Arbor Skateboards presents a new deck series, the Whiskey Street Deck, featuring the artwork of artist Sylvia Ji. Check out the video of Adam Crigler on the deck and read on for the full story:
Arbor Skateboards Presents the Whiskey Street Deck with the Artwork of Sylvia Ji
Venice, CA – October 23, 2012 – Arbor Skateboards is proud to introduce their new Whiskey street decks featuring a series of four different art pieces from renown artist Sylvia Ji. This collectible deck is built using Arbor’s, tried and true, bamboo and maple blend to deliver lightweight pop and durability. “By adding bamboo as a deck-side power ply, we create a hybrid maple construction that has a clean Zen flavor, nice return, and long lasting durability,” says Arbor product manager, Max Myers.
“Sylvia Ji’s artistic voice is as unique as the times we live in. Her work is known for its haunting expression of love, lust, and decay. The entire Arbor Collective has worked with this powerful Los Angeles based artist for the last four years building toward this first complete collection.” says Bob Carlson president of Arbor Skateboards. “The expanded Whiskey street series was the ideal place to highlight the suggestive art of Sylvia Ji.”
Each street deck size including a 7.75, 8.0, 8.25 and 8.5 holds a different Sylvia Ji artwork. “With our first real push into the street skate market, we felt like it was important to come out with something special,” says Myers. “Thus, we’re really happy to present a series of decks that not only ride incredibly well, thanks to our bamboo ply technology, but also look amazing as art pieces hanging on your wall.”
ABOUT SYLVIA JI:
Possessing an unique modern artistic voice, Sylvia Ji is at once contemplative, spiritual, enigmatic, and yet whimsically funny. Above all else, it is perhaps beauty that emerges as her defining characteristic, and her art reflects this: an extension of herself; a passionate appreciation of simple aesthetic pleasure fused with intimately complex subject matter.
ABOUT THE ARBOR COLLECTIVE
An expanding cooperative of athletes, designers, artists and friends, whose shared mission is bringing together forward thinking design, progressive technology and thought provoking art with the most sustainable production solutions available. For those of us who snowboard, skate, surf or simply thrive on getting outside, protecting the planet is about the environments we use everyday. To that end, the Arbor Collective continues building on a 17-year legacy of supporting the experience with the most environmentally responsible, next-level product possible.