Product Spotlight - Skateboard Cafe Summer '23

Dan Bunn

Fresh batch of bangers from Bristol's finest: Skateboard Cafe's latest collection is loaded up with new decks and clothing with artwork from the likes of April Rugs, Philip Smith and more.

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Shop Skateboard Cafe decks and clothing Summer 2023, available now from CSC - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

Skateboard Cafe Decks

Easily one of our favourite graphics from the collection, Skate Cafe have paid their respects to one of the greatest skate brands of all time with Layth Sami's latest pro graphic. The new Skateboard Cafe Layth Sami Code 8.5" deck is sure to look familiar to any budding skate historians with its embossed graphic featuring a reimagining of the cover of Alien Workshop's seminal video, 'Timecode', which we highly recommend checking out if you haven't already. And if this sort of thing is your cup of tea then make sure to check out our full CSC Vintage collection for a wide range of vintage skate clothing from the 80s, 90s and 00s!

Skateboard Cafe Layth Sami Code 8.5" Deck - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

Another instant classic from the collection, the new Skate Cafe Korahn Gayle Panther deck features a bold, eye-catching design by artist, @richtpaint, that would look as good on the wall as it would under your feet. Drawing inspiration from the Black Panther movement, this powerful graphic is available in two variants: a yellow 8.5" version, or a slimmed-down black 8" deck - both of which are certified bangers!

Skateboard Cafe Korahn Gayle Panther 8" Deck - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

On the more classically trained side of things, we've got a new Dom Henry pro board with some incredible artwork from Philip Smith. The Skate Cafe Dom Henry Backgammon 8.38" deck features a plain white background with lovingly hand-drawn artwork of some old blokes playing backgammon in a tasteful blend of line drawing and watercolour paint that looks like it was taken straight out of an art gallery. It also features a bangin' backgammon-inspired top graphic for some extra flavour!

Skateboard Cafe Dom Henry Backgammon 8.38" Deck - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

Likewise, we've also got the new Skate Cafe Lloyds deck which also features masterful hand-drawn artwork, this time depicting Bristol's Lloyds amphitheater and the local seagulls. Lloyds is easily one of the most iconic spots in the UK (outside of London) so its pretty hard to get sick of footage and graphics based around it at the best of times, but this hand-drawn artwork is a refreshing new take which stands out from their photo-based graphic from the DC x CAFE collab.

Skateboard Cafe Lloyds 8.5" Deck - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

Last but not least, Skate Cafe have once again teamed up with legendary rug-maker, April Rugs, for a brand new rug-based graphic inspired by Henri Matisse's iconic painting, 'The Dance'. The Skate Cafe 'Dance Circle' 8.25" Deck features a tufted, black-and-white reinterpretation of this beloved painting that's a must-have for any art connoisseurs. But don't forget: Fountain did it first.

Skateboard Cafe Dance Circle 8.25" Deck by April Rugs - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

Skate Cafe Clothing

If you're a fan of the 'Dance Circle' deck then you'll also be pleased to know that the graphic has also been made available as a T-shirt in white or as a stylish black 6 panel cap. The Skate Cafe 'Dance Circle' cap features a classic unstructured 6 panel fit with a black on black embroidered Dance Circle logo on the front for some nice subtle branding. What's more, the cap is made with 100% nylon for a lightweight, breathable feel that's perfect all year round.

Skateboard Cafe Dance Circle 6 Panel Cap, artwork by April Rugs - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

Alongside the 'Dance Circle' T-shirt and cap, the drop also includes the new Skate Cafe 'Pals' T-shirt which features digital artwork from Ethan Smith. This quirky, lo-fi graphic features a series of cute characters, including a frog and a bear, that wouldn't look out of place in a Frog Skateboards catalog with its Microsoft Paint-esque aesthetic. Big fan of this one!

Skateboard Cafe Pals T-shirt, artwork by Ethan Smith - CSC, Cardiff Skateboard Club - UK Skate Store

That's enough chit-chat though. Head to the shop to browse the full range of Skate Cafe decks and clothing and buy now from CSC. Or, find out more about the latest skate product on the CSC Blog. Safe.

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