Bordo Bello NYC – Making of Rise and Skate

Bordo Bello, Italian for “beautiful board”, is a skateboard art show created by the members of AIGA Colorado. This year, the fifth year for the program, the chapter assembled the year’s new artwork along with some of the best work from years past for an exhibit at the AIGA National Design Center Gallery in NYC.

Artists Harikrishnan Panicker and Deepti Nair designed and created an incredible paper sculpture, using only Mohawk papers, to create an eye-catching and unforgettable window display for the exhibit. They documented the process of meticulously hand-cutting each sheet of paper and lovingly assembling the sculpture in order to bring you a time-lapse video. (The process took 60+ hours, but who’s counting?) Click through to see the incredible making of “Rise and Skate”.

The sculpture was seen for the first time during the opening night reception on May 8th. Here are a few photos from the event:

New Yorkers getting excited for Bordo Bello!

AIGA President, and participating artist, was definitely enjoying the night.

A skateboard exhibit isn’t complete without a (mini) skate park.

Taking a close up look at “Rise and Skate” on the way into the exhibit.

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Happy party goers!

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The exhibit catalog doubled as a piece of interactive wall art.

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Debbie Millman, another participating artist, stopped in to take a look!


Which is your favorite?


The sculpture and exhibit will be at the AIGA National Design Center Gallery through  July 3rd.

Gallery location:
AIGA National Design Center Gallery [map]
164 Fifth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Streets) 
New York, NY 10010
212 807 1990

Gallery hours:
Monday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

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