Sunday, January 18, 2009

A moment on quality

Part of what XXX stands for is it's quality of the products it makes. Constancy and craft also apply. Pictures don't do my work justice and only holding one will show you the effort.

Before you order form me, realize I'm one person. If there is delay in shipping it's for a good reason. In most cases I scrap boards, buff them and discard. A few local kids get most of these boards or they become tests. Being in a location that doesn't get a lot of direct sunlight during the winter(due to a hill) there is some quality issues, since the building is concrete walls and floor and wicks moisture and hard to keep consistently warm. Work stoppages this winter have been common. It's cold, it's damp. Thus I don't make boards during the damp for it makes a bad board.

Please be patient, realize that my boards are not mass produced and that each is a piece of art. I attempt to reflect this in the price. Some have said my boards are priced 1/3 or 1/4 there value. Regardless of what others say, the price is very much considered especially in this day and age. My goal is to make an affordable board of extreme quality.

Thank you.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ipod Kamikaze short run

I was planning to print up 20 of these however didn't like the position of the hand. Even after inking the art, burning screens then I just decided to no do the run. Limited to 6 pieces. However the the finalized version will be a larger run. This is ultimately pared series.

Of the 6, 2 are black tops with a 2 color logo and 4 are natural finish with single colored logos.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Stainers (aka Fumes II) and website stuff.

These are the prototype fumes II boards before the final release. There is only 2 in each color complete with top airbrushed graphics. However due to moisture problems they are not shipping till 1.8.09.

I'm very optimistic about 2009. For one it's only a year away from 2010, which is the preverbal future complete with death-rays, alien invasion and hover cars, you know all the stuff that 1950's movies foretold but is long overdue?!

So for a complete sneak peak look at the site in the coming weeks at XXX Skateboards.

In the meantime some previews.

This is no real indication of what I've planned, these are just ink tests but will give you an idea.