Get Nostalgic With The Pop Trading Co. X Rop Van Mierlo Collaboration | Wellgosh

Amsterdam-based designer and illustrator Rop Van Mierlo reimagines classic skateboarding mascots for his exclusive collaboration with elevated skatewear brand Pop Trading Co. Pop and Rop are no strangers to one another, with the artist’s ‘wet-on-wet’ animal paintings decorating previous releases. For this collection, however, the focus has been shifted to a much more introspective subject: nostalgia.

As an ode to growing up in the 90s during one of the many ‘golden eras’ of skateboarding, Rop applies his instantly recognisable washed-out aesthetic to well-known characters used by skate brands including Toy Machine’s Devil, World Industries’ Flame Boy, Zero’s Skull, Blind’s Grim Reaper, Alien Workshop’s Alien and, of course, Powell Peralta’s ‘Ripper’ design.

These graphics have been applied to Pop’s premium short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts, alongside cosy heavyweight hoodies, perfect for winter.

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