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I'm Alicia, your effervescent Peter Pan, helping you add a sense of color to your home or shop.
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I know Becca of Ad-Meliora Skateboards through the local DC skate group, Flo DMV. We met a handful of times at skate park meetups and damn, she’s sick as hell.
I was stoked when she reached out last year to say that she and a friend were starting a skate brand: one that would be inclusive and focused on making skating accessible to all, and that they were interested in hiring me to design a branded t-shirt for Pride. At the time I’d been posting a lot of my digitally illustrated board girls on Instagram and Becca vibed with my colorful style.
We came up with a concept that would feature diverse skaters of different genders who were representing different styles of skateboarding. She wanted a rainbow to be featured and while I toyed around with making the rainbow into a half pipe or a retro wavy shape, we ended up going with a traditional arch. Because Pride is often represented by rainbows, I kept the colors on-theme but played with different values so they weren’t the typical primary rainbow colors and felt a little more summery and retro instead.
I personally love how this design turned out and owe so many thanks to Becca for trusting me with this project. The Ad-Meliora pride shirt is one of my most-worn t-shirts, and I wear it proudly. You can catch Ad Meliora Skateboards on Instagram, or visit FLO DMV for collab events.
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I make whimsical art for color-lovers and California dreamers. I'm based in Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. where there are most decidedly no palm trees in sight.