March 31, 2015 by MartinB. | 8:28 pm
Going to Berlin is always awesome. And some of you might remember that a lot of product blogs started with something like “a thing I got since Berlin”. Well … A lot new product blogs will follow within the next weeks. Lets start with some pure awesome design thing —> FLINT LTD – MA1! A visual travel from Berlin to Milan to Coimbra made by the one and only LOZ with L O V E:
And in the box:
Each batch is illustrated by an invited Artist. The Artist will make 3 graphics, 2 of them for sale and one for events. The Artist will change every two months. Each deck/card/cork box is branded with the initials of the Artist responsible for the illustration (for exp. Marta Azevedo = MA) followed by the number of the graphic (1 of 15). Since it is a limited edition brand, there are only 15 decks per graphic, each one of them has engraved the correspondent serial number.
Marta is a graphic designer, illustrator, traveller, friend and lover based in Milan. Born at 88’, Marta was since then amazed by details. She likes to see faces everywhere, to pack and unpack, to ride her bike and to take naps… a lot of naps.”
33x97mm – The middle ply’s are dyed with actual wine!!
Aaaaand another one:
“The graphics are hand-made and screen printed BEFORE going to the mold (making the sanding process more of a precise challenge). Every deck is laser cut for a consistent shape. With an estimated 45 minutes of attention and finishing touches to getting such perfectly round edges.”
And some more facts LOZ writes about his new brand:
“What is this? A Fingerboard company? An Art seller? Or is Loz just going crazy? Well… a little bit of everything. When this idea came to my mind, I knew I had to do something unique not only for the fingerboard world but also for the outsiders to show them what fingerboard represents to me.
After a period of 2 years of research and development, I came across what I think a Fingerboard brand should be. Every little detail was carefully thought out and made by myself, from the fingerboard itself to the cork packaging. A combination of good design with high performance sets this limited edition brand at a matchless position within the fingerboard market. Here is a brief explanation of the two main focal points of the brand.”
Great package, great graphic, great gimmicks and great deck. I will put the paper of the graphic in a frame and put it on the wall at my workspace. Good work LOZ! You guys need to watch Flint ltd. GReat things coming for 2015. Check out the Flint ltd website: Click! and the facebook page: Click!
It´s crazy to see how another company from Portugal blew my mind.
And as you might imagine: all pictures are hosted on my flickr: Click!
March 30, 2015 by MartinB. | 6:37 pm
Well, Berlin weekend is over. I still need a lot more sleep because this was a hard trip. My journey started at 2 in the night on firday. Getting up, catching the train and coming to Berlin. At 09:30 I arrived in Berlin and started sightseeing. Shooting some timelapse and stuff like that.
I´ve filmed some random games and the three wildcard final battles. These videos will be up soon. Hopefully quick :-D The Battle Of Berlin party at the store was insane. Such a good time, true fingerboarding vibe and the contest level was damn high. Awesomeness!
After that BoB stuff getting up on saturday was pretty hard. Pretty pretty pretty pretty hard. Schöneborn joined me in my room and later on Flaki and Stegen arrived and we went to the Cassiopeia for the Battle At The Harrics #6.
Check out less fingerboard action:
And some stuff:
You haven´t seen the final battle on the livestream? Well, take some time and watch it right now:
And if you would like to get some of the Berlin spirit then check out this video:
The Fingerboard Hooligan Show #2 is out now:
Feel free to share those video links ;-)
Thanks a lot to everyone who made all this possible. The event was a bit like an event in “the good old times”. Keep up the vibe!
Aaaaaand as you might imagine: all images are hosted on my flickr: Click!