- The Netherlands
Perfecting his craft since 1997, DOES is a multidisciplinary artist recognised for his well balanced colour schemes, clean style and eye for detail. Taking root in graffiti art, traditional letterform is DOES’s primary love. He maintains that different hand styles betray elements of their owners’ emotional landscapes, putting personality traits subconsciously on display. Using the letters D, O, E and S as a foundation, he continues to elevate these etchings to new heights. Through an explosion of colour and shape, letters assume narrative.
It’s no surprise to us that DOES is kicking off 2017 with a bang. In doing so, he’s launching a series of short videos to give you insight into the production process of some of his projects.
For his project ‘Grind’, DOES visited Sober Collective Laserlab in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to add a laser engraved design on a hand painted skate deck. Laser engraving is a high tech process that uses super powerful light to apply images to a surface – in this case for example, art to a skate deck. To accomplish this the laser burns away a small layer of wood which leads to a debossed print on the skate deck and allows the grain of the board to show through.
This skate deck was custom designed by DOES for a skate deck collector in the USA and the hand painted aspect was completed with Ironlak Acrylic Colour and Ironlak Pump Action paint markers.
Video by: @slamtheflap
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