DECKED: On the level
Deck art -
Skateboard deck adornment takes its cues from street culture and street art/graffiti, which dates back to the early 1920’s and the rise of gang cultures in major US cities.
In the 1970’s, graffiti became widespread - largely urban practices creating movements through street art and graffiti.
Skateboarding emerged at a similar time to street art and graffiti and they both share many of the same characteristics: rebelliousness, creativity, alternative sub-cultural conventions and a common environment.
The decks are from the collection of Mr. Shane Wood. Many were lost in a storage facility fire in Wellington.