Here’s some Friday night fun for you. Comprised of 45 design mentor/student teams and a handful of celebrity designer boards (Michael Strassburger of Seattle-based design firm Modern Dog plus Alex Henry, Todd Berger and Lucian Foehr of Colorado’s own cypher13), the Bordo Bello participants were asked to design the underside surface of a skateboard deck to create a unique visual statement. The skateboard decks will be auctioned off for charity on December 12, 2008 at Access Gallery in Denver.
All proceeds of the auction will be split between two local youth organizations: Youth Design Denver, a summer internship program for high school aged aspiring designers, and Giving Voice a public service initiative by AIGA Colorado and VSA arts of Colorado that pairs professional graphic designers with disabled teens to design public posters that convey some of the many challenges teens face day-to-day living with a disability.
(Cypher13’s addition to the mix of decks.)