Funny animation runs through a brief history of skateboarding

Date
20 February 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

Fun little short here from animator Antonio Vicentini with a little help from Brazilian designer David Galasse. Using a load of fluoro squiggles and some very good animating skills, the duo has put together an informative film about the history of skateboarding. A lot of people make projects about skating, but hardly anyone can pull off a five-minute-long animation about it without showing anyone actually skateboarding. That’s why this works so well: they went for the relaxed, rebellious vibe rather than just showing someone jump down some steps in a barren shopping mall, and it’s way more interesting for it. David actually designed a typeface especially, but the rest of the visuals were just stolen off the internet – which is just the icing on the cake. Great voiceover, too.

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David Galasse and Antonio Vincentini: A Brief History of Skate

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David Galasse and Antonio Vincentini: A Brief History of Skate

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David Galasse and Antonio Vincentini: A Brief History of Skate

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David Galasse and Antonio Vincentini: A Brief History of Skate

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David Galasse and Antonio Vincentini: A Brief History of Skate

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David Galasse and Antonio Vincentini: A Brief History of Skate

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David Galasse and Antonio Vincentini: A Brief History of Skate

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Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

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