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, November 7, 2009

A long night at Day One

"Once you become quee, you won't have to walk again."

Jeff of Day One Skateshop and Artspace

I spent Friday driving up to Bridgeport, Ct with my friends Kerry and Rob. The 3 1/2 hour ride up was filled with conversations and commentary about skateboarding politics in Philadelphia, girls, and flameboy tattoos on the taint. We arrived at Day One with plenty of time to set up the show and watch the new Flip video enough times to give commentary on our commentary, mostly revolving around Bob Burnquist, but that's for another blog. I got to meet everyone involved in the Day One scene thanks to Jeffery Walsh, owner of the shop and master of cardboard cut-out puppetry. The show went up, and lots of people came out throughout the night. We at pizza and peanut-butter filled pretzels while talking about human trafficking and jazzy scooters. Here are just a few pics from the night that in no way convey how bad Kerry needed to wash his hands.

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