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A Box of Fun Just for Skateboarders

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At Funbox Monthly, Skateboarding is a way of life and a way of business. It's whay they do and what they love.

In an effort to share that love of skateboarding on a monthly basis, Funbox Monthly will package up a box of fun and fresh skateboarding products from companies in all corners of the industry.

Get up to $50 worth of skate goods delivered to your door for only $20 a month. Selected products include shirts, hats, grip tape, wax, bearings and--our fave--stickers.

For their own custom sticker, Funbox Monthly printed up a die cut sticker with their logo on a yellow background that features our laser die cuts for a sticker that will pop on any skateboard or notebook.

Now it's time to shred.

Killing Zombies with Square State Skate

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A sticker's paradise, skateboards. The culture of skateboarding and stickers has been mutually beneficial for years. Square State Skate is keeping kids from being zombies indoors by educating them about the skateboarding community and showing them how stickers get thrown into the mix.

Just look for a white bus full of skaters and you have found Square State Skate. They are on a mission to help orientate kids of all ages into the skateboarding community and are doing so by putting on camps, lessons and clubs in the Northern Colorado area. One of the best parts about their programs is that they travel to different skateparks on the bus so kids get to experience a variety of locations and stops at skate shops.
"Square State Skate’s goal is to educate skateboarders not only on the fundamentals of how to ride and progress on a skateboard, but also on the history, the art and the ethics of the culture of skateboarding.  We are very active in our community and instill those values into our participants.  Having dedicated our entire lives to this “sport,” we are now giving back and ensuring that new skateboarders are as driven as we are and take just as much pride as we do in our culture and community. Our commitment is unmatched and our techniques proven when it comes to teaching the next generation of skaters to drive forward while still keeping an eye in the rearview mirror!"

Square State Skate is getting busy with summer camps and as part of the fun, they printed up these page size custom sticker sheets that allow kids to mix and match faces onto their skateboards. See the picture below of a face made from all those custom shaped stickers.

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Check out this sweet video on how Square State Skate is attacking the zombie epidemic:

Here's The Circle

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It's not just a hobby, it's a lifestyle. The Circle is a place for snowboarders to call home and more than that, it is a skate, snow and lifestyle boutique.

The Circle was founded in 1997 by pro snowboarders, Kevin Young and Marc Morriset and that torch has been passed to Steve Harris and Laura Woerlee, also pro snowboarders. They have two store fronts in Whistler British Columbia, Canada, also known as Canada's Snowboard capital. The sweet part about their store is the staff help pick what clothing, gear and accessories they stock.

The Circle is representing their shop with a variety of awesome custom stickers, including a slick bumper sticker and a creative parody sticker off the famous movie The Shining. We know a little about that story being located down the mountain from the hotel that inspired the film, The Stanley Hotel. The Circle fully embraces stickers as part of their culture and we are always stoked to see what they are printing up next.

Whether it's a bumper sticker, or helmet sticker on the slopes, stickers are an awesome addition to every lifestyle.

The Pop Heard Around the World

A Secret History of the Ollie

The ollie was a revolutionary part of skateboarding. It's influence on the sport can be seen in skate parks around the world today. The origins of this trick and how it got started are written out in A Secret History of the Ollie by Craig B. Snyder.

Most of us have heard of the Dogtown start to skateboarding and the skate scene of California, but this book dives into the story behind what took place in Hollywood, Florida where a no hands trick would forever change skate culture. The short synopsis on A Secret History of the Ollie reads:
"Every culture has a creation myth, and skateboarding is no different. The Ollie forged a new identity for skateboarding after its invention in the 1970s, and it lies at the root of nearly every significant move in street skating today. This groundbreaking no-handed aerial has also affected the evolution of surfing and snowboarding, and has left a permanent impression upon popular culture and language. This is the story of the Ollie, the technology that set the stage for its creation, the pioneers who made it happen, and the skaters who used it to start a revolution."

In bringing this book to light, Craig Snyder has been behind the writing, publishing and photography in the book. He got it's support from a succesful Kickstarter campaign with a video detailing out the book's message, offerings and different buy in tiers for backers.

You can't have a book about skate culture without stickers though, skate culture and sticker culture are consonant together. A Secret History of the Ollie book included custom stickers of the book's cover art included with the first pledge tier for Kickstarter backers. These circle stickers are perfect for skaters to add to their helmets, boards or other sticker collections to show they now have the knowledge of history that Craig Snyder has shared with us.

We would also like to point out that the Ollie was literally the "kick starter" of the street skating culture.

Custom stickers are a great way to campaign new products, books, films and even a political run.

Keep Your Feet on the Ground with Ganja Grip

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For decades, skateboarding has been an underground culture in America and has only started to recently see more mainstream coverage thanks to events like the X Games and poster boy skater dudes like Tony Hawk. On the other hand, the marijuana culture has been enjoying newfound fame, as well, especially as more states legalize. Ganja Grip has masterminded the collision of the two sub-culture industries, and the results are fantastic.

It's one thing to cater to either marijuana or skateboarding individually, but combining them into a singular brand is just a stroke of creative genius. Ganja Grip specializes in some of the best grip tape you can buy for your board, and keeps true to growing their brand by offering up other goodies, too, like t-shirts, hoodies and stickers, of course. When it comes to getting the word out about your effective awesomeness among those in the know, there's no better way than with a sweet sticker! At least, we think so.

Ganja Grip has engineered a sick logo that stands out from the crowd, with lower case cursive letters lazily curving under the leaf dots. These stickers are great for slapping on your board, your car or your best friend - wherever there's a need, there's a sticker for that. Awesome job, guys!

Want to get your own sweet stickers like the dudes from Ganja Grip? Good idea! Click here to get started on custom logo stickers.

Cool Kids Go Crazy for SkateXs

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Skateboarding has been the go-to sport for cool kids for generations, and there is plenty of hype that helped it achieved permanent counterculture status (hint: the X-Games played a huge role). There are tons of skateboards out there, but they're usually marketed towards older kids or adults that want to skate. And have you ever seen the dismal selection of kid boards in the big box stores? It's not pretty. That's why SkateXs is doing so well - they've created real skateboards that are able to be customized, and sized just right for the kiddos.

They have boards for kids both big and small, starting from 5 years old and up, and the price is just right to order a complete board kit that includes everything you'll need to get your little one rolling in style. You can upgrade to different custom options, choose between beginner, intermediate and advanced skate gear and find all of the information you could possibly need or want about skating. SkateXs has a lot of great tips through their blog, and they offer a lot of useful resources about safety and equipment, too. So, fear not, parents of potential skaters! They've got every base covered.

It's nice to see not only a skate company for kids, but a sticker that's just as fun and really conveys personality without having to say a word. SkateXs created a sticker full of color and whimsy that really grabs your attention and won't let go. There is so much intricate detail and time that went into this sticker creation, and we at StickerGiant were proud to help them with their sticker marketing campaign.

Take a look at this short video that explains the concept and design of SkateXs boards, then click here to get your own gnarly set of sweet stickers!