VCJ (Vernon Courtlandt Johnson) was the genius behind this classic logo and a lot of the early Powell Peralta images. I'm not fond of skulls particularly but this is a seminal skateboard image that doesn't just represent the company it was designed for, it represents skateboarding in the era where it was omnipresent. If you've ever tried to draw this thing on your notebook in study hall, your respect for VCJ shoots through the roof.
2. Powell Peralta Ripper