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  • SMC 9:23 pm on June 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Custom Griptape of the Day by Blaze Ben Brooks 

    Today’s BoardPusher.com Feature is a sheet of custom griptape designed by Blaze Ben Brooks. “I love drawing anything and everything. From portraits of celebrities and my friends lookin’ mighty fine, all the way to crazy lookin’ cars and drunk cartoon characters.” View Ben’s website at blazebenbrooks.com or follow him on Instagram @blazebenbrooks.

    Keep the top of your deck looking fresh with some custom griptape you can design at BoardPusher.com.

     
  • SMC 10:11 pm on May 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Featured Griptape of the Day: “Rocket” by El Gato Gomez 

    El Gato Gomez is an artist with a penchant for “vintage pulp style sci-fi art with lots of rockets, robots, and flying saucers” as exemplified by today’s BoardPusher.com Featured Custom Griptape “Rockets”. Señor Gomez also dabbles in “retro pinup girls, Eames era interior design, kitschy classic TV, campy 1950’s “B ” horror monster movies, funky Googie architecture, Tiki bar idols, mod abstracts, and cool cool beatnik kitty cats” all of which you can see at elgatogomezart.com or by following him on Instagram @elgatogomez_art. You can also pick up any of El Gato Gomez’s skateboard or griptape graphics at BoardPusher.com/shop/elgatogomez.

    Add custom griptape to your arsenal of custom skateboard designs by creating your own at BoardPusher.com.

     
  • SMC 8:40 pm on April 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Featured Deck and Griptape of the Day: Astral OG by Ten Four Farms 

    Happy 4/20 (have fun and be safe). We thought this top and bottom graphic combination by Ten Four Farms would be an appropriate Featured Deck and Custom Griptape for those of you celebrating today. Ten Four Farms “is a Tier 1 OLCC Licensed and Portland City certified  indoor cannabis producer” and you can find out more at their website tenfourpdx.com.

    Create your own top and bottom graphic by designing both a custom skateboard and custom griptape at BoardPusher.com.

     
  • SMC 8:40 pm on March 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Featured Griptape of the Day: “Party Babe” by J. Brett Prince 

    Eschewing the deck today for some Featured Griptape, which you can also design at BoardPusher.com. “Party Babe” was created by tattoo artist J. Brett Prince who obviously likes to bring that traditional style to his skateboarding graphics as well. Follow him on Instagram @mrjbrettprince or pick up one of his skateboard and/or griptape designs at BoardPusher.com/shop/bonezone.

    Create your own custom griptape to match your skateboard graphic at BoardPusher.com.

     
  • SMC 10:34 pm on March 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Featured Deck & Griptape of the Day: Fire Lake by Dave Benedict 


    Today we have some custom griptape added to our BoardPusher.com Featured Deck. Both were designed by Dave Benedict of squareeggvisions.com for his son. “I was commissioned to do a logo for a band that was looking for a name change. Fire Lake was the name they came up with, so I made the logo first and then was inspired to make a poster for them. Unfortunately the name was turfed and they decided to stick with their original name. I was a little bummed that my design didn’t get used so when my 12 year old son decided to take up skateboarding and I decided to relive my youth through him, I wanted to have a board that was one of my designs. This was the one he picked out of about 7 other designs I had mocked up.” Good choice. You can follow Dave on Instagram @davecbenedict or his design firm @square_egg.

    After you’re done designing your own skateboard at BoardPusher.com try creating a top image with a custom griptape graphic here.

     
  • SMC 7:19 pm on December 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Featured Griptape of the Day: “Sketchbook Series 02” by Squad19 

    Squad19 is a collective started by Minneapolis based artist Steve Tenebrini. Together they have collaborated to send several graphics through our presses. For today’s BoardPusher.com Featured Griptape, they took advantage of our different grip sizing options and produced one of their sketchbook graphics onto a 10 x 36 inch sheet that fits wider/longer shapes like our punk nose deck. Find more griptape and skateboard graphics from Squad19 at Boardpusher.com/shop/Squad19.

    We offer griptape on sheets of 9 x 33 inches, 10 x 36 inches, and 10 x 43 inches. Choose a size that fits your needs and design your own custom griptape at BoardPusher.com.

     
  • SMC 10:10 pm on July 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    NEW BOARDPUSHER 65mm/78a WHEELS 

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    We have added a new all purpose longboard wheel to BoardPusher.com. These center set wheels are soft enough to grip the concrete and still ride over any pesky bumps in the road. The square inner edge helps push through turns and maintain control. Best of all, they are now part of the basic components package when making your custom longboard a complete. You can also add them to your favorite cruiser shape or popsicle complete for a faster ride.

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  • SMC 9:14 pm on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Go Skateboarding Day 2016 

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    For Go Skateboarding Day 2016, we linked up with the BoardPusher.com team and some of their friends to celebrate. After taking cover from the rain and skating our warehouse mini-ramp, we got in some street spots just before sunset. Here’s some photos from our favorite holiday:

     

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    Some decks that were created and skated for Go Skateboarding Day.

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  • SMC 10:42 pm on June 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    GO SKATE DAY CUSTOM GRIPTAPE SALE 

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    Now through Tuesday, June 7th, use coupon code GSDGRIP when you customize your own griptape graphic and get it shipped to your door for $15 total ($5 off each sheet of custom grip + free shipping). Get started at BoardPusher.com.

     
  • SMC 1:03 am on May 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    TMNT “Shell Shocked” Deck & Griptape Graphic 

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    You may have noticed BoardPusher team rider Levi Huffman is a bit of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fanatic. From his multiple DIY skateboard graphics, to his toy collection, to even bronzing (or maybe just gold spray painting) a turtle to make his own jewelry, Levi is TMNT crazy! So when it came time to create a new skateboard design, there wasn’t any doubt as to where Levi was going to find his inspiration.

    Levi looked to our own BoardPusher art director for some guidance on taking a more in-depth mixed media approach to creating a top and bottom graphic. What came from these sessions is the new Levi Huffman “Shell Shocked” graphics. Here’s how:

     
     
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    We started off with a couple of 9×33 inch canvases and Levi spray painted a base color layer. Once the paint dried, a trip was made to the local copy center to digitize the canvases by making a 300dpi scan of them.
     
     

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    Spray paint on 9×33 canvas


     
    For the next step we printed out 3×11 inch versions of each scan. At that size, Levi was able trace the color layer with a black outline on a sheet of velum (similar to tracing paper), draw in all the detail he wanted and it would fit on a home scanner all while being able to stay in proportion with the final board graphic.
     
     
    Ink on 3x11 inch velum then scanned at 1200dpi

    Ink on 3×11 inch velum then scanned at 1200dpi


     
    Once the black drawing was finished, the 3×11 inch art was scanned at 1200 dpi. At this resolution we could resize it to match the 9×33 inch canvas and 300 dpi print size. A little Photoshop magic was needed to help combine the color and the black outline layer together as well as some added elements to give it a more of a graphic feel. Some more details were added in different colors, but a bit shading was also applied to push key areas of the shell back.
     
     
    Digital color and shading done in Photoshop

    Digital color and shading done in Photoshop


     
    With the canvas, velum, and digital colors combined, Levi was now ready to upload his 9×33 inch 300 dpi .jpg skateboard and griptape files to BoardPusher.com.
     
     
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    Levi’s “Shell Shocked” TMNT inspired graphics are now available here or apply these techniques to creating your own skateboard and griptape graphics on BoardPusher.com.
     
     
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