Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Still Going Blind

A friend posted this in a forum and I had to roll with it. Mark had some really good shapes in his days at Blind. The company was known for its logo ripoffs and parody graphics from the start and even the brand name Blind was a jab at Mark's former sponsor Vision. When this particular series came out with the mock up of the Powell graphics (which included parodies of VCJ's up until then time tested iconoclastic images that were somewhat sacred to many skaters), it was a real turd in the punch bowl moment. Nothing was safe anymore, war was declared, and humor was the weapon.

Today Blind is still sticking to the tried and true, cleverly reinventing graphics from the past and marketing them to the youth of today as something new, though we know that there is nothing new under the sun.

The Vision Hippie Stick, inspiration for litigation.

Post Script.
The true irony is that I received a gift copy of The Disposable Skateboard Bible by Sean Cliver in the mail this afternoon as I was typing the words you have read above. Thank you Adam. The Skates Gods have spoken.

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