The overarching mission of Bombdecks is to create a community of artists, skaters and enthusiasts of both genres, who collectively create and curate its collection of custom skateboard decks. This grassroots approach is a breath of fresh air in an industry that has quickly gone commercial, thus diluting originality and human connection.
“Bombdecks was created to provide artists with a launch pad for recognition, and skaters with an alternative to mass-produced artwork. We give emerging artists the ability to gain immediate exposure, and provide skaters with truly unique designs they won’t find with mainstream brands. This gets back to the cultural roots of both skateboarding and skate art. It’s all about inspiration and liberation.”
– Allen Greer, Founder/CEO - Bombdecks
On the website, newly submitted deck designs are rated over a period of 30 days, and only the highest rated designs are printed and sold in the online shop. Artists are compensated based on number of decks sold and can earn additional money by submitting to monthly design challenges. Additionally, a robust set of community features allows users to connect, communicate and share. Artists can create profiles and track the status of design submissions, including ratings and comments for decks up for voting, and sales for decks in the shop.
Bombdecks is based in New York City. It’s Founder, Allen Greer, is a resident of Manhattan and works for a digital media agency by day. Check out the new Bombdecks website at www.bombdecks.com. Also find them on Facebook at Bombdecks or on Twitter @Bombdecks.