Buddy Carr 39 Longboard


I’ve been a busy bee lately.

I’m pleased to announce that the 39 long­board I designed for Buddy Carr is now a reality.

When Buddy con­tacted me almost a year ago, I knew right away that our col­lab­o­ra­tion would pro­duce work that would make us both happy. Design­ing the Hello skate­board and the 39 Long­board have both been the most sat­is­fy­ing projects I’ve ever worked on and I’m pretty happy with the results. Work­ing with Buddy has been an absolute honor and pleasure.

When we began think­ing about the 39, Buddy told me that he wanted it to be a mix of clas­sic surf graph­ics with a mod­ern touch. I did some research and I was really inspired by the sim­ple, two-tone surf designs from the 50’s and 60’s. The shape of the board also takes its queue from the same era, fea­tur­ing a clas­sic pin­tail shape. For the type, I wanted to use a type­face that had a mix of both clas­sic and mod­ern, so I decided on Mod­ern No. 20, which I think works per­fectly. Also, believe it or not, I used a grid sys­tem for this design. Worked like a charm, even on a shape like this. Over­all, I think it’s a nice pack­age, but most impor­tant, it rides like a dream.

You can grab one over at the Buddy Carr site. Enjoy, the ride.        

20 Comments on "Buddy Carr 39 Longboard"

  • Doug C. says

    That is just freakin’ sweet, like Mys­tery Mobile sweet. I also love the top of the board and that pin­tail is mak­ing me feel nos­tal­gic all over. Excel­lent job.

  • David says

    You have been busy.

  • Doug, thank you for the kind words. Glad you like it.

  • Doug C. says

    Anto­nio, if I didn’t fall down every time I stood up then I would buy that board in a heart­beat. Of course I am think­ing of buy­ing it just to dis­play it here in my place. I can brag that I ride it occa­sion­ally (lol). There’s just some­thing about typog­ra­phy as an art form (well designed typog­ra­phy, that is).

  • Mike says

    Beau­ti­ful look­ing board good sir, very well done. Would love to see an image of the grid you used over­laid on the board.

  • beau­ti­ful. the box as well

  • the best work says and/or evokes so much with so lit­tle. this a great exam­ple of such

  • Doug, totally under­stand. It’s really hard for me to ride mine. Try­ing to find a good way to hang them up.

    Mike, if I remem­ber I’ll post up the image of the grid. It’s very sim­ple, but it helped a lot. The blue ink takes up 2/3 of the board, used the golden ratio for that. 😉

    Mor­gan, I agree. Happy you feel that way about this.

  • Olivier says

    That would be one sweet ride. Lovin the matchin wheel colour too :)

    Price seems pretty rea­son­able too..not that I could afford the ship­pin to NZ…downside of livin downunder!

  • Absolutely. Beau­ti­ful.
    Would almost be a shame to ride it and scuff up those pris­tine wheels!

  • Gordon says

    How do you use a grid for one column?

  • boringvision says

    u rocks! Happy holidays!

  • Adrien says

    @Gordon: He’s lying. You don’t need a grid sys­tem for that. You can do that per­fectly with­out one. Of course, if you are a real designer. You know what I mean.
    Real design­ers don’t say “look! I made this cat­a­logue with grids! grids!”… (*sigh)

  • Lying? What am I lying about? I never claimed that you absolutely need a grid to cre­ate a design like this, but you should use one. No rea­son not to, unless of course you don’t know how to use one. You should re-read what I wrote. But I guess you’re a “real” designer and I’m not. Right?

  • Cody says

    Again, beau­ti­ful skate design. I wish there was more ele­gantly sim­ple graph­ics like this in skate­board­ing and snow­board­ing. I guess its not “extreme” enough. Haha.

  • Doug C. says

    There’s a heck­ler in every crowd. Anto­nio, you should write a tuto­r­ial on how you made that skate­board. That would be sweet.

  • Olivier says

    @cody sorry would have to dis­agree with that. There’s plenty of ele­gant board designs out there — I’d say it’s more a case of many shops only stock­ing styles for the ‘kids’. Look through the full cat­a­logues and back cat­a­logues of board com­pa­nies and you’ll find the sweet unex­treme ones :)

    Right sun is shin­ing, small swell is run­ning and it’s time to shut down and enjoy the xmas summer!

  • Evan says

    Amaz­ing Anto­nio, I’m obsessed with this board, I emailed Buddy to hold one for me cause I can’t pay for it at the moment haha. I wish I had the money to buy two so I could just hang the other up on my wall. And Anto­nio, you are not a “real” designer.…kidding

  • Hello every­body, I saw this forum recently and I think it is time for me to join. I’m attracted to your top­ics here. I hope I can find trustable peo­ple here. C ya around

  • khbvio says

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