by Alex Kruszewski
The deck was made by a Polish company Turbokolor. It was made in 2009 for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It has a quote by Ronald Raegan, saying “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall”. It was also made in collaboration with a German company Hessenmob, which produces skate decks. So the Germans provided the physical deck, and Swanski, the artist and owner of Turbokolor, did the graphic. As it can be seen on the top of the graphic, there are two hand holding a painting brush. Although I do not remember it being confirmed, a couple of years ago, Poland and Germany attempted to put the experiences of the second World War behind them, and the logo for this movement of sort was a handshake between a “polish hand” and a “german hand”, which by the way are very similar to what you see on the skate deck.
Swanski himself does graphics for skate deck for a lot of companies throughout the world (I’ll send him an email about the particulars).
Model Name – Nina Gladysiewski