Once again, more skateboarding nostalgia. This time, the classic Vato Rat.
Even before I knew much about skateboarding 'culture' (or the 1980's phenomenon called Powell Peralta), I was familiar with this image, and it was already synonymous with skateboarding. Probably 20 years went by until I learned that the artist was also the same mind behind the visual identity of the Future Primitive graphics, among many more. I know that I have personally drawn the Vato Rat a thousand times or more, and none of them as good as the original. Something about those drips....ahahhaha. Thanks Stecyk!
Photos above from my autograph-peppered copy of Disposable, "Nostalgia sucks, but I can't stop the affliction!" Sean Cliver.