10.10.08 by Jeff

Project #4 – Submissions!

Design a skateboard for Booooooom! Read the full instructions and get the photoshop templates here.

Because there is going to be a vote I am not going to reveal who designed what at this point. Unoriginal work might end up posted in this gallery but will will be ineligible for the prize.


Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Kyle

    Ok the mustard is not an original artwork, but it makes a great deck! I am disqualified.

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  • Foe

    Wickked site! Will submit a design tonight.

  • Ayo

    how big does the hi-res have to be exactly?

  • ideally to size of an actual skateboard or vectored so it can be scaled to any size. but if you got something good and it gets picked we can make it work. open for submissions until the 25th.

  • Ayo

    Hrm gonna have to remake mine(it’s raster :(), there are many skateboard sizes though, but I think 2400×8400 pixel might fit average deck

  • helly

    I would go with “print” size when working in Photoshop rather than pixel, and make sure your DPI is set up around 300 which is the most important.

  • Ayo as long as its close its fine. dont stress over that now just make something creative and send it over!

  • these are all so so so tight! nice work guys!

  • brian

    so many sick designs that are much better than the ones i submitted. =( oh well, good luck to everyone!

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  • carmentrino

    hellyeahh booom !
    indeed with keep. this will be tight

  • I might have been too late with my submissions or they were just ‘ehhh’ hahah…I just worked on them on the 25th, but there are a lot of really fresh designs that made the cut. I’ll give my favorite once the final 3 are up.

  • looks like they did make it in. I’m interested in seeing the ‘TOP 3’. Again, kudos to all the designs up. They look niiiiiiiiice!

  • Matterata

    I think there were a lot better designs on there than the ones that were chosen, next time, public should be allowed to vote for a top 3? then a winner? great comp tho! good luck all involved!

  • Looks like #1 takes the show.. They all look great though.

  • helly

    I’d like to know who did the cute bear ones.

  • the bear ones are mine 😀

    have to agree with matterata though. lot of dope stuff here, choice seems a bit odd. then again, taste is subjective. plus i guess it’s just too complictaed to let everyone vote on every design. anyways, thanks for having this contest!

    ps. go #2!

  • helly

    The bear ones are my fav. Simplicity and whimsy rule for me.

  • candyblow

    the contest was very nice!
    congratulations to the winner!
    however, i see in other submissions much more originality and creativity.
    although there is a lot of work on #1, the illustration is very obsolete..
    but, “taste is subjective”

    cheers to every one

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  • michael

    will u make me a flip skateboard with every thing to go with it and can i get it for free send it to newjersey in mountholly 38 high street michael pullen.ps send it to me plzzzzz thank u very much.

21.10.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Julie Heffernan


Recent paintings by artist Julie Heffernan (previously featured here). More images below.

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“Spirit Quest” Skateboard Film Will Melt Your Mind


Colin Read (Mandible Claw) has made quite a name for himself over the past few years as one of skateboarding’s most exciting filmmakers. His film Tengu: God of Mischief was burnt into the retinas of every skater on the planet when it came out – specifically the subway section of the film where Koki Loaiza ollies across the train tracks (towards the third rail) at the 145th St stop (watch it here). Shout out to our bud photographer Allen Ying of 43 Magazine who snapped the infamous photo (which you can see here).

Read’s newest film “Spirit Quest” has the energy of his previous films with a heavy dose of mind-melting editing and camera tricks. I watched the trailer above roughly a million times to analyze what I was actually looking at. Love the multi-cam stuff and the sequence at 0:33 is a thing of beauty. Creativity like this makes me want to go make stuff. I was so excited about the film I had to toss a few questions at the Claw himself. Enjoy a short interview below!

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20.10.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Joseph Minek


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20.10.16 by Staff

Exhibition: Evan Hecox’s “Northern” and Drew Leshko’s “Heaven is Whenever”


Amsterdam-based Andenken Gallery is hosting concurrent solo exhibitions of American artists Evan Hecox and Drew Leshko. “Northern” showcases Hecox’s ongoing series of paintings based on photos from his trip through Iceland and the Netherlands last year while Leshko’s “Heaven is Whenever” captures the transition and decay of urban life through dollhouse-scale sculptures made from wood and paper.

Check out more images below or on display at the Makerversity Amsterdam space from October 28 until November 14.

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Photographer Spotlight: Lluís Tudela


Photos by Lluís Tudela. More images below.

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