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A limited edition series of 12 illustrated skateboard decks, designed, handcrafted and screen printed, narrating the city of Milan
A limited edition series of 12 illustrated skateboard decks, designed, handcrafted and screen printed, narrating the city of Milan
120 backers pledged €7,173 to help bring this project to life.

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the first six prototypes of a series of twelve illustrated decks
the first six prototypes of a series of twelve illustrated decks

DEF Skateboards is pleased to present the first 6 skateboard deck prototypes designed and hand printed by Francesco Aldo Fiorentino (Surfer’s Den), Daniele Rossi and Edith Poirier (Serio Collective).

We need your help to complete the project! The series will consist of 12 decks, each one representing a different neighbourhood in Milan with its shape and illustration.

The idea for this project sprung up about a year ago, Daniele and I (Edith) had been supplying Franz with screen printed logos for the surfboards he was designing for many years, every time we saw each other we would have discussions about the city, skateboarding and illustrations until one day we decided to put all of these common interests together.

Our aim is to create a new series of decks that represent the city from our point of view by combining our skills and capabilities. When people think of Milan its easy to think about the tourist attractions and stylish neighbourhoods but that’s not what makes Milan interesting to us, so we want to share with you our secret spots, hidden architectural gems and neighbourhoods that have had an impact on us in some way over the years.

The Project:

Our objective is to create 12 different decks; from the mini-cruiser to the longboard, each describing a different part of Milan through it's shape and illustration. The illustrations are charcoal sketches that are scanned, digitalized and transformed into silkscreen frames where each deck is printed by hand. None of the boards have curves, kicks or concave; they are flat in tribute to the city of Milan.

Each model will be produced in a limited quantity (only 10 of each will be made), signed and numbered by the creators of DEF skateboards. Once the decks are gone we will not reprint any of the models. If this project is funded we will be able to produce the next six prototypes and produce 10 of each model for a total of 120 decks.

prototype measurements
prototype measurements

With the first six prototypes on the table we are ready to start producing 10 decks of each design. Since we are working in small numbers and the screens have already been made production time is estimated to take between 30 and 60 days once the project has been funded. The next six decks will be more of a challenge because we have to go back to the drawing board, choose the next locations, sketch out 6 new forms, make an illustration that represents each spot and get them ready to print. If our project is funded the idea is to release a new deck every two weeks until we reach a total of 12 (including the 6 prototypes you see here). Anyone who selects the "mystery deck" rewards will have to be patient with us, the estimated delivery time of these products will be 90 to 120 days after the project is funded.

The project will not end here! With your help we will complete this first series of 12 within the end of the year, allowing us to move on to a new series in a new city by next year! Curious? Help us fund this project and you could even choose the next city to be illustrated on our decks!

Please take a look at all of the rewards we are offering our backers:

Screen printed postcards
Screen printed postcards
DEF skateboards Tote bag
DEF skateboards Tote bag
     
DEF Skateboards T-shirts
DEF Skateboards T-shirts
Kids DEF T-Shirt
Kids DEF T-Shirt
SKULL Tank-Top
SKULL Tank-Top
SKULL T-Shirt
SKULL T-Shirt
SKULL T-Shirt (mens)
SKULL T-Shirt (mens)
DEF Skateboards Zip-Hoodie
DEF Skateboards Zip-Hoodie
SKULL Sweatshirt (ladies)
SKULL Sweatshirt (ladies)
SKULL Sweatshirt (mens)
SKULL Sweatshirt (mens)
DEF Skateboards limited edition posters, signed and numbered
DEF Skateboards limited edition posters, signed and numbered
Limited edition screen printed posters
Limited edition screen printed posters
Limited edition screen printed posters
Limited edition screen printed posters
Limited edition screen printed posters
Limited edition screen printed posters
DEF Skateboards limited edition decks, signed and numbered
DEF Skateboards limited edition decks, signed and numbered

Stretch Goal!

If we reach 7000€ we will send each one of our backers who has pledged a minimum of 20€ this Gola Deck inspired shopper! For all of our backers who have pledged a minimum of 100€ we will not only send you the Gola Shopper but we will throw in this DEF t-shirt on top of your selected prize, no extra shipping costs required!

Stretch goal! If we reach 7000€ this Gola Deck inspired tote bag will be shipped out to all backers who have spent a minimum of 20€ with no extra shipping costs!
Stretch goal! If we reach 7000€ this Gola Deck inspired tote bag will be shipped out to all backers who have spent a minimum of 20€ with no extra shipping costs!
Stretch goal! If we reach 7000€ this Milano t-shirt will be shipped out to all backers who have spent a minimum of 100€ with no extra shipping costs!
Stretch goal! If we reach 7000€ this Milano t-shirt will be shipped out to all backers who have spent a minimum of 100€ with no extra shipping costs!

Contact us!

Serio Collective - Edith Poirier and Daniele Rossi
www.seriocollective.com

Surfer's Den - Francesco Aldo Fiorentino
www.surfersden.it

Special thanks to Claudio Marcon for the amazing video!
www.claudiomarcon.com

Risks and challenges

Risk-Free
Since we have already created the first six prototypes, we know exactly how much time it will take us and how much it will cost us to produce each deck.
Serio Collective is a screen printing company run by Edith Poirier and Daniele Rossi and has been operating in Milan for many years. We are familiar with the production costs of all of the rewards we are offering so there will be no surprises if our project is funded!

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    Thanks for supporting DEF Skateboards Ltd! Your name will appear on our backers page on our website.

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    Limited edition screen printed postcard of Milan!

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    DEF Skateboards Tote Bag
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    Kids DEF T-Shirt
    Handprinted Organic cotton t-shirt for kids. Available in sizes 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/11, 12/14
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    T-SHIRT
    We will send you a limited edition DEF Skateboards screen printed t-shirt. Available in sizes S-XL Please specify Mens or Womens model and size.

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    SKULL T-SHIRT
    handprinted, organic cotton t-shirt. Design inspired by the Washington deck! Available in sizes S-XL for adults. Please specify Mens or Womens model, colour and size.

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    SKULL TANK TOP
    handprinted, organic cotton tank-top. Design inspired by the Washington deck! Available in sizes S-XL for adults. Please specify colour and size.

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    ZIP-HOODIE
    We will send you a limited edition DEF Skateboards screen printed hoodie. Available in sizes S-XL

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    MYSTERY POSTER approx. 100x30cm
    Limited Edition screen printed poster
    We will send you a random poster from one of our 6 illustrations that have yet to be completed signed and numbered. Each illustration will be printed in a limited number of 30 copies on 250gr. ivory coloured aquileia paper.

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    SKULL SWEATSHIRT
    Handprinted, organic sweatshirt. Design inspired by the Washington deck! Available in sizes S-XL Please specify Mens or Womens model and size.

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    BUENOS AIRES POSTER
    Limited Edition screen printed poster
    We will send you a signed and numbered poster of the Buenos Aires deck illustration. Each illustration will be printed in a limited number of 30 copies on 250gr. ivory coloured aquileia paper.

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    CENTRALE POSTER
    Limited Edition screen printed poster
    We will send you a signed and numbered poster of the Centrale deck illustration. Each illustration will be printed in a limited number of 30 copies on 250gr. ivory coloured aquileia paper.

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    MAGGIOLINA POSTER 80x30cm
    Limited Edition screen printed poster
    We will send you a signed and numbered poster of the Maggiolina deck illustration. Each illustration will be printed in a limited number of 30 copies on 250gr. ivory coloured aquileia paper.

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    DUOMO POSTER
    Limited Edition screen printed poster
    We will send you a signed and numbered poster of the Duomo deck illustration. Each illustration will be printed in a limited number of 30 copies on 250gr. ivory coloured aquileia paper.

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    WASHINGTON POSTER
    Limited Edition screen printed poster
    We will send you a signed and numbered poster of the Washington deck illustration. Each illustration will be printed in a limited number of 30 copies on 250gr. ivory coloured aquileia paper.

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    GOLA POSTER 90x30cm
    Limited Edition screen printed poster
    We will send you a signed and numbered poster of the Gola deck illustration. Each illustration will be printed in a limited number of 30 copies on 250gr. ivory coloured aquileia paper.

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    MYSTERY DECK
    One of six Limited Edition screen printed Mystery skateboard decks yet to be designed and illustrated signed and numbered by the creators of DEF skateboards. Each deck will be made in a limited number of 10 per model for a total of 60 decks.

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    CENTRALE DECK
    One of ten Limited Edition screen printed Centrale skateboard decks (see dimensions in illustration bellow) signed and numbered by the creators of DEF skateboards

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    MAGGIOLINA DECK
    One of ten Limited Edition screen printed Maggiolina skateboard decks (see dimensions in illustration bellow) signed and numbered by the creators of DEF skateboards

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    BUENOS AIRES DECK
    One of ten Limited Edition screen printed Buenos Aires skateboard decks (see dimensions in illustration bellow) signed and numbered by the creators of DEF skateboards

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    DUOMO DECK
    One of ten Limited Edition screen printed Duomo skateboard decks (see dimensions in illustration bellow) signed and numbered by the creators of DEF skateboards

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    WASHINGTON DECK
    One of ten Limited Edition screen printed Washington skateboard decks (see dimensions in illustration bellow) signed and numbered by the creators of DEF skateboards

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    GOLA DECK
    One of ten Limited Edition screen printed Gola skateboard decks (see dimensions in illustration bellow) signed and numbered by the creators of DEF skateboards

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    Poster Package
    6 Limited Edition screen printed posters
    We will send you all 6 signed and numbered posters one of each of the above deck illustrations: Centrale, Gola, Washington, Buenos Aires, Maggiolina and Duomo
    Each illustration will be printed in a limited number of 30 copies on 250gr. ivory coloured aquileia paper.

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    Poster Package
    12 Limited Edition screen printed posters
    We will send you all 12 signed and numbered posters one of each of the above deck illustrations, plus the 6 mystery deck illustrations. Each illustration will be printed in a limited number of 30 copies on 250gr. ivory coloured aquileia paper.

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    6 DECK COLLECTORS PACKAGE
    All six limited edition boards included: Centrale, Gola, Washington, Buenos Aires, Maggiolina and Duomo (see dimensions in illustration bellow) each one signed and numbered by the creators of DEF skateboards

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    You can chose the next city for our series, We will go anywhere in the world you choose to do the research and illustrations for the next 12 decks! Once the prototypes are complete we will send you one of each of the limited edition decks signed and numbered.

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    12 DECK COLLECTORS PACKAGE
    All six limited edition boards included: Centrale, Gola, Washington, Buenos Aires, Maggiolina and Duomo (see dimensions in illustration bellow) + the six new designs we will launch shortly after our campaign is funded! All 12 decks will be signed and numbered by the creators of DEF skateboards

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