VHS skateboard series by 5BORO is a blast from the past VHS skateboard series by 5BORO is a blast from the past
sep 10, 2014

VHS skateboard series by 5BORO is a blast from the past

VHS skateboard series by 5BORO are a blast from the past
all images courtesy of 5BORO

 

 

 

even though we weren’t using them so long ago, VHS tapes seem like devices from a different dimension. the novelty of placing that cumbersome cassette into its slotted space, pressing play and remembering to rewind brings a strong sense of nostalgia to anyone who lived in the pre-DVD days. this bittersweet sentiment has been reinterpreted by skateboard and apparel brand 5BORONYC, which took the popular VHS cover sleeve artwork and placed it onto a series of decks.

 

the graphics are instantly recognizable — golden gradients surrounded by dated typography and abstract shapes and colors are immediately reminiscent of 1996. the collection of eight designs serve as a throwback to the low-tech times, while simultaneously sending you down the streets in style.

VHS skateboard series 5BORO
the ‘rafael gomes’ epitomizes the graphics of VHS cover sleeve artwork

VHS skateboard series 5BORO
rafael gomes detail

VHS skateboard series 5BORO
the ‘joe tookmanian’ features golden gradient stripes and hot red

VHS skateboard series 5BORO
joe tookmanian detail

VHS skateboard series 5BORO
the ‘willy akers’ brings you back to 1996

VHS skateboard series 5BORO
willy akers detail

VHS skateboard series 5BORO
the ‘akira ishizawa’ white deck has a red, black and green stripe detail

VHS skateboard series 5BORO
akira ishizawa detail

 

 

 

  • Mindblowingly awesome. Anyone remember what brand the blue one was? Aside from that one which I don’t recognize, we had all the rest of these throughout our VHS collection back in the day.

    Plus, what is this “the Raphael Gomez epitomizes the graphics of VHS cover sleeve artwork” and “has a red, black and green stripe detail’ stuff? That’s not just blah blah graphics detail, that was their space! Call them out! One was Scotch, one was Fuji, one was Sony, one was TDK, etc.!

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