The Fifty-Eighth Skateboard Donation
HUGE thanks to Mike Eiseman, owner of El Diablo, for the 58th skateboard donation. This was the second skateboard donated by Mike, the first being (and I'm freaking out looking back at when that was) 4Missoula's second skateboard donation on December 7, 2016! It's crazy how time flies.
El Diablo, in a name, provides endless opportunity for a badass graphic. As I perused Devil artwork, from the last 2000+ years, in search of commonalities that might be included in a sweeping design, I wavered between scary and cute. With inklings of Tarot and retro Valentine’s Day, I presented Mike with a couple devilish designs, but they just weren’t on brand…and I knew it.
The agreed-upon design was sort of a contingency plan gone wild. I used Google Maps to get a street view of the restaurant and then, with the simplest screencap, grabbed a picture and tweaked it around in Photoshop and Illustrator to shake out an artistic view of the shop. And it worked! The design uses a wonderful coral color and a superimposed sign for a clean, warm, and inviting look.
Once again, thank you to Mike and El Diablo for their second skateboard donation and, of course, thank you for the wonderful food provided to our community that is always on-point and always delish.