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Original Betty Releases “Retro Betty” in honor of Patti Mcgee’s 50 year “LIFE” anniversary

Orignal Betty Retro Betty Deck

Brittney Conrad Patti McGee

OG Betty “Retro Betty” Artist – Susan Burton

Susan Burton

Susan Burton was born 1984 in Wellington, New Zealand. Susan has been an artist her whole life and now currently resides in a busy tattoo shop in Melbourne, Australia. Primarily known as an illustrator, Susan has followed her love for art through a variety of mediums. Having strong influences by retro and art deco styles, bright sharp imagery has always played a big part in shaping Susan’s finished pieces. Artists such as Jim Philips, Sean Cliver and Jeremy Klein have been a few of Susan’s many inspirations.
It is the art in skateboard culture is where Susan’s interest now lies. For the past three years painting skateboards is the medium Susan prefers. Whether it is restoring a old vintage decks or giving a face to a new board, her passion can been seen through each individual piece. A few of her works have popped up in exhibitions in Melbourne, Los Angeles and currently has a piece touring America with Art Deck Co.

Pattu McGee painting

The Original Betty Retro Betty deck is now available for purchase here:



Calamity Jean Rusen Board Release Weekend Video

The infamous Sam Keeley put together this rad video of the Calamity Jean Board release. Such an amazing time! Thank you to everyone that came out, bought a board and supported Jean during this epic weekend!



Jean Rusen Master’s Model Board Release.

Jean Rusen (Calamity Jean) with her Original Betty board

Jean Rusen (Calamity Jean) with her Original Betty master’s model board

Original Betty Skate Co. is pleased to announce that we will be honoring Jean Rusen’s (AKA Calamity Jean) skateboard career by releasing a master’s model skateboard in her honor on Saturday February 28th 2015. Festivities will begin with a 9am skateboarding session at Tempe skate park (8401 S. Hardy Dr., Tempe AZ), followed by an official product release and BBQ at Sidewalk Surfer skate shop at 1pm (2602 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85257). As a bonus, Jean Rusen’s band, Kevin Daly’s Chicken and Waffles, will be playing a set at Sidewalk Surfer around 3pm.

Calamity Jean Master's Model - close up

Calamity Jean Master’s Model – close up.

On the behalf of The Rusen-Keyser family, The Original Betty Skate Co., Pink Widow Distribution and along with the staff of Sidewalk Surfer, they would like to invite you to celebrate this a special day in honor of Jean Rusen and the progression of women within skateboarding.

UPDATE: The Jean Rusen Master’s Model is now available for purchase at Pink Widow Distribution



Original Betty Skateboard Co. Releases “Skate Mag Betty” Deck

Skate Mag Betty, womens skateboarding, original betty, og betty

Hailey Villa, Patti McGee and the OG Betty team are proud and excited to release the 4th board, the Skate Mag Betty! Thanks goes to artist, Will Correa for creating this awesome graphic, which was inspired by Patti McGee’s cover on Skateboard Magazine’s 4th issue.

About the Artist:

Will Correa was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. At the age of 10, he began drawing and skateboarding and was influenced by the mid to late 80