This deck is a 2002 Powell from the Brite-Lite series. Around this time the artist was trying to bring back the original Powell style and stray from their late 90s cartoon like graphics era. Both these items are 100% genuine, the real deal. I obtained this pair of items from a former Powell employee.
He specifically designed graphics for a couple dozen Powell models made between 98-2005. The skateboard deck is in beautiful condition with only the lightest signs of storage wear. The top side of the deck has been signed by original artist along with a goofy sketch of himself. The skateboard deck is a working prototype/ production sample.The main graphic would eventually be minimized along with a few other minor changes so graphics fit to Powells likeliness. This production sample is the first time the artwork made its way onto a wooden deck.
As you can see in last 2 photos, the original artwork is overlapping the side edges; one of the few details show how it is a production sample. The final product would not include those detailed lines that make up that part of the dragon.The deck is stamped with blem as are all the other production samples from what I was told. To avoid confusion any skateboard deck that is a prototype or production sample was stamped blem to ever avoid any confusion. Do not confuse this with the blem decks Powell Peralta sells today when a board has a cosmetic imperfection. Included with the skateboard deck is the original artwork hand drawn sketch that was literally used to create the boards graphic.
The sketch was created using pencil and then marker. This dragon artwork was used to create both this blue dragon variation but also another model with same graphics but in gold. The 4th photo included displays up close the original artwork. You can see various spots of pencil erased / revised, the overall legitimacy of art.
You certainly will not find another like this for sale. Here is your chance to obtain a piece of Powell history. Awesome graphics, the board will display beautifully next to artwork on the wall.
I can guarantee you will not be let down with this item. Please refer to the pictures for the exact item and its condition.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me. The item "2002 Powell Peralta Prototype Skateboard Deck + Original Artwork Brite-Lite NOS" is in sale since Wednesday, January 15, 2020.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Skateboarding & Longboarding\Vintage". The seller is "smurphytom2018" and is located in Marshfield, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bolivia, French guiana, Cayman islands, Luxembourg, Peru, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.