Can you start at the beginning and tell us the origins of Carve Wicked?
The Carve was born a few years ago (although it has always existed). Me and the fellas were writing inspirational quotes, that you should live by and are not at all cheesy in any way, on each others boards. Things like ‘Fuck the man’, ‘Fuck fights do weed’… I wrote ‘Carve Wicked’ on Jake’s (Collins) board. That’s when a giant finger came through the roof of the skate shop and touched us all in the mind.
We then started gassing on that Bailey was the Euro Team manager and Chav Dan was on the international team etc etc. I made a few pictures using Microsoft Paint that featured an incorrect description of whatever trick one of the fellas was doing, and the internet said like a few times.
Through chatting loads of shit, between us we came up with some more great life-coaching quotes that help you through day to day life. Did some more MS Paint action based on the passages from the book of the Carve. Then took them to the next level when I took them up Bailey’s crib, he vectorised them, and they were ready to go on shirts. We got one on Danny way at his ‘Waiting for Carving’ premiere, or whatever it was. And that’s when shit kicked off… All the money and bitches in the world!
Everyone said we were daft to build a DIY spot on a swamp, but we built it all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp.