blast from the past

Even though it wasn’t too long ago we were watching VHS tapes, it still seems like they’re devices from a different dimension. The novelty of placing that cumbersome cassette into its slotted space, pressing play and remembering to rewind brings a strong sense of nostalgia to anyone who lived in the pre-DVD days. This bittersweet sentiment has been reinterpreted by skateboard and apparel brand 5BORONYC, which took the popular VHS cover sleeve artwork and placed it onto a series of decks.
The graphics are instantly recognizable — golden gradients surrounded by dated typography and abstract shapes and colors are immediately reminiscent of the 90s. The collection of eight designs serve as a throwback to the low-tech times, while simultaneously sending you down the streets in style.


the ‘rafael gomes’ epitomizes the graphics of VHS cover sleeve artwork



the ‘joe tookmanian’ features golden gradient stripes and hot red



the ‘willy akers’ brings you back to 1996



the ‘akira ishizawa’ white deck has a red, black and green stripe detail, play on Fuji



these seem like classic ‘jimmy mcdonald’



the ‘danny falla’ expands to include more colors



the RGB seems to be a theme in the ‘dan pensyl’ boards



the low standards offered by the ‘guillaume dulout’

[via designboom]

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Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.


He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.


An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.


One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.