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Mitch Schmidt is a guyIMG_5375_300 consistently on the move. Forever on tour, when he made his way back through Colorado, we shackled Mitch to our art dungeon, threw a few canvases at him and armed him with a handful of different art supplies. Mitch busted out his sketch book, scanned through quite a few long standing deck ideas, and got to it.

Inspired by his passion to constantly create (and possibly his obtainable freedom), Mitch knocked out quite a few graphics in a short time. We scanned the designs and let Mitch and our Art Director touch up a few things digitally and now BoardPusher team rider Mitch Schmidt has his own line of self designed skate decks up in the BoardPusher.com store. You can snag Mitch’s decks here.

 

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We asked Mitch to shed some light on the $TFG mentality, “It was something that sort of came about when I first started taking skateboarding a little bit more seriously. My friends and I would just sort of yell out ‘Shred the fucking gnar!’ or ‘Skate the fucking gnar!’ whenever we were out skating. I started spray painting it on my grip tape and where ever I went other skateboarders would start saying it to me. Eventually, other kids I skated and filmed with began adopting it, too, and it kind of turned into our own skate crew.”

Mitch also elaborated a little bit on the $TFG monster (top image),”The monster just came from a sketch that I had and the want to create a simple character to represent shredding the fucking gnar. It was something that I could spray paint quickly and attach to the $TFG tag and it just evolved into sort of a mascot.”

Check out Mitch Schmidt’s $TFG line.

 

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