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There are graphics and then there are symbols. The second release in the Nixon x Powell-Peralta collab introduces six variations of the best-selling Time Teller model featuring the iconic graphics that became the symbols of skateboarding from the legendary Bones Brigade team, including: Tony Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero and Mike McGill.
The six defining graphics designed by artist Vernon Courtlandt Johnson, sold hundreds of thousands of decks and tee shirts because they so concisely represented skateboarding’s disenfranchised world. Upon their releases in the 1980s, they were collectively viewed by the non-initiated as dangerous, weird, rebellious, confusing, and artistic. Today they are considered a symbol for what it means to be a skateboarder.
Court’s graphics were high-level work. He created a style for boards that obviously stands the test of time. They’re very iconic images. – Tommy Guerrero
I don’t think skateboarding had an aesthetic before Court and Powell. I think they created an aesthetic for skateboarding. – Tony Hawk
I appreciate how Court uses the lines – they’re strong and super bold. – Steve Caballero
They don’t seem complicated, but man, at the time, they were. They were masterpieces. – Mike McGill
I credit George with this and maybe it was based on budget and costs, but he forced Courtney to draw down from where he wanted to draw, I think. He simplified it. He wanted the lines to be more simple and cleaner and easier to screen and more readable. – Lance Mountain
Court’s style … you can call it pride of whatever, but I looked at other company’s graphics and felt so grateful. No graphics compared to it. – Rodney Mullen
A True Original. An icon of Nixon heritage, the Time Teller’s vibe celebrates simple sophistication. The minimalist design is the perfect canvas for your aesthetic expression, while its 100m /10 ATM waterproof rating means getting wet is no big deal. It's always down to collaborate and with a full spectrum of finishes, whatever your style, there’s a Time Teller for you.
DURABILITY: 100m /10 ATM waterproof rating lets you go from dry to wet environments with confidence.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Custom jewelry style bracelet with sliding buckle or leather band with buckle fits just about everyone.
MOVEMENT: Miyota Japanese quartz 3 hand.
WATER RATING: 100 Meter / 10 ATM
Nixon offers a limited warranty of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) years after original purchase from an authorized Nixon dealer. "SUBLIME" is an authorized NIXON dealer.
The Warranty does not cover: Damage resulting from impact, accidents, mishandling, or abuse (dents, crushing, knocks or impacts). Loss of water resistance after 24 months without proper and documented maintenance.