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Product Design: Beautifully hand-crafted boards from Brixton's Satta Skates

Posted by James Cartwright,

Satta Skates is the brainchild of Brixton resident Joe Lauder, a guy who’s channeling the ethos of the Z-Boys in South West London. Joe’s an avid skateboarder and a really excellent woodworker, and has combined these two passions to create handmade skateboards in the traditional 1970s style (more like a mini surfboard than the curved decks I used to fall off in my teens). It’s not just the construction that makes Joe’s boards stand out though, each one is customised with hand-screened images designed by the man himself with occasional contributions from Stevie Gee. They also come with beautifully detailed inlays the likes of which it’s rare to find on a board designed for shredding the skate park (I love it when I get to say shredding). Joe assures us that’s not what they’re for though. His boards “are made for surfing the sidewalks of our cities…like rideable works of art”.

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.