illustrator parra rockwell has been producing work at a prolific pace the past couple years with brands slapping his distinct hand-drawn graphics and lettering on everything from sneakers to album covers and t-shirts. the only logical next step (other than a laptop case) is to design a skateboard deck.
a skater himself, parra knows a thing or two about artist-designed skateboards. lucky for us he recently teamed up with enjoi to create a fresh edition of five new decks due out this fall. all depict his slightly askew sense of humor combined with the aesthetics he's known for. keep a look out for these in the coming weeks at both rockwell and enjoi. like most of what he touches, they are bound to go quick so check back often.
this entry posted on 13 august 2008 at 3:07 pm
green concept cars by the royal college of arts
dossier artist-designed totes
tokyo art beat artist t-shirts
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