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September 15, 2017

Semis’ SS15 | 1979 in B(l)each board |

by prophecy / How to Tattoo / 0 Comments

Short film by Jonayd Cherifi and Marin Troude on crafting and riding the B(l)each board, a special project made in Marseille by Semis + Akasha + WJ.

« Going back to something for the sake of loving it »

After collaborating with Julien* and Fabrice** on the Majunga board, a shape celebrating the birth of skateboarding, the desire arose to make a board inspired by the Santa Cruz era. This time, we reached out to our good friend and recognized artist, William*** who also lives in Marseille, for the graphic design. The final « waves seen as arrows » were drawn from an idea of speed, direction and the Meditterranean gradient of blues.

Finished on the rooftop of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse, this collaboration is about being local, working with other artisan friends and making something for the sake of loving it. Artisanship is resiliency, « falling and picking yourself up again becomes normal » to produce what you want, exactly how you want.

The B(l)each board is a 10 piece special project, exclusively sold at Semis’ 318 Cité Radieuse, Marseille and Space Ninety 8, Brooklyn NY.

* Owner and master craftsman Akasha Board Co. in Marseille
** Fabrice Toucourt is a local tattoo artist with global radiance
*** William Jean is an ongoing contributor in Semis’ projects

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