Posted by:on December 7th, 2007
OK, top picture first. Garage Manufacturing, the makers of Soft Trucks, also makes a wire rack that hangs over a door and holds several boards horizontally, plus one “go-to” board vertically. Not noteworthy except I liked the picture they used in the “natural environment” setting. With those Kiss and Farrah Fawcett posters there ought to be fiberglass GT boards in that quiver intead of modern popsicles. Look closely and you can see Farrah on a skateboard.
Lastly, aside from serving as a location to shoot Bratz commercials, Skatepark franchise Skatelab has teamed up with an artist called ZAZ (never heard of him/her/it) to sell skateboard bookshelves, pictureframes and the like at Target. under the name Skatelab Furniture. I’m not sure how they talked Target into it, considering they used to sell unbranded skateboard curios. Even Pottery Barn Kids used to do it. It’s not like Skatelab has huge brand recognition outside of their two locations and Concrete Disciples. There was a “news item” about it on Kids Today, turns out Skatelab has a few other licensing deals too.
Psst! Hey kid. Wanna see a titillating picture of Farrah Fawcett?
I found this poster of Farrah Fawcett on a skateboard some time in the early 80’s. If you click to enlarge you can see it says “Rona Barrett’s Hollywood Super-Star Poster” at the top. For a super-star poster, you’d think they could have gotten a photographer who could get the whole skateboard in the frame. This came from some teenybopper or gossip magazine, but I don’t know which one. Rona Barrett was the gossip queen of 70’s Hollywood. Unbelievably, this will be only the third entry on the Interweb™ that will have the phrase “Rona Barrett’s Hollywood Super-Star Poster” intact.
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