rammellzee - supreme skateboard deck
Limited edition skateboard decks
Artwork by rammellzee
Produced by Supreme
1 of series of 3
Rammellzee (born 1960, New York) began spraying graffiti on New York City subway cars as a teenager. Already enraptured by the power of the alphabet, he worked across media to investigate the currency of letters as weapons and as elements in mathematical equations. The artist adopted the name Rammellzee, which he viewed as a mathematical equation. Through graffiti, hip-hop, painting and sculpture, Rammellzee reimagined the alphabet’s historical trajectory. In a 1979 manifesto entitled “Iconic Treatise on Gothic Futurism,” the artist asserts that letters, when separated from their literary function, are weapons that can be harnessed to battle the oppression imposed by counterfeit linguistic systems. Though his aesthetic may appear rooted in science fiction, Rammellzee saw a fundamental link between the cryptic script of 16th-century monks and his own late 20th-century conception of the alphabet.
Consumed by his guiding philosophy, the elusive artist rarely emerged from his Tribeca loft, which he called the Battle Station. When he did appear in public it was in self-fashioned futuristic armor. Donning his samurai-inspired costumes such as Chaser the Eraser (c. 1994) and Barshaw Gangstarr (c. 1994), Rammellzee interacted freely with his surroundings. Though Rammellzee’s public and private personas were one and the same, in costume the artist openly demonstrated the vitality of his own Gothic Futurist cosmology.
In 2002 Supreme released a series of three limited edition skateboard decks designed by rammellzee (although only two boards from series are featured on supreme's website).
Condtition: Good (due to the age of these boards there are some light cosmetic blemishes and the paint shows hairline cracking, very common in skateboards of this age)
Availability: Usually Ships In 24 to 48 Hours