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Our First Six – Skateboard Design

This is a personal project/gift to celebrate our sixth anniversary. My partner is a skateboard collector. We have a feature wall at home with 46 decks, so I decided to design our own pair of skateboards to remember our first 6 years together.

The idea behind the project is to create a pair of decks that altogether form a yin yang concept. One deck is designed as the positive pole (natural wood background) and the other one as the negative (black background). Also if we rotate the number “6” 180 degrees we obtain number “9”, which draws the idea of the yin yang and yes, as everyone knows, other connotations.

My partner loves skulls and I love organic forms so I have combined both concepts on the design. Both decks have the same message: Our first 6 years together. The upright version is in English and the upside down version in Catalan creating the pair.

Hand-drawn fonts in use: AW Conqueror Didot Light by Typofonderie and Worthe Numerals by House Industries.