Absolute classic graphics from Powell on a mid 80’s shaped deck
Like all their 80’s graphics this was designed by Vernon Courtlandt Johnson (VCJ) as was the iconic Winged Ripper in blue which is on the top.
About the Skull & Sword Artwork:
The Rodriguez “Skull & Sword” deck was the first pro signature deck graphic produced by Powell-Peralta. The graphic was conceived by Ray and Illustrated by V.C. Johnson with art direction from George Powell in 1979.
Initially released in two distinctly different shapes; a 10″ x 30″ “Widetail” version and a 10″ x 28.5″ “Snub Nose,” it came in “Brite-Lite” Dayglo yellow, orange, purple and green. In years to follow, it was made in various different colours and a Powell-Peralta logo was added. In 1983 Ray’s signature was removed and replaced with a Powell-Peralta script logo. The graphic was also used for T-shirts and stickers.
This version is a sort of fluo peachy/pink colour. The colour is much more vibrant than the pictures show it and the background print (skeleton) is also much clearer looking too.
Directional shape with mellow concave, short almost flat nose & a steep full sized squared tail kick.
A great larger sized cruiser deck or genuine 80s ride but also a classy wall hanger for your Powell collection.