Skateboard Illustrations 2

In this 2nd edition of  skateboard illustrations post, I'm focusing on busy illustrations. What sets these apart is there is a lot going on and a lot to look at in these illustrations, they fill up the whole frame which also gives them a pattern-like unique style.

The top three are by Phil Hackett / Hackett Illustration. I think the fourth one is by him too. I can't find a source or proper credits for that 4th one but it sort of looks similar to Hackett's style. If you happen to know anything about the creator of that 'skaters in the sink' illustration please let me know.

The top illustration is done in an M. C. Escher style (specifically referencing his "Relativity Lattice") and PH did a great job of mixing up dimensions and directions and creating a very entertaining artwork to look at.

The busiest two illustrations, #2 and #3 are done in the "where's Waldo" style but instead you get to look for Natas and the Gonz in one, and Lance and Neil in the other. They have a lot of detail and you should really check out the full-size versions to appreciate all the details, and also to find Natas, Gonz, Neil, and Lance.

The bottom illustration titled "Jurassic Skate Park" is by Dan Woodger.

Always use old-school skater lingo

Trust Thumper, the super-cool ski instructor from South Park. He clearly knows what he's talking about, otherwise he wouldn't have made it big as a meme. :)

If you use old school skater lingo, you're gonna have a rad time!

Just enjoy the ride!

Never mind the circus-show tricks, screw the dare-devil stunts, and the right clothes... Just enjoy the ride.

Great skate spots - Indoor bowls

There some bucket-list worthy indoor bowls out there. Just looking at these pictures trigger daydreams of long imaginary sessions. Hopefully you can get to ride some irl... Here they are in no particular order: (FYI, many of these are in great looking parks that have a lot more than these bowls. Also, the list focuses on shallower bowls. There are many great looking deeper bowls out there too but we find that these bowls are more accessible and fun for most skaters.)

1. Transgression Park Bowl in Edinburgh, Scotland

Visit their website for all info, address, prices, etc...

2. Woodward Beijing, China

Visit their website for all info, address, prices, etc...

3. Quaker Street Bowl by Benedict Radcliffe
Currently in Just Ramps Skatepark in Wolverhampton, England

4. Commonwealth Skatepark in Portland, OR, USA

All concrete indoor park. Website for all info.

5. Prevail Skatehouse in Dorset, England

Large park. Check their website for all info.

6. Revolution Skatepark - Climbing Centre in Kent, England

Skateboarding illustrations

With videos, editing, cinematography, music, board graphics, etc...skateboarding culture has a big space reserved for art. And art of the best kind, that is not (as) corrupted by commerce and pretentious bs.

Here are some illustrations that pay homage to skateboarding:

^ Tintin would totally be a skater imo.
Illustration by Elga Rizkhiyana (source)

^ Way to capture the kick-flip!
Awesome llustration by Scott Martin, aka Burnt Toast Creative (source)

^ Skater storm trooper. May not be able to shoot anything but hits the park all the time.
Illustration by Jonathan Bergeron (source for both illustrations)

^ I always thought of Bones Ripper as a jolly dude. Maybe Yoda
would have been a better substitute :)
Also by Jonathan Bergeron

^ Good ride to you, too, gentle sir!
By Christopher Jacques (source)

Everyday is leg day

Make everyday a leg day, and make sure you exercise with your buddies for best results. :)

Image source: Created by Sk8 All using image from Bureo's instagram feed

Codebase: Stylish video from Öctagon & Vans

The black and white video is quite stylish with great camera work and futuristic looking spots. It may be equally interesting to skaters and architects alike. It's always good to see some cool looking spots.

Here's an awesome preview for the feel of the video - an uber stylish melon grab

Here's the video. BEWARE: the skating starts about 1:44 into the video.


Deep in the highest security labs of the Öctagon system headquarters, scientists from the Vans unit have been busy with a new confidential program known as “Codebase”. They are the gatekeepers of the system built to keep individuals under control. Their role is crucial to maintain order by making human beings comply with the data they receive.

Codebase is conducted by the corporation in an attempt to create a new version of plugs aiming at improving surveillance within the system. Technological progress made in this post-modernist era now enable these plugs to be mounted straight onto individual’s feet in order to precisely track their movements.


SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION : Antoine Boucherikha

MASTERING : Pyramide Studio