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Crafty Cardboard Skateboards
The Z-Boys by Dominic Owen Pays Tribute to the Legendary Group


By: Meghan Young (Superstar) Apr 19, 13
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The Z-Boys by Dominic Owen, a freelance Illustrator living in London, England, is a tribute to legendary group, Zephyr Competition Team, who were more commonly known as the Z-Boys. They revolutionized the sport of skateboarding as people know it today during the mid-1970s in Santa Monica and Venice, California. Inspired by the personalities of the original members, the artist has crafted five of the 12 skaters thus far.

Made out of cardboard, Z-Boys by Dominic Owen was part of a project produced during his last year at University. Perfectly scaled to real-life boards and finished with cardboard trucks, risers and wheels, the bellies of each one was individually collaged by hand. The artworks may be minimalist and childlike, but that is where the true charm lays.



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