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This Toronto District School Board alternative school design program, where students earn high school credits by creating their own brand and running a skateboard business / professional design studio, now offers even more SK8 Entrepreneurship Opportunities & New Courses including SK8 & Art Co-ops, Native SK8 Studies, Physical Arts & Mindful Living...
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Friday, November 9, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
I'm 17 and I run Playground Skateboards. Playground Skateboards exists to celebrate your inner child. This is my third semester at OSF.
To start off the year Sinsation has created a cutting edge Holographic Skateboard. The repeating text was inspired by album covers, and the graphic gives off an overall clean and modern feel.
This Board was pressed using Roarocket technology to laminate the 7 veneers of Canadian Maple, the board was woodworked by hand. The Board was then covered with a sheet of Holographic Vinyl. I taped on top of the vinyl and traced on the lettering. I cut the tape stencil out by hand then peeled off the negative space, the board was then sprayed with Montana black and sealed matte. The hope with the matte finish is to draw a contrast between the shine on the letters and the rest of the board. The final step was peeling up the tape to reveal the holographic effect underneath.
I’d say this has been my most labour intensive project so far at OSF, I feel I’ve progressed since last semester when I was doing much simpler designs.
Seeing the vision I had in my head for this board go from paper to reality was nerve-racking... I wanted this board to be perfect every step of the way, and even though it took time it’s always worth it to have a finished product you’re proud of. Moving forward I hope to grow my brand by producing a line of clothing and other fun merch.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Parents, Supporters & OSF VIPs: Please join us at our next OSF Community Council Meeting On Wednesday Nov. 7, 7-9pm at Roarockit, 880 Millwood Rd.
-Teacher Report: Past & Upcoming Projects, Staffing, Budget
-Student Report: GHD Launch, etc.
-Sem 2 Intake Plan & Outreach for September
-Year 10 Art Show/Auction & Party, Media
-Scadding Court Redevelopment
-Applying for Awards
-Confirm Council Membership and Parent Chair Position
This is my 3rd semester here at OSF. My brand is Boreds. This semester I wanted to focus more on distorting things and making things look dead. The theme of this board is a dead distorted neon cat, the only mean I can think of that it would have would be that things you remember don’t always stay happy and fun. My inspiration for this board has been my past drawings and graphics with skull like features and putting that onto cartoon characters to make them look distorted. I used a tape stencil and spray paint to put the graphic onto the board. To make the board I used Roarockit’s technology which includes pressing the veneers onto a mold inside a bag. I then scrapped away all the extra wood and imperfections and finished off the wood working with sandpaper. To make the colours along the side of the board I also tape stencilled it onto the side. Took awhile but it was worth it. The elements of design I used were line, shape and colour. I’m trying to communicate that not everything is as happy as you remember it and good things can be wrecked too. With this board I have learned that a little bit of extra work goes a long way so it’s worth it in the end if you put in a little more effort.
XV: I am new to OSF. My brand is XV. XV exists to represent the evil within everyone.
The theme of my board is based on the tarot card of the devil. I'm inspired by horror films like Anti-Christ, A Serbian Film and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I'm also inspired by heavy metal bands like Slayer, Metallica and Motorhead. I like art that shows the dark side of humanity. Instead of looking away I'm fascinated and want to understand more.
To make this board I pressed maple veneers in a Roarockit vacuum bag. I sanded the board by hand and painted the grip and graphic side black. To get the graphic on the board I taped up the board and transferred the image using graphite paper. Then I cut out the graphic using an x-acto knife. It was difficult because of all the little details. After painting the stencil white I used black paint marker to add small details. The element of design I used was line, creating a variety of lines to give the image texture and shading.
Overall I feel happy with my first skateboard. I liked the whole process of making it and seeing the final product made me feel accomplished. I learned a few things along the way like to not move the stencil because it takes a long time to fix it. I also learned to include lots of detail and that spray painting is fun. Expect more dark designs coming soon from XV.