Like the Korn tune where the experimental rock group enlists rap heavy hitters to collaborate on the "twisted transistor" video, French skateboardists Mekanism have been madly collaborating with some of the best installation artists on their decks. And just as you'd think Snoop, Xzibit, Lil' Jon and David Banner are way outside of rock, Mekanism combines with John Maeda, Warren du Preez & Nick Thorton Jones, Zevs, Space Invader and Katharina Grosse: individuals in installation art far removed from skateboarding.
The results are refreshing and an enjoyment for the senses. So go check out their new online store Transistor where you can pick up the goodies, including signed and numbered editions. One thing's for sure, these kind of collaborations are truly one-time only.
And if you have been snoozing, you still have time to cop the last of the 3 hand made Invader deck art. Surprisingly, the black/white "invader city" is still up for grabs. Kids, don't miss this.
Props to Fred & co for the continued hotness!