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Celebrity-Inspired Skateboards

Natalie Portman is Muse for Mykim Dang's Deck Sketches

— September 24, 2009 — Lifestyle
To the pleasure of nerds everywhere, Natalie Portman graced the cover of the September, 2009 issue of Interview Magazine. The starlet's image was recreated on an unusual canvas by artist Mykim Dang.

Dang, a Boston native, put the face of Natalie Portman on not one, but two skateboards to create a standout piece among her artistic 'deck' collection. Check out more of Mykim Dang's work at the attached link.

Implications - Celebrities have fans who will do anything to prove their devotion to the star. Usually through art, fans look for ways to outshine others and garner the attention of the celebrity. Ideas like deck sketching shows an unconventional art form grabs the attention of others and makes a splash in the media world.
Trend Themes
1. Celebrity Fan Art - The trend of fans creating art inspired by their favorite celebrities presents an opportunity for artists to tap into a passionate and dedicated fan base.
2. Unconventional Art Forms - The rise of unconventional art forms, such as deck sketching, opens up new avenues for artists to express their creativity and stand out in the competitive art world.
3. Personalized Consumer Products - The demand for personalized consumer products, like skateboards with celebrity-inspired designs, provides an opportunity for businesses to offer unique and customized products to their customers.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - The art and design industry can embrace the trend of celebrity fan art and unconventional art forms to engage with fans and explore new artistic opportunities.
2. Sports and Recreation - The sports and recreation industry can cater to the demand for personalized consumer products by offering customized skateboards with celebrity-inspired designs, attracting skateboard enthusiasts and fans of celebrities.
3. Media and Entertainment - The media and entertainment industry can leverage the trend of celebrity fan art and unconventional art forms to engage with fans, create buzz, and promote celebrities and their work.
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