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Buddy Carr 66 Signature Model

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The “66″ is the lat­est skate­board I designed for Buddy Carr Skate­boards. It’s Buddy’s sig­na­ture model, so he’ll be rip­ping it up on one at the pools across SoCal.

Lately, Buddy and I have been inspired by GP rac­ing graph­ics from the 60s and 70s. I’ve always loved the light blue and orange color scheme of the Ford GT40 Gulf Oil, so I used that as inspi­ra­tion for this board. The design mor­phed into the final angled ver­sion after a few rounds of ideas that played off the sim­ple clas­sic rac­ing graph­ics. The text is set in Univers Ultra Con­densed, which really com­pli­ments the design.

As always, it was a blast design­ing this. You can check out more pho­tos and info or buy a com­plete at Buddy Carr Skate­boards.

8 Comments on "Buddy Carr 66 Signature Model"

  • My birth­day is com­ing up. Do you think 38 is too old to start skat­ing again? That deck is so tight I may con­sider it. Ollie up! heehehe

  • Emily, thanks. You’re never too old to roll around town on a board.

  • This is really rather lovely. I still have the Hello board you did, took the dive and parted with some hard earned cash… it’s only been used a few times, it’s too smooth to get dirty. So it sits in my stu­dio, pride of place up against the wall so you can see it when you walk in. :)

    Oh, so tempted.

    Gra­ham

  • I know what you mean Gra­ham. I have each one I’ve designed and I’m dying to ride them but just can’t do it.

  • Matt says

    I love this, beau­ti­ful work!

  • ah says

    really nice, but the back wheels and truck rub­ber should be light blue…

  • Jose G says

    I bought the Hello board a few months ago as my first board and I loved it. (Sadly since it was really my first board it has quite a bit of wear and tear from me falling so it isn’t as pretty any­more but still looks good). I just made the jump and bought this as my sec­ond board. Love the design, keep it up!

    NYC all day everyday!

  • alex says

    My, oh my! This makes me want to bust out the knee pads and drop in. Great execution!