AND THE WINNER IS...


 

1st place winner - Jesse Ornelas aka BAESD from California

 

2nd place - Jack Hockey from Perth, Western Australia

 

3rd place - Erick Naranjo Jimenez from Costa Rica

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!

 

We want to thank each and every one of the amazing and talented artists who submitted their work. We received hundreds of awesome and creative submissions and had an extremely difficult time choosing only 10 finalists.

If you submitted a graphic, and it is not in the top 10, please feel free to share it in the comments below. You are all amazing!

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

James Kendall from Miami FL

What up I’m JMKreative! Designer and Griptape artist with roots in graffiti. You may have seen my work featured on Mob Grip.
 
ABOUT THE GRAPHIC
 
Wanted to keep it simple and funky with the character focusing on details in the piece.
 
SOCIAL MEDIA
 
Instagram: @jmkreative
 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Micah Leong from Detroit, Michigan

Proud dad of two boys, avid skateboarder and Braille fan since the early stages. I'm a full time concept development designer who does freelance graphic design on the side. I'm thrilled to be selected as a finalist and I wish all the other designers the very best of luck!

ABOUT THE GRAPHIC

In the age of social media, often times non-skaters who see a clip may think that it was done first try. They often don't see the hours, rolled ankles, kick-outs etc behind the scenes to film a 5 second clip. I tried to capture that in this graphic with the bold, colorful "First Try" front and center, but in the background there are arrows that represent the "actual" amount of tries a trick may have taken. Even the best pros have off days, so don't get discouraged when you're trying something new!

SOCIAL MEDIA

Professional Portfolio
Music Channel

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST
 
Jesse Ornelas aka BAESD from California
 

My name is Jesse but I go by BAESD and I am a full time Artist from Central Valley California. I started skating a few months ago and one of my goals for this year is to design a skate deck! I'm so glad that I made it to the top 10!

 
ABOUT THE GRAPHIC
 
My design is inspired by anime and the video game, Jet Set Radio on the OG xbox! I really wanted to capture a lot of the easter eggs from the Braille channel so it gives off a Where's Waldo vibe, while you try to find everything. I started with a 3D model I designed in Blender then I finished my work in Procreate. My whole process will be posted to my YouTube.
 
SOCIAL MEDIA
 
@baesdart
@baesd.world
baesdart
 
ABOUT THE ARTIST
 
Harvey Critchley from Leeds, UK
 
I'm a second year Fine Art student studying (and shredding) in Leeds, UK. My practice deals with abstraction, often thinking about sound and how it can influence visuals.
 
ABOUT THE GRAPHIC

The graphic I made is autobiographical, the original painting is human-scale, representing the body, which is obviously a huge part of skateboarding.
 
SOCIAL MEDIA
 
@hrv.art

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jack Hockey from Perth, Western Australia

Jack is a third-year graphic design student who grew up around skateboarding and surfing. Many of his early works were shirt and print designs for local skate and street brands. As a passion project, Jack has been involved with graphic design in the skating scene for a couple of years now, creating fan posters and designs shared on many known skating brands social media such as Bones bearings, Thunder trucks, and Cariuma.
 
ABOUT THE GRAPHIC
 
The unorthodox approach to the graffiti design prompt I took when creating my submission was intended so that my art would stand out from the other hundreds of submissions. I went for something more modern than traditional graffiti, looking at it from a business standpoint thinking about the cost of production and marketability. I decided to keep the design minimal with few colours so that multiple aspects could be interchangeable and printed at a low cost. The design itself portrays Aaron tagging the braille logo onto a wall.
 
SOCIAL MEDIA
 
@_jackhockey
@streetembassy
 
ABOUT THE ARTIST
 
Matt Miller from Tulsa, OK
 

I enjoy making art and trying out new forms of art, graphic design just happens to be my favorite and what I have the most fun making.

 
ABOUT THE GRAPHIC
 

The graphic I designed is almost a little more influenced by tattoo designs, which makes sense because I am also a tattoo artist. I made the design to where it would fit nicely in between the trucks, because I have never liked how the art is obstructed. Obviously the end product is usually scratched away anyway, but for my design I liked how it fit best. I got inspiration from many different artists on Instagram because graffiti is not a style of art that I am super comfortable with, however I did love how all 3 designs I entered looked.

 
SOCIAL
 
@mattmillertattoos
 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

I’m Loz, a digital artist from York in the UK, my main inspirations are skateboarding, cartoons and street art.
 
ABOUT THE GRAPHIC
 
I’d previously sketched the whole Braille team as cartoons and wanted to incorporate a bit of that in with the more traditional graffiti piece so decided to add a cheeky little JD in there
 
SOCIAL MEDIA
 
@maniakdrawsthings
 
ABOUT THE ARTIST
 
Erick Naranjo Jimenez from Costa Rica
 
I'm a Costa Rican graffiti artist. I've been painting for more than 12 years. Basically this type of expression became my passion and I'm really obsessed with it! And I'm in love with crazy characters and graffiti letters.
 
ABOUT THE GRAPHIC
 
I've been watching Braille's YouTube channel for a really long time! And your slogan "First Try"... it's so cool and funny the way you always say it, and yet it's so inspiring. So I decided to combine the logo with my graffiti letters and I love the final result!
 
SOCIAL MEDIA
 
 

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Nicole Reeves from Mississippi

I enjoy try new things and stepping out of my comfort zone. Ever since I got into skating (2020), I’ve wanted to design a graphic. Saw this and was like, “okay, let’s go!” I use drawing and creating epoxy cups and pens as my creative outlet and the occasional photography sesh.

ABOUT THE GRAPHIC
 
I saw the theme “graffiti” and thought, “hmm, never tried that art style.” A small amount of research later and BAM! I immediately thought brick wall and paint drips. Arrows to direct the eye and a reminder to keep moving and threw in some of my favorite colors.
 
SOCIAL MEDIA
 

BE A PART OF BRAILLE IN A BIG WAY! CONTEST SUBMISSIONS END FEB 14TH.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE PASSED. PLEASE VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITE ABOVE.

BRAILLE DECK
GRAPHIC DESIGN CONTEST

Why a Contest?

Good luck!


THEME: GRAFFITI

ABOUT THE CONTEST

Design our next mystery box decks!

The theme for this contest is Graffiti, as voted on by our audience. Get as creative as you would like.

Contest will close on Valentine's Day (Feb 14th, 2022). Any graphics submitted after this date will not be considered for this contest.

We will choose the top graphics and will post them on our site on February 20th. From there, we will leave it up to you all to vote on your favorite.

Voting ends the last day of February (Feb 28th). The winner will be announced on our site and on our Instragram (@brailleskate) on March 1st.

International submissions welcome.

Submit as many graphics as you would like.

WHAT YOU WILL WIN

The 1st place winner will receive:

 

  • $500 cash prize
  • The full Mystery Box
  • Social Media Shout Outs
  • Your name and social media in the product listing
  • Personal Message from Aaron Kyro

 

The 2nd place winner will receive:

 

  • Free mystery box
  • Instagram shout out

 

The 3rd place winner will receive:

 

  • Free Deck
  • Instagram shout out

HOW TO SUBMIT

Email all submissions to chloe@brailleskateboarding.com

Please make subject line: Graffiti Graphic Design Contest

Please include the following:

 

  • Name:
  • Location (State, Country):
  • Email address:

 

RULES

 

  • Graphic should contain either the classic Braille "b", the words "Braille" or "Braille Skateboarding."
  • Please send initial artwork submissions as jpg. We will get the high resolution image after contest ends and winner is chosen.
  • You do not have to put the graphic on a deck template, but this is preferred.
  • Graphics containing profanity or inappropriate images will not be considered.
  • Email any questions to chloe@brailleskateboarding.com

 

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