GUYTON/WALKER FOR MEKANISM SKATEBOARDSNov. 18, 2011
French skateboard company Mekanism is launching its latest series of artist-designed decks, this time around with the team of Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker. The brand has a history of collaborating with artists, and has worked in the past with Olafur Eliasson, Anselm Reyle, Josh Smith and Katharina Grosse, among others.
For the latest limited-edition line of 33 skateboards, Guyton\Walker ran the wooden decks through an inkjet printer -- Mekanism customized a slightly flatter, less concave model for the project -- to apply an abstract striped design on the bottom. Then they applied to the top a clear griptape, printed to look like a more scratched-up version of the usual black granular tape.
Guyton\Walker decks are available now and one can be yours for €3,200.