on the street: the skateboard



What a great accessory.

I am often baffled by the bizarre figures that are to be found on the undersides of skateboards…but can see how it looks vaguely cool, especially when it seems personalized or done by hand. Why waste an opportunity for decoration/expression?

[Although what this might be expressing I cannot begin to guess. And one might waste such an opportunity in favor of simplicity or structural purity…but still.]

It’s certainly colorful and distracting, which is the aspect I like.