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Creepy Skull Sculptures Rise from Dead Skateboards

Posted By Moe Beitiks On October 30, 2010 @ 9:00 am In Art,Recycled Materials,Urban design | 1 Comment

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More frightening than those bruises or arthritis, your old skateboards have come back to haunt you. Carved by designer Beto Janz, [1] these creepy heads mysteriously started to appear around the town of Curitiba in Brazil – no doubt hunting down the jumps and flips that killed them. Read on for the story behind these spooky designs if you dare…

guerilla art, Recycled Materials, skateboards, Ultra SKate Store, urban art, beto janz

The busted corners and feathered wood of each skate deck lend themselves incredibly well to the dead-face look expressed by each piece. Eerily antagonistic, the eyes appear to almost condemn onlookers for failing to hop that one railing, or, for some, not ever having skateboarded at all.

Each on Janz’s skulls have been marked with a sticker, leading the whoever may have discovered the unlikely icon to the Ultra Skate Store – a shop, as it turns out, Janz was promoting. Maybe the truly scary thing is how ubiquitous modern advertising has become…

via design you trust [2]


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[1] Beto Janz,: http://www.betojanz.com/

[2] design you trust: http://designyoutrust.com/2010/10/27/broken-decks-skulls/

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