パンク is Punk in Japanese. But the Japanese don't say "Punk" they say "Panku".
I was frustrated that so few were putting the kind of art that I wanted on skateboards and in a way that i wanted. There are some legendary boards out there, but nothing that really spoke to me personally. The closest I'd get would be a pro board of a skater i respected. So I decided to make boards that I would die to ride. For me personally that would mean it'd have to be cyberpunk focused and Panku パンク was born.
But this meant screen printing. Which I didn't know how to do and once I did, I'd be learning to navigate concave in an "off contact" environment. I'm not gonna lie, that shit was crazy hard to get down to a science.
There is something inherently awesome about the final result of a screen printed skateboard...The depth of it and way ink colors overlay always surprise me and drives me to keep making them. Well... that and seeing art i design on a wacom come to life on something that i can ride makes me feel really good.
It's really not any more complicated than that though.
Custom Throne deck that I'll be shipping soon. The first of this design that was ordered with plans to ride it. I can't imagine anything cooler than seeing someone put rails on this and drop into a pool. I'm kinda jealous. #pankuskateboards #skatebording #screenprinting #akira #パンク #manga #anime #cyberpunk #skateboard #skaterowned #skateart #neotokyo