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.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

old Traffic tour stuff.....




...we started this traffic trip in Knoxville Tn and this was the first night everyone got together. the day after this was demo mode and we pretty much spent each day and night the same. day time was 100 plus heat, driving, dehydration and skating. nights were meant to be spent reflecting on the day's activities and getting in the room early so our kickflips and tailslides would impress kids enough to buy some shit...that early night shit never happened and nights were usually more fun.....as go the majority of skate trips...this photo was the start of our nights. keep the pitchers at dinner flowin, throw a couple shots in there and you're off!....
Ol' Bobby Boyd gets it rollin......
i don't know who started things with these girls, but they ended up chillin with us all night. Bloods from Knoxville....
Ry (traffic filmer) wore blue....can't cross colors. she had to represent her set yo!
she told us where her and her friends hung out. "sooo fun! you guys are gonna love it!"
Scottie Wagoner scopes the scene and weirds out....
place was hella weird. The dad from the "American Pie" movie was there cuttin a rug with his boo!
place sucked. we were drunk. Ricky said "Fuck it! That's my song!!!!!"
i walked around telling people i worked for Vice and was doing a "what's cool in Knoxville" article. these dipshits wanted to show their moves....
then wanted all their friends in the article too. stoked i missed all this bullshit when i was younger. rad. white hats. rad. attention starved slutty chicks.
this is pretty much the end of my dance floor fiasco. i went back to the bar with the other homies. we got there at 10 or so. this kinda shit went on til 4am....jeez.
ok. so this was the DJ at the end of the night. apparently he's an old sponsored/pro type skate dude from TN. i dunno. but we thought he was our best friend....

got back to the house. more beers were cracked. graham gave himself a head massage. we watched Jesco White DVD's and got weird til the sun rose.....
demo mode 6 hours later! 

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