Size: 8.25″ x 31.875″
Artist: Ben Petersen
The deck is part of the four piece Plantasia series released in late 2020 by Chocolate. Every deck features a unique top side color with plants graphics. Here we have a brownish-greyish stain color for Vincent Alavarez. Usually, the top color stain can be different from a board to another depending of the batch during production. On the bottom side, the petals, the flowerpot and the skater’s name are printed in relief. The petals and the skater’s name color match for every board of the series. The Vincent board is the only one to have a plant with two kinds of petals, the the other boards only have one kind. Different sets of wheels using the same graphics were released alongside the decks. We did an interview with the artist of the series, Ben Petersen, designer at Girl and Chocolate Skateboards, and he explained the process of creating this graphics: “So I’ve been working with these markers that are wide and I was into calligraphy. I was playing with these and I heard this one album by Mort Garson from the 1970s, it was called Plantasia. It was music for your plants. It’s like music for happy plants to grow or something. I was just playing with these and I started making those kinds of flowers. It was just something that happened. You know, working at Girl and Chocolate, you gotta figure out all these different art concepts and this is something I do all the time, I enjoy doing, and it feels pretty Chocolate”.