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A series of 12 custom skateboard decks by local artist Hayley Wright, to reinvent + rejuvenate the arts and skateboarding communities.
26 backers pledged CA$ 1,565 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my artwork and support me in this project! My name is Hayley Wright and I am an illustrator + skate deck artist based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

This Kickstarter campaign was created to help fund my latest art project- The Skateboard Collective

The Skateboard Collective is a series of 12 hand-crafted, custom skateboard decks, which challenge the idea of conventional skateboard graphics. These boards are created to empower and inspire girls (and guys!) of all ages with hopes that everyone feels welcomed in the skateboarding community, regardless of talent or skill level.

Using wood-burning, spray-painting, and a terrifying concoction of hazardous materials, I am bringing a unique flavour to the skateboarding industry, creating designs and techniques that put a modern spin on skateboard graphics.

As an artist, I design each board with the same care and precision that I put into all of my illustrations, while ensuring that they have the durability to withstand a great ride. The best part is that no two boards are alike- every board is as unique as you are. 

Living and working in the beautiful city of Edmonton, Alberta, I am lucky to be a part of such a thriving arts scene! This city is a vibrant hub of culture, with a community that works hard to support local artists and entrepreneurs. Throughout the duration of this project, I hope to combine the energetic arts collective with the down-to-earth, urban culture of Edmonton. Using this campaign as a launch-pad, I would love to bring Edmonton the attention that it deserves as a well-established network of talented free-spirits.  

To begin this project, I began honing my wood-burning techniques to mark the skateboard in a way that was absolutely permanent. No matter how hard you shred (or how hard you stare at it on your wall) my wood-burned designs will hold up nicely! 

wood-burned deck
wood-burned deck

Using other techniques like spray-paint, wood stain, and ink marbling, I am also able to create unique colour combinations and patterns that are brand-new to the skateboarding community.

painted deck
painted deck

When I began designing this project, it was very important to me that these decks would appeal to almost anyone of any skill level. Whether you are a professional skater; a weekend rider; or you feel safer on two feet (like me!), I want you to feel excited about investing in a Paper + Ink board. 

 

 

Great question!

If you fund my project (thanks in advance, by the way!), your generous financial contribution is helping me buy supplies (spray paints, power tools, wood stains, etc.), blank decks, and funds for marketing. These boards are expensive to produce and your help is so much appreciated! Any additional funds will be used towards buying supplies to properly photograph and document these boards.

If you cannot support this campaign financially, please share this project on Facebook, Instagram, or your favourite social channel. Any and all support is greatly appreciated!

All rewards come first and foremost with my endless love and gratitude. Seriously. I couldn't be doing this without you.

Other (more exciting) rewards for this campaign include: a digital cellphone wallpaper (for iPhone + Android users); an exclusive 8x10" art print that is only available through Kickstarter (you can see a selection of my other work here); hand-painted skateboard decks; and custom wood burned decks. You will also recieve exclusive access to the online skate shop once it launches, and a "thank-you" on my website

digital wallpaper + painted skate deck
digital wallpaper + painted skate deck
For more of my work, please visit my website. You can also follow me on Instagram (@paperinkart)!

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(image photography by Tye Eldrige. You can view his work here and follow him here)

(video music: "We Can Talk About That" by Ant the Symbol)

Risks and challenges

If this project does not meet it's goal, my dreams of designing skate decks and sharing my art with people like you cannot come true. Each board is created entirely by hand, and is very rich in materials used and time spent crafting. Without your support, this project can only grow at a snail's pace.

* The impending postal strike/lockout of Canada Post does pose some risk in terms of shipping tangible rewards. There may be significant delays in delivery times if the Canadian postal system gets temporarily shutdown. Unfortunately, this situation is completely out of my control, but I will do everything in my power to make sure your well-deserved rewards get to your door as quickly as possible! *

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    You're The Best!

    For your pledge of $5, you are helping SO MUCH by pushing this dream into a reality. You will receive:

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    Friends

    Let's be friends!

    For your pledge of $10 or more, you'll receive my endless love, plus:

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    • an illustrated digital wallpaper (for iPhone + Android users)
    • a special thanks on my website
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    72-HOUR STRETCH GOAL

    For the next 72 hours (the amount of time left to support this campaign!), I'm offering a special STRETCH GOAL to raise a little bit extra.

    These extra funds will go towards purchasing a small selection of blank longboards to test out and hopefully introduce into the shop soon!

    For your pledge of $25, you will receive one 13x19" print of my artwork "Violet Hurricane"-almost 50% off it's retail value!

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    Super Best Friends

    Let's be super best friends!

    For your pledge of $50 or more, you'll receive all of the above, plus:

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    • an 11x14" limited-edition art print of my latest illustration
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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $149

    Soulmates

    Wow- we're soulmates!

    For your pledge of $200 or more, you'll receive all of the above, plus a hand-painted skateboard deck!

    All decks are created by the artist, and come sealed with a thick gloss polyurethane coating, on a high-quality wood deck. This boards can be used for skating or displayed as artwork. Custom colour combinations (up to 4 colours) can be requested by contacting the artist (hayleywr@gmail.com) after purchase.

    Your skate deck will be shipped with a hardware set and grip tape from Cypress boards. Trucks and wheels are not included.

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $224

    Super Soulmates

    OMG- I love you too!

    For your pledge of $300 or more, you'll recieve all items from Rewards #1-3, plus a custom wood-burned deck.

    Wood-burning a skate deck takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears...well, maybe that's a tad dramatic. But it CAN take up to 25 hours of work to produce a high-quality image!

    You can request an image of your choice by contacting the artist after purchase (hayleywr@gmail.com), or leave it up to me!

    All decks are created by the artist, and come sealed with a thick gloss polyurethane coating, on a high-quality wood deck. This boards can be used for skating or displayed as artwork.

    Your skate deck will be shipped with a hardware set and grip tape from Cypress boards. Trucks and wheels are not included.

    Includes:
    • a custom wood-burned skate deck from the exclusive collection
    • a special shout-out on my Instagram
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Funding period

- (30 days)