Dutchmann: Delft Surfboard

2013

Project developed while at Barnbrook

Limited edition surfboard designed in collaboration with Spider Murphy, one of the most recognised surfboard shapers in South Africa, and inspired by Delftware.

Delftware is associated Dutch culture, although the white and blue pottery originated in China and was imported to The Netherlands in the 16th century via colonial routes. Delftware underwent a further transformation as the once handcrafted, precious objects became mass-produced. This decline in value of these objects is visualized in the design. It uses the visual language of promotional tags and discount stickers, commonly seen in supermarkets, to construct a slightly religious-looking pattern.

Surfboard design for Dutchmann
Detail from surfboard design for Dutchmann
Surfboard design for Dutchmann
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