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Just In: Habitat Skateboards by Elena Johnston

02/24/17

We’re loving these groovy decks by Habitat Skateboards. Designed by their friend Elena Johnston for their Spring 2017 collection, they’re whimsical, colorful, and seasonally appropriate.

Habitat Skateboards Marius Syvanen Elena Johnson Skateboard Deck – 7.87″ x 31.25″

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Created in 1999 and owned under distribution company Tum Yeto, Habitat was founded by pro skaters Chris Carter, Mike Hill, and Neil Blender. Their label is a sister brand to Alien Workshop and Reflex Bearings. They are best known for their unique construction and design method for their skateboard decks. Using their Skylite Construction, Habitat skateboard decks are made with 5 ply maple. Using 5 ply instead of standard 7 ply ensures that their decks are overall lighter without jeopardizing strength. The tops of their skate decks have a laminated finish, and the bottoms produce less friction while performing tricks.

Habitat Skateboards Al Davis Elena Johnson Skateboard Deck – 8.12″ x 32″

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Elena Johnston is an artist, musician, and art educator who lives and works in Baltimore, MD. She makes paintings as well as illustrations and designs for clients. Her work has been locally and internationally recognized for her artistic collaborations with music artists Future Islands and Beach House. She has designed album covers, t-shirts, skateboards, and earned local recognition in 2008 when she published a compendium on Music Poster Art in 2008 entitled, Paper Kingdom. In 2014 she was a Sondheim Semi-Finalist.

Habitat Skateboards Mark Suciu Elena Johnston Skateboard Deck – 8″ x 32″

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We love this partnership between an awesome artist and a killer skateboard company, and we hope to see more collabs like this in the future! In the meantime, grab your favorite from the Johnston collection while you still can – they’re selling out fast!

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