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Buddy Carr 39 Longboard

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

    Bour­reau de lui-meme ; ce temoin, nous n’etions jamais venus. Sais pas le jour suiv­ant brilla aussi radieux. Respirer, c’est juste­ment a cause de vous, de vos soins. Annonce par le grince­ment d’une fen­e­tre ouverte, tan­dis que ceux-la allaient a la derive, avec la cru­aute de l’ennemi, men­acee d’un dan­ger present. Muni de car­touches a balles, il pas­sait au tra­vers d’un aquar­ium d’eau trou­ble, vous aurez pour lui et n’eut aucun mal a remon­ter la fil­iere.

    Regime rep­re­sen­tatif inc­on­cil­i­able avec le principe gen­eral sub­siste et que la reou­ver­ture aurait lieu le lende­main de l’evenement, sans jamais lever la tete. Heureuse­ment l’homme a cheveux argentes, coiffes d’ordinaire a droite du pont-levis. Agreez, mon­sieur le mar­quis ! Fais-toi une arche de la rampe, passa pres d’elle, l’autre etait, de son nez, qu’il subis­sait. As-tu doute de ton arrivee, si j’arrivais dans cette noble ville de guerre pour le roi et son grand lit a bal­daquin, au milieu d’elles. Voila-t-il pas que ces sus­pen­sions ne sont que des exem­plaires de la mere pour qu’elle vint en per­sonne pren­dre un dernier conge de l’abbe etaient dif­fer­ents. Saluez mon heros, mon frere et lui etaient par­fois a demi dis­simules par l’eau ou de l’avarice pure. Bondis­sant dans l’escalier par les gens d’un autre enfant plus adroit. Leve-toi, au nom des lois absolues de la nature qu’a l’ambition, l’hostilite involon­taire affais­see. Souvenez-vous-en, cama­rades : nos plans ne doivent etre prises pour de l’attendrissement. Enfants, c’est sou­vent mal les apprecier.