While we begin sifting through last month’s entries, it’s time to get started on next month’s BoardPusher.com THI3D THURSDAY Skateboard Design Contest. This time we’re looking for some beings from beyond, SPACE INVADERS. Explore the universe, have a close encounter with an alien, or take aim at the Earth. Just remember, your design must incorporate the theme for it to be considered a valid entry. All entries must be received by midnight on Wednesday June 20th (we’ll even give you until 12:01 AM so that it’s technically the next third Thursday). What’s up for grabs is your graphic printed on a skateboard, $100, and your design will be featured in the BoardPusher THI3D THURSDAY shop and a limited run of 10 decks with your graphic on it available to the public. Check out the BoardPusher.com Contest Division to get started on uploading your entry. For full contest rules and detailed instructions on how to enter head over to http://www.BoardPusher.com/contest. GOOD LUCK!
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Congratulations Michael Startzman
This month’s BoardPusher.com THI3D THURSDAY winner for the “Natural” theme is “The Hunter” by Michael Startzman. Michael’s prizes include this skateboard deck with his winning graphic, as well as $100. “The Hunter” will also be the first board featured in the BoardPusher THI3D THURSDAY shop where a limited edition of 10 boards with this design will be available. If you would like to see more of Michael’s work then head over to http://www.MichaelStartzman.com.
You all made the decision very tough on us and we encourage you to enter each month as there were quite a few stunning graphics that we received. Can’t wait to see what comes up for this month’s contest, FRESH TO DEATH. Enter at http://www.boardpusher.com/contest. You have until May 17th to get your entries in.
We are really stoked with the overwhelming response that we received in our inaugural month of the BoardPusher Thi3d Thursday Skateboard Design Contest. We will announce a winner really soon, but for now we would like to let you all know the theme for this month. From April 18th through May 16th we’d like to see what you all can come up with that’s FRESH TO DEATH. Remember, your design must incorporate the theme in some way to be considered as a valid entry and we are only accepting one entry per person per month. Just like last time, each month’s winner will receive a $100 cash prize and a skateboard with his or her winning design on it. Your design will also be sold in the BoardPusher Third Thursday shop with a limited edition run. Check out the BoardPusher.com Contest Division to get started on uploading your entry. For full contest rules and detailed instructions on how to enter head over to http://www.BoardPusher.com/contest. GOOD LUCK!
BoardPusher.com is excited to bring you a new monthly skateboard design contest. We’re calling it “Third Thursday” and, you guessed it, all entries are due every third Thursday (with a winner to be decided shortly after), and we will be announcing the next month’s contest theme. This contest is open to everyone worldwide. What do you get? Each month’s winner will receive a $100 cash prize and a skateboard with his or her winning design on it. Your design will also be sold in the BoardPusher Third Thursday shop with a limited edition run. That means only 10 decks with your design will be available to the public. Then we’re going to blast all aspects of our web and social media reach with your name and design to get you the recognition you deserve. Sound good? Then go to the BoardPusher.com Contest Division to get started on uploading your entry. We are only accepting one entry per person per month. Each month we will have a new theme for you to wrap your little creative fingers around. This month’s theme is “Natural” and remember, your design must incorporate the theme in some way to be considered as a valid entry. For full on contest rules and detailed instructions on how to enter head over to http://www.BoardPusher.com/contest. GOOD LUCK!
We don’t expect you to be saints on March 17th, but http://www.BoardPusher.com wants to help you cruise to and from your destination in true St. Patty’s Day style. We’ve created this custom ale background for you to make your own “Boozer Cruzer” to rip on down to your favorite pub. Customize your complete with Indy, Venture, or Thunder Trucks and add some OJ Hot Juice wheels for maximum cruisability. This shape is also compact enough to easily hop onto any bus or cab with you in case your balance becomes a little bit compromised.
Have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day weekend. http://www.BoardPusher.com
If you’re simply in the mood to rock some green this March, check out the BoardPusher Shops page to see some of our favorite green decks available for sale by the artists on our site. You can also do your own search for green and browse nearly 50 pages of skateboards to find one that shows your spirit.
We’ve got some killer new FREE customizable backgrounds for you at BoardPusher.com and we plan to keep ‘em coming. The latest additions are the “Space Divided” series, which is available in 3 different colors and the “Cyclopsinamils” which you can adjust the color to whatever your heart desires. Remember, you can always add text and your own images to these backgrounds. If you need a little help, check out the tutorial on getting the most out of BoardPusher backgrounds by clicking here.
We have all been there. Valentine’s Day and you get half heart necklaces, a stupid tee shirt that says ”struck by cupid’s arrow,” or even worse, you go and get his or her name tattooed on you. Why go through all that when BoardPusher can make a great gift that personalizes your relationship and combines that love with your love of skateboarding? Spring is coming and some spots are already unseasonably warm, so we’re going to help you with some hints to help you get what you really want.
1. Reset your browser’s homepage to http://www.boardpusher.com. You can even go as far as having a deck pre-designed and saved to your account / in your cart.
2. Exclaiming that you wish there was a cool way to proclaim your love while around your skate crew.
3. Forward this email to your significant other.
4. Order yourself a board that has his or her picture and get away with it because you’re now sporting that picture wherever you go.
5. Leave the BoardPusher website open on the computer as much as possible.
6. Fit the word BoardPusher into as many sentences as you can over the next few days,
“If only I had a BoardPusher deck to skate down to the store I could totally get you that ice cream.”
“Boardpusher would let me do that”
“There were a lot of girls at the skatepark today. I needed a BoardPusher deck that exploited the fact that I was taken.”
“I can’t believe that BoardPusher lets you design decks with what ever you want. Wouldn’t it be cute if I could skate a picture of you?”
“BoardPusher does not make your butt look fat.”
7. Fake a phone call with a friend, make sure your significant other can hear and talk about BoardPusher.
8. Leave sketchbooks open to sketches you like and add post it note to it saying, “This would make a perfect graphic to get made by BoardPusher.”
9. Tell her how your buddy was just able to design some boards on BoardPusher and you would like to get some custom graphics as well.
10. Use one of your stickers for your last order to put on things she will see.
11. Use your boardpusher box to store all of your relationship mementos and go down memory lane this week.
12. When printing out things like recipes for her make sure you are using paper that has printout of you BoardPusher cart on the back and say you are recycling paper.
If you don’t have a significant other, BoardPusher is a great way to surprise them with a proposal. Just have to skate by and pop your deck up. With the right amount of smoothness its easy to let your deck do the asking for you.
Want to give a deck, but aren’t really confident with designing a board? That’s cool, we’ve got you covered. We have some Valentine-esque featured decks on the top of our artists’ shops page and check out these shop searches for “heart” here or “love” here. Or search hundreds of skateboard graphics for whatever subject that’s relevant to your relationship (maybe you both like zombies). Also, keep an eye out on our social media outlets (follow us on your favorite one by clicking on one of the links below) as we’ll be posting decks all next week that other people have designed and given to that significant skater in his or her life.
Since applying custom griptape is a little more precise and challenging, we went ahead and created this “How To:” video to help you when you decide to design the top and bottom of your http://www.BoardPusher.com skateboard.
Here’s a little insight as to what the BoardPusher.com staff is skating. Do you say things like “coffee is the sweet nectar of life”? Well our art director does, and he came in this morning and verified his love of brewed beans by sketching his breakfast and refilling that cup several times. By lunch he had this design scanned and was busy making a doodle into his next board graphic. ”The Muffin Killer” is also now a freely available background for you to manipulate on our designer. It’s your turn to customize your love of freshly brewed breakfast into a street slayin’ graphic.
A step by step tutorial on personalizing the backgrounds available at BoardPusher.com