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.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Enjoy the Darkness

If you live in the Philadelphia area, make it a priority to get to Little Berlin art gallery in Kensington to see the Bone Tail exhibit. Curated by former raped inc. skateboarder Tyler Kline, the show presents works by Salvador Cerceo, Dennis McNett, Damon Aners, and Shawn Beeks. For the next three saturdays you can view the original art for the upcoming series of Slapstik Skateboards entitled "The Dark Ages."  based on the tales and rhymes of the Brothers Grimm and Mother Goose. Each story is illustrated in a contemporary setting relevant to the present economic and social hardships of the post George W. Bush presidential terms. 80 skateboard decks will be produced over next few months, all signed and numbered, and sold in sets of 4 for $150. Interested parties should contact Little Berlin at, or Shawn at for more information on how to order. Thanks, and enjoy the darkness. 

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