Iconic skateboard company Chocolate celebrates 20 years with an exhibition featuring over 200 skateboards from the brand’s archive, photos chronicling the years and original art by Even Hecox. Altogether, the event reflects on Chocolate’s early years and steady rise, eventually becoming an integral part of skate culture. The journey begins when a big circle of friends leaving their respective sponsors to start Girl. Unfortunately there was no room for Chico at the time. Eight months later, the original crew went back for Chico and Chocolate was born. Take a look into the 20th anniversary exhibition above and learn about the 10 independent skateboard brands you should know right now.
- Photography: Alexander Bortz for Highsnobiety.com