Ever since announcing their last album, The Book of Zef, and that the band will shift its focus on filmmaking, Die Antwoord have done quite well for themselves with all of their projects, including the short horror film starring Jack Black and the Fuck Everyone comic book, garnering lots of attention from media and fans.
Now, our favorite South African weirdos are back with yet another flaming project on their hands, and this time it involves skateboarding.
Working together with their long-time artistic confidant, American photographer Roger Ballen, Yo-landi and Ninja produced imagery for a couple of skateboards which are now featured on The Skateroom, a nonprofit that collaborates with prominent artists, such as Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey, to create limited edition artwork on skateboard decks.
The boards created by Ballen feature some of his iconic photographs that are said to "explore the rich and weird universe of the artist, offering a glimpse into Ballen’s art and psyche." Other decks are adorned with new images of Ninja, Yo-landi and artist Paul McCarthy.
The skateboards are sold online for prices ranging between $250 and $1,250, but 20% of those profits will be donated to Skateistan, another nonprofit that uses skateboarding and education as a means to empower youth in places like Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.