So its around June/July time and i'm beginning to get the anxiety that can be best described as "2nd Album syndrome".
Its around this time that i think about my youth and the joy of Bon Accord ale. For those not in the know - this was a drinks company that rolled around the housing estates in big flat bed trucks shouting "bon accord". Occasionally you would convince your mum to buy a bottle of their finest Limeade or Red Kola! Great days. Bon Accord is of course (i say of course in terms of those from Aberdeen!) the motto of Aberdeen, and is French for Good Agreement. I won't get into a history lesson here but this also involves Robert the Bruce and Wars for Scottish Independence. Interesting stuff! Doric Skateboards also happens to reside on land gifted to Aberdeen by Robert the Bruce.
And so the cogs turn.
Many a skateboard design has incorporated a bottle.
Maybe i could do that too. I take the idea to Nicola and she runs with it and comes up with an amazing sketch that incorporates the shortened Doric Skateboards logo whilst still keeping the Bon Accord label face - see some early pics below!
I can tell early on that this is a step up in terms of complexity to screen. Screening onto shiny curved wood is a challenge. Screening 4 colours and lining each screen up precisely is a tough nut to crack!
Next time in the Doric Blog - multi screens & multi colours!