Mark Nardelli With 5Boro
New York, NY
Mark Nardelli, graphic designer for 5Boro Skateboards, has been a NYC skate scene local since the early ‘90s. Open for business 24-7 like the city itself, he keeps his lights and laptop on round the clock. “You must have fun during the process of any project,” says Nardelli, “this can be blowing out a pair of desk speakers, skating in the office or settling down for a focused work session.” For both 5Boro and personal work, Nardelli looks to the handmade aesthetic of letterpress type, imperfect textures and references with a crude character. His inspiration comes from the bold flair of early ‘60s protest and rock posters; he’s always had an eye for graphic treatments and color, long before the era of computer graphics.