Monday, June 30, 2008

World Industries - A Stoner Company.

Another example of World Industries' silliness.

This is from when skateboard graphics were beginning to move away from the standard skull and crossbones type of stuff. Guys like Neil Blender, Mark Gonzales, Chris Miller and Andy Howell were starting to design graphics that weren't all blood and guts. Street skating was becoming more popular and a skull with a dagger just wasn't going to cut it any more. Skateboarding's visual image needed a change. This had both positives and negatives. On the one hand, we were exposed to a large variety of new art. This certainly helped influence my own art and presented another side of skateboarding that I could relate to - the creative, art minded side. The drawback is that the gnarly vert shredders got kicked to the curb. Skateboarding always needs punk rock and skulls in it, regardless of the majority opinion of the time. If it isn't offending somebody, then something is wrong.

Thrasher - October 1990 Volume 10 Number 10

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