Art September, 7 2010

Douglas Coupland for Roots Skateboards

Available from Colette, the Douglas Coupland collection for Roots actively celebrates Canadian artistic ingenuity and an affinity for the great outdoors. Coupland, famed as a novelist, offers quirky graphics to leather goods, knitwear and more thoughout the full scope of the limited edition line.

Here, his skateboards are most relevant. “Motherboard” has clear connections to the computer and digital life. The second board, “Crystalboard”, employs a more colorful, abstract pattern. Both are handcrafted in Canada.