Skateboarding and graphic design go hand in hand. Over the past decade, art related to skating has been written about time and time again. Naturally, the board is the conduit for most of the most recognized designs in the sport. Artists have risen to fame from their brand positions, and a generation of young aspiring illustrators have gravitated to the some interesting of all mobile canvases.

In 2012, skate brands both old and young continued to push the great tradition of bold, brash bottom graphics. We celebrate those that pushed buttons and inspired artistic envy…as well as those that simply appeal to our juvenile sense of humor. From the big names to the upstart teams, these are the recent decks that will be remembering from the past year.

The 25 Best Skateboard Graphics of 2012

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