Old School Skateboards
A dedication to the coolest era of skateboarding. When boards were works of art and expressions of individuality...
1988 Blockhead Skateboards Model: Mark Partain Pro Model Specs: ?"x?", 7-ply maple, various stain colors, wood by Madrid. Printing: Blockhead screen shop Roseville. NOTES: Mark's second graphic, and definitely more of a Jim Phillips influence here; I was getting more into the straight-forward cartoon style. More subtle graffiti lettering. This felt like a really solid graphic. Lots of color switching experiments going on in the freestyle Blockhead screenshop.
1990 Blockhead Skateboards Model: Omar Hassan Pro Model Specs: wood by Taylor Dykema. Printing: Blockhead screen shop Oceanside. NOTES: Omar's first pro model graphic. The influences here are probably as follows: the main character - Hanna Barbera and Warner Bros cartoon style with a bit of graffiti (and Steppenwolf song "Magic Carpet Ride"), the square box shape - Lucero (Omar's Huntington Beach connection), and the "OMAR" lettering - Israel Vibration "Strength Of My Life" LP cover.
1987 Blockhead Skateboards Model: Simple Simon (Ron Cameron 1) Specs: ?"x10", 7-ply maple, various stain colors, wood by Madrid. Printing: Blockhead screen shop Roseville. NOTES: The first production board with my name on it. The flaming swirl part was definitely inspired by Jimi Hendrix, and one particular Donovan record cover "Like It Is, Was, And Evermore Shall Be"...(continues on next pic)