It all started with the fish when the innovative shapers and board builders out there decided to revisit the past for some inspiration. In doing so they brought back some lost skills such as resin tints and hand foiled fins.The Fish Fry has been a place for these fine craftsmen to showcase their skills. We have seen some amazing boards as shapers have pushed the boundaries over the last few years. As this new look at the fish has evolved to its many forms, it has influenced other shapes and designs along the way.This has spawned a renewed interest in other board forms by this same group and a wider following.Notably the Mini Simmons, Hulls, old school Logs and Pigs. It is pleasing to note that there are an increasing number of people building their own boards as well.All of this is to be applauded and celebrated as a positive for surfing.So it is only natural that these shapers and board builders continue to share their skills with us and include these other shapes at the Fish Fry.It has truly become a melting pot of ideas for like minded people.

THPG Hang Loose And Draw Art/Design Contest

THE HAPPY POISON GANG, or THPG for short.  "We are a group of like-minded individuals with a diverse team of surfboard shapers, craftsman, surfers, skateboarders, bikers, artists and creatives based in Singapore and Malaysia. All of us got together from the happy positive energy the things we love brought along with it and we like to spread that poisonous energy back to the people who share the similar passion and interests."

About Contest:
Artists are to interpret or create the meaning of “Happy-Poison”. The Happy Poison Gang will issue entry forms to artists with the brief. Entries will be submitted to us by the stipulated dateline. All entries will be posted on The Happy Poison Gang Facebook and Instagram Page. Winner will be judged by the most number of TOTAL likes on The Happy Poison Gang Facebook and Instagram Page ONLY. Winner will then work with The Happy Poison Gang to get their artwork on a custom THPG hand shaped surfboard. The surfboard with the winning artwork will be sent to the winner after it is produced.

Interpret or create the meaning of "Happy-Poison" in your own expression through the use of text, image or the juxtaposition of both. You're free to express the boundaries of the meaning in any form or understanding and in any context you imagine for it to be, no holding back now.

Be it hand drawn, the use of software or any medium of your choice the final artwork has to be submitted digitally with the background in 1 color and the artwork in another single color i.e artwork in blue, background in cream.

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