While pondering just what I wanted to be when I grew up, I found that owning a skateboard company was my dream fulfilled. So in 2010 I founded Effigy Skateboards. It is the ultimate medium for me, combining my vision with a gritty yet creative sport.
A story is being told through subsequent releases of our decks and softgoods. A story very reminiscent of a graphic novel, cinematic in scope and depth. I work in oils, acrylic and digital media and combine these specialties to make my dark but always tongue-in-cheek art. I am very influenced by post-apocalyptic earth, WW2 aircraft, ‘50’s cars and samurai.
Effigy's current production line is 5 graphics: Bushido, Reptilian, Husk, The Chase, and Earthen 2.
On to the Kickstarter Project
I chose to launch a Kickstarter Project in order for me to get my summer line of skatedecks released, a plan that would never be possible without the help of others. I plan to manufacture 150 decks to be available in shops, with an additional 50-100 as a special edition, signed deck. "Beast X," "Nature Wins" and "Stalker" are the production decks slated for release. The fourth deck, "Whispering Hand" is a reward option and will be manufactured for the Kickstarter backers who choose it for their pledge.
Where The Money Goes
- 3000.00 funding for the manufacture of Nature Wins, Stalker, and Beast X
- 1000.00 for Whispering Hand
We have five sponsored riders: Scotty McDade, Todd Crawford, Luke Feulner, D'Andre Pendergrass and introducing Andrew Sales. All along it has been my idea to combine art and skating in a way that is new and unique to make my mark in the industry. My decks are meant to be ridden and the guys I sponsor are important to me.
Thank you for checking out my project! Go to http://www.effigyskateboards.com to view more of my work.
Scott McDade and D'Andre Pendergrass are the featured skaters in this video. Special thanks to filmer Ricky Flip and photographer Christian Ericksen for their work with Scotty. Thanks to Sadiel Ruiz for photography of D'Andre.
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