2/17/12

Wagner Board



Dedicated to the folks that don't fit in and don't give a fuck. It always seemed like the harder you try to be a normal dude, the more obvious it is that you are some sort of weirdo, so just throw on a lucha mask and look the world right in the God damned eyes.



I had cut up a few different houndstooth stencils last year and painted a bunch of stuff up with them as fun little experiments that culimated in wanting to cover a skatedeck in the pattern. The manual process of spraying each line resulted in a lot of cool inperfections in the otherwise crisp pattern, but when I was done, it was definitely missing...something.



Rule #1: When in doubt, add a lucha mask



Still high from Plug the Right One In, I opted for the same color scheme and didn't realize until I was days deep into it that I probably should have painted the other side (total Poseur Pete move). The luchador is one of my personal heroes, Dr. Wagner Jr, who took his dad's legacy as an evil wrestling doctor and grinded his way into becoming a national icon in Mexico. He enters the ring to classic Bon Jovi, has graced the cover of an Xbox game, and of course, has a big following in Japan.

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Skate deck vs. spray paint vs. stencils

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