Jan 20th we took in the Surf Expo and got a look at a variety of trade show setups.
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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.
Here are some inspirations from around the show floor from the latest Surf Expo.
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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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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!