Space Invaders on a Stick

Space Invaders skateboards

There’s a french company called Mekanisim that makes art/skateboards designed to appeal to contemporary hipster art collectors as opposed to the usual eBay crowd. I’d never heard of this company before, but then again I’m not French and I don’t buy a lot of raver/tagger inspired art. The new collaboration with Invader is all over the web, so here it is yet again. Invader is responsible for the little stencils of Space Invader symbols around the world. It’s cute, sure, but a bit shallow to base your whole artistic identity. Mekanism has a variety of boards ranging from standard heat transfer decks to the hand crafted one of a kinds. If you can put up with the artsy-fartsy nonsense descriptions of the artists work (I went to art school. It’s all bullshit.) Some of it is kind of cool and has an interesting attention to detail, while others are just a silly waste of money in the context of skateboards, even if it’s supposed to be art. At least Designarium doesn’t pretend to be more than it is. If you’ve got the cash (amount undisclosed) you can buy one of these. Otherwise you can head to Good Will to pick up a few Rubic’s Cubes and make you own. Maybe these type of decks will be eBay fodder for the next generation of collectors after the current one enters the Viagra and Rogaine phase of their lives.

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