It's been a while but Bristol's finest are back with another banger-filled collection just in time for Summer, featuring a massive range of new skateboard decks and clothing.
We're always getting people asking us when there's going to be new stuff from Skateboard Cafe and, after what feels like an eternity, we're hyped to announce that their latest range has finally landed in store. They've clearly been busy in the time they've been away because this drop is an absolute monster. The collection features a huge range of new decks with some of the best graphics we've seen in a while, as well as a load of new clothing including tees, hoodies, and even a bangin' new fleece. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder.
In a slightly unusual turn of events, this drop doesn't feature any pro models for the Skate Cafe team. Instead, Skate Cafe have gone down a different route and given some of the skater's dogs their own pro boards. Norma (Ollie Lock's dog), Pooch and Jackie Brown (Rancid Harry Ogilvie's dogs), and Casper (Josh Arnott's dog) all make an appearance in their own signature graphics. Each deck features an illustration of the eponymous pooch by Bristol-based tattoo artist Witchgatherer in a timeless black-and-white, neo-traditional style. Do you like dags?
Carrying on their tradition of film-based skateboard decks, the 'Chocolates' deck utilises a shot from the legendary Tom Hanks film, 'Forrest Gump'. This Forrest Gump skateboard deck features an iconic shot from the film's iconic bench scene, you know, the bit where he says the thing about chocolates. Forrest Gump's obviously a timeless banger and this is another solid addition to their lineup of classic film graphics. Still don't think it tops Ferris Bueller though.
As always Skate Cafe have also teamed up with several contemporary artists for some proper tasteful new graphics. Both the 'Tree of Life' and 'Ozymandias' decks feature artwork from London-based design agency, Printed Goods. The agency, run by twin brothers George and Raffy Greaves, are known for their bold artwork which combines ancient imagery with a brightly-coloured, modern aesthetic. These bad boys would make perfect wall hangers in your minimalist, Instagram-aesthetic bedroom, but obviously we won't hold it against you if you choose to skate them.
On top of the graphics supplied by Printed Goods, Skate Cafe have also teamed up with US-based rug weaver, April Rugs. April has come through with a whole series of rug-based designs that look so fluffy you'll definitely have to give them a stroke to check (unfortunately they're not actually fluffy, although could that be the next big trend in skate gimmicks?). The series features a range of rugs in a variety of colours, sizes and designs, all of which feature lovely pastel colours and abstract shapes. Big fan of this series.
As if all this wasn't enough, the drop also features the all-new 'Jukebox' deck - featuring a lovely illustration of an old-school jukebox bathed in a neon glow that will have you craving the warm embrace of your local boozer - as well as the return of some of their OG deck graphics. Both the 'Stripe' and 'Trumpet Logo' decks make a comeback in several different colourways so you can still enjoy the comfort of those old school Skate Cafe vibes.
To make it even better, almost all of these deck graphics are also available as tees, including the 'Chocolates', 'April', 'Ozymandias', and 'Tree of Life' graphics. So, you can still get your hands on your favourite design even if you're not in the market for a deck right now. What's your excuse gonna be now?
But that's not all though, of course the drop also features some brand new clothing designs on top of this. One of the standout pieces has got to be the quarter-zip fleece, which features a cream torso with alternate burgundy and navy sleeves. The torso features a subtle white embroidered 'Cafe' logo for a nice but if tasteful branding if you're not into big logos. This bad boy's the perfect layer for those summer evenings.
That's enough chit-chat though. Head to the shop to browse the full range of Skateboard Cafe skateboard decks and clothing, and buy now from CSC. Or, find out more about the latest skate product on the CSC Blog. Safe.