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Commonwealth Stacks
Commonwealth Stacks
Design, Art Direction, Identity, On-garment Branding, Skateboard Graphics

In 2000, Stacks began making small runs of t-shirts and skateboards in Los Angeles. Stacks grew organically and attracted a following of artists and skateboarders worldwide. The brand embodied the creative side of skateboarding, and became an influential part of west coast visual culture.

In 2010, founder Michael Leon partnered with skateboarding legend Reese Forbes to relaunch Stacks as an authentic skate brand. Combining world class skateboarding, the finest hardgoods craftsmanship and the graphic heritage of Stacks, they set out to create a more refined perspective on the skateboarder’s lifestyle.

Stacks approached Hype Type to design a series of skateboards graphics and on-garment branding with focus on quality, style, attention to detail, and authenticity.