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Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« on: November 09, 2022, 10:58:26 PM »


Couldíve been way cooler if they expanded Hardies into a board brand instead of making something new, especially with this name and logo

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2022, 11:18:55 PM »
Graphic design bliss that logo, up there with Wayward.

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2022, 11:24:30 PM »
i can see this brand being up there with some of the all time greats like numbers & 3D. in all seriousness though i back tyshawn a lot & wish the best for him & his new project. hopefully the graphics are a lot better than the logo.

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2022, 11:24:56 PM »
walmart ass company name tho

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2022, 11:25:42 PM »
Looks like a vape company

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2022, 11:26:45 PM »
hop king is bad, ripping off hop king is insane. i expected better.


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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2022, 11:30:52 PM »
As usual I'm not sure who's trolling and who's ignorant, so I'll just leave this article here for people who don't get why a black man would name his company King.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2018/05/11/why-i-call-my-male-friends-king/

It's not my place to judge the name choice, but there's definitely a whole lot more thought and meaning behind it than some people might think.
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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2022, 11:37:35 PM »
As usual I'm not sure who's trolling and who's ignorant, so I'll just leave this article here for people who don't get why a black man would name his company King.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2018/05/11/why-i-call-my-male-friends-king/

It's not my place to judge the name choice, but there's definitely a whole lot more thought and meaning behind it than some people might think.

article is paywalled, wanna post it for those of us unlearned?

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2022, 11:38:14 PM »
As usual I'm not sure who's trolling and who's ignorant, so I'll just leave this article here for people who don't get why a black man would name his company King.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2018/05/11/why-i-call-my-male-friends-king/

It's not my place to judge the name choice, but there's definitely a whole lot more thought and meaning behind it than some people might think.

Do you think itís that deep?   His underwear company is called brick and Hardies (with its fisting sex toy logo) is named after a game where he and friends would hit each other.  Basquiatís crowns this is not.   

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2022, 11:43:03 PM »
^I'd bet 0% of people were wondering why a black person would call their company king.


Couldíve been way cooler if they expanded Hardies into a board brand instead of making something new, especially with this name and logo

I think it's usually gone bad when companies have done that eg habitat and element shoes. Shorty's would be the example where it improved the company but they did have to drop basically the whole team. Hardies has a decent team don't know how many would leave their board sponsors. Guess we'll see in time

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2022, 12:01:14 AM »
So, this is like a hood monarch?
« Last Edit: November 10, 2022, 12:23:36 AM by Prostate Exam »

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2022, 12:01:38 AM »
Sorry, there's only room for one crown and it has already been taken.



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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2022, 12:14:36 AM »


article is paywalled, wanna post it for those of us unlearned?

There's a neat little way around most paywalls: Just open archive.is and copy the URL of the article you wanna read into the search bar. You can then open and read an archived version of the article. Comes in really handy!

The gist is that king is used as a term of encouragement and endearment in the black community. It's meant to be uplifting and reassuring. Since Tyshawn faces a lot of criticism based on racial undertones, I think it's important to point this out before people start calling him boastful and jocky again. (I realize many people will do that anyway, of course, but maybe there's a least some who think about it before judging him.)



Do you think itís that deep?   His underwear company is called brick and Hardies (with its fisting sex toy logo) is named after a game where he and friends would hit each other.  Basquiatís crowns this is not.   

I wouldn't say this is deep at all. On the contrary, it's quite on the nose. But just like kids don't get the most blatant sex jokes in movies, even such an obvious meaning tends to go right over the heads of people who rarely interact with and/or show little interest in black communities.

What do you think is the meaning? "Look at me, I'm the king!"? Possible, of course. But I just don't think Tyshawn is that kind of dude.

^I'd bet 0% of people were wondering why a black person would call their company king. 

There's literally already a post in here that's says it's a ripoff of Hop King. As I said, I can't tell if it's trolling or ignorance, but judging by a lot of posts in other threads about Tyshawn and other black skaters, there's a LOT of ignorance going on on Slap.
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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2022, 12:22:43 AM »
shout out kings

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2022, 12:23:22 AM »
instagram account is only following tyshawn, nak & zach saraceno. zach also just reposted the handle/logo to his story. looks like the common speculation was accurate.

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2022, 12:41:45 AM »
looks like one of those skate 3 team logos you gotta pick in game

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2022, 12:48:41 AM »
looks like one of those skate 3 team logos you gotta pick in game
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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2022, 01:13:43 AM »

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2022, 01:16:56 AM »
Logo is very ass

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2022, 01:19:24 AM »
uncreative name. uncreative logo. to me IC is even better. at least it had personality.
it doesnt jump into your eye. if the boards look like this with the corwn the middle im never ever going to buy one.
rather ride blank boards.
hardies logo is sick though.


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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2022, 01:19:45 AM »
I'm Tyshawn's fan but holy shit, that logo is beyond horrendous... what in the "design is my passion" is that?! I'm at a loss of words honestly. And the name... Jesus Christ.
Honestly this makes Nyjah's Disorder look good in comparison (let that sink in).

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2022, 01:22:17 AM »
Sorry, there's only room for one crown and it has already been taken.



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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2022, 01:23:00 AM »


this logo looks like they went to snoop doggs instagram and DM'd the first person who commented "im a young aspiring graphic designer hit me up if you need an album cover or profile pic."

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2022, 01:24:37 AM »
choose a profile picture out of these 9 (alien head, baseball, poodle) for your xbox account ass logo
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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2022, 01:29:13 AM »
I may be echoing what others have said but the idea and meaning behind it: empowering and cool! Execution of the logo and connotation of the name: leaves a lot to be desired.

This feels like a local C or B tier brand. Tyshawn out here doing numbers with his dope restaurant, his pro model shoes, and everything else he's got his hands dipped into. But this? Idk, i want it to do well, but the first impressions are gonna be mixed.
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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2022, 01:52:26 AM »
Which legacy company will King replace on the wall at your local shop?


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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2022, 01:57:46 AM »
yah, honestly canít see this brand lasting on star power alone. what shops are gonna be buying these decks? i canít see my locals carrying them. iíve seen maybe one violet board, and i feel like theyíve actually got a solid identity with cool enough graphics (not for me) for people to buy. but apples to oranges i guess

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Re: Tyshawn and Nakelís board brand is called King skateboards
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2022, 02:07:43 AM »
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