Arbor Skateboards released a new 2018 Artist Collection featuring Henry Hablak, a tattoo artist and illustrator from Atlanta, GA.
Henry’s designs are influenced by traditional art, folklore, alchemy, and shamanism. By observing historical art he came to the conclusions that all humans are wired to express themselves artistically in a similar way. Furthermore, by traveling and getting inspired by anthropology and history around the world, he creates his own interpretation of visually pleasing art.
The 2018 Arbor Skateboards Artist Collection inspired him to create graphics that include mythological deities, checkered and triangle patterns. The boards available in the collection are the Pocket Rocker, Pilsner, Dropcruiser, Catalyst and the Axis 40 (left to right on the picture above).
The color pallet of his Arbor collaboration graphics is based on the orange-red tone found in historic pottery combined with contrasting cyan.