I was not cut out for skating. I tried, but no dice. In the mid ‘80s I had a G&S Neil Blender deck, the graphic on which I still think was freakin’ awesome, a friend of mine had a half-pipe in his back yard, and I had a ton of friends to go street skating with (this in the era during which, contra the assertion on the bumper sticker, skateboarding often WAS a crime, at least in Ohio), but I never got terribly good at it, and when I watched a good pal take a spill and saw his badly broken ulna sticking out of his bleeding arm I was pretty much done. Ten years ago, that friend and I attempted a misguided relive-our-youth tour of skate parks in Oregon which, though it was a great time, resulted in an ankle injury I still haven’t recovered from. Yeah, I was not cut out for skating.

But if I wasn’t cut out for that scene—which, in my experience, was mostly just a way for dudebros in the hardcore scene to flex their jock impulses without crossing tribes into school-sanctioned team sports (another reason I was a bad fit)—where could Nick Cave have fit in? The music of a tall, lanky, heroin/goth figure like him was anathema to the adrenaline anthems skaters tended to favor (still another reason I was a bad fit). But though Cave was never even remotely associated with the skate scene I knew, that hasn’t stopped Australian company Fast Times from making a really gorgeous Nick Cave deck.

True legend of Australian music, Good friend and Customer Nick Cave has teamed up with us to produce an exciting and rad collection! After discussing lyrics and a theme, It was agreed Nature Boy best suited the Melbourne Skate Scene and vibe of Fast Times. The Lyrics are taken from ‘Nature Boy’ A track from’s Nick’s Abattoir Blues album which also features on the accompanying Fast Times Skate clip.

Once the mood was set Artist Chuck Sperry hailing from San Francisco worked with us to come up with a design, One of Chuck’s dames is seen tangled in her long golden locks wrapped in a psychedelic bed of flowers. The Boards feature a full wrap metallic graphic which feels and looks like an amazing piece of art.

 

 

 
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Ballerina skate decks
04.15.2013
02:56 pm
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Ballet skate decks by Manhattan-based photographer Henry Leutwyler.

In ballet and skateboarding, fearlessness rules. No half-measures or marking the trick. Just passion, grit and blood.

And if you’re wondering as to whether or not ballerinas’ feet and toes are all gnarled-up like that in real life… they are. A simple Google image search shows you what years of dancing can do.

Via The World’s Best Ever

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04.15.2013
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Vintage ‘Jesus’ skate park ID cards
03.19.2013
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Yes, even Jesus needed an ID card to skate back in the day.

As a side note: They’re probably ‘shopped—maybe not—but this is still funny, nonetheless.
 
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Bonus image, below:

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Photo source: The World’s Best Ever

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03.19.2013
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Harmony Korine skateboard decks
12.07.2011
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Back in October, Supreme released two decks designed by filmmaker/weirdo Harmony Korine which feature a ghostly Macaulay Culkin and a “Shirtless Man.” I’m not sure if they’re still being sold at the Supreme store locations, but I did find them for sale on eBay.

(via Lipstick Tracez)

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12.07.2011
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NYC subway skating
11.09.2011
12:40 pm
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Great skating, wonderful video. Enjoy!

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Skating in Christchurch, New Zealand after 2011 earthquake
 

 
(via Nerdcore)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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11.09.2011
12:40 pm
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Toy soldier skaters
07.13.2011
02:47 pm
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I suppose these plastic toy soldiers by Steve Nishimoto give new meaning to “Skate or Die!” View more of Mr. Nishimoto’s designs over at his website, Nish.net


 

 
(via Nerdcore)

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07.13.2011
02:47 pm
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Abstract ‘painting’ created in abandoned pool by skateboards with spray paint
07.05.2011
06:07 pm
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This is a lot like the light painting with a Roomba that’s been making the rounds on the Internet the past few days. However, this one is a bit more dangerous.

Experimental and slightly mental. The D*Face spray paint skateboard interface. What better way to paint the pool then letting everyone get involved? With high-tech remotely controlled spray can apparatus mounted to the underside of skateboards…every line a skater took became the paint job of the pool.

 
(via The High Definite )

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.05.2011
06:07 pm
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Joan Jett, Chrissie Hynde, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Grace Slick and Stevie Nicks skateboard decks


 
Nice homage to iconic female rockers with these cool skateboard decks, “Girls Girls Girls” from Girl’s 2010 Summer collection. Sadly, it appears they are no longer available on Girl’s website, but with a lil’ investigating, you’ll be able to find them. Ebay, perhaps?

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘The Last Supper’ Luchador skateboard decks
Alien vs. Predator skateboard deck
‘The Shining’ skateboard deck by Kevin Tong
Miles Davis Quintet Skateboards

Posted by Tara McGinley
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06.13.2011
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Clever skate video from the skateboard’s perspective
06.06.2011
07:15 pm
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Really cool video from a skateboard’s perspective. I believe the camera is mounted underneath the deck. Directed by Eli Stonberg, skateboarding by Aryeh Kraus with music by Blackbird Blackbird.

 
Thanks, Syd Garon!

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06.06.2011
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Skating in Christchurch, New Zealand after 2011 earthquake
04.06.2011
09:16 pm
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This is one giant package of mesmerizing. Enjoy!
 
(via TDW)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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04.06.2011
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Ant vs. Skateboarder
09.15.2010
09:59 pm
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Who knew rooting for an ant could be so intense?

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09.15.2010
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‘The Shining’ skateboard deck by Kevin Tong
06.03.2010
01:08 am
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Wave of Mutilation skateboard deck by Kevin Tong available over at SLOW for 54.90€.
 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Miles Davis Quintet Skateboards
 
(via Super Punch)

Posted by Tara McGinley
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06.03.2010
01:08 am
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