AXIS Kiteboards asked me to produce graphics for all of their boards this year. Axis produce a huge range of boards, kiteboards, surfboards, specialised kite racing boards, SUP boards. The wake style boards Bootleg, Billy and Tranq feature concept art by Alex Lewis-Hughes, which I adapted for screen printing.
The design work is mostly vector illustration, in Adobe Illustrator, but I also use generative vector software Scriptographer and vector halftone textures from Vectoraster. The design work calls for understanding of a wide range of production processes, conventional print, screen print, spray paint, decals, injection moulding and textiles. It is a challenge I enjoy almost as much as riding the finished product.
I am currently working on graphics for AXIS’s 2016 season, stay tuned….