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Sk8 of Qatar

Sk8 of Qatar

Faculty leader

Nathan Davis, Assistant Professor

A mash-up of local and regional decorative arts and western sport and counter culture, this project involved designing locally inspired graphics for skateboards. Taking advantage of the unique cultural position of our students, this project juxtaposed two different value systems and treated them with mutual respect.

In order to design for a specific market and particular activity, students needed to develop their knowledge of skateboarding. Following research reports, students began collecting images of skateboard graphics, local graphics, and inspiration for their particular design. After several rounds of revision, final artwork was developed and sent to the vendor for printing. A panel of curators selected the best 10 designs to be produced in quantities of 25 for sale during the Tasmeem 3ajeeb conference in the spring semester.