Chocolate Skateboards began in 1994 as the sister to the Girl Skateboard Company in Torrance, California. Chocolate is not only known for it’s stellar skateboarding team, but for it’s graphic design and Illustration, which is renowned and highly admired, both in and out of the skateboarding community. Much of that is due to the work of artist, Evan Hecox of Denver, Colorado.
We celebrate the first twenty years of Chocolate with this special exhibition featuring the work of Evan Hecox; archival photos, original sketches, board graphics and other special pieces from the past 20 years.
“At the very heart of Chocolate, the most defining piece to its inception was Chico. This big circle of friends left their sponsors to start Girl and there was no room for Chico in the van. Literally. The original guys on Girl were all packed in a van, leaving on a sort of “secret” tour and they could not fit Chico in. He was in the parking lot with his bag when they drove away. In April of 1994, eight months after the launch of Girl, we went back for Chico, and some other great and talented friends and they became part of this amazing adventure. We celebrate the first twenty years of Chocolate with this special exhibition featuring the visual history from this amazing trip.” – Megan Baltimore
Following tomorrow’s launch, the #20YearsOfChocolate exhibition will be on display and open to the public at House of Vans London from Friday November 7th until November 13th. Entry is free. No need to book.