‘Love Skate’ Skateboard Design

Full credit to my partner who initiated this concept design. I started this design with a vector fist uploaded to openclipart.org by Elpedro.  After tweaking it a little, I then added the letters to the fist, applying some outset so the letters were not as crisp, more like a tattoo.  I then created the SK ring with a series of rounded rectangles.  I want to try out the stained black deck to see how the etching would come out. The different levels, although had different depth, came out in similar shade. While the skateboard deck was still in the jig, I etched the vectors around all of the detail, to ensure the shapes stood out. The photo here doesn’t really do this deck justice. I look forward to see how this looks on a natural deck.

love-skate skateboard DECK

Love Skate DECK v0.3 CC-BY-SA SVG

SVG Laser Engraved Love Skate Skateboard Deck v0.3 CC-BY-NC-SA
Note: I have chosen to use a non-commercial Creative Commons licence for this design, as it incorporates the “SK” logo of the Skative Commons logo.

To contrast with the black stained deck, I applied the same, but modified for laser cutting design to the orange grip tape.  As the design was quite intricate I needed to perforate the shapes, so it would stay together when I applied the grip tape to the skateboard deck.   I change the lines to long dashes while altering the line thickness to get the right gap distance.  I applied the extension “Modify Path > Convert to dashes”, then changed the line thickness ready for the laser cutter.

love-skate skateboard GRIP

Love Skate GRIP v0.3 CC-BY-SA SVG

SVG Laser Cut Love Skate Skateboard Grip Tape v0.3 CC-BY-NC-SA
Note: I have chosen to use a non-commercial Creative Commons licence for this design, as it incorporates the “SK” logo of the Skative Commons logo.

This bespoke skateboard deck was designed and laser engraved in Derbyshire, UK.