We were thrilled to unpack the finished Longboards this week, delivered from Ponoko and Bustin Boards, our two completely awesome sponsors of last month's 1 Hour Design Challenge: Laser-cut Grip Tape Inlay for a Longboard. The challenge was to create graphic explorations for the "top" of the board (graphics are typically screen printed on the bottom), utilizing the laser-cutting precision of Ponoko, and applied to the beautiful boards of Bustin. As you'll recall, the winners of 1 Hour Design Competition were "Freedom" designed by leebaz "Muse 2" designed by b_fuzz, and "Day of the Dead" designed by delaojoser, and the prize was to receive their design...laser cut and applied to a complimentary board! But not before we got 'em and photographed 'em for your viewing pleasure.
Congratulations to the winners (and to special mention jerry), and now we'll wrap these babies back up and send them on to the lucky three!
Video of the laser-cutting process:
Below are more pics, as well as some process photos of the laser cutting and application at Ponoko and Bustin HQs!Images of the finished boards: