Traditionally, skateboard graphics are either screenprinted or applied using a dye-sublimination process. However, Sydney-based Refill magazine has commissioned a host of designers and illustrators (including Delta, Ben Drury, Genevieve Gauckler,Jim Phillips, Maharishi, Marc Atlan, Marok, Parra, Michael C Place, Mr Jago, Nick Night...) to create designs to be laser-etched onto skateboard decks: each design is created by cutting away the top layer of wood with a laser. The result is stunning and highly detailed...
Two tone board by Merda. "We ran a halftone pattern on those areas and got a dulling effect of the shaded areas of the design," explains Refill's Luca Ionescu. "Then we set the laser on full to get the deeper grooves."
Each of the designs will be produced in a strict edition of 50
To see a full list of exhibiting artists and more images, visit refillseven.com
No idea how these things are actually roadworthy, but at least they kind of look good because of atypical and are just completely handmade, the Mumbai Skateboards .
Under the guidance of the German Tobias Megerle, people of Mumbai, these skateboards.
PALE HORSE DESIGN
IMPRESSURE. Part 1 by Paolo “Zero-T” Capezzuoli
Well known for his numerous artistic endeavors, art director Paolo “Zero-T” Capezzuoli has taken on a new project. After shooting one particular photo in New York City, Capezzuoli decided that print wasn’t a dramatic enough medium to visualize the picture. So he printed five blank wooden skateboard decks with acrylic gesso and layered them with a photo emulsion fluid. Then, using a slide project, he creatively impressed the images over a skateboard deck for a truly one of a kind piece.