Skateboarding has a long history of flaunting copyright law – comparable to the way in which it makes little distinction between public and private space – this can be seen right from the early days. In the graphics of companies such as Titus and Blind, right up to the modern day with the Bronze Windows 95 pastiche and the more critically engaged Eat Shit and Die Anti Hero board series that you will see later in the post.
Here we have a selection of some of our favorite skateboard graphics that stick two fingers up to copyright law.
If this is your kind of thing then we recommend you pay a visit to the Memory Screen blog, a digital treasure trove of skateboard graphics and ads from yesteryear.
1.Titus – Christian Seewaldt
It makes sense to start with one of the first pop-culture referencing graphics. This Christian Seewaldt pro board from 1987 set the tone for graphic trends in the 90s.