Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The Decked Project Flickr Set

Check out the Decked 2010 Flickr set (here!)showing all the boards from this year and if you hover over each deck it will bring up details of the artist name and the price. To reserve a board email with the deatils as the decks are selling fast!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Imagecore Review Decked!

Check out the really insightful review of the Decked Project on the Imagecore site Suree ( and Imagecore ( have picked out a couple of boards from the show that really stood out for them and given their analysis of each deck, a must!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

The Decked Project Virtual Tour!

Take an virtual tour of the exhibition! A chance to get a brief viewing of the boards and Vans before you come in! Boards start from £75 -the perfect chance to peruse today's up and coming contemporary artists and get some amazing original artwork for your walls!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Phil Hope's Deck & Vans

Check out these awesome hand painted repeat print action from artist and illustrator Phil Hope! At first glance it appears to be painted chain mail perhaps, but then your eyes seek out the faces -all hail the master of tessellation!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Thea Schultheiss Teasers!

Here are a couple of teaser shots of Thea Schultheiss' board - Everything Comes up Roses, to see the real thing you will have to get down to the Coningsby Gallery before the 28th August to see this beauty in all it's glory!

Vicky Newman's Queen of Diamonds

This is Vicky Newman's Queen of Diamonds painting for Decked and is part of her lady luck series. Vicky paints in gouache and embellishes with gold leaf (Midas would be proud!) so come along to the private view tonight and take a look!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Martin Squires Deck and Detail!

Take a look at this evocative painting by Martin Squires, at first glance it appears dark and mysterious but your eye is drawn to the lower third to the wonderfully painted tribal scene suddenly conjuring up ideas of magic, the occult and half forgotten stories.

Monday, 16 August 2010

How To Make A Skuitar!

Skuitar from Lawrence Roper on Vimeo.

Check out Log Roper's amazing entry into the Decked Project! Log has created a "Skuitar" from an old skateboard that has grinded the streets of Birmingham, and an electric guitar -genius! Of course it is fully functioning and the only way to play is to slide with a truck! We are hoping to get Mr Roper himself to play this musical wonder for us on the private view (Coningsby Gallery 6.30 - 9.00pm Wednesday 18th August)

Friday, 13 August 2010

Behind the Scenes with Michelle Turton!

Just to whet your appetite for this amazing board Michelle has sent us some sneak peak photos of her deck! Amazing stuff! Get down to the Coningsby gallery from the 16th - 28th to see this baby for real!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Snub Co-Ordinates

Check out these custom kicks and deck by Snub, co-ordinated stripes to get you noticed!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

"Humanimaltation" Tigerstyle Fusion!

Check out this regal gent! This is Louis Michel's (aka Masai) entry for Decked. What could be better than tigers and crowns? This fine fellow handily combines the two - God save the King!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Seen it here first! Sam Falla's Deck

Here is a long shot down the board of Sam Falla's deck! It is an adventureland of monochrome goodness with curves and characters a plenty!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Behind the Scenes Shots from Aaron Petz's Workshop!

Here is the latest board work from Aaron Petz and a few behind the scenes shots from his workshop out in Phoenix Arizona. Aaron has a bold and eye catching style and is not afraid to deal with social and political issues creating this powerful board referencing the terrible lot faced by the boy solders of Sudan.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Latest Work from Simon Mills

A couple of shots of the latest work from Simon Mills showing a buried car at Farmfest and a mural for a school in Bristol both featuring his signature characters and colourful illustrative world -check out out more from Simon here!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The 5683's Deck Advanced Showing!

These shots are taken down the board of The 5683's Deck in a quick advanced showing for the blog. Big Bird and beach huts adorn the board in The 5683's signature style of detailed cameos and washes of colour making for exciting viewing. Come along to the show to see this fellow in all it's painted goodness!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Mark Frudd's Deck for Decked!

A nautical extravaganza from mr Frudd! Highlighting the dangers of fishing in a tiny boat it's a lesson we should all learn from this beautifully painted board!

Friday, 30 July 2010

Tom and Jake Carved Collab

Jake Blanchard and Tom Forsyth collaborated to produce this unique hand carved board which even includes a carved crest with winged guardian featuring their initials at the top of the deck -this one needs to be seen in all it's 3d glory so all the more reason to come along to the show!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Docvek's Custom Sneaks!

These are some advanced shots of these beautifully painted customised Vans Chukkas by the ever talented Docvek based on the theme of Adam and Eve-sit back and admire ...then come along to the show from the 16 -28th August to see them in all their canvas goodness!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Seb Burnett's Deck of Wonder!

Feast your eyes on the latest deck arrived fresh for The Decked Project! Seb Burnett's Harold T. Littlecock makes an appearance in painted form and looks a wee bit worried as he snacks on his treats in Spabbyland -poor fellow! So come on down and make him feel better!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Camellie's Adventure Packed Deck!

Check out this advanced screening of Camellie's awesome painted deck! If you are lookin' for adventure you better head out this way and swing by the Coningsby Gallery London from the 16-28th August to check this baby for real!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

First Sneak of Dave Bain's Deck!

We have the world exclusive on these Dave Bain deck photos so Roll Up! Roll Up! gather round and check out the wonders of the "Pinball Head" -a compendium of illustrated typography and imagery! Come along to the Coningsby Gallery from the 16th -28th August to see it for real and test your fortunes!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Cristina Guitian for Nike78

Illustrator Cristina Guitian has created this fantastically surreal instillation for the Nike 78 project check it out here! and see more of her work on her site

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Dave Bain and Cami Dobrin Collab!

Dave Bain and Cami Dobrin have collaborated on this super cute mug! A great addition to any kitchen!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Mark Frudd Print Goodies!

Mark Frudd has just released these awesome limited edition
gicleƩ prints for sale featuring some of his characters check 'em here... and catch them whilst you can!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Girls Who Draw Exhibition!

Decked girls Michelle Turton and Yee Ting Kuit are part of the Girls Who Draw gang with a current exhibition "Menagerie at the Here & Now Gallery in Falmouth from the 2nd - 31st July check it out for some fine pencil action here!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Sarah King illustrated Vans

A quick advanced sneak at one of the pairs of customised Vans Chukka boots to be on show at the Decked exhibition this August produced by the ever talented Sarah King!

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Jake Blanchard's Skate Decks for Habitat

Check out the sweet illustrated type on these skate decks for Habitat Skateboards! created by Jake Blanchard ...check his website here for more amazing illustrated typography and visual goodness!

Friday, 11 June 2010

Aaron Petz and Co. New Web Launched!

Check out the brand new 'n fresh website from Mr Aaron Petz (& Co.) at with all the latest from the illustrator, photographer, designer and all round awesome fellow!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

UPFUSSED at Upfest!

Hey Y'all results from the weekend's draw-off! Decked was representing the ladies with Louise Brangwin and Vicky Newman drawing in the monster 7 hour live drawing session, featuring artwork around the theme of Mythology -Medusa, Leda and the swan and butterflies and bees representing the afterlife. Black and Gold baby, Black and gold!
...It was great to meet so many awesome people and some super hot artwork produced by the other crews involved. Check 'em out: BOYS WHO DRAW GIRLS WHO DRAW INKYGOODNESS DECKED DRAWN RECORDINGS URBAN ILLUSTRATORS HOT SOUP

UPFUSSED at Upfest!


Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Decked at UPFEST!

Decked will be taking part in this year's UPFEST live drawing competition held at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol doing a monster 7 hour drawing session, Drawing for Decked will be Louise Brangwin and Vicky Newman alongside the awesome crews of ♥ BOYS WHO DRAW ♥♥ GIRLS WHO DRAW ♥♥ INKYGOODNESS ♥♥ DECKED ♥♥ DRAWN RECORDINGS ♥♥ URBAN ILLUSTRATORS ♥♥ HOT SOUP ♥ So come on down this weekend for some serious Sharpie action!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

New work from Dan Kitchener

Dan Kitchener's been busy creating some amazing new work, check out more at

Monday, 10 May 2010

New work from Phil Hope

Here's some of the awesome new work from Phil Hope. As a fan of black and white on wood, I think these boards look amazing, can't wait to see what he's going to produce for Decked.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Vans sponsoring Decked

We're extremely excited to announce that this year we will also be displaying 15 pairs of customized Vans Chukka boots as well as decks. Vans has been at the forefront of skating ever since the likes of Stacey Peralta, Tony Alva and Jay Adams picked up a deck, and continues to revolutionize the industry. And they make a mean pair of shoes!