Favorite Graphics: 2019-2020

2019-2020 Season Favorites

Our 2019-2020 season has delivered quite an assortment of ski graphics for our clients. From illustrations to imagery and graphics, we’ve had fun collaborating on one of a kind ski art for people to enjoy on and off the slopes. Our graphic designers work individually with you and your ideas to create a custom design specifically for your skis. You can learn more about our custom graphic process here.

Here are some of our favorite ski designs from the season thus far, picked out by our talented graphic design team.

FAMILY SKI

Commissioning an Illustrator to create custom artwork definitely takes some time to get it just right. Every time we have spent some extra time and money to have an artist create unique paintings/drawings for skis, the results have always been 100% worth it. I love the detail that Neil Kohney included in this “family portrait” ski. -HB

ADAM BOMB

This ski is a great example of asking for the rights to use imagery and getting fantastic results. It was fun to use the official artwork from Topps, as well as knowing that we had their blessing. -HB

SOLACE

Sometimes outside influences make my stock designs better. I originally designed “Solace” to be a quiet reflection of the woods, but with the addition of a sunset, this family has created a unique series of skis that reflects their personalities. -HB

GOD OF THUNDER

If you look back through my favorites over the years, you will find a theme of Japanese woodblock artwork. Here is another set, both images date back to the late 1800s and one is attributed to Katsushika Hokusai (the artist of the “Great Wave off Kanagawa). -HB

VIRGINIAN PARTRIDGE

Public domain artwork is an international treasure, and John Audobon’s watercolors are no exception. His “Birds of America” paintings are all available in high resolution files that are free to download. -HB

WAYNE MCKENZIE PAINTING

Wayne McKenzie is a friend of mine from my first days in Telluride. As a fellow ski instructor, no one knew he was an artist–until one summer when he was unemployed and spent it at home painting. As it turns out, he is supremely talented, and I’m THRILLED to feature one of his paintings on our skis. -HB

OREGON COAST

As a kid, my favorite movie was “The Goonies.” Although the intention of this graphic — and its pensive feel — actually has nothing to do with the film, it brings me much joy to see Haystack Rock on these skis. “Dad! Dad! It’s my marble bag. The Fratellis forgot to check it. I emptied out all of my marbles and put the jewels in. We don’t have to leave the boondocks!” -HB

SUNSET GODDESS

Pavlov Visuals is a great graphic artist who uses shape and color to make dual-meaning images that have always grabbed my attention. I am beyond honored to have their permission to use their image Sunset Goddess to guide ski days! -TA

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

This take on dead head skis was a fun way to incorporate lyrics into the Steal Your Face design. -TA

NEW MEXICO FLAG

This was a super simple design but the A-symmetry of the ski is really appealing to me. I love the crisp colors and big abstracted shapes. -TA

MOUNTAIN OF BOOKS

Sometimes a wild idea becomes its own story. This client loves books and loves skiing. He wanted to combine the two concepts onto his skis, and the result is a storybook ending. Be sure to look closely for the skiing porcupine(s)! -KK

ROBOTS

These skis are one of Pete’s all-time favorites. The color, off-the-wall humor, and composition simply speak to him. John Lytle Wilson’s work is fascinating. -HB

Check out more custom ski design inspiration here.