Büro für Grafikdesign
Jan Ploch is a forward-thinking graphic designer working across digital and analog media. He creates websites, books, typefaces, illustrations, branding and more. He was educated at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg.
size 33x70 cm
Skateboarders, unlike the typical pedestrian, perceive space in a more conscious and intense way. Objects such as benches, stairs, curbs or rails are used differently by the skater than had been intended by the architects. This conquest and creative use of urban space is a central part of skateboard culture. Inconspicuous marks (left behind by wax, rubber wheels, metal trucks, or wood) mostly go unnoticed, or are perceived as criminal damage and vandalism. Depending on the speed, angle, movement and materials, different structures are created. Once a spot is marked by these traces, future skaters will pay attention to the place, and out of small scratches and streaks, complex patterns arise.