Model: Preduce Skateboards x G-shock DW-5600
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Keeps time and keeps you safe
To commemorate its 20th anniversary, Thai skateboard brand, Preduce Skateboards partnered with G-shock to create a DW-5600 timepiece. Designed by famed Preduce art director Thun ‘TRK” Puchpen, the DW-500 draws inspiration from Thai mythology, specifically the face of the Thai Guardian Giant – an image that is believed to keep bad spirits away; keeping wearers safe as they skate.
Colors and patterns of the culture
The collaboration is a homage to the art and colors found in traditional Thai art and the capital city of Bangkok. The Thai Guardian Giant is illustrated in a similar fashion to depictions on Thai temple walls while the animal fur background is a nod to the character’s clothing. The combination of black and green is a fusion of Preduce’s brand colors and the official logo of Bangkok city. This sums up Thun’s design philosophy of “new traditional” – a fusion of past and present design elements.
The combination of mythological imagery and the fur-lined backdrop is translated onto the design of the packaging of the collaborative timepiece.
The collaboration is based on the DW-5600, which is a baseline, rugged model from G-Shock. Though simple and affordable, at S$179, the model offers the brand’s signature shock resistance, 200m water resistance, hourly time signals and countdown timer. The perfect timepiece for your skateboarding adventures.