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SURF EXPO JAN 18

Jan 20th we took in the Surf Expo and got a look at a variety of trade show setups.

Interesting use of materials. Shells, pinecones and more

Interesting use of materials. Shells, pinecones and more

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Some cool decor at the O'Neill booth

Some cool decor at the O'Neill booth

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Resin like wall

Resin like wall

Surf Mobile at Vissla

Surf Mobile at Vissla

Simple and effective display wall

Simple and effective display wall

Love them pipes

Love them pipes

Inside the  Vissla  booth.digging the wall wood vibes here.   

Inside the Vissla booth.digging the wall wood vibes here.

 

More pipeage for  United By Blue

More pipeage for United By Blue

the Coolness at  Howler bros  never ceases.... want this board so bad.

the Coolness at Howler bros never ceases.... want this board so bad.

Love the sign

Love the sign

Interesting brushed paint

Interesting brushed paint

Life is good,  had a nice booth setup any store would want.

Life is good, had a nice booth setup any store would want.

Popular daily driver for Saltwater Hippee

Popular daily driver for Saltwater Hippee

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Giant inflatable Ape for Sun Bum

Giant inflatable Ape for Sun Bum

Clean laquer and frames.

Clean laquer and frames.

Toms shoes display

Toms shoes display

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SURF EXPO - JAN 2017

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SURF EXPO - JAN 2017

Here's a look at some random inspirations we spotted between client meetings at January's Surf Expo. The show seemed a bit smaller than years past, but there's still always heaps of inspiration around.

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Wheat paste graphic application from Herschel

Wheat paste graphic application from Herschel

Surf art in progress

Surf art in progress

Odds and Ends and a nice signature sign for O'neill's collection

Odds and Ends and a nice signature sign for O'neill's collection

Cool industrial table for Stance.

Cool industrial table for Stance.

Nice simple wall canvases for Reef. (we really like the backwards R) 

Nice simple wall canvases for Reef. (we really like the backwards R) 

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Digging the inset logos for Bote's new Gatorshield Series

Digging the inset logos for Bote's new Gatorshield Series

 
Boat always "Stands Apart" from the other SUP brands with a larger than life booth and cool displays and details.

Boat always "Stands Apart" from the other SUP brands with a larger than life booth and cool displays and details.

 
Roark's booth featured images and vibes from their recent trip through Russia.

Roark's booth featured images and vibes from their recent trip through Russia.

Digging this tasty rope type for Dark Seas.

Digging this tasty rope type for Dark Seas.

Corkcicle had a really nice booth, although they were too busy on the inside to take a decent photo of all the sweet details.

Corkcicle had a really nice booth, although they were too busy on the inside to take a decent photo of all the sweet details.

Here's a sample of "Fruit buoys", one of our upcoming releases for Jetty's next season.

Here's a sample of "Fruit buoys", one of our upcoming releases for Jetty's next season.

Tagless is usually the way to go, but we can make an exception for John's tastefully simple tags for the wovens.

Tagless is usually the way to go, but we can make an exception for John's tastefully simple tags for the wovens.

Our friends at Jetty always know how to show off their cool salvage finds

Our friends at Jetty always know how to show off their cool salvage finds

The Hippy Tree booth featured a giant teepee                                                       

The Hippy Tree booth featured a giant teepee                                                       

Interesting way to attach banner panels.

Interesting way to attach banner panels.

Fun art for Sanuko

Fun art for Sanuko

Resin art panels for VIssla

Resin art panels for VIssla

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Digging this vintage inspired sign

Digging this vintage inspired sign

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SURF EXPO - SEPT 2016

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SURF EXPO - SEPT 2016

Here are some inspirations from around the show floor from the latest Surf Expo. 

Poppy colors and nice finishes

Poppy colors and nice finishes

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foils and transparency

foils and transparency

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Cool details

Cool details

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Pizzas are everywhere, even tubes

Pizzas are everywhere, even tubes

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Boards presented like a gallery

Boards presented like a gallery

Simple but fun pattern soft SUPs

Simple but fun pattern soft SUPs

Always got to pay my friends at Jetty a visit. They always decorate with the coolest salvage materials you want to steal.

Always got to pay my friends at Jetty a visit. They always decorate with the coolest salvage materials you want to steal.

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HERE ARE  A FEW TEES WE DREW UP FOR 2017


Drawing by Jeremy Kennedy

Drawing by Jeremy Kennedy

Drawing by Jeremy Kennedy

Drawing by Jeremy Kennedy

Design by Jeremy Kennedy

Design by Jeremy Kennedy

Design by Jeremy Kennedy

Design by Jeremy Kennedy

Design by Jeremy Kennedy

Design by Jeremy Kennedy

Design by Jeremy Kennedy

Design by Jeremy Kennedy

"Eastablished" in thread 

"Eastablished" in thread 


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A dirty tee from Roark

A dirty tee from Roark

Cool I-beam construction and nice materials. Also digging the painted "Summer" title

Cool I-beam construction and nice materials. Also digging the painted "Summer" title

Bote flipped the standard SUP booth and mounted boards horizontally, chopped boards in half and even made a few into tables around the booth.

Bote flipped the standard SUP booth and mounted boards horizontally, chopped boards in half and even made a few into tables around the booth.

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Repurposed boards turned in to tables

Repurposed boards turned in to tables

Lighted displays was a nice touch

Lighted displays was a nice touch

Mini gallery wall

Mini gallery wall

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Stumbed upon this rat rod woody

Stumbed upon this rat rod woody

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SURF EXPO JAN 2016

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SURF EXPO JAN 2016

We took in the Surf Expo January 16th and met with clients new and old. Here are some things we found interesting between meetings.
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Fun, but not cheap Popup Camper reproductions, based on VW buses

Fun, but not cheap Popup Camper reproductions, based on VW buses

Cool signage, that overlaps structure.

Cool signage, that overlaps structure.

Clean and colorful SUPs out of CA.

Clean and colorful SUPs out of CA.

And we're always a sucker for an good anchor.

And we're always a sucker for an good anchor.

That green really "Pops"

That green really "Pops"

Metal signage and a fun little open booth space from OnTheRoad.

Metal signage and a fun little open booth space from OnTheRoad.

Our friends at Jetty always rocking a nice hand crafted booth.

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Travis's work pants, covered in resin.

Travis's work pants, covered in resin.

Tasty resin play and sanded finishes from Chris Ruddy

Tasty resin play and sanded finishes from Chris Ruddy

Always love the Howler Bros stuff. Digging this Cptn Mnky too.

Always love the Howler Bros stuff. Digging this Cptn Mnky too.

Roark Revival booth full of patterns and layered goods.

Roark Revival booth full of patterns and layered goods.

Classic Jack

Classic Jack

Play your own themesong as you ride, thanks to Globe's bluetooth speaker board.

Play your own themesong as you ride, thanks to Globe's bluetooth speaker board.

Captain Fins' cool fins and color combos. The DIY booth graphics with cheap engineer prints were fun too.

Captain Fins' cool fins and color combos. The DIY booth graphics with cheap engineer prints were fun too.

Exploded electric skateboard from Boosted.

Exploded electric skateboard from Boosted.

Cool pop-up utility box for a inflatable. Bote and their station wagon made an appearance as well.

Cool pop-up utility box for a inflatable. Bote and their station wagon made an appearance as well.

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We all know it's Brandon Grotesque printed, but it still looks good on a window.

We all know it's Brandon Grotesque printed, but it still looks good on a window.

Nice new series from Arbor

Nice new series from Arbor

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SURF EXPO SEPT 2015

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SURF EXPO SEPT 2015

Here's a look at the some of the inspirations we found at this Fall's Surf Expo.  It's always a good time seeing old friends and clients and meeting new ones. There were a lot of cool wakeboard graphics this year that did a great job of incorporating materials and various paints and finishes. Definite eye candy and drool worthy printing.

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AIGA #SPOT Showcase / TAD CARPENTER

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AIGA #SPOT Showcase / TAD CARPENTER

Had a great Night out at the student SPOT Showcase event / Tad Carpenter talk at the Orange Studio. There was some great student work and really thought out displays that left everyone a little envious of the student's access to sweet stuff like laser cutters and CNC machines... Tad was good too, but we all knew that was going to be the case. 

Pictured here with the @aigaorlando crew at Orange studio with Victor Davilla, Bernadette Mural, Justin Mezzell and more at the Tad Carpenter event. (Photo Courtesy of Devon Hoernschemeyer)

Pictured here with the @aigaorlando crew at Orange studio with Victor Davilla, Bernadette Mural, Justin Mezzell and more at the Tad Carpenter event. (Photo Courtesy of Devon Hoernschemeyer)

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AIM EXPO INSPIRATION

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AIM EXPO INSPIRATION

We took in the AIM Expo October 18th down at the Orange Co. Convention Center to try to get our motorcycle fix. The show featured several vintage bike displays, and bike, helmet and accessory vendors. There were more than a few bikes I wanted to bring home with me. Here's some stuff that I found interesting:

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SURF EXPO - SEPT 2013

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SURF EXPO - SEPT 2013

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On September 6th, Daryl-the-intern and I left the office and headed south to the Orange County Convention Center to spend the day at the Bi-annual Surf Expo. It's always a great to see clients, meet new ones and take in ton of inspiration along the way. The September show also includes the wakeboard/waterski stuff so it's cool to see the most bad-ass & expensive wake boats on the planet and drool over the edges of their beautifully-detailed upholstery. There were some cool boards from Byerly, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Obscura and more. Had a fun time catching up with some old friends at Meyer Boarding Co and got to see their new land paddleboards, which are sweet. While cruising the show floor I spotted a cool new skateboard company called STRGHT that uses a sandblasting technique to hand-carve their boards before hand-painting them. Also spotted a booth for the designery notebooks, called Field Notes. Got to see a cool work-in-progress chalkboard mural on skateboards by artist Joshua Noom. But, the highlight of my day was hanging out with the guys of Iron & Resin who've got a really cool thing going out of Ventura, CA. I love their aesthetic and all the fun hand-made details they put into everything. They even hand-stitched their lookbooks and gave us some stickers/patches/and a rag pouch with screen printed rag. Fun stuff.

Here's a sampling of some of what we saw at the show.

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SURF EXPO - JAN 2013

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SURF EXPO - JAN 2013

January’s Surf Expo was a blur as we filled our day with meetings with various clients new and old. Here are some inspirations we found along the way.

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SKATE ART BY D*FACE

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SKATE ART BY D*FACE

I ran across a picture of this the other day on Pinterest of this and thanks to a tip from my pal Shawn there’s a vid out there of artist D*Face and his crew inventing a sweet way to paint and freshly painted pool using skateboards and a spray paint mechanism. Enjoy!

Via Shawn Romano and etsicommunitcation

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