BoardPusher.com team riders Levi Huffman and Mitch Schmidt made the trek up to the Woodward Camp in Copper not too long ago. They can be seen among a host of other skateboarders in this edit from Woodward Copper.
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Gabrielle Lopez is the winner of “The Mountains are Calling” THI3D THURSDAY Skateboard Design Contest. Her “Catch and No Release” graphic was chosen by guest judge John Fellows and she will be receiving her winning design on a longboard and $100. This deck is also now available alongside the other THI3D THURSDAY winners at BoardPusher.com/THIRDTHURSDAY.
You can see more of Gabrielle’s artwork at http://www.gabrielle-lopez.com.
Looks like Ben Raybourn was in El Paso about a week after we were, so there’s a video on The Berrics of him shredding a street art piece our very own BoardPusher.com Art Director painted at the Van Buren ditch. Keep an eye out for the wild boar at around 4:40. The city of El Paso has since buffed it out.
Damn, it feels good to be a gangster! Stomping bolts and rolling through the streets on 53s is the life for us and this month we are looking to celebrate that THUG LIFE as it becomes our next theme for the August THI3D THURSDAY Skateboard Design Contest. Parody it, run with it, or create whatever you want as long as you keep it street and display that “Thug Life” mentality. It’s all about the money so stay focused on the prize of $100 bucks cash money, a free skateboard with your winning design, and a coveted spot in the THI3D THURSDAY Shop where 10 decks with your graphic will be available alongside the top dogs of contests past. All entries must be received by Thursday, August 20th. Enter at BoardPusher.com/contest.
Congratulations to Adam Toksöz, the winner of the BoardPusher.com Griptape THI3D THURSDAY Design Contest. Adam is an Atlanta based artist and you can keep up with his work by following him on Instagram @adamtoksozart.
As summer time heats up more and more critters are making their way out on to the streets. We are bound to run into them as we explore every alley and loading dock looking for that new skate spot. Often competing for the same territory, We want the ledge to grind and they want the food scraps to eat. This THI3D THURSDAY theme is BATS, RATS, AND SEWER CATS. We want you to make a graphic that will scare away even the toughest of rodents or one that is at least inspired by them. Enter at BoardPusher.com/contest.
All entries must be received by Thursday, July 16th. What’s up for grabs is your graphic printed on a skateboard and $100. Your design will also be featured in the BoardPusher THI3D THURSDAY shop alongside other winners where a limited run of 10 sheets of grip with your graphic will be available to the public.
Check out this video on how to turn your sketchbook drawings into your next sick skateboard graphic using BoardPusher.com. Below, we have some detailed instructions on how you can accomplish this yourself.
- Many printers come with a scanner these days. While our first inclination is to press our faces against it and send the images to our bosses, the scanner is also the perfect size to scan pages from your sketchbook
- Most skateboard graphics are designed at around 9 x 33 inches at 300 dpi.
- Make a 3 x 11 inch area for your graphic in your sketchbook.
- Since your image will be three times smaller than a typical skateboard graphic size you will need to scan your image at 1200 dpi.
- Use the scanner input settings to adjust contrast and colors.
- Try to only select and scan the 3 x 11 inch area
- Save the file as a .jpg.
- Go to BoardPusher.com.
- Choose your deck size.
- Upload your scanned image.
- *Expand and rotate your graphic to fit the deck
*It is important to remember that your image was scanned at 1200 dpi. If it is not or you are working with a different graphic that was not scanned at 1200 dpi then expanding the image will create pixelation and your graphic will come out blurry.
- Save your skateboard graphic to your profile so that you can order it as often as you like. Don’t have a profile? Not a problem. Make one. It’s free.
- Add your deck to your cart and order your own customized skateboard graphic ready to destroy and display.
We’ve added a new deck shape to the BoardPusher.com arsenal. Looking for a cruiser or just just something different to skate? The Bottle Tail has you covered. Just like all of our boards, you can customize it with your own skateboard graphic. Get started creating your own Bottle Tail design HERE. We have also set up a template, available HERE, to aid you in your design process. Below you can check out a video of the Bottle Tail in action.
We’re fascinated with the terrifying monsters that roam the depths of the ocean, so the theme for the June THI3D THURSDAY Skateboard Design Contest is IT CAME FROM THE SEA. You can can conjure up a horror style sea beast or choose to create a more realistic leviathan which can be equally as frightening. Whatever you decide, just make it sick and submit it to us at http://www.BoardPusher.com/contest.
All entries must be received by Thursday, June 18th. What’s up for grabs is your graphic printed on a skateboard and $100. Your design will also be featured in the BoardPusher THI3D THURSDAY shop alongside other winners where a limited run of 10 decks with your graphic will be available to the public.
While you’re thumbing through the July 2015 issue of Thrasher Magazine, keep an eye out for team rider Mitch Schmidt in the latest BoardPusher.com ad. This shot was captured by Mathieu Claudon while Mitch was over in France tearing it up.