slapstik skateboards mission statement

Slapstik Skateboards arose from a series of drawings called 101 Alternate Uses for the Human Body. Slapstik's graphics were originally composed of violent acts centered on floating pastel backgrounds. As time went on, short stories and ramblings related to the drawings began to fill the backgrounds leading to more words than pictures, ultimately ending the 30 deck run. The success of Slapstik suspended the company's scheduled end in 2006, and resulted in Slapstik of the Living Dead. SSLD's concept was to recreate the original Slapstik series with a George Romero living dead twist, which ran from 2006 to 2009. The Living Dead series was soon followed by the fairy tales and fables of Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm which illustrated classic fables and tales in a modern setting. In 2010, Slapstik returned to the pastel back drops and absurd visuals started in 2001, with animals engaging in foolish human acts in a series simply called Animals. The mission of Slapstik Skateboards is very simple. We will make fun of you.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Slapstik Stencil

At this point in production, not everyone will have access to getting their hands on a Slapstik board. So, to help resolve the situation I've created a stencil you can apply to your grip tape, or deck to let others know you're cooler than them. It's really easy to make. Just click on the image and drag it to your desktop. The size is already set to 6"x6". To make cutting it out easier, use a hole punch to get the little circles, and an exacto blade to get the curves. Make it as fancy, or as simple as you like. Slapstik's art direction is co-operative, so it's yours just as much as it's mine. and it's free. enjoy.

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