Celebrating 20 years of existence, Lovenskate have come through with a bangin' collection of mash-up decks commemorating some of their favourite graphics from over the years.
After first appearing as the title of a zine made by the brand's gaffer, Stu Smith, 20 years ago, Lovenskate has since blossomed into a fully-fledged skate brand producing some of the finest sustainably-produced skateboard goodies on the market. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the elves over at the Lovenskate workshop have put their heads together to produce this limited series of 'Mash-up' graphics, which blends together some of Lovenskate's most iconic decks from over the years with a whopping total of 40 different variations of 14 graphics. To make things even more exciting the decks are selected randomly and 'blind-bagged' before being shipped out, so we had absolutely no idea what we were going to be getting.
What's more, for the first time ever, these boards are both printed and pressed in the UK by the legends at Bedford-based Gnosis factory, known for producing decks for Blast Skates and Clown Skateboards. While this means the boards are slightly more expensive than they usually would be - due to being crafted in the UK, and the labour-intensive nature of the graphics - although this is made up for with their premium quality construction, and they still come in cheaper than most American brands at £60.
The decks feature a mash-up of two iconic Lovenskate designs split between the nose and tail, so you're basically getting two decks for the price of one, and with 40 different variations you're pretty much guaranteed that you're not gonna bump into anyone skating the same deck as you. Perfect for all you unique snowflakes out there. The decks also feature a nose-to-tail 20th anniversary special edition top graphic that you can admire for as long as you like until you cover it with grip. As always, these decks come with Lovenskate's signature paper bags making these decks completely plastic-free and certified Greta-approved. If you're hoping to kill some turtles you better look elsewhere.
One of the decks we received features a mash-up of Lovenskate's 'Kelly' skateboard deck, featuring an image of a woman I can only assume to be Kelly, and the 'Sound Horn' skateboard deck, featuring an Indian-inspired cow design.