11/26/08

The Silver Board Project

The Silver Surfer (or Norrin Radd) is a Marvel Comics superhero created by Jack Kirby. The character first appears in Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966), the first of a three-issue arc fans and historians call "The Galactus Trilogy".



Originally a young astronomer of the planet Zenn-La, Norrin Radd made a bargain with a being, pledging himself to serve as his herald in order to save his home-world from destruction by the fearsome cosmic entity known as Galactus. Imbued in return with a tiny portion of Galactus' Power Cosmic, Radd acquired great powers and a new version of his original appearance. Galactus also created for Radd a surfboard-like craft — modeled after a childhood fantasy of his — on which he would travel at speeds beyond that of light.



Known from then on as the Silver Surfer, Radd began to roam the cosmos searching for new planets for Galactus to consume. When his travels finally took him to Earth, the Surfer came face-to-face with the Fantastic Four, a team of powerful superheroes that helped him to rediscover his nobility of spirit. Betraying Galactus, the Surfer saved Earth but was punished in return by being exiled there.



The Chanel " Silver Board " Project :
A couple years ago and as every summer season Chanel ask me to design a new surfboard
the theme of the collection was the Silver Surfer...



This was the first season where i used a truster instead of a longboard and i ask my friend Philippe Barland to shape it as he knows how to do.
The grey color was matching with the grey of the collection but it was pretty hard to obtain this kind of color on a board so we had to paint it... Momo from Toulouse did it.




I like this board so much 'cause it looks like a gun or a sword.

pics by Benoit Guerry