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KOOKS Surfing Magazine #1

Kooks Surfing Magazine Cover Illustration No. 1 Mockup

Hey there fellow surfer kook*!

I have to disappoint you dude, but this brand new gnarly surfing magazine doesn’t really exist. Unfortunately! It’s just ficticious and serves as a canvas for a series of free surf art works I create from time to time. But I could imagine that such a satirical surf mag would be fun to read.

The characters come alive while I doodle with no specific plan 9 in my mind. The general appearance is inspired by a humorous look at the surf culture paired with a gentle stylistic nudge from the Eighties.

This is part one of the series. Follow the links to find further cover illustrations:
KOOKS #2 •  KOOKS #3 •  KOOKS #4

Purchase a license

If you are interested in purchasing a license for the use of this graphic e.g. for a real surfing magazine cover, surf art editorial or maybe a poster, please feel free to get in touch.

*KOOK – Surf slang for “poser”. Find a definition on Livemore Magazine.

Credits:
Magazine mockup created by thislooksgreat. Poster mockup created by Mats-Peter Forss. THX!
KOOKS Surfing Magazine Cover by Bálooie is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 International License.


Kooks Surfing Magazine No. 1 Surf Art Cover Illustration Kooks Surfing Magazine Cover Illustration No. 1 Poster

RECKLESS Wakeboards R.R. Series 2018

Julian Koke, founder of RECKLESS.WAKE commissioned some graphics for their 2018 wakeboard line. This was my first wakeboard design job and I definitely enjoyed it. These guys are totally laid-back and I was quite free in the design process. The only condition: no skulls.

The idea for the theme came to me while doodling around with the relationship between wakeboarding and skateboarding in mind. The results are outrageous laser beams shooting underwater creatures.

All boards are entirely made at their Hamburg based workshop. You can find a video of the production process down below the project presentation.


Keyhole Skateboard

Keyhole Skateboard Rebel Rockers Skateboards

Keyhole Skateboard – Details & Mockup

The skateboards of the Düsseldorf based brand Rebel Rockers Skateboards are still chiefly handmade. I was commissioned to create a five deck series ( Lemmy, Keyhole, Rebel Bräu, Rebel for Life, Pro Team).

As an essential feature “rock’n’roll” is characteristic for this rider driven skateboard company. For this reason the graphics are created accordingly.

Skateboard Mockup by Sam Minton


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