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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2018, 06:48:13 AM »
The scratch ticket shit, Real did it, DGK did it, I'm sure there are others
Birdhouse did it waaaaay before anyone else if I remember correctly.
World industries did that too, have no clue about who did it first tho.
Pat Duffy Plan B was the first. They took dead stock boards and had the scratchy print over them to get rid of the boards but also had some "winning" boards printed. The non winning boards were other team riders graphics from prior releases. I can't remember what you won but it was a great way to get rid of boards with older graphics.
Pretty sure Baker had a scratch ticket Ellington.

I actually like the concept and don't think it's played out at all. If anything I want more companies to do it. I want a chance to win stuff just for buying something I was already going to buy.

Deathwish did it with Ellington, LK, and Dickson

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honestly though, world industries probably had the freshest approach to the scratch-off ticket motif. this 1999 article from the la times is pure gold - http://articles.latimes.com/1999/jun/12/business/fi-45592. ("I think World Industries should be banished," he said. "It's one of those companies that make people think skateboarders are evil.")
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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2018, 07:12:52 AM »
Creature did some scratcher decks too

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2018, 09:18:04 AM »
The scratch ticket shit, Real did it, DGK did it, I'm sure there are others
Birdhouse did it waaaaay before anyone else if I remember correctly.
World industries did that too, have no clue about who did it first tho.
Pat Duffy Plan B was the first. They took dead stock boards and had the scratchy print over them to get rid of the boards but also had some "winning" boards printed. The non winning boards were other team riders graphics from prior releases. I can't remember what you won but it was a great way to get rid of boards with older graphics.
Pretty sure Baker had a scratch ticket Ellington.

I actually like the concept and don't think it's played out at all. If anything I want more companies to do it. I want a chance to win stuff just for buying something I was already going to buy.
Found the ad. It's from '92.


Duffy supposedly rigged the contest so his friend won. Little side note...

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2018, 09:23:33 AM »
Haha really?  How did he do that?

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2018, 09:25:55 AM »
"It's 1990 boys, let's get rid of the skeletons."

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2018, 11:13:58 AM »
i can only disagree with most of the people here. sure the scratch card decks are awufl, but cartoons that werent made by kayo on some ghetto mickey mouse shit are and were always cool to me. i remeber old birdhouse blind and shortys boards that had really great ones. i also like some artsy quasi type boards some of yall seem to dislike.
to me its the details that make great ideas complete bullshit. to me the most ugly skate graphics right now are from plan b, real and dgk. i also dont get the hype about 917 there boards look so ugly. to me chocolate boards were always pretty boring, i think most of their boards get sold as a collection for a 30 year old guy that is a little to hip and hangs them next to their coffle table. otherwise i couldnt explain how you want a drawing of a 1976 motorcycle under a light green background.

to me nothing is played out when its made good, if its just a cheap way of coppying fa boards its just bad.

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2018, 11:35:15 AM »
I used to always like Acme graphics back in the days when they did a lot of comic book drawings. Even Zoo was dope when they were the only Hop-Hop referenced brand.

Western Edition remains to be the best to me. Small run, consistant look, and very fitting for an SF brand representing that Jazz heritage.
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« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2018, 11:37:22 AM »
Haha really?  How did he do that?

Gave him the board with the Hensley graphic.

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« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2018, 12:05:15 PM »
Ive never understood the fascination with Evan Hecox.  Especially the portraits... they look pretty uninspired and amateurish to me.

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« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2018, 12:15:54 PM »
Ive never understood the fascination with Evan Hecox.  Especially the portraits... they look pretty uninspired and amateurish to me.

Yonnie and Jerry's portrait boards look great. The trunk boyz ones seemed off. 







His font is what makes him more so to me than his graphics. Also I think what helps is the riders that he made the graphics for. If he did graphics for another company, it just wouldn't be the same.

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2018, 12:25:09 PM »
Powell Peralta skulls.  They are fine for the reissues from the 80s, but come on....   the new shit is horrible.


https://powell-peralta.com/skateboard-decks/pro-series




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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2018, 12:31:07 PM »
Ive never understood the fascination with Evan Hecox.  Especially the portraits... they look pretty uninspired and amateurish to me.


yesss me neither. i always thought id get it one day like i used to hate on some sorts of vegteables and some typs of music and as i was growing up my taste expanded. but no, now that im older i still think chocolate boards are boring as hell and dont look that good as grown ups that own coffe tables want them to. i mean there are some lowkey toned down boards where nothing really catches your eye from other board brands that i like but somehow i really dislike his work.

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2018, 12:35:03 PM »
Powell Peralta skulls.  They are fine for the reissues from the 80s, but come on....   the new shit is horrible.


https://powell-peralta.com/skateboard-decks/pro-series





wow those really look awful. badly drawn cartoony not bad ass or hardcore looking skulls mixed with some really bad matching colors and asian culture. 1/10

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2018, 12:38:38 PM »
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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2018, 12:40:25 PM »
I always thought Id like Hecox graphics too and just like you, its never clicked.

Those Powell graphics are all over Nigel Alexanders YouTube videos.  Id have no problem riding those if I got them for free, but theres no way Id spend money on them.

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #45 on: July 10, 2018, 12:51:57 PM »
id skate complete blank boards if id get them for free. those just look sooooooooo ugly. give me microsoft paint and 5 min and my deck design would look better.

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« Reply #46 on: July 10, 2018, 01:22:40 PM »
I know someone mentioned biting corporate graphics, but I'll point out cereal brands, in particular. I remember Shorty's doing it more than once, and a quick google search shows DGK, Primitive, and Baker have done the same.

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #47 on: July 10, 2018, 01:41:37 PM »
The scratch ticket shit, Real did it, DGK did it, I'm sure there are others
Birdhouse did it waaaaay before anyone else if I remember correctly.
World industries did that too, have no clue about who did it first tho.
Pat Duffy Plan B was the first. They took dead stock boards and had the scratchy print over them to get rid of the boards but also had some "winning" boards printed. The non winning boards were other team riders graphics from prior releases. I can't remember what you won but it was a great way to get rid of boards with older graphics.
Pretty sure Baker had a scratch ticket Ellington.

I actually like the concept and don't think it's played out at all. If anything I want more companies to do it. I want a chance to win stuff just for buying something I was already going to buy.

Deathwish did it with Ellington, LK, and Dickson

deathwish:



dgk:



real:



(edit) creature:



(edit) heroin:



glenn:



honestly though, world industries probably had the freshest approach to the scratch-off ticket motif. this 1999 article from the la times is pure gold - http://articles.latimes.com/1999/jun/12/business/fi-45592. ("I think World Industries should be banished," he said. "It's one of those companies that make people think skateboarders are evil.")

Someone is selling the winning Baker Ellington Scratch Fever deck on eBay
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Baker-Erik-Ellington-Scratch-fever-Winning-Skateboard-Deck-Vintage-Deathwish-/173352541837

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #48 on: July 10, 2018, 01:42:42 PM »
Haha really?  How did he do that?

Gave him the board with the Hensley graphic.

It's a conspiracy!!
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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2018, 01:45:12 PM »
id suck a dick for heroin to put out another set of those lucky cat/shimizu series boards

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2018, 02:35:29 PM »
id skate complete blank boards if id get them for free. those just look sooooooooo ugly. give me microsoft paint and 5 min and my deck design would look better.
You just described Frogs design approach.



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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2018, 03:40:35 PM »
id suck a dick for heroin to put out another set of those lucky cat/shimizu series boards
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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2018, 03:48:40 PM »
id skate complete blank boards if id get them for free. those just look sooooooooo ugly. give me microsoft paint and 5 min and my deck design would look better.
You just described Frogs design approach.

but it works its fun.
those powell boards was probably drawn by a guy who calls himself an artist but has a horrible taste, wasted about 100 hours on those boards and charged some good money for it.
would still buy a frog board over this

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #53 on: July 10, 2018, 04:28:42 PM »
Ive never understood the fascination with Evan Hecox.  Especially the portraits... they look pretty uninspired and amateurish to me.


yesss me neither. i always thought id get it one day like i used to hate on some sorts of vegteables and some typs of music and as i was growing up my taste expanded. but no, now that im older i still think chocolate boards are boring as hell and dont look that good as grown ups that own coffe tables want them to. i mean there are some lowkey toned down boards where nothing really catches your eye from other board brands that i like but somehow i really dislike his work.

I love Evan Hecox's art; then again I'm 30 and love coffee, not coffee tables though and I don't think I'm hip at all. Part of Chocolate's imagery used to go over my head when I was a kid because it was too clean and refined for me to identify with - I was skating grimey parking lots every day - but over the years it grew on me, especially after I started appreciating fine arts more and also got to check out some of his books and pieces that were never intended to be skate related, which I find to be deeper and looks a bit different (e.g. a lot more landscapes). It is worth mentioning that as much as I like what he does, though, I don't like the skaters' portraits posted above either, those feel rushed in the way that it's too obvious that they are a commercial production as opposed to artwork that would be more genuine like what he does on the side.

On a side note, I liked Randozzi's exchange with Traffic's graphic artist Mike Stein recently on Theories, regarding portraits on decks:

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"There are no written rules for skateboarding except for the ones we make up. Like with Rick and Bobby, they have their vision of what is acceptable to them. I have always heard from a few sources that there are three or four things that are not supposed be in board graphics. Taboos, if you will.

One no skater's doing tricks in a graphic.


True.

 
Two portraits.

With a few exceptions I totally agree. That said I love the OG Chocolate portraits.

 

Three boards on boards.

Dude, you're nailing it. I agree with all of them."

http://www.theoriesofatlantis.com/features/2018/5/29/artists-of-theory-mike-stein

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2018, 04:38:17 AM »
There are definitely more played out motifs than this. Board graphics overall have been on the same shit for years. I'm sick of cartoons in general on boards. But even the new small companies have been generic. If it's not a cartoon, it's a random portrait or an off-center picture of flowers/sculpture.

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2018, 05:25:03 AM »
The official collaboration boards that have become more common lately.
The Primitive/Rick and Morty boards are the worst of the bunch.

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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2018, 06:22:55 AM »
I know someone mentioned biting corporate graphics, but I'll point out cereal brands, in particular. I remember Shorty's doing it more than once, and a quick google search shows DGK, Primitive, and Baker have done the same.

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« Reply #57 on: July 11, 2018, 06:31:03 AM »

On a side note, I liked Randozzi's exchange with Traffic's graphic artist Mike Stein recently on Theories, regarding portraits on decks:

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"There are no written rules for skateboarding except for the ones we make up. Like with Rick and Bobby, they have their vision of what is acceptable to them. I have always heard from a few sources that there are three or four things that are not supposed be in board graphics. Taboos, if you will.

One no skater's doing tricks in a graphic.


True.

 
Two portraits.

With a few exceptions I totally agree. That said I love the OG Chocolate portraits.

 

Three boards on boards.

Dude, you're nailing it. I agree with all of them."

http://www.theoriesofatlantis.com/features/2018/5/29/artists-of-theory-mike-stein

that's pretty funny. first thing that came to mind was the chief, habitual line stepper that he is. and wouldn't rule one also always be breaking rule three? or is rule three like just a board by itself? like when girl did the crailtap magic board deck?


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Re: Played-Out Graphics Motifs?
« Reply #58 on: July 11, 2018, 06:47:20 AM »
I know someone mentioned biting corporate graphics, but I'll point out cereal brands, in particular. I remember Shorty's doing it more than once, and a quick google search shows DGK, Primitive, and Baker have done the same.


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« Reply #59 on: July 11, 2018, 07:18:39 AM »
I know someone mentioned biting corporate graphics, but I'll point out cereal brands, in particular. I remember Shorty's doing it more than once, and a quick google search shows DGK, Primitive, and Baker have done the same.

I posted this in the trend watch, but DGK, Powell, Primitive, creature, & SC all have japanese motifs or Hiragana currently
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0342/5665/products/PS18W0052PJ-RODRIGUEZ-SAMURAI_800x.jpg

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1743/8407/products/HDG1007_AO_DGK_GETMONEY_TEAM_81_6decff44-99e6-4817-8b7b-5134db51b1ef.jpg

http://socalskateshop.com/images/products/thumb_90022_Santa-Cruz-TokyoLights-Everslick-Deck-B.jpg
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1855/9149/products/blind_10011567_wht_intl_rhm_grande.jpg
https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/CR_SketchyDemon_Gravette_Green_Bottom_149x448.jpg

Althought the SC graphic, I've seen before years ago & the Blind deck, must have been for Yuto because he rode it a lot

On a smaller scale, there are 3 companies in my area that do anime-based graphics and I have no idea how the economy will be able to support them all.