Get On The Van: Skate Crew Stickers
Words by Adam Creagan | Art by James Callahan
Quite often, you see vehicles with stickers on the back showing caricatures of the proud family inside. Why should only smiling families get to have all the fun? No matter which squad of creeps you roll with, everyone should get to broadcast to the world that they’re rollin’ deep. Here’s sticker ideas for various sets of skate crews that are known to pile into a car now and then.
As seen in the October 2014 mag.
OLD MAN BRIGADE: These guys are tired and injured before they go skating. They now focus on the transition arts and simply do not regard ledges, handrails, or stairs as a “spot.” Amid their aches and pains the skate fire still burns bright.
THE "YAY, TEAM!”: Only a weird sponsor can bring this cobbled-together crew into one van: The robot, the sensitive rebel, the prodigy fetus, the loudmouth who rips, and the veteran who just needs a check.
BURN UNIT: This car is cloudy with a chance of bong-water stains. Edibles abound in this vehicle, watch what you eat! Endless talk about the different kinds of weed is a living hell for the one guy who quit years ago.
MODERN PROBLEMS: Here’s a bored Team Manager baby-sitting a squad of gadget zombies, including the dude always scheming to meet girls in the next town.
CLOWN CAR: Nothing wrong with having interests outside of skating, but this goof-troop flaunts their non-skate hobbies with a perpetual and obnoxious flare.
SKATE RATS: These rodents have a car full of garbage, a bunch of spots in mind and zero tolerance for whining. Slayer is cranked too loud for conversation anyway.
PRIMP POSSE: Skating is not immune to social-media monsters and these dudes know that, at any given moment, a strategic selfie awaits.
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