Robots and birdies with Shaw Nielsen

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Anthropomorphic boom boxes, cigarette smoking skyscrapers, paint spills and a rogue train car—Shaw Nielsen has really brought it for BBNYC. As another one of Bordo Bello’s special friends, Shaw not only made boards for each event since 2009, he also created all the branding material for BB 2010. With his trademark bright colors and simple […] | More…

James Victore: Provocateur > Raconteur > Churos y Beer

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Rabble-rouser and designer extraordinaire James Victore is more known for his inspiring teaching, events and workshops than his knowledge of mexican food menu structure. But he graced us with a dose of the latter in a bold, messy and charming hand lettered board. While this could very well be a commentary on society or the […] | More…

‘Just the facts, ma’am.’ Brian Singer spells it out.

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A master of condensing a message down to its very essence and clearing away any noise, Brian Singer seems the perfect kind of artist to use a skateboard deck as canvas. From a practical viewpoint, a skateboard as art has to deliver an impact in the second or two it takes to roll past the […] | More…

Hey New York City, Remember Nature? Melanie Pruitt Will Remind You.

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Nature: it’s complicated like the subway system, it’s mesmerizing like the bright lights, and it’s unpredictable like many of your citizens. It’s also a muse for many artists. | More…

A Skate Park with Napolean Complex – Design Platform to the Rescue!

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This is a show with skateboards so, obviously, we need a skate park for the show. Since everything in New York is in a tight quarters, we recruited Design Platform to help us figure out a way to make it happen. The result? | More…

Makers and Doers – Soapoint

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Having been supporters of AIGA Colorado for years, the boys at Soapoint did not let us down for BBNYC. Often working pretty big scale (car wraps, environmental signage) they took it down a notch for us by providing all the stickers and graphics for our “skate park” in the exhibit, as well as the artwork […] | More…

America, F* Yeah!

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Jon Contino is so American he probably bleeds beer. | More…

‘Hoo-aht Coo-ahfee’ with Chris Streger

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Hailing from Portland and its vibrant coffee scene, and landing in NYC, home of the Anthora paper cup design, one wonders if Chris Streger decided to pay homage to both with his BB board. Designers are generally know to consume loads of coffee, but with all the work this guy is putting out, he must […] | More…

No, Johnny Wan, Sup with YOU?

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If Picasso was reborn as Timothy Leary, who was then reborn as Neo from the Matrix, then travelled back in time to today, you might end up with Johnny Wan. | More…

Executor of Awesome – Harikrishnan Panicker

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Raised in India and now gracing the streets of Denver with his smiling face, Hari is a special friend of Bordo Bello. Besides providing many artful goodies for BB NYC (including wall illustration and shadow box installation) he and his partner, Deepti Nair designed the whole branding scheme, art and characters for Bordo Bello 2011, […] | More…