The Poetic Collective was found in 2016 by Tom Botwid during his time at an art academy in Berlin. Together with his brother Paul Botwid, they managed to make a name for themselves through their unique designs, far from the inspiration and schemes that were known in skating before. Now the brand is based in Malmö, Sweden.
The Poetic Collective wants to break down barriers and take a step back as well as take a new look at skating. Inspiration is drawn from everything – architecture, graphic design, art history – everything has an impact. The result is an expressive work of art on your deck. “these projects are not so much about looking ever closer at skateboarding, but about stepping back to see what skateboarding can be when it's put in relation to something completely different“ This mindset and this unique approach makes the projects of the Poetic Collective so special and creates a high recognition value and unique vibe. You notice the various creative sources outside of skating and that gives the graphics of the decks a strong expressiveness.