Wednesday, June 18, 2008
You can't discuss skateboarding in 1992 without mentioning the rip off graphics. Everybody was biting any sort of logo they could find, with either hilarious or horrible results. It made sense at the time, but in retrospect it got a little ridiculous. A lot of the creativity that went along with skateboarding went down the shitter. Sheffey's Droors/Eightball advertisement had him placed onto the cover of Ice Cube's AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted album in what is probably an early example of messing around with Adobe Photoshop. I'm going to say that this is one of the better rip offs of the time. Droors/Eightball eventually became the DC Shoe Company.
Transworld - September 1992 Volume 10 Number 9