The winners of the Skateboard design challenge are up! There were a lot of great designs but these four came out on top. Skate ’em or hang ’em. Get em while they last! Priced at a low $39.99
This week’s launch is from one of our veteran catalog artists, Sket One. Check out his limited edition Running Ripple skateboard which comes in a rather unique back flavor. Sket’s Ripple character was born when he decided that he wanted to create a mascot all his own. Inspired by gas station toys from the 1950’s and the iconic plumpness of figures like the Michelin Man and Bob’s Big Boy, Ripple gives a nod to days past when corporate icons were so much more than supermodels. This little ice cream cone might be round, but that doesn’t mean he’s not fast… Time to start practicing those kick flips.
ps. don’t forget Friday 18th December is the cut off date for holiday shipping. Just type in the discount code EGGNOG at check-out to get 20% off all products.
Kevin’s iSteam-Phone design started off life as as an idea tossed between him and his friend Brian. The goal was to marry Brian’s love of the Steampunk aesthetic and Kevin’s obsession with the sketchbook drawings of Leonardo da Vinci. The result? An anatomy class on today’s most cutting edge technological device. If you’re a fan of the artwork check out these related products.
High fives as well to Costa Rican artist Tony Aguero who has recently joined us from the old Popdeck community (check out his I like robots skateboard). His goal is to mess with your mind and deceive your eye by converting your iPhone into a tape recorder with Retro Stuff is Better.
Low fives are also due to Hungarian designer David Szebenyi who also references the old school tape cassette in his zany music-making, wine-swilling monster artwork Collective.
See you in the voting gallery sometime soon!
Today we are proud to announce the winners of our First Five Skate Decks design challenge. It was incredibly hard editing it down to just five finalists. We had an astonishing 667 submissions in total and they were universally of an insanely high standard. Many thanks to all who shared their art with us.
Kudos as well to the runners up – to the cephalopod-obsessed J.R Goldberg, Niklas Coskan and his wise words of skating wisdom, Stick-A-Thing and his psychedelic eco-message and The Candyman and his cutely sinister Woody character.
Thanks as well to our judges Parker and Adam from Popdeck and also to J. Namdev Hardisty who is giving each winner a copy of his book, each with a little handwritten message inside 🙂
You can check out the rest of our skate catalog here. Besides our design challenge winners, we also welcome skateboard designs from 25 other Infectious and ex-Popdeck artists. We craft these out of hard American maple and the boards are quality printed right here in the good ol’ US of A. They are now yours to own from $39.99 – $69.99.