Ankhou Graphic Design

Web development, graphic design, and photography by Ian Houghton, based in Revelstoke, BC.

PipeUp! Skateboard Exhibition

1 Comment | posted 8/09/10

I recently contributed a skateboard deck to PipeUp, an international skateboard exhibition in Adelaide curated by Lisa King of Paperhorse Studios in Rundle Mall.

I wanted to do something a little different, so I investigated the options for laser-etching the base of the deck. I found KP Sales in Thebarton, a sign-making business, who were able to etch the deck for a reasonable fee. Since the deck is concave, their machine didn’t work perfectly, but the deck ended up with a smooth gradient due to the distance between the wood and the laser.

I think it adds to the piece, and I’m very happy with how it turned out. I’ve included images of the deck and a couple of pictures from the exhibition below. Check them out and let me know what you think!

PipeUp skateboard deck by Ankhou

My deck after laser-etching was completed

PipeUp skateboard deck detail by Ankhou

Detail of the etching

Deck at PipeUp by Ankhou

The deck on the wall at PipeUp – image courtesy of Star + Bluebird

Deck detail at PipeUp by Ankhou

Closer view of the deck – image courtesy of Star + Bluebird

I haven’t heard that it’s been sold yet, so if you’re interested in buying it, just send me an email. It’s priced at AU$250.

one response to “PipeUp! Skateboard Exhibition”

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    Looking at it from a distance, these one-eyed creatures look like three-eyed monsters! Where did you get those nightmares from! I love it! xxx

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