Best. Board. Graphics. Ever!

Posted December 7, 2006 by éS

  1. Powell-Peralta Ray "Bones" Rodriguez by V. Courtlandt Johnson (1978)
  2. Dogtown Jim Muir Tri-Plane by Wes Humpston (1979)
  3. Santa Cruz Duane Peters by Jim Phillips (1981)
  4. G&S Neil Blender Faces by Neil Blender (1988)
  5. Anti-Hero Team by Chris Johanson (1997)

Notes: The Ray Bones skull and sword graphics from 1978 pretty much set the tone for a lot of board graphics in the '80s. Many of the early Dogtown graphics from the late-'70s were a huge influence on everyone, as well, and this Jim Muir design was especially cool on the top of the board only, under clear grip tape. The originial Duane Peters graphics from 1980-81 were the simplest ever, and an idelible icon of the original punk era that really captured the essence of the Master of Disaster. Neil Blender drew a few popular board graphics throughout the '80s and '90s. Faces, from 1988, was totally M.C. Escher-influenced, but one of Neil's best anyway. Last but not least, I love Chris Johanson's art, which often depicts the harshness of street life--the very cradle of skateboarding. What are your favorite board graphics?


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There's 12 responses to "Best. Board. Graphics. Ever!"

  1. well i can't be that detailed:
    Enjoi Mullen Bitchin Camaro
    Toy Machine Poo Poo Head
    Black Label Jason Adam Nosebleed
    Girl Koston Sign
    Supernaut Pagoda

    sk8s_in_montucky Posted: 8 years ago
  2. All of the O.G. Girl graphics
    Every Chocolate chunk graphic
    All of the standard Baker logo graphics

    Wes H. Posted: 8 years ago
  3. tom penny has had some cool graphics

    Justin. P Posted: 8 years ago
  4. i think that some of the ATM graphics are pretty sweet, but i would have to agree that the G&S Neil Blender Faces by Neil Blender (1988) is one of the best.

    albino_turtle Posted: 8 years ago
  5. flip, tom's friends with cheech and chong. pjs first board on flip with the plaid flower. and RAW.

    hacksaw Posted: 8 years ago
  6. i like anthony van engelen's alien workshop shaman series board

    Sethy B Posted: 8 years ago
  7. Habitat decks.

    And Baker logo.

    mark444 Posted: 8 years ago
  8. Im a zero graphic fan

    Blood...gore...obscene. Just all out raw

    TwoStepTerror Posted: 8 years ago
  9. anti heros Shouldn't your board be a gerwer board? with a little deformed infant frank gerwer

    hacksaw Posted: 8 years ago
  10. froston flakes haha and tom penny trippy ones and mostly the zoo york one with just the letters

    727 skateboarder Posted: 8 years ago
  11. stickers on board :D:D:D:D

    RodrigoCZE Posted: 8 years ago
  12. yea i agree with^ RodrigoCZE i like stickers on my board.

    PRSkater4 Posted: 8 years ago

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