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The Skateboard Art of Bernie Tostenson

Bernie Tostenson: One of the Most Underated Skate Artists

Bernie Tostenson’s most widely known bit of skateboard art is almost certainly his Sims Christian Hosoi Street Flag design but he did many other iconic decks for others brands, including Vision, Kryptonics, Toxic and his own company, Brand X

Claus Grabke's Custom Skateboard Topside

Claus Grabke’s Custom Topside

While most of the attention for skateboard art is focused on what is on the bottom of the deck, occasionally you are really “wow-ed” by what some skaters personally did on their topsides. I am not referring here to the silk-screened art that is often on the top of the board (though that can indeed …

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