I'm making a skateboard deck with my artwork on it. I hope the message will inspire others to keep on going!
Earlier this year, I painted this image on my broken skateboard deck. It's a message to myself, and to anyone else who wants to grab it: "You're Not Too Old!" It's not too late to dream and to do the things that you really want to do. Go for it!
Now I want to put this painting onto new skateboard decks. If I reach my funding goal, I will be able to get the decks manufactured. The more money I raise with this project, the more boards I will make!
And you can get one of your own! It will be a pro-quality maple deck, made in the USA.
If you're excited about my painting, but you don't want a skateboard, you can still get . . .
This image of my painting will be printed on archival paper, measuring 30.5" x 9.5" (about the same size as the board), including a .75" white border.
Either way, you'll be helping me get the boards made! And you'll get a piece of my artwork that I hope you'll find inspiring.
OK, but what does your wife think about this project?
Please let me know if you have any questions!
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As a graphic designer, I'll have no problem preparing my artwork for printing. The boards will be manufactured by pros who have been making skateboards for decades. They know what they are doing!
That's the wooden part that you stand on—the "board" in "skateboard!" Artwork is printed on the bottom of the deck (because if you want to ride it, you'll put grip tape on the top). It does not come with wheels.
8.5" x 32"
pledged of $1,650 goal
seconds to go
Oct 15, 2012 - Nov 14, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
THE DOODLE! An original, signed ink drawing of a skater in action. (Feel free to request a trick!) Fade-proof ink on acid-free paper, 4.25" x 5.5".Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $25 or more
THE PRINT! A high-quality print of the artwork from the board on archival paper, 30.5" x 9.5". I'll also throw in a DOODLE.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
Pledge $60 or more
THE BOARD! Rad! You get a new skateboard deck! Pro-quality maple, made in the USA. Also comes with a DOODLE.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
Pledge $80 or more
EVERYTHING! Get the BOARD, the PRINT, and the DOODLE.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $25 to ship outside the US
Pledge $200 or more
FIVE BOARDS! This option is for shops that want to support this project and stock the deck. I'll also include one PRINT and a DOODLE.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $50 to ship outside the US