The Underground Merry-go-round skateboard series
A series of 5 skateboard graphics, illustrating characters and stories from The Underground Merry-go-round – A fluid, fantastical world of curious, metamorphosing lifeforms, living together in a constant state of oppression and conflict.
Available as a very Limited Edition (5 of each illustration) of signed, high quality, heat transfer printed skateboard decks in my online shop.
Themes (in the order displayed below):
‘Free Your Mind’ illustrates the ‘big bang’ origination of The Underground Merry-go-round world.
‘The Barefoot King and Barefaced Queen’ illustrates the overseeing rulers of The Underground Merry-go-round world. The pompous one eyed Barefoot King sports his crown of minions to parade his power, while the Barefaced Queen of many eyes keeps a firm watch over the unruly common Underground Merry-go-round folk.
‘Power to the Freaks’ illustrates the unsavoury uprising of the common occupants of The Underground Merry-go-round world, clearly unhappy with the orange that they received as an annual festive gift from their stingy rulers.
‘Love is in La Mer and in La Terre’ illustrates party time in The Underground Merry-go-round where things are getting frisky. The temptresses are out to play and gambling and general debauchery are rife.
‘Let’s Laugh at the Genepool’ illustrates a particular movement of fun loving Underground Merry-go-round folk in search of constant merriment. Taking nothing too seriously, ignorance is bliss to these fellows as they hide away from their oppressive surroundings and laugh it up. It won’t be so funny when the Barefaced Queen finds them.
- Hand drawn in photoshop via wacom tablet.