Attaining a signature model snowboard is a pinnacle achievement bestowed upon only the best pro riders in the business. The customized flex, shape, size and graphics of a signature model can say as much about the person whose name is emblazoned on the topsheet as the style, skill and exploits performed by them on it. As rare as signature models seemingly have become in today’s milquetoast world of lowest common denominator deck offerings, there are still a select few signature model senders who take the personalized aspects of a pro model a step further by doing their own graphics themselves. Handing off an idea for a board graphic to a designer is pretty common, but rolling up the sleeves, stretching the canvas, and creating a personal aesthetic on one’s own is next level. In turn, these four signature model snowboards bring new meaning to the term “arts & crafts.” -Pat Bridges

P: Mike Yoshida

I feel graphics are such an important part of the overall aesthetics of a snowboard and it’s the final step in board design. I put a lot of thought into trying to make it feel like it’s a part of the board without being distracting. I love the look and feel of the real wood topsheets that Arbor uses and made it a point to honor the quality of the wood grain and use my artwork accordingly. I paint on wood and feel like it’s a really natural process and everything seemed to fall into place. - BRYAN IGUCHI arborcollective.com AVAILABLE LENGTHS: 156 CM, 159 CM, 162 CM
MSRP: $549.95

P: Mike Yoshida

To be honest, I had no idea I was getting a pro model. It wasn’t until the Baker Banked Slalom that I received it, which is why I guess Sean and Jeff wanted me to come so bad because I wasn’t going to. I could tell something was up though, ’cause they don’t normally push me to do anything I don’t want to. Not that I didn’t want to, but I just didn’t wanna take more time off work. But yeah, I guess they took one of my drawings I posted on Instagram and Sean traced it out and threw it on a board that I helped design from the previous year with a few minor details. I was tripping, as you could imagine. Lifetime goals right there. I guess I didn’t really have a lot of say for that board but I couldn’t be happier with the graphic they chose. Sean knows how much I love my Pomeranian, Fern, so he included his name scribbled on the topsheet as well, which means a lot. Other than that there’s not too much more I can say. As for my artwork, I draw and paint a lot of faces. I like sketchy art, and Neckface is one of my favorite artists. I guess I just kinda draw shit not thinking anything of it. Sean thinks I got board graphics for days though, which is dope. - ANDREW GEEVES dinosaurswilldie.com AVAILABLE LENGTHS: 158 CM, 162 CM
MSRP: $439.99

P: Mike Yoshida

First off, the humans in snowboarding and skating that I am truly inspired by and continue to look up to are the ones who have taken their skills on a board far past just being a skateboarder or a snowboarder. The ones who take what some consider a “sport” and turn it into an art form. The true creators of what we all love. For years, I’ve been working with artists and designers curating boards, which has been a great way to learn the process and also get to support artists of my choosing. But I’ve also been working on my own drawing, painting and creating in hopes to one day do my own graphics. The first board I made the art for is the Headspace, which comes out this winter, and I just finished up two more graphics for the following season. From here on out I plan to paint as many as they let me. To be able to paint and then ride on your own board graphic is the best true representation of yourself. It’s important for kids to remember that there’s a lot more to life than just snowboarding and it’s fun to explore many different hobbies and connect with your creative side as much as you can. I feel the best way for me to work on board graphics is to not think about creating a board graphic but more just focus on art from a non-snow perspective and then fit it to the board. Really, I’ve just been trying to create for me and trying to make things that represent myself in my style. However, I have been sometimes adapting my art to fit twin boards, which has been then flowing back into my personal creations, which is fun :). - FOREST BAILEY gnu.com AVAILABLE LENGTHS: 145 CM, 149 CM, 152 CM, 155 CM
MSRP: $449.95

P: Mike Yoshida

I always liked when pro skateboarders drew their own graphics when I was a kid. I guess it made them seem more human and I knew if I ever got a board I would want to do the graphics. It makes you accountable. If it sucks, it’s on me. If it rules, me me me. Probably some egomaniac shit wrapped up in all that. - BRYAN FOX nitrousa.com AVAILABLE LENGTHS: 154 CM
MSRP: $499.95