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, April 1, 2010

Skateboarding is a $130 crime


Eric Hunt in Asheville, North Carolina was interviewed by the Mountain X newspaper about the police department's crack down on skateboarders in the city. It's a very good article which gives voice to a lot of the concerns of skaters, and the public's perception of what skateboarding is.
Take some time to read it for yourself, and thanks Eric for giving you an intelligent face.
http://www.mountainx.com/news/2010/its_a_grind_police
_crackdown_sparks_calls_for_retooled_skateboard_ordinance

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