“How to make a skateboard” is painted in loopy cursive across the doorway. Diagrammed steps include: find an old ski (“you can find them sometimes at thrift stores or yard sales”), find an old roller skate, gather some tools, assemble.
“You can decorate your board any way you want but you get extra points if you do your own design instead of just stickers,” says a note beside the final product.
This witty diagram by skate punk forefather Tim Kerr and more skate-infused art is currently on display at the Orchard Skateshop Extension Gallery until November 10. The show that started at the House of Vans in Brooklyn under the moniker Supply & Demand, synthesizes the work of skate art legends Chris Yormick, Rich Jacobs, Russ Pope, Jay Howell and Tim Kerr. Continue reading