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

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Open to the public TODAY and for the next 2 weeks in the second floor gallery @gladstonehotel


Check out this board by @allisterbib x @_atlastofficial and 29 more at Youth are REVOLTING open today till closing party/live auction on April 13 @gladstonehotel 7-10pm


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Check out this board by @indigo._ink x @chippewar and 29 more at Youth are REVOLTING open today till closing party/live auction on April 13 @gladstonehotel 7-10pm


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Installing Youth are REVOLTING @gladstonehotel (Special thanks to the staff for being so supportive to OSF!)


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Getting ready to install Youth are REVOLTING @gladstonehotel today: so many great boards made by Professional Artists in collaboration with OSF Students on display March 30-April 13 presented by @roarockit


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OSF meditation session using a Muse headband with @dhanioks UN//TY


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CONCEPT Pool Deck


Although I made a few mistakes in production, it ended up turning out
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My brand is CONCEPT and this is my fourth board at OSF. CONCEPT exists
to provide custom boards for custom skaters. This board is
straightforward like an arrow and the graphic has a retro appeal. The
neon green and silver has a modern twist that resembles the dress
fiasco all over social media. The board appears silver from one angle
and green from another.
To achieve this paint effect I did a base coat of silver under the
mist of green. This was a new spray paint technique I tried. I also
stenciled my logo onto it. This was one of the new Roarockit old
school shapes OSF has done; It was a new and interesting canvas to
work with.

Preview detail of the DUNBAT Skate Shack x OSF deck going into production @controlmfg @zim_skateboards @dunbatskateshack


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Queasy Rider

I’m an 18 year old student, and this is my second semester at OSF this
is the seventh board I’ve created and I’m excited to see what else I
can make before this semester ends. My brand Queasy Rider exists to
connect sick art with sick people. I mainly produce art for people
who enjoy grotesque imagery and anyone with a sense of humor.

At the beginning of the current semester I was told to try something
new, a new process when it comes to designing boards, I had many ideas
and wanted to do all of them but one in particular intrigued me the
most. I wanted to design a board that paid tribute to one of my
biggest inspirations: action figures. I decided to design the board as
an old school action figure in a box; the action figure portion is an
addition small piece of veneer pressed on top of the deck so I could
get the feeling that it’s actually coming off the box. The shape of
the board is an old school pool deck and I think it works very well
with the themes of the board. I used wrestling figures from the 80s,
Stretch Armstrong and he-man figures as reference for the “Queasy Boy”
and a wide variety of 70s-90s action figure boxes and box art as
reference for the rest of it. I spray painted the board orange and
hand painted everything else. When planning this board I thought it
would be interesting to feature a retired super hero or something
along those lines, so I painted an older, out of shape version of the
Queasy Boy holding little versions of a younger him. The way I see,
allot of people including myself have a soft spot for figures pre 2000
because they are irreplaceable something about the strange proportions
and hand painted feel as well as that cheap plastic smell are just
great. I wanted this board to embody some of that as well as showing
someone holding on to the past. Making this board was challenging but
allot of fun.

I really enjoy trying new things like this and will continue to do so
throughout the rest of this semester, so stay tuned and make sure to
check me out @Queasy_Rider

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Sick Co.

I'm 18 and this is my second year at OSF and I’ll be graduating in
June before going to college for trades. This board is a zombie
version of the Shining movie scene when Jack Nicholson breaks through
the door and says “Here’s Johnny”. This fits my brand Sick Co. which
exists to release your inner sicko and defy the normal.

To make this grungy board I dipped it all black, then I cut the shape
to have actual drips at the bottom. I woodburned and added a veneer of
a raised drippy mirror. Inside this I stenciled a zombie face. I was
going to add my slime green brand colour, but then I realized I liked
the simplicity of the black white and wood grain.

I really enjoyed making this board and jigging out a unique shape. I

hope to do more in the future.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Don't forget to check out the skateboard #SWAP meet 12-4PM Sunday @roarockit 880 Millwood!


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So many cool skateboards being dropped off for our Youth are Revolting show: reminder to students & artists that boards are due Monday (pictured @ickytoy x @portablecity )


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Doing a local studio tour to end our week, thanks to illustrator Juliana Neufeld for opening her door to our class


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Checking out a cool piece by @kwest8825 and the Local space as research for our collab Tshirt launch in June: @dhanioks x OSF x @kwest8825 x Lululemon


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Help Tenille and her customers choose which of our 24 new coffee mug designs will go into production for @tucanacoffee : drop into the shop at 1413 Dundas St W. to vote for your favourite!


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The OSF Crew delivering their coffee mug designs to @tucanacoffee


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Blade Skateboards

I'm an artist and a rapper from Charlottetown Prince Edward Island. I recently moved to Toronto a few months ago. My inspirations for my artwork come from alot of metal bands and horror movies. The bands that inspire my art are motionless in white beyond unbroken and asking Alexandra. The horror movies that inspire my art are saw and scream. My brand is blade skateboards and it exists to bring the metal gothic and horror movie art styles into street culture. The theme of my board is isolation. The two crows are just one crow imagining the other crow being there to comfort itself. The knife is the weapon the wounds the crows mind. The message I'm trying to send to whoever sees the artwork is the damage isolation can inflict on someone's mind.

My board is a 100 percent Canadian maple street deck. It was a pain In the ass to make I swear its cursed. I get good then get fast so it was a long process but it turned out great.Image may contain: 1 person

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Check out @portablecity inking a skateboard for our upcoming Youth are REVOLTING show in this video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I5SXlzFqT7M

Sneak peak of an OSF Rat Vinyl Figure collectable being released in the Spring from our talented student designer @queen easy_rider


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Happy Birthday to our awesome teacher Lauren!


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Getting help on Tshirt designs from our awesome Anomaly Mentors!


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OSF x Anomaly Lunch & Learn session on Human Behaviour


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Will we see you tonight at the OSF Community Council Meeting Yes/No? (Thursday March 23, 7-9pm hosted @roarockit 880 Millwood)


Today is international water day and we are proud to have some collaborative skateboards made with @justseeds artists in this show curated by @jmacphee in NYC


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Students updating their portfolios with product shots of our OSF x @tucanacoffee Mug project...


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Lil'rockit @roarockit board collab for our upcoming show @gladstonehotel by the drummer from Sloan Andrew Scott x @salukiskate


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@girlsartleague talk and collab today


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Zim Skateboards

Zim Skateboards: I'm 18 years old. I started Zim Skateboards at the beginning of this school year. Since then it has flourished into the awesome fun loveing brand I formed it to be. My brand still plays off the retro style and vibe with the neon green and pinks although it hard to say my board shapes are retro because Zim is making an effort to push our board shapes to the next level. These 2 boards are perfect examples because I did a complete switch up from your normal street deck or long board. What I did was press 2 sets of pintail vaneers on my custom made street deck mold in order to create these awesome new long board shapes. The first one I made was the drop down. It was inspired by new wave long board culture and one of my close friends. They showed me that if you move your trucks on to the tails of your skateboard it becomes very similar to a drop down long board, but the only problem was wheel bite. So what I did was simply cut out where the wheel wells would have been. For board number 2 I wanted to continue with my new way of pressing pintails on my custom made street deck mold so I made a pintail street deck and it looks like a torpedo. For me the one thing I hate the most when I'm skating is wheel bite so what I do to all my skateboard is add wheel wells so there is more space between the board and the wheel. By now I'm sure your wondering how I do all this cool stuff.

Let me walk you through the process. First thing first I pick out my veneers then I set up to press the board using the @roarocket thin air press, tri bond 3 wood glue and a lot of elbow grease. After one night in the press to allow the gule to dry I will take the board out and shape it using a jig saw and rasp. After that I sand the board down and its ready for a graphic. For the first graphic I did a negative tape stencil with a double fade. Some of the elements and principles of design that I used for the board were symmetry, balance and color. On my second board I wood burned a maze in to the board. This was probably the most tedious way of putting a graphic on a skate board ... you would think I would have learned after the first time. On this board the elements and principles of design that I used were texture, lines and again balance.

Reflecting on my frist boards, over all I'm very happy. I feel like everything went really well with these 2 I had no problems. If I could change one thing about them it would be the length of time it took to make them. I'm super excited to hang both of these in my shop...now lets go skate!

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A custom @zim_skateboards deck for a client


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Another version of our poster featuring a board by Tattoo Artist Ian Langdon x @mad.in.us


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OSF x @tucanacoffee Mugs ready for delivery to the shop! Thanks @peaceandcotton for the support on this awesome project!


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