About the Skull and Sword artwork:
The Rodriguez « Skull & Sword » deck was the first pro signature deck graphic produced by Powell-Peralta. The graphic was conceived by Ray and Illustrated by V.C. Johnson with art direction from George Powell in 1979.
Initially released in two distinctly different shapes; a 10″ x 30″ « Widetail » version and a 10″ x 28.5″ « Snub Nose,” it came in « Brite-Lite » Dayglo yellow, orange, purple and green. In years to follow, it was made in various different colors and a Powell-Peralta logo was added. In 1983 Ray’s signature was removed and replaced with a Powell-Peralta script logo. The graphic was also used for T-shirts and stickers.
Originally Released: 1979
Artwork by: Vernon Courtlandt Johnson
Screen Printed logo t-shirt
Large back graphic and small left chest graphic
Screen printed inside label
5.5oz 100% Soft spun cotton jersey
Standard adult fit