Even though it wasn’t too long ago we were watching VHS tapes, it still seems like they’re 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 the 90s. The collection of eight designs serve as a throwback to the low-tech times, while simultaneously sending you down the streets in style.
the ‘rafael gomes’ epitomizes the graphics of VHS cover sleeve artwork
the ‘joe tookmanian’ features golden gradient stripes and hot red
the ‘willy akers’ brings you back to 1996
the ‘akira ishizawa’ white deck has a red, black and green stripe detail, play on Fuji
these seem like classic ‘jimmy mcdonald’
the ‘danny falla’ expands to include more colors
the RGB seems to be a theme in the ‘dan pensyl’ boards
the low standards offered by the ‘guillaume dulout’