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If you’re a huge fan of art, you would probably be found roaming the halls of museums and galleries not only locally, but in cities you travel to as well. You look for inspiration in a lot of things you encounter out in the world, and find solace in the wonderful mix of colors and lines to create the most breathtaking images possible. You believe in the way these creations inspire, and use them to bring more color to the way you live your life.

However, this does not even begin to explain how much art there is out in the world, because sometimes, real art cannot be found in frames on walls and within quiet halls. Sometimes, real art is found out in the streets, where the pace is fast and the noise is deafening. Sometimes, real art can be found right under those skateboard decks that your teenaged neighbor owns.

A Different Form of Art

Yes, skateboard decks have become a popular medium for more extreme artists to place their work on. And to a lot of people’s surprise, these decks do not necessarily carry angst-ridden teen art all the time. The art found on skateboard decks have actually evolved through time, with the designs becoming more mature and meaningful.

There’s a lot of color, but not all the time. Some decks use elaborate design elements that could actually fit right into a sophisticated art gallery. Some stay within the confines of trendy pop culture, but with a more refined approach used. Some may still carry some content that other people may find offensive, but hey, art actually is an honest expression of one’s beliefs, right? So that’s exactly what this medium does for this rare breed of artists.

As you look at these designs, you will also notice a very keen attention to detail, with a lot of the images created opening up your imagination as to just how much sweat was poured out to bring the concepts to life. And yet, some also prefer a minimalist approach, with clean lines and neutral colors that intend to soothe. No matter how widely different each design could be from the others, the high degree of seriousness by which every skateboard deck artist applies to their work is evident every step of the way.

Amazingly Creative Skateboard Deck Designs

Brace yourself for some of the most surprising displays of sheer artistic talent. Here are some of the most creative skateboard deck designs you will ever see:

“Girl with glasses” skateboard decks made by Rami Niemi for Seven Inch Skateboards

“Girl with glasses” skateboard decks made by Rami Niemi for Seven Inch Skateboards

Dog Skull skateboard deck by Chad Woodward from Red Central

Dog Skull skateboard deck by Chad Woodward from Red Central

“Joe Goemann Wasted” skateboard deck by Ben Horton for Slave

“Joe Goemann Wasted” skateboard deck by Ben Horton for Slave

“Go run soul” skateboard deck by Ames Collective

“Go run soul” skateboard deck by Ames Collective

Chocolate Evan Hecox graphics

Chocolate Evan Hecox graphics

Paiting skateboard deck by Yutta Valter

Paiting skateboard deck by Yutta Valter

Ashby’s No. 7 skateboard deck by Matthew Paris

Ashby’s No. 7 skateboard deck by Matthew Paris

“Quote” skateboard deck by Timminess

“Quote” skateboard deck by timminess

“Vader Inlay” skate deck by Santa Cruz skateboard

“Vader Inlay” skate deck by Santa Cruz skateboard

SOVRN Skateboard Deck

SOVRN Skateboard Decks

Plywood for Good by Timothy Goodman

Plywood for Good

Hand-painted Band-aid skateboard

Hand-painted Band-aid skateboard

Batman Logo Skateboard Deck by Mike Alcantara

Batman Logo Skateboard Deck by Mike Alcantara

VHS Heroes by Hollis Brown Thornton

VHS Heroes by Hollis Brown Thornton

Skateboard deck by Camiloparrarodriguez

Skateboard deck by camiloparrarodriguez

Skateboard deck by Akiiira13

Skateboard deck by akiiira13

Skateboard deck by Zero, shoot by Djmikerock

Skateboard deck by Zero, shoot by djmikerock

Skateboard & surfboard by Lucasandsons

Skateboard & surfboard by lucasandsons

Space Cadet skateboard deck by Cogwurx

Space Cadet skateboard deck by cogwurx

4 Skateboard Co by Kendrick Kidd

4 Skateboard Co by Kendrick Kidd

Skateboard decks by globebrand

Skateboard decks by globebrand

Turntable Deck by Ink

Turntable Deck by Ink

 

Skateboards by Chaotic Moon Studios

Skateboards by Chaotic Moon Studios

GUTS Skateboard Deck Painting by Robby Davis

GUTS Skateboard Deck Painting by Robby Davis

Wood by Sam Dunn

Wood by Sam Dunn

 

The Girl Skate Co. by Scott Biersack

The Girl Skate Co. by Scott Biersack

Nursery Rhyme skateboard deck designed by Katie Tully

Nursery Rhyme skateboard deck designed by Katie Tully

 

Breaking Board skateboard deck designed by Dusan Cezek

Breaking Board skateboard deck designed by Dusan Cezek

“Ride On” Deck by Brett Stenson

ride on

Decks by Mackey Saturday

Decks by Mackey Saturday

Who Dares Wins deck by Wells

Who Dares Wins deck by Wells

Seal of Approval skateboard deck made by Hype

Seal of Approval skateboard deck made by Hype

 

Barnes tattooed skateboard deck made by Digital Oatmeal for FYPB Skate Co.

Barnes tattooed skateboard deck made by Digital Oatmeal for FYPB Skate Co.

Skateboard decks designed by Matthew Taylor illustration

Skateboard decks designed by matthewtaylorillustration

Amphitrite skateboard deck designed by Jacob Brooks

Amphitrite skateboard deck designed by Jacob Brooks

Hand craft & hand painted skateboard decks by O’Reily

Hand craft & hand painted skateboard decks by O'Reily

Antique Skate in Montreal skateboard deck by ripndiplivefeed

Antique Skate in Montreal skateboard deck by ripndiplivefeed

Skateboard decks by iamfalu for hansenclothing

Skateboard decks by iamfalu for hansenclothing

Dynamite skateboard deck by Bryn-Owens from Red Central

Dynamite skateboard deck by Bryn-Owens from Red Central

Black Magic Skateboard by Brian Steely

Black Magic Skateboard by Brian Steely

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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