Space Suit of the Week

Shan Jiang Astronaut Skateboard

Shan Jiang Astronaut Skateboard

Shan Jiang Astronaut Skateboard

Even though I lack the coordination to actually skateboard, I feel that these skateboard decks were made for me. The splendid illustration on them is by Shan Jiang. There’s a lot going on in his illustration– all on a level of detail that rewards stumbling through the details and closer scrutiny. One particularly foxy detail is the foxes drawn into the space suits. The foxes are orange (not black) and it is this level of imagination that I need to convince myself I’m not going to necessarily break my arm careening down a sidewalk atop such an alluring skateboard.  Bone damage aside, I probably would be too afraid to hurt the skateboard. Whether flying down the sidewalk or flying above the atmosphere, traveling through space is dangerous.

Alex

April 15, 2011 / By

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