Jonathan Thompson

Custom Surfboard

Info

Surfing legend Jonathan Thompson asked me if I would create a design for his soon-to-be-made ten-foot custom log. Only a fool would say no, so I said yes. I worked closely with Thompson, both of us staying mindful of the spirit of traditional surfboard art, and we ended up with this colorful geometric pattern. The design required 35 colors to be hand mixed and painted onto the board. Not an easy task, but Rick at Malwitz Custom Surfboards was up to the challenge. I now consider him a badass.

Tags

Illustration

Credits

Designer
Tony Bartolucci

Illustrator
Tony Bartolucci

Shaper/Painter
Rick Malwitz