Charleston 30

P1020323 P1020319 P1020320This is my most recent project, a gift for a friend who just turned 30. He’s a keen skater, goes by the name Charleston (his surname) so, following a quick scan on ebay, I found a cheap used skate deck which I thought I could customize for him.

It came out fairly well in the end although there were issues along the way. I thought of using a Twin Peaks themed pattern which I thought would be effective, but it made the text difficult to decipher over the top as it was a quite busy backdrop to work on, and I had to do some very fine outlining in order to pull the letters out. As a result I ended up presenting the board about two to three weeks after his actual birthday. He seemed to appreciate it though, so it was worth the wait.

Pre-Vinylites Unite!

tumblr_inline_mqcxlgtJsQ1rnhhdlVenturing out from the confines of facebook, The Pre-Vinylite Society now has a tumblr site. Curated and edited by Meredith Kasabian, the new blog is a “collaborative literary journal dedicated to furthering the ideals of the Pre-Vinylite Society.”

I’m very honoured to be the author of the first submission on the new site which I’m sure will evolve into something quite unique.

Visit the site here, read the manifesto, pen a piece if you wish.

The Pre-Vinylite Society