Saturday, May 30, 2015

HOT OFF THE PRESS: New Screen Printed Jolly Roger Decks!


Pick up a new screen printed Jolly Roger deck and you will be the coolest kid at the mall. Theses beauties are available in black, blue and red stains and come in the following sizes: 7.75 - 8.0 - 8.125 - 8.25

Monday, May 25, 2015

Jolly Roger Screen-Printing Party - June 6th


Our first public Print Party is going down on June 6th. We have 4 designs that you can choose from that will be provided by our sponsors. Bring your own light colored tees and you be allowed to print 1 of each design. If you want to print more than that it will be $1 for each additional print if you will be using your own apparel, or you can purchase new blank shirts from us for $4 per tee.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

HOT OFF THE PRESS: New Jolly Roger Tees by Don Will

We are stoked to have just finished printing these 3 new DON WILL t-shirt graphics! Besides being a great artist Don's skateboarding roots go back to the 70's, so he has been skateboarding before most of you out there were even in your Dads nutsack. These shirts are only $10. for the Black tees and $12 for the Yellow tees so come in and pick one up today!


Monday, May 18, 2015

PRESS FOR SALE: Print Your Own Tees and Skateboard Decks!


We are trying to make room for new equipment and we are selling this Lawson "Beta 11" One Color Press for only $400. It comes with a t-shirt platen so you will be set up to print one color tees (screen not included). If you want to be able to print skateboard decks, add $175. and we will throw in a Skate Mate platen that is all you need to start printing your own decks. This is the same press that we used in our Skate Mate promo video > https://youtu.be/bZ1PcAyCrzw so you can see it in action. If you are interested, stop by and pick it up. First come, first serve.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

JOLLY ROGER SKATEBOARDS: Helping Build Local Brands



This summer Jolly Roger Skateboards will be heading in new directions now that our print shop is on site. At the top of our list is helping build local brands and adding them to the Jolly Roger line up. I know, I know. Does skateboarding really need anymore new small companies diluting it further? We think so. Why? Because there needs to be a better representation of what our sector of the Midwest has to offer. The biggest setbacks to bringing a new brand into the world is knowledge and money, and we can help with both of those hurdles. We have the know-how and the means of production to make things happen, and we want to share it with those that have been with us and supported us over the years and give something meaningful back to them in return. First up we give you CURB CUTS, the brainchild of Shawn "the Butcher" Hughes. Shawn doesn't just stop into the shop between shopping sprees at the mall, or after a hard day of shopping online. He has been part of our dysfunctional family basically since our doors opened in 2010, he has always referred people to the shop, he has a genuine interest in art and screen-printing, he speaks his mind and most importantly he appreciates a good curb slashing. For that we salute him and have pledged our full support to help him get his ideas off the ground. Look for new CURB CUTS apparel coming soon!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

COMING SOON: "ANDREW WARHOLA, JR." PRINT PARTIES at JOLLY ROGER


In order to promote creativity and provide an opportunity for creative types to get hands on experience in screen printing we have come up with a variety of events that we will be offering once our studio space is up and running. Our "Andrew Warhola, Jr." Print Parties are intended for private parties of 8-10 people and will include studio assistants to help you if necessary, all materials and two 12x12 canvas boards for each participant to take home with them. Additional canvas board will be available for purchase. The cost for a private "Andrew Warhola, Jr." Print Party is $40. per person for a 3 hour time slot. BYOB and refreshments. Heres how it works:

The Marilyn Monroe image that you will be using to create your own screen printed work of art is based on the same publicity still from the 1953 film Niagara that Andy Warhol used for his famous "Marilyn Diptych" in 1962.

1. You will print an outline of the Marilyn Monroe head shot (using yellow ink) on a 12x12 canvas board to give you an outline to use as a guide for you to paint.

2. You will hand color your Marilyn print to your liking.

3. You will screen print a final Marilyn Monroe head shot (using black ink) over the top of your hand colored canvas to tie it all together.

4. You will be famous for 15 minutes.

To schedule your private party you can contact us at jollyrogerskateboards@charter.net.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Don Will Artwork to be Featured at our First Jolly Roger Print Party in June!


We want to give a shout out to DON WILL, who is a Tattoo Artist at the Ink Well in Fairview Heights, for bringing in 3 rad new Jolly Roger graphics for us! Don is one of our sponsors for our first public print party that is scheduled for the beginning of June. So if you would like to give screen-printing a try you will be able to come in and print this design on your own apparel, free of charge.

We also have two other Tattoo shops sponsoring this event: Integrity Tattoos in Belleville and Eternal Ink in Hecker, that will each have graphics available for you to print on your own apparel. So there will be plenty of rad artwork to choose from!

*We have one spot left for any small business, band, artist, etc that would like to become a sponsor of our first public print party. If you would like to become a sponsor, we will burn the one color artwork of your choice onto a screen and it will be available for yourself and the general public to get a hands-on, crash course in screen-printing. Becoming a sponsor is as easy as contributing $100. that will be spent on ink and other materials that will help keep our free print parties going in the future. We did not even get a chance to publicly advertise our sponsorship opportunities and we had 3 sponsors reserve spots in two days so don't snooze. For more info on getting involved and becoming a sponsor stop in and reserve your spot asap. First come, first serve.