My brain is all over the place, jumping between illustrator, photoshop, the post office, the phone, e-mails drawing table, measuring boards, drawing and dreaming about shapes, skating, skating, skating, driving around with Alfa Nils Romeo (he bought his first car today)…Well with other words life is great I feel alive and the future is positive.
Now back to picking out shapes…Ordering new fresh wood this week, picking out the veneer colors and all that good fun stuff.
On the way back from Hamburg we visited Ed´s new show in Copenhagen. He approved Polar. Stoked, we are both into nudity. Arto just joined the club as well. ha ha
I just came back from Hamburg with a van full of boards. Ha ha look at me a “official company owner” and I just turned myself pro again!!! Well I will be real busy the next years to make this dream come through. I have been thinking about starting my own thing for about 7 years ever since I quit Cliché. I don´t know what took so long to make up my mind and go for it. I mean sure I did focus on my two films… They took up a lot of energy….I just think I have been scared of the idea of having my own thing.
My visions and ideas are really high and I never seattle for less. If I could I would love to make every single step in the production, make the graphic, cut out the shape, design the concave print it sign it and ship it out etc. Well anyway it is on.
In the following weeks I will work on:
Do a official website.
Do some kind of catalog
Design some t-shirts, caps and other cool things.
Design loads of special shapes for future boards. I want to make them all. I love special shapes, small, big, square, short, long you name it. Special shapes rules.
Do a lot of skateboarding since I am pro again…
We are already working on our first film…
Go to Bright trade-show…
Oh yeah I forgot I have to try to sell the boards too….Ha so make some phone calls to skateboard shops.
Do more hand painted boards…
Work with a lot of great people, photographers, artist, film makers etc.
Go on tour with the team and all our friends. Meet other skateboarders and session together.
Have a lot of fun.
Build more great DIY spots.
Keep being creative and fun, inspire others to inspire yourself.
Give back as much as possible to skateboarding and skateboarders.
Oh yeah the company is called Polar Skate Co.
The german edition is out on the market already. So if you live in germany and want to support this little company just give Richie / MDCN a call for more info. Each board is signed and some of the boards comes with presents….
More about all this real soon. Now I take a break. Back on monday.
Here are some previews from this week in Hamburg.