Skate Decks as Wall Art

Skate Decks as Wall Art

Gregory Han
May 29, 2007

The last vestiges of my history as a skater faded away a few years ago as an occasional member of the Bad Skaters Club. But till this day, I've got a soft spot for both the sport and the hardware, especially skateboard decks. One could say that the first art I ever owned and exhibited were some spare skate decks I mounted across my childhood bedroom wall.

Even if you've never laid foot on a skateboard, I think plenty of folks would be enamored by the graphic sophistication of skateboard companies like Habitat, Organika, and Chocolate, and realize the possibilities of using decks as wall or floor art. At about $50 a deck, it's just as affordable as purchasing an art print, with a dimensional presence that can span across an interior wall when displayed in multiples . There are plenty of options to peruse. But if you don't see something you like, you could always just paint your own blank deck.

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