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.

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