40 Beautiful Skateboard Designs

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The skateboard has been a favorite medium of artists for decades. Not only does it provide a sturdy surface to paint on, but it offers a great way to have your artwork be seen in the community. Skateboarding culture, which was once looked on as a short-term fad for rebellious teens, has established itself in society.

A wide range of artists have opted to put the canvas aside and go with the unique shape of the skateboard as a way to get their artwork out. In this article, we showcase 40 amazing skateboard designs that blend various design styles. Whether you used to skateboard, currently skateboard or have never stepped on one, these skateboard designs will surely lend inspiration.

Beautiful Skateboard Designs and Resources

BRC1
The Black Rock Collective is a design collective of over 40 artists. By letting each person contribute a different style, they come up with a great variety of designs.

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Drez4
Impressive skateboard designs by the freelance designer and illustrator Drez were brought to life by exporting his vector artwork for creation as plotted vinyl graphics. His other deck designs feature a collection of fantastic illustrations with heavy textures and a variety of graphics.

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Andrew Graves7
Andrew Groves is an illustrator, artist, maker of small things and creator of beasts. His designs are always unique and recognizable, with original illustrated characters and motifs.

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Calavera11
Calavera exhibits a great comic-book style in its designs. They use great illustrations, and a lot of their designs feature a vintage look and style.

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J3 Concepts18
The skateboard designs below exhibit a brilliant, playful style. Each design uses great colors to achieve a fun style.

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DolceQ28
No one said design couldn’t have a little edge to it. These designs show that even edgy designs can be turned into beautiful artwork.

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Electrik Suicide32
Electrik Suicide uses great mixed-media designs to create a unique style. His designs feature images that really let the mind penetrate the depths of the board.

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Mike736
Mike uses a brilliant array of colors to make his designs really pop. His blending of colors gives his artwork a unique style.

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No Pattern40
Artist Chuck Anderson sharply mixes together everyday photographic realism and colorful, fantasy-tinged surrealism, creating a rich and vivid portrait of a world only imagined.

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Go Media44
Go Media is a design group that creates mind-numbing designs. Having a large body of experience designing in different media, they’re able to easily turn the skateboard into an amazing work of art while keeping its purpose and culture at the forefront.

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MWM Graphics48
MWM uses a vivid mix of colors, shapes and patterns to create some truly awesome and unusual boards. With mixtures of colors rarely seen together, his skateboards have an altogether distinct feel.

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Further Resources

You can find more beautiful skateboard designs in these showcases:

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://blackrockcollective.deckpeck.com/
  2. 2 http://blackrockcollective.deckpeck.com/products/Whistle-in-Champagne
  3. 3 http://blackrockcollective.deckpeck.com/products/Bite
  4. 4 http://vector.tutsplus.com/designing/30-cool-vector-illustrated-skateboard-decks/
  5. 5 http://vector.tutsplus.com/designing/30-cool-vector-illustrated-skateboard-decks/
  6. 6 http://vector.tutsplus.com/designing/30-cool-vector-illustrated-skateboard-decks/
  7. 7 http://www.imakethings.co.uk/
  8. 8 http://www.imakethings.co.uk/
  9. 9 http://www.imakethings.co.uk/
  10. 10 http://www.imakethings.co.uk/
  11. 11 http://calavera.deckpeck.com/
  12. 12 http://calavera.deckpeck.com/products/Gorilla-Monsoon
  13. 13 http://calavera.deckpeck.com/products/Revenge-of-the-Calavera
  14. 14 http://calavera.deckpeck.com/products/Las-Momias-de-Guanajuato
  15. 15 http://calavera.deckpeck.com/products/3-Luchadores
  16. 16 http://calavera.deckpeck.com/products/Rudo-vs-Zombies-Part-1
  17. 17 http://calavera.deckpeck.com/products/Rudo-vs-Zombies-Part-2
  18. 18 http://j3concepts.deckpeck.com/
  19. 19 http://j3concepts.deckpeck.com/products/Country-Club-Nouveau
  20. 20 http://j3concepts.deckpeck.com/products/Comfy-Coma
  21. 21 http://j3concepts.deckpeck.com/products/Pseudo-Mechanics
  22. 22 http://j3concepts.deckpeck.com/products/Wonderful-Colour
  23. 23 http://j3concepts.deckpeck.com/products/For-All-the-Dust-in-the-World
  24. 24 http://j3concepts.deckpeck.com/products/And
  25. 25 http://j3concepts.deckpeck.com/products/Apples-n-Oranges
  26. 26 http://j3concepts.deckpeck.com/products/Helping-Hands
  27. 27 http://j3concepts.deckpeck.com/products/Doin-Good,-Thanks
  28. 28 http://dolceq.deckpeck.com/
  29. 29 http://dolceq.deckpeck.com/products/Q3
  30. 30 http://dolceq.deckpeck.com/products/Q4
  31. 31 http://dolceq.deckpeck.com/products/Q1
  32. 32 http://electriksuicide.deckpeck.com/
  33. 33 http://electriksuicide.deckpeck.com/products/Black-Lipse
  34. 34 http://electriksuicide.deckpeck.com/products/Night-Terrors
  35. 35 http://electriksuicide.deckpeck.com/products/Cubed-Evil
  36. 36 http://mike7.deckpeck.com/
  37. 37 http://mike7.deckpeck.com/products/Tri-Bird
  38. 38 http://mike7.deckpeck.com/products/Color-Line
  39. 39 http://mike7.deckpeck.com/products/Diamond-light!
  40. 40 http://nopattern.deckpeck.com/
  41. 41 http://nopattern.deckpeck.com/products/The-Exact-Moment
  42. 42 http://nopattern.deckpeck.com/products/Anarchrysanthemum
  43. 43 http://nopattern.deckpeck.com/products/Places-You-Can%27t-Imagine
  44. 44 http://gomedia.deckpeck.com/
  45. 45 http://gomedia.deckpeck.com/products/Usonia
  46. 46 http://gomedia.deckpeck.com/products/Bold-is-Beautiful
  47. 47 http://gomedia.deckpeck.com/products/Close-Your-Eyes
  48. 48 http://mwmgraphics.deckpeck.com/
  49. 49 http://mwmgraphics.deckpeck.com/products/MWM-20%2F20---Hot
  50. 50 http://mwmgraphics.deckpeck.com/products/MWM-20%2F20---Cold
  51. 51 http://mwmgraphics.deckpeck.com/products/MWM-20%2F20---Spectrum
  52. 52 http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/articles/over-220-stunning-creative-skateboard-graphics
  53. 53 http://vector.tutsplus.com/designing/30-cool-vector-illustrated-skateboard-decks/

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  1. 1

    LULUuwanderlust

    April 14, 2009 7:29 am

    oh my goodness. I want to start skateboarding now!!!

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  2. 52

    Beautiful artwork. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. 103

    i agree with isaac. most of these boards look like they come out of video games or toy ‘r us skateboards. the foundation ones are great. but what about actual graphics like the vision ones back then or nowadays with what real & krooked are doing. or the black label boards done by jason adams. great graphics by actual companies & awesome artists. that’s what this list is missing.

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  4. 154

    Muito foda todos eles, sk8 na veia para sempre!!!!

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  5. 205

    isaac:
    Afraid of change? Your attitude tells me you are working for either GM or Chrysler. Oh wait, I meant WERE working.

    I have looked at a whole lot of board designs the past years and I can’t really see what’s so wrong about those in the list, unless nude women, dices, bling and other half-heartedly clichéd designs drawn from the 80s are what floats your boat.

    Change is great, but most of those would have little to no appeal for most skaters. similar graphics have been used on different products for “kids” toys for a long time. all i’m saying is that if you are going to change something, do it with the quality of the work. not just applying bright colors with perceived hip content on the shape of a skateboard deck.

    aside from the Andrew Graves Foundation decks and have any of the graphics been produced on boards, or are these in production? couldn’t tell that from the article.

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  6. 256

    So kids aren’t allowed to skate anymore?

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  7. 307

    U forgot emil kozak , and me , emil rydberg.

    check my skateboard deck haha

    http://coke.dumfan.net/~flask/images/work/skate.png

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  8. 358

    A lot of these graphics do NOT, I repeat do NOT, represent skateboarding and skateboard graphics as of 2009 and if you think otherwise, you are wrong. Period.

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  9. 409

    MAO:
    Then what DOES represent 2009 in skateboarding?

    Remember that we don’t have enough toilet paper for you so please be considerate when taking your next shit.

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  10. 460

    ‘Feeling the DolceQ designs the most…baadazz ;)
    Thanks for sharing

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  11. 511

    Quakeulf:
    Nice approach. I love you too.

    If you don’t know what represents skateboarding, then you’re probably not a skateboarder and should stay out of discussions like this. Unless you want to look like a kook.

    http://www.wallridecatalog.com/

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    MAO:
    Hey, it worked, after putting an immense amount of goodwill into it and driving my forehead through my desk I must admit defeat. Those boards look 101,1 jillion % different than those posted. Great find!!! Your mother must be real proud of you.

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  13. 613

    Quakeulf:
    Excellent sarcasm. A+

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  14. 664

    Hating this, most of them are vector packs masked in a deck shape, they are not designs thought to be in a skateboard, they´re just cool graphics that could be applied anywhere (paper, posters, web, wallpapers), none of the designs dares to take the deck as an unique piece and work conceptually with that in mind.
    I´m getting pretty bored to see the same applied everyewhere.

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  15. 715

    Great!
    Maybe you like the Borja Bonaque designs.

    http://borjabonaque.com/portfolio/gallery-2/

    ;)
    Miquel.

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  16. 766

    Radical Dude! I like alot of them and makes me wanna go get a skate and ride. Skate or Die, Dude!!! Haters, go complain in a closet where you can listen to your gripes all by yourself, ha!!!

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    Awesome Designs…

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  18. 868

    God dag! Kan jag ladda ner en bild fran din blogg. Av sak med hanvisning till din webbplats!

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  19. 919

    i love you, theyre all sick

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  20. 970

    What about these? I love them!
    http://www.highsnobiety.com/news/2009/01/08/doodah-supermodel-skateboards/

    Although, great collection overall!

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    Wow,Thanks
    Link

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  22. 1072

    I love Andrew Graves’ work. Skateboard art is such an interesting niche of product design.
    I try to combine my love for for vector art and skating, if you’ve got some time check my latest piece on Deckpeck out!

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    As far as popular culture is concerned, skateboarding is a recent phenomenon but one that has taken society by storm. Since its invention, skateboarding has spread throughout the world, and there are skaters in most countries of the world, on every continent (except perhaps Antarctica). You can find more stuff on the history and evolution of skateboarding, skater gear, skateboarding tricks, and the skateboarding community, as well as skateboard shops at http://skateboards.eu/

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  24. 1174

    Great post! Cool sk8board design…

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    Markus Koljonen

    April 23, 2009 1:45 am

    Nice graphic design, I could hang some on my wall, but all these (as most board designs) are super extravagant and noisy. Where are the pure, delicate designs that emphasize the human being using the board? Skateboarding and snowboarding should be about the beauty of body, movement and skill, not about how flashy a board you got.

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  26. 1276

    those are nice but you forgot about one artist. Mark Gonzales.

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  27. 1327

    I’m the only one in this world. Can please someone join me in this life? Or maybe death…

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  28. 1378

    nice boards check out my boards

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  29. 1429

    Hi, I found your site using Laive, does your site support Firefox?

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  30. 1480

    I really thought that was an interesting topic it certainly needs a little more thought , i will get back later with my thoughts.

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    Jason Schwartz

    May 6, 2009 7:17 am

    Great collection! I love the Calavera decks! Deckpeck is pretty awesome. I love how they let everyone create skate decks.

    +
    I tried my hand at skateboards lately as well.
    Check em out!

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  32. 1633

    there are some nice stuff… but not the best collection … i have seen much better stuff… only if you understand skateboarding culture will u be able to design it…

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    Josh desjardins

    June 17, 2009 3:48 am

    I think it is cool i’m not a big skater but i’ll sometimes just go out and skate alittle. I liked the ones that were like techno…ish. All of them were cool though

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    Just found this sweet Barack Obama Deck. Great graphics on all the decks on this site. http://invasionskates.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=26

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  35. 1786

    my favourites are Go Media & No Pattern…
    especially the 2nd one in no pattern & 3rd one in Go media.
    goodwork. :)

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  36. 1837

    The best information i have found exactly here. Keep going Thank you

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  37. 1888

    Very nice application. i can get starting re-designing my website.

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  38. 1939

    these are really good but, they could use EXCILENT!!!! LOL
    I THINK U HAVE DONE A REAL GOOD JOB AND IM SURE YOUR DESIGNS WILL IMPROVE!!
    kind regards marni papalii .p.s. im 11 and can u make me one??

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    this skate site sucks!

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    skater4twentyyears

    November 5, 2009 10:05 am

    Thankfully, this list doesn’t represent the actual skateboarding art world (boards skated on or collected for wall display). Skate graphics have always been more folk art, for lack of a better term, than what is displayed here. By folk, I refer to original art made by skaters for skaters, not pretty imagery pulled from a design tutorial book or from a slick 3d vector opener to a crappy reality tv show – which is what several of the designs here resemble. Some posted here are interesting to look at, sure, but most are soul-less and have nothing to do with actual skateboard culture. The Foundation ones are actual production boards, not my taste, but representative of one faction of the skateboard industry. While skateboarding has “established itself in society”, it is still illegal in most places and it’s aesthetic will remain true to the roots it’s been built upon, skater-created art.

    For an overview of some of the successful skateboard designs from this misunderstood culture’s history, see here: http://www.skateanddestroy.net/

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    Leah of pakky high in VC

    February 10, 2010 6:11 pm

    i love john bacon (L)

    – i love john bacon so much more than any1

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  43. 2245

    does board are cool i want does board plesssssssss

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  44. 2296

    is all deferent but all the best.The blue skates is fantastic.

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  45. 2347

    Hello I am currently out of work in Fresno, California. I have searched all the job boards more times than thousand times and applied to 100s of positions. However, i have not been able to find a single good response to my resumes. If anyone knows about any particular place where i can look for a good job, please reply me with the location details. I will be thankful to you for your early response.

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    Hi I am currently out of work in Cincinnati, Ohio. I have applied to most of the job sites more times than I’d care to recall and sent off hundreds of resumes. However, i have not been able to find a single good response to my applications. If anyone knows about any particular place where i can look for a good job, please reply me with the location details. I will be thankful to you for your early response.

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  47. 2449

    Hi, I’m skateboard designer.
    The beautiful skateboarding decorates the wall of the room for the present age. The street corner lets you overflow with power to be filled with.
    The energy can be crowded and makes a work having you feel something just to appreciate it. I make much of security and support the growth of the board park heartily, and there is a dream of the art museum establishment that can appreciate skateboarding as art.

    Visit@ http://www.zazzle.com/avrelic

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  48. 2500

    Hello I just lost my job in USA. I have searched all the job boards more times than thousand times and applied to 100s of positions. However, i have not been able to find a single good response to my resumes. If anyone knows about particular job site where i can look for a good job, please reply me with the location details. I will be thankful to you for your early response.

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  49. 2551

    pretty nice skatebords

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  50. 2602

    also, me rike art rots and rots. you have take ten dollar for trade yes?

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