PHASE 2 LIMITED HAND SIGNED DECK
Limited to 100 deck all numbered. Manufactured by Long Island’s Chapman Skateboards, each screen-printed collector’s deck features PHASE 2’s vibrant collage-style artwork inspired by legendary skateboarder Harold Hunter and the city that fueled his many creative pursuits.
“When we were kids we used to make skateboards with roller skates and 2x4s and ride on them around the block. As an art piece I like the surface and the shape of the pro boards. In light of those things and my having a major appreciation and respect for the culture as a whole, it's been like common ground to me. I guess that it was only natural that I ended up getting with Zoo York in its hey day in the 90's to create some products for them from time to time. Thus over the years from doing other custom designs on boards I took to infusing my collages on them. In respect to Harold who I knew through Zoo York, I have been creating homage art in his honor since his passing... so it's super befitting to get this particular effort out to the masses not only as a homage to him, but keeping his legacy alive as one of those super special and inspirational skaters in his time for all time, one who any youth that aspires to be "That next one “ - should be aware of.”
Born and raised in the Bronx, PHASE 2 is a first-generation New York City style writer and a founding father/primary instigator of the basic and wildest typography styles in the subway art movement of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Many of the initial components he introduced to the culture have become staples in its format worldwide. His signature “party fliers” played an important role in the spread of hip-hop culture throughout NYC and beyond, and he is among the very first aerosol artists to exhibit in galleries spanning the globe. He also played an integral role in the early days of break dancing and was instrumental in the formation of one of the most prolific B-boy crews ever assembled, which he named The New York City Breakers. From hip- hop fashion to iconic logos, PHASE 2’s global impact remains a guiding light for new generations of artists. Today, he continues on an unconventional, socially conscious path using creativity as his vehicle.