Underground Kiteboards FLX Designs 2009

One of my favourite jobs in recent years was this commission, a series of five kiteboard graphic designs for NZ based Underground Kiteboards.

The 2009 Pacific Legends series

The theme we decided on was mythology of the Pacific.

I had to research Pacific cultures, find suitable myths and legends, then I created these illustrations.

From the top we have-

A story about the discovery of New Zealand – Kupe‘s  battle with a giant octopus, Te Wheke o Muturangi

How Maui tamed the sun.

The Hawaiian goddess of fire Pele at Kilauea volcano.

The Easter Island bird man cult, Tangata Manu.

The Cook Islands myth of Ina and the Shark.

and the finished products below.