Starting with my project I went to do some primary research in a skateboard shop in Wakefield. The boards on sale tend to have comical designs as well as illustrations. Some of them seemed to look like they were hand drawn while others just had stand-out typography. The visit to the shop showed me how diverse the styles are and there are no rules within the designs.
Collecting some images of street art in Wakefield and Leeds, I realised that these images are similar to the typical retro skateboard designs. These street art outcomes really stand out as well as being unique due to their manipulated typefaces or even special paintings. They represent the style of skateboarders, as these sort of designs are often found on skateboard decks.