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40 Rad Skateboard Designs

I fell off a skateboard once, and that about wraps up my experience with the culture that is so firmly established in today’s society. Aside from skateboard-inspired furniture, I do like looking at the art that goes onto this awesome board with wheels connected to it.

Smashing Magazine goes through 40 amazing skateboard designs. Here are three of my favourites:


IMAKETHINGS aka Andrew Groves, is an illustrator, artist, maker of small things and creator of beasts. These are 5 of his handpainted decks.

Calavera Bodega

Great comic-book influenced designs from Calavera Bodega.

Electrik Suicide

Unique mixed-media designs from Electrik Suicide.

More at Smashing Magazine.

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Onelargeprawn Gets a New Look!

*This is not an April Fools joke*

Onelargeprawn has been online for just over 3 and a half months now and we (OK, me. Lucy Furr hates change) decided to change the look of the blog and add a few features so you, our dear readers, can have a richer experience.

Our new spanking theme is called Magazeen and was created by WeFunction Design Agency and released by Smashing Magazine. We’ve modified it and added a few bits and pieces:

  • Threaded comments – No more having to use the “@” symbol to reply to a specific commenter. Our previous theme did not support threaded comments, but our new one does. You’ll find a Reply link next to each comment. If you want to reply to as specific comment, click the link and type your comments – it’ll be shown in the right place.
  • Editing comments – You’ve just submitted a comment but have made a misteak and wish you could correct it. No need to wish anymore, you’ve now got 5 minutes after submitting a comment to make any changes you need.
  • Social bookmarking – After each full post, you’ll see icons for some of the popular social bookmarking sites. If you’d like to spread the post around the Internet, click the specific icon to submit the post to that social bookmarking site. We’ve included Digg, StumbleUpon, Twitter, Technorati,, and Reddit. Note that you’ll need to be registered with the site to submit posts to it.
  • Featured content – On the sidebar, you’ll notice a new widget called Featured News. Here you’ll find links to the articles that we especially liked. Our most recent articles has moved to the top of the page and the list of categories is now at the bottom of the page.

That’s about it for the time being, but we’ll be adding new features as we go along. Let us know what you think of the new theme – likes, dislikes, general comments, or any bugs you may have spotted.

(Head of Public Relations and General Sanitation, Onelargeprawn blog)