Anti Hero X Slam City

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Our Anti Hero x Slam City collaboration just launched. We have been eager to tell you about this one for a while and are excited it’s finally with us. Take a look at the classic products we conspired to create…


Gus Gordon inverting our Classic Eagle Vermin deck for Bram De Martelaere's lens
Our classic eagle vermin deck enables Gus Gordon’s invert. PH: Bram De Martelaere


We are honoured to have teamed up with Anti Hero, one of our all-time favourite companies. Gus Gordon is a recent addition to their team list. We are stoked that he took the only board left at DLX headquarters and inverted it for Bram De Martelaere’s lens. That full unscathed board under Gus’ feet, as he prepares to re-enter the Chili bowl at Protrero, is a timeless image. It was a powerful moment seeing that photo arrive in our inbox.

Anti Hero boards have been part of the woodwork here at Slam since Julien Stranger announced the company back in 1995 and we were lucky enough to work on a collab together once before. This was back in 2018 when Raney Beres came to visit. Seeing our name coexist with one of the most iconic logos in skateboarding history is as profound for us now as it was the last time…


The Anti Hero X Slam City Classic Eagle Vermin deck with Gus Gordon at Protrero skatepark
Gus Gordon at Protrero skatepark in SF with the 8.25″ Classic Eagle Vermin Deck


When putting ideas together we knew that we wanted to merge Slam City history seamlessly with Anti Hero’s bold imagery and aesthetics. We were able to enlist Todd Francis to design the graphics for us this time. Todd is the creator of the classic eagle synonymous with the brand so to have him rework it is a dream come true.

Rats have become an emblem associated with our shop ever since we began releasing short clips filmed in the city which were named ‘Rat Signals’. This idea would evolve into our video City Of Rats. Todd Francis ran with this concept and added vermin to his original graphic. Slam City text has also been added via new banners held aloft by two of the rats. It was a trip to see this graphic for the first time, the board looks crisp in white. We also made a green one…


The Anti Hero X Slam City Classic Eagle Vermin deck in flight piloted by Tom Tanner. Photo by Mark Jackson
frontside flight at Raemers Park. Tom Tanner testing the 8.5″ Classic Eagle Vermin Deck


Our good friend Tom Tanner took some time out to test drive the bigger board on home soil. This frontside air with Ben Raemers’ silhouette behind him is as classic as the eagle. Tom is skating the 8.5″ in this photo. Gus Gordon’s invert was performed on the 8.25″. For both of these boards, we opted for the ever-popular Classic Eagle shape. If you aren’t currently in the market for a board the Todd Francis artwork is also available as a chest print on a T-Shirt…


The Anti Hero X Slam City Classic Eagle Vermin graphic centre stage of a T-Shirt
The Classic Eagle Vermin graphic by Todd Francis is also available on a T-Shirt


We hope you like the look of these items, we couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. Stay tuned for something else we worked on with Brian Anderson which will be published later this week. The Anti-Hero X Slam City collection is AVAILABLE NOW.



We would like to thank Julien Stranger, Gus Gordon, Todd Francis, and Brian Anderson for everything they did for this project. We are also grateful to Jim Thiebaud, Mikel Garmendia, John Alden, and Bram De Martelaere at DLX for working on making it happen. Further thanks to Tom Tanner for the air time at Raemers Park.

The Slam City collaborations archive – 2022: Spitfire X Slam City Skates, Isle X Slam City Skates, Butter Goods x Slam City Skates, Skate Shop Day 2021: Slam City Skates X Oliver Payne, Thrasher X Slam City SkatesBlast Skates X Slam City 2019: Slam City X RaD Archive, Slam City X RaD Launch Gallery, Slam City X RaD Archive – Curtis McCann by Winstan Whitter 2018: enjoi X Slam City with Ben Raemers, Gonz and Toby by Thomas Campbell and Mark Gonzales 2017: Dickies X Slam City – Fall 2017 with Tom Knox, Darius Trabalza and Neil Smith, Krooked X Slam CityDC X Slam City, DC X Slam City Southbank Gallery, DC X Slam City: Josh Kalis & Mike Blabac Interview, DC X Slam City: Josh Kalis ‘Memory Screen’ Remix 2016: Vans x Slam City ‘Lampin Pro’ & ‘Native American Pro’, Vans x Slam City Launch Gallery, HUF x Slam City Skates, HUF x Slam City Skates Launch Gallery, Slam City “Artists” Decks with Tod Swank, Fos, Don Pendleton and Nick Jensen, Slam City Skates X Spitfire Wheels, Dickies x Slam City Skates (Summer 2016) 2013: Vans Syndicate x Slam City, House of Billiam X Slam City, DC Kalis x Slam City 2012: Slam City x Converse CTS, Silas X Slam City Skates, Real x Slam City Skates, Slam City Skates x Spitfire Classics 2010: Emerica x Slam City “Laced”, Toy Machine x Emerica x Slam City 2008: Penfield x Slam City Skates 2007: WeSC x Slam City Skates 2006: Etnies x Slam City Skates 2005: Nike SB x Slam City Dunk