Born and raised in Tokyo, Shinichiro Nakamura (better known as Sk8thing) has been a pivotal figure within the streetwear world for over two decades. While there’s multiple outlets for his design work, his portfolio includes stints alongside industry heavyweights like Nigo, and later Pharrell Williams. His prolific graphic design resume features work on some of the most iconic labels in streetwear and fashion—BAPE, WTAPS, Human Made and Undercover among them. Above all else, Sk8thing’s career has cemented him as a driving force in how streetwear looks today. Even though surprisingly little is known about the influential and enigmatic designer, we take a look at his graphic design to learn a little more about the man behind the mask.

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