Nine - Skateboard Design

About the project

After spending the first 6 months of 2017 working on my font, I felt like a needed a break and decided to jump on a different medium.

Three years ago, I designed a pair of skateboards for my partner and I 6th anniversary. I really enjoyed the experience of drawing on wood so I have created a second pair for this year’s 9th anniversary.

Both decks have the same message in English and Catalan:
“For the next (NINE) years together”
“Pels propers nou (ANYS) junts”

The Copperplate lettering is not very legible, making part of the message hidden (just for ourselves and a few of you now), nevertheless the sentences make sense without discovering the words “nine” and “anys”.

The background on both decks represent our native environments: Gum trees, palms and pines. I grew up with the smell of pine trees and the taste of pine mushrooms (rovellons) and these will always bring me back to my hometown.

Hand painted using a Pentel Hybrid Gel Grip.


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