[Pinewood side note: if you're into real pinewood derby racing and happen to be in Portland, Oregon Friday, June 7, 2013 sign up for Nemo Design's Pinewood Derby races.]
[Link: Signal Snowboards]
Fans of snowboarding, graphic design, Field Notes, and great story telling in general should not miss and evening with Aaron Draplin as he tells Tall Tales From A Large Man at the LA Mart in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, April 11, 2013.
Using scientific proof and state-of-the-art multimedia techniques, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. delivers a sucker punch of a talk that aims to provide bonafide proof of work, the highs and lows of a ferociously independent existence and a couple of tall tales from his so-called career in the cutthroat world of contemporary graphic design. Just a regular American guy with a trajectory a little dirtier than yours, his talk is open to all incomers brave enough to show up. If you are a youngster, you may find yourself inspired to attack your design future in a different way. If you are established, you may just leave feeling grateful you don’t have anything to do with him. Hard to say. All Los Angeles champion citizens are invited to attend. Be there!
It’s for AIGA members only, so if you have to sneak in don’t blame us when you get caught. LA Mart is located at 1933 S. Broadway 11th Floor, Los Angeles, California. Click the link for all the details.
[Link: AIGA LA]
After four weeks of voting the Valhalla Design & Conquer March Action Logo Madness is down to the final two. It’s the Thom McElroy designed Volcom Stone vs. Van’s Off The Wall Logo.
Both of them were behind early last week. Vans took over Burton midweek & Volcom took over Powell late in the day Friday. Voting is open until Friday.
All this contest needs is your vote. Click the link to decide the winner.
[Link: Valhalla Design & Conquer]
Valhalla Design & Conquer’s Action Logo March Madness is down to the elite eight. In this round it’s Adidas vs. Vans, Powell vs. Element, Burton vs. Santa Cruz, and Volcom vs. Quiksilver.
Only you can help decide which of these logos makes it into the final four and eventually on to the finals of Champion Action Logo of 2013. Click the link to make your vote count.
[Link: March Logo Madness]
Scott Hultgren the design mind behind the Valhalla Design & Conquer agency has created an action March Logo Madness grid to find the best action sports /youth culture logo of all time, but he needs you to vote to make it happen. Here’s how he describes it:
That’s right, just like the basketball tournament but different. The voting will be open for a week, at the end of the week the votes will be tallied and the winner will go on to the next bracket. At the end, the designer of the winning logo will be able to claim he is the world champion of the logos and may receive a prize of some sort.
For the first round match ups click here. In the skateboarding category Independent and Thrasher go up head to head in round one. Man, that’s a hard decision to make. Check back each week as the winners go head to head in the next round.
A Party Wall made out of pieces of skateboard scrap from Comet Skateboards won the MoMA PS1 2013 Young Architects Program contest for Caroline O’ Donnell of the “New York–based experimental design and research studio CODA,” a coding to a post on Architizer.com.
Riffing on the idea of a party (or shared) wall, O’Donnell’s design calls for a vertical shade that defines space with the shadows it casts. The steel structure is clad with a porous facade made from the castoffs of the eco-friendly skateboard manufacturer Comet. “Party Wall arches over the various available spaces, activating them for different purposes, while making evident that even the most unexpected materials can always be reinvented to originate architectural form and its ability to communicate with the public,” MoMA architecture and design curator Pedro Gadanho said in the announcement about the award.
Skate shade never look so good.
This really has nothing to do with the topics we cover, aside from the fact that it’s Ken Block. His new Hoonigan Racing Division warehouse has been completely built out using discarded shipping containers, according to a story on Jalopnik, and it’s one of the best uses of those containers we’ve seen in a while.
“Having been involved with the leasing and building of office space for other companies like DC Shoes, I wanted to avoid the inflexibility of constructing a space made of lumber and sheetrock walls,” said Ken Block. “Using recycled shipping containers as the building blocks for the Hoonigan Racing Division headquarters is not only more environmentally friendly, but it gives us the flexibility to add more infrastructure and the ability to pack the entire facility onto trucks if we ever needed to relocate.
Place looks like a teenage boys dream fort, doesn’t it? Wonder if Ken’s up for some pong?
Today marks the start of 686′s fashion design contest Reclaim Design Project. Here’s what the project is all about:
The world famous RECLAIM Design Project gives three talented designers the opportunity to create an original outerwear garment utilizing reclaimed materials, fabrics trims and supplies from the 686® production facility. Two winning designers will be awarded the grand prize of a coveted internship at 686® – helping design innovative, fashionable outerwear and technical apparel, as well as a collection of other great prizes. Is this you, do you have what it takes?
Think you have skills to make it on trade show tour with 686? Then submit your jacket design and a quick bio introducing yourself to email@example.com. Follow the jump for all the official rules. Continue reading ’686 Reclaim Design Project Is Open’
We all have loads of gear. Take one look around the garage or office of any action sports worker and you’ll find a pile of equipment. We’ve all got solutions to tame the clutter, but few of them look as good as Turnstone’s new Limited-Edition Bivi Board Rack.
A division of SteelCase, Turnstone offers sustainable designed, modular and modern office furniture and accessories. The Bivi line encompasses everything from desks and privacy screens to desk chairs and couches. The board rack is made to work congruently with the existing Bivi line, but it can also be mounted solo on a wall.
With three slots for board storage, the rack can hold an equal amount of mounted skateboards or snowboards. If you’re a deck collector, however, it will probably top out at nine or ten boards depending on the width of the boards and if you choose to add the rubber shelf protectors.
Available in arctic white, platinum, tangerine, wasabi, and midnight metallic, this thing looks right at home next to pieces from George Nelson or Charles and Ray Eames. The rack has a $219 price tag, but for hose who appreciate good design the biggest problem may be in not buying the entire Bivi office suite to go with it.
Snowboarders have only 16 days left to enter a design for two new Burton Snowboards thanks to a collaboration between Burton and Blank You Very Much. Creating a top sheet graphic for a Burton’s Moonshine and Speak Easy snowboards might not be easy, however, entering the design in the contest is simple.
Download the design template, asset files, and follow the artwork guidelines to submit your own unique designs now. . . Two winning designs will be selected and used exclusively as the new ‘Moonshine’ and ‘Speak Easy’ Burton snowboard models. . . . Both boards will be produced at Craig’s Prototype Facility (Burlington, VT) and made available for purchase at a selection of the best snowboard shops around the globe.
The contest ends on November 31, 2012. The winning entries will be chosen by judges Mark Sollors and Danny Davis. Follow the jump for more info. Continue reading ‘Burton + Blank You Very Much’