Making the trip to New York City for the 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade tomorrow? If you are in Manhattan this weekend and you decide to do some shopping at Macy’s flagship 34th Street location, be sure to check out some local art from Art of Board. The recycled-skateboard art and lifestyle brand based in Laguna Beach, CA, was born in Hanover, where it still maintains its production facility. Art of Board recently upgraded from a small workshop to a 1,200-foot space located in a historic building in Hanover to keep up with demand.
The international lifestyle brand – which creates tile surfaces from recycled skateboards – has been recognized by Material ConneXion as one of the top 5 most innovative companies using green materials. You may have already seen Art of Board’s work at Miscreation Brewery in Hanover. That awesome tile mosaic made from used skateboard decks in the front of the brewery? That was the work of Art of Board founder Rich Moorhead. This summer, Art of Board secured a deal with Macy’s to install its unique recycled skateboard tile art at Macy’s flagship Herald Square location to give Macy’s Young Men’s Department a more modern feel. Read our story about the Chairman of the Board – Rich Moorhead.
Who are some of your favorite local artists are using green materials to create innovative art?