Welcome to our gallery featuring the innovative and authentic art of Art of Board.
In the world of design, artists are constantly trying to break into new mediums, improve efficiency, and show the world something that has never been seen before.
Art of Board has done a good job of covering all those bases, by using sections cut out from old skateboard decks to create artisan tile walls, countertops, accent walls, and more!
The art itself is created by the very people who are meant to enjoy it, since each tile is cut from a skate deck that someone used, and then donated to the Art of Board company. By recycling the boards like this, the company is both reducing wood waste in our landfills, as well as creating a new form of unique design.
The style goes a little farther than just cutting up old skateboards and plastering them to a wall. Art of Board translates the art onto brick, cobblestone, porcelain or ceramic tiles, or just the original wood. An example of ceramic tile is shown above, at the Backshore Brewing Company in Ocean City, MD.
These units can then be used for walls, tables, countertops, backsplashes, floors, and more. If you have a space to cover and want something authentic and original to fill it, Art of Board will be the company to seek out.
Designs like this are no doubt great successes in bars, restaurants, and other commercial spaces. Especially in regions where skateboarding and other action sports are popular.
But this company is far from limiting. They do work for private customers as well, creating beautiful surfaces to serve any purpose in a home or really any kind of private space.
Not only are they breaking new grounds in design, they are promoting a culture that can be identified with and shared by a diverse group of people. Each little tile has specific marks that have their own story, much like how each skater that rode the board has his/her own story.
We are extremely excited to be presenting such an innovative company, and if you are anything like this writer, you wont waste any time saving up to have Art of Board install a piece in your own home!
The Board & Brew Restaurant in Carlsbad, CA has a backsplash behind the taps made of recycled board art. The benefit of the board art is that even with the tap area being a messy space, the colorful and edgy design hides any kind of splashes or blemishes that might otherwise make the walls look dirty and unkept.
This wall of board art will be found in the Cane and Grain Pub in Manchester, England. The whole wall is covered with board art, and it absolutely brings the space to life. The mural of recycled skateboards not only makes the space feel exciting and lively, it tells a different story with each tile. We can enjoy the wall as a whole, or examine it closely and find a unique piece of art on every tile.
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This is a bathtub space that the Art of Board designers created for a private customer. They have taken the unique art of skateboards and translated it onto bathroom tiles. We love the idea of being able to surround yourself with what you love, and even if you aren’t a skater, the art shown here is impressive to say the least. Skateboarders and Art enthusiasts alike will appreciate this design!
We see a lot of home interiors and room designs, and more often than not with design – a little accent goes a long way. This is apparent here with this private customer’s kitchen backsplash. While having a full wall covered in the board art is nothing short of spectacular, this small section of backsplash provides they perfect amount of color for the space, while not being too overwhelming.
This customer of Art of Board has a full backsplash installed in their kitchen. The kitchen itself has a traditional design, with chrome surfaces on the island and countertops, as well as on the fridge. The white cabinetry around the backsplash helps to make the board art stand out, making it the center of attention in the space.
With a similar look to the kitchen featured above, this private customer has a board art backsplash behind their stove and working countertop area. The reflective countertop compliments the backsplash art, and the variation between dark colors, light colors, and the board art makes this kitchen space unique and aesthetically appealing.
Art of Board does not limit themselves to just backsplashes and commercial designs! Featured here is a customer’s staircase with the board art along the wall. With every unique design, we can see a few different colors and patterns that stick out and kind of set the tone for the whole piece. In this instance, we notice a lot of lime green and red coloring.
In the Eight Sushi and Asian Kitchen in Charlotte, NC, they have a full dining and serving table with board art as the surface. Those who enjoy sushi and fine cuisines will know that presentation has a tremendous effect on the meal. The fact that they have chosen board art as the surface for their customers to dine on shows that this art is not just for skating enthusiasts and art geeks, it is a creative new way to design any kind of space!
If you are a fan of skateboarding, you will surely recognize the Element logo here. This design was featured in one of Element’s trade show booths, and it is easy to imagine how well this could attract customers. Board art is a combination of a plethora of different colors and design styles, so it makes sense that the design will do a good job of catching attention. Customers of Element can l0ok at the logo’s design and see boards that they recognize, giving them a sense of nostalgia and prompting them to remain a loyal patron!
What better place for board art than in an actual skatepark? Stair sets are a popular feature in skateparks, and it is truly amazing to see skaters fly from the top to the bottom in amazing feats of human agility and balance. The board art adds to the scene, combining one art form with another. Skaters can look at a design like this and know that they are a part of something more than just a fun hobby, it is a whole culture that includes new ideas, new art, and innovative thinking.
This floor in the Google offices of Irvine, CA, is surely going to do a good job of hiding any scuff marks or scratches! A corporation like Google thrives on innovative thinking. If they are not always improving and expanding their horizons, the world will move on without them. We think that is why they chose Art of Board to design their floors, so that everyday, their employees could walk in and be reminded of the innovation and creativity required to keep yourself on the up and up.
From this angle, we would never be able to guess that the impressive accent wall in this zen garden at the Melbourne Home & Garden Show in 2014 was made of recycled skateboard art! But sure enough, once again the creativity and vibrance of board art has found its way into another design. Everything else in this garden has some kind of natural aspect to it, and the colorful wall adds a brilliant contrast to the entire space.
Pictured here is the headquarters of Quicksliver in Huntington Beach, CA. Quicksilver is one of the leading brands for board riding athletes everywhere. Though they do not specialize in skateboarding like Element or other skate brands, they certainly are a huge part of the skating world. Imagine all the new ideas and concepts that have been discussed at this table, how fitting that it was all done above an awesome Art of Board design.
Once again, the original home for skateboard art: the skatepark. This picture was taken at the Slo Skatepark in San Luis Obispo, CA, and it reveals part of the construction process, before the grout has been applied. This bowl is a pretty steep one, and you wouldn’t want to skate it unless you were confident in your “dropping in” abilities, but nevertheless, the art is there for everyone to enjoy!
This picture was also taken at the Slo Skatepark in San Luis Obispo, CA, after the board artwork was complete. The image reveals so much about the beauty of skateboarding. The diverse crowd of people, the innovative art around the rim of the bowl, and the amazing capture of a skater in flight. All these elements come together to make skateboarding, and Art of Board is taking common medium (skateboards) and applying it to the actual sport, as well as breaking into a new world of art and design.
This bar top has a home in Oceanside, CA, at the Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub. In a place like California, there are plenty of skate/surf enthusiasts, and a bar like this is sure to keep those customers coming back to buy more drinks! If you can appeal to a specific crowd, and make your business relatable to them, it’s a good way to ensure you have a successful business, which is exactly what the Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub has done by installing this board art.
At the Miscreation Brewing Company in Hanover, PA., Art of Board has designed sectional booths and a section of wall with their unique board art tiles. Customers can get up close and personal with this design, and being that many people will be moving in and out of this booth, its apparent that the tiles are designed to withstand wear and tear.
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