Nick Zegel x Girl Skateboards

Girl Skateboards is a skate brand created in 1993 by four riders: Megan Baltimore, Rick Howard, Spike Jonze and Mike Carroll. Actually, it’s one of the most creative brand out there and inevitably it comes from California.

So with Chocolate Skateboards, Ruby Republic, Royal Trucks and Fourstar, it’s one of the brands of the distribution company Crailtap.

For instance, Rick Howard said for an interview in 2000:
“Part of the reason we started Girl was so pro skateboarders would have a future. Take Royal, for instance. When Guy Mariano and Rudy Johnson’s legs don’t work anymore, at least what they’ve done for skateboarding and their ideas can continue with something they can fall back on. All the Girl Distribution companies are based around people who have helped Girl get to where it is today.”

The simple logo, the simple name and the fun direction of their graphics and videos make them to be one of the most famous skateboard brand of the industry. By the way, it was created by Andy Jenkins who was the in-house artist of the brand. He stayed a couple of years but left the company in 2017 to join Element Skateboards.

Some videos like Yeah Right! in 2003 are super renowned. Directed by Ty Evans and Spike Jonze, the video used never-before-seen effects and a quality soundtrack.

Ecol OG Series Par Girl Skateboards
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Ecol-OG series by Girl Skateboards

After Element and its collaboration with National Geographic, it’s Girl Skateboards’s turn to raise awareness of nature with this series called ‘Ecol-OG’. The animals represented on the boards were hand-drawn by Eric Gorvin, aka Gordyland. In addition to the ultra-detailed…
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Stef Mitchell X Girl Skateboards
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Stef Mitchell x Girl Skateboards

Stef Mitchell is an Australian-born artist and photographer now based in Brooklyn. In her very spontaneous style, she made this series of 6 boards for Girl Skateboards which includes the first pro model of a rider like no other: Spike…
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