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Slick Skateboard Decks

Slick Skateboard Decks

It's always great to see a super cool skateboard deck artwork. There are so many pieces out there that it becomes difficult to choose the crème de la crème. Surfing on DeviantART I've manage to find some slick examples of illustrated decks done by talented folks. Here you can see their work. Super cool, right? For more of their art, please visit their portfolios simply by clicking each image! I hope you enjoy these, and if you got your own deck artwork, please share it with us! We'd love to see it. Cheers! ;) Ralph Niese Ralph Niese Ralph Niese Ralph Niese Fernando Casaus Eric Proctor Lei Melendres Luis Diaz Sam Warren Matthew Doyle George Nova truemarmalade deadlymike Paul Clift Mike Alcantara Stephanie Aaron Jasinski Aaron Jasinski McKillacutty

Skateboard Designs by Konstantin Shalev

Skateboard Designs by Konstantin Shalev

Konstantin Shalev is an illustrator from Russia with a really cool style. He grew up skateboarding and now he designs graphics for skateboards which was one of his dreams. Check out his collection! For more from Konstantin Shalev visit behance.net/Ripper. Skateboarding always was my passion, I was skating 6 years.. at the beginning of my skateboarding carrier I was dreaming to became a skateboard graphics designer and have a chance to make base graphics for famous companies, and this is it I have done over 25 skateboards for different companies and going up for more. Thanks to Jeremy Fox and all flip team.

Rad Skateboard Designs by Alex Kurchin

Rad Skateboard Designs by Alex Kurchin

Alex Kurchin is a designer from Russian and decided to take on an awesome project called boards for a month where he design many skateboards for the entire month. The turnout is totally awesome, check it out! For more from Alex Kurchin visit hattomonkey.ru and dribbble.com/hattomonkey.

Book Suggestion: New Skateboard Graphics

Inspiration is everywhere, I believe everyone knows that but each one of us has some preferences or things that inspire more than others, in my case it's skateboard graphics. That's why the book suggestion of this week is about Skateboard Graphics. It's called New Skateboard Graphics. If you remember we ran a giveaway of this book 3 years ago, but I was checking it out again and had to add to our book suggestion list. Skateboarding grew from a Southern California hobby born out of surfing to a nationwide trend, which developed into a visual style. While the bottoms of skateboards have always been adorned with graphics, back then only a handful of skateboard manufacturers existed. Today, vast amounts of visuals are created for skateboards, with more than 40 major brands in the market. Because of how the sport has grown, however, many of these graphics are used for only a season, and then are forgotten about - until now. From spreads of full-board designs to detailed crops of patterns and graphics, Skateboard Graphics features the best, most innovative work going on today. Interviews with designers and creators of major brands, like Joe Castrucci of Habitat and Jamie Thomas of Zero, will help elucidate this colorful phenomenon. Also, I got a copy of the book New Skateboard Graphics book from Mark Batty Publisher to give away. To participate, just leave a comment. We will announce the winners next week. Images from the book Inside the Book

Old School Skateboard Designs

As a child, I remember my older brothers going to skate, and I used to find those skateboards pretty awesome. It's incredible how those old school skateboard designs were so darn cool... Today we get to see a bunch of really well designed boards, but most of it doesn't have that same spirit of coolness, rather than just "well designed" or pretty. I vote for more old school design nowadays. These are all from the collection of some guy (I didn't find his name), and there are a bunch more at his site, so you should really go there check them out. I hope you enjoy these, and if any of you out there designs skates, please, remember these the next time you do your thing. Cheers! ;) This is modern design, but it's sweeeet.

Skateboard Graphics Book Giveaway Announcement

Last week we posted about the really awesome skateboard graphics book and thanks to Mark Batty Publisher we received a copy to giveaway to one loyal abductee. Seven days and 209 comments later, we're proud to announce the lucky winner: firetongue! Thank you to all who commented and stay tuned for the next giveaway ;) If you missed it, here are some pictures from the book and you can read the old post here.

Inspiration from Skateboard Graphics - Book Giveaway

I am a skateboarder and always loved everything about this lifestyle because that is what it is, a culture. As graphic designer, this culture has a lot influence in my work. From the "dirty type" and grunge style from David Carson, that he started in the 80's, being the art director of Transworld Skateboarding magazine until today with simply amazing illustration and skateboard graphics, it is quit difficult not get inspired by the skateboard culture. Searching on the web I found a huge amount of sites discussing this subject, even at the 37signals blog they posted about it in the: ">A brief summary: Skateboard Graphics. Then I got my hands on the New Skateboard Graphics book from Mark Batty Publisher with lots of images and a little bit of the history behind the design on those graphics. So I decided to post about all of that, so I collected a few images from the web and book to share with you. Also, I got a copy of the book New Skateboard Graphics book from Mark Batty Publisher to give away. To participate, just leave a comment. We will announce the winners next week. About the Book Skateboarding grew from a Southern California hobby born out of surfing to a nationwide trend, which developed into a visual style. While the bottoms of skateboards have always been adorned with graphics, back then only a handful of skateboard manufacturers existed. Today, vast amounts of visuals are created for skateboards, with more than 40 major brands in the market. Because of how the sport has grown, however, many of these graphics are used for only a season, and then are forgotten about - until now. From spreads of full-board designs to detailed crops of patterns and graphics, Skateboard Graphics features the best, most innovative work going on today. Interviews with designers and creators of major brands, like Joe Castrucci of Habitat and Jamie Thomas of Zero, will help elucidate this colorful phenomenon. Inside the Book From the Web A brief summary: Skateboard Graphics - from 37signals Other links: 220+ Stunning Creative Skateboard Graphics at spoongraphics.co.uk

100 Crazy Skateboard Designs

Have you ever seen a skateboard design that you would like to hang it on your wall and never even think about letting it be skated, well here are some of these, a selection of all kinds of crazy skateboard designs that you would think twice before skating on them.

Video Inspiration: Lakai's Fully Flared Skateboard Intro

Nowerdays there are tons of skatevideos out there. Skateboard was never as huge as now. And with all the good skaters out there who make awesome tricks you have to come with something new to impress the viewer. Lakai's Fully Flared movie is considered in the media to be the most innovative this year. WATCH THE FULL MOVIE ON VIMEO Fully Flared Intro from K05T0N on Vimeo.