Over the years, I’ve acquired a number of beat up old skate decks from various projects and shows. They have such a great character to them and the form of a skateboard is naturally interesting and just plain cool.
I thought contrasting that beat up contemporary form with the elegant beauties of the early 20th century Ziegfeld Girls could make for some interesting deck designs. I wanted to capture their grace and theatrical nature with some fine linework and gold leaf, but also make the images bold and graphic.
This is Ziegfeld Girl Skatedeck 1 of 3.