Mekanism skateboards, in collaboration with French graffiti artist Space Invader, has created a very original series of limited edition boards. Josh Rubin describes, "Matrix (pictured right) duplicates the original design, adding mirror eyes, while "Above the City" (left) is made of black and white mini tiles and "Rubik" continues Invaders' more recent habit of repurposing Rubik's cubes."
Implications - The integration of graffiti into various products has become a popular design concept. Instead of being viewed as property damagers, street artists are now viewed as respected individuals in the art community. This has led to numerous collaborations and other graffiti-inspired items that have brought this art form to the mainstream.