Why be bored in school? Go to a Skateboard School!

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...

OASIS SKATEBOARD FACTORY (OSF): TDSB's ART & ENTREPRENEURSHIP O.G.s since 2006!

APPLY NOW!!! (*Info Sessions are held every Wednesday at 9AM in the OSF Classroom during the school year.)

JUNE 29th UPDATE: OSF is now CLOSED FOR SUMMER and will reopen September 4th. We will be doing an Info Session for the remaining spaces on our student design team Wednesday Sept. 5th at 9AM in the OSF Classroom Room 3, 707 Dundas St. W.

* ALL New and Returning OSF Students must come claim their preregistered spot and be timetabled Thursday Sept. 6th 10:30AM to 1:00PM. Mandatory Orientation for ALL STUDENTS Friday Sept. 7th 10:30AM to 1:00PM, with full day classes and projects starting Monday September 10th.
If you need assistance during the summer you can reach our Office Administrator at 416-393-9830

Saturday, April 13, 2013

HOOF LIFE



I'm 16 years old and have been skating for about three years. I have been at OSF for about two months. I'm having a good experience and have made some cool things. This was my first board at OSF and I am pretty happy on how it turned out. 

I made this graphic because of my local skatepark "Vanderhoof". I chose to use my local skatepark because I have spent so much time there it's basically my second home. My biggest inspiration was my brother. My brother inspired me by pushing me to skate and telling me to do a trick that seemed way to beyond my level. If it weren't for my brother I might not even be skating at all. If I didn't skate I probably wouldn't be going to OSF. 

My graphic is simple and has contrast. I also made the letters dripping so it wouldn't be normal text. I used white on black because I didn't see it in any other colour schemes. The horseshoes relate to my brand called Hoof Life and I liked the look of them. I made them upside-down because that means they are unlucky, and I couldn't see them being the symbol for good luck because skateboarding isn't about being lucky...and it looks more badass!

I think the main idea I'm trying to tell people with my brand is that "Hoof" is the best skatepark... ever!