Thursday, October 17, 2019

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Jolly Roger Hoodies

Our Jolly Roger Tailgate Hoodies are our best selling hoodies and they are back! They come with a bottle opener and a built in koozie for your favorite beverage. ——— We also have a few “Jolly Roger Doesn’t Care” regular hoodies.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Jolly Roger "Mark Zuckerberg" Decks

I just got finished screen-printing more of our Jolly Roger “Mark Zuckerberg” decks. If you look closely into Mark Zuckerbergs face you can get a glimpse inside of his soul. *These 8.25 and 8.5 decks are available in assorted colors: Red, Blue, Purple, Green, Teal, Yellow and Orange.

Monday, October 14, 2019

This Week at Jolly Roger Skateboards:

(1) We will have a limited quantity of our new Jolly Roger “Doesn’t Care” tees in stock. (2) We we will start printing more of our Jolly Roger “Stag” Tailgate Hoodies. (3) We will also have some new boards and wheels coming in.

*If you want any of our new tees our hoodies stop in and get one because they are going to be so limited in quantity that we can’t hold them for anyone.

Friday, October 11, 2019

9 Years of Jolly Roger Skateboards!

We have been so busy lately that it just dawned on me that the shop turned 9 YEARS OLD yesterday. I knew that our 9 Year Anniversary was coming up, but time flies when you are having fun. A lot has happened in the past 9 years and we are thankful for all of those that have kept us chugging along. We could not have done it without your support.

*Here is a video from 8 years ago of our original team that embodies everything that the shop still stands for to this day: being a kid, having fun, eating shit, learning from your mistakes, etc...

Thursday, September 26, 2019

DON WILL MEMORIAL PRINT PARTY: September 28th and 29th

Stop into to Jolly Roger Skateboards this weekend and make a donation to Don Wills family. In return we will be printing Donnys limited edition FIST CITY skateboard graphics for you. *Bring your own light colored tees (100%, 50/50 or any other cotton/poly blends) and we will print them for you on the spot. *We will also have a limited quantity of poster prints available.

Here are the 4 Don Will “Fist City” graphics that are set up for the DON WILL MEMORIAL PRINT PARTY this Saturday and Sunday. We will have these poster prints available and you are welcome to bring any of your own tees in for us to print as long as they are 100%, 50/50 or some other cotton blend.

(1) This was the first 8 Wheeler deck graphic that Don printed at the shop. He brought in an 8 Wheeler deck shaped like a coffin that he had picked up from Factory 13 Skateboards, and we set up this artwork to print that single deck. I had to shrink this graphic down because the original was too big to put on a tee.

(2) This graphic was used on Dons first run of his custom shaped shortboard decks and a handful of tees.

(3) This was another one of Dons graphics for his 8 Wheeler decks that he was pressing and shaping in his garage.

(4) Out of the stack of Dons graphics that he did for "Fist City Skates" this was one of my favorites that never got printed. I believe this graphic was meant for his custom shaped shortboard decks.

Here are some DO’s and DONT’S of what to bring.

• Any standard tee (100% cotton, 50/50, or an other cotton blend).
• BE SURE to get light colored tees because we will be printing black ink, so if you get too dark of a color tee (black, forest green, dark brown, etc) the black ink might not show up that well.

• 100% Polyester tees.

You can pick up blank tees at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Family Dollar, etc. We will have a small amount of blank tees (size small, medium, large, and XL) on hand, but I am not sure how long they will last. Our blank tees will be $5. in addition to your donation to the Will family.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Don Will (10/11/65 - 09/23/19)

Don Will will always be known as a great tattoo artist but Donny was also skating before most skaters around here were even born. Donny started coming into the shop to learn how to print on skateboards that he was shaping from uncut blank decks. Shortly after printing his first deck he quickly moved on to pressing and shaping his own decks that he would print at the shop. He could have stopped there but he even started pressing and shaping 8 Wheeler decks that were popular in the 1970’s.
One of the things that I admire most about Donny was his constant interest in learning new forms of art. The last time we saw him, a week or two ago, he was talking about his new found passion of leather work. I was thinking how awesome it must be to just pick up a new hobby, but then he started showing off his work: a coffin shaped chain wallet and phone holster that looked like a gun holster from the Wild West, and I was blown away by the craftsmanship. He said that he was making leather clothing and went on to show us more samples of his tooling and carving and it dawned on me that Donny didn’t just pick up and dabble in new hobby, he mastered any new medium that came his way.

*Some of us drone on our whole lives without ever doing things that we really have a passion for. But luckily for Donny he definitely made the most out of the time that he was here.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fonts by Jolly Roger Skateboards

For those of you that don’t know, we do more than just sell skateboards and offer screen-printing services. We have also been designing fonts and display type since around 2006. You can check out some of our fonts HERE. Our typefaces have been used for tees, skateboards, books and in various print mediums all across the world. Most recently MEDIUM EFFORT Fine Art Supplies in Ontario purchased one of my favorite typefaces and turned it into an awesome sign for their business. Anyone that does sign work knows that they could have used an easier font to work with, but Medium Effort pulled it off brilliantly.