Commonwealth Stacks

commonwealth stacks skateboarding

Commonwealth Stacks, a newly launched skateboard line recently sent up some sweet decks. Since 2000 Stacks has existed as the creative outlet for designer and art director Michael Leon, creating Tees and the occasional deck. The Spring of this year saw Michael pursue Stacks full time, partnering with skate legend Reese Forbes to create a brand focusing on quality, style, attention to detail, and authenticity.

I like the direction they’re headed. It’s nice to see skate decks use this kind of color and typography. While I don’t skate (OK OK, maybe a frontside 180, maybe a shuv) these decks will find a happy home on my wall.

You can check Michael’s personal work here.

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The color use makes me want to pack it up and call it a day — and it’s not even 7am.

It’s funny because those are gonna have the crap ground out of the graphics in no time

Patrick |

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Great use of color and illustration.

Josh Hurtado
Royall Advertising

Joshua Hurtado |

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@ josh. Ouch, you nailed that one

Patrick |

Found design |

Cool symmetry! These are wicked. Really good use of colour.

Yeah! Just what we need – another skateboard company!

@Josh. Hilarious – personally I would have gone with the “Hirobo Rockin City Body” sticker pack for the rip off… lmao on the bust.

felix |

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@Josh. Good lord. I was absolutely cooing over these boards until I saw your links. What a blatant rip. poor form. But hey, turns out model decals are rad!