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Welcome At the Eclipse’s Museo
Here you can see a small collection of what the Eclipse artwork studio has product during these long fucking last 20 years

once upon a time in the … various “fondo”* where the studio was able to work, we have created not only ‘boards, paint, t-shirt, but even other interesting things like boardshort, Shirt and checkered shirt, pants, caps, bags, puzzle and even simply some “box” … Letting loose the items that the studio has sold and in spite the fact that I tried to keep one new object of each new “creation”, unfortunately I have not done a good job… And I don’t have anymore the most of this objects (… something is gone… something was given… something is dead); But with a relative calm (I have to do too many things and I need some time…), anyway I will try to put in this page, as I do in my living room, some things of this … not only personal collection.
…Every minute of our work is dedicated exclusively to all ECLIPSEmen of today, of yesterday, of ever. To their support and their friendship.

this is our circus
enjoy the show

tutto quello che non si può significar per parole
non è che pura e semplice forza
Everything you cannot meaning with words..
is nothing but simply & pure Strenght..
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“..surfing at the time we started was describing our underground rebel attitude, a goal for our daily trips & dreams..it was avoiding the super tecnical world that started to showing up in a Global Aggresive uncoming Letal future.. right around the corner..”
“..life was lining and drifting in a fake-reach state ot mind.. Asia manufacturing invasion was at the door..European banks start their killng, stuggling, spasmotic brutal way of life ..American strong arms were pouring and loosing power, Middle Europe dead-sterminium camps born again supported by perimetral nation total missing help ..war was everywhere ..steady human resources decline and reducing people as Dummies in serch of a Super market intent to attend a simple modern Capitalistic concept: Buy, Consume without asking yourself from where and at what cost all those easy life came from..”
That why we decided to do something by hand with love in try to obscurated the Massy Moan around us.. that why we start making our own toys.. our Surfboards our dress our clothes.. that way in 1992 we start talking about an Eclipsed world..”
I woke up that morning and find that I had spent all the night thinking obout living by my hands work. I call a friend that I heard was on the way of start shaping and just to ask him about his new vision in Shaping polyester blank.. He answerd my ‘why you are start doing it?’ question with a easy & simply concept “Make something for me by myself ! “…it was so brilliant and clevar that in a few words could describe our point of view about the world; Than he said :-“..It must be a dark side a different ideas far from the 90′ Capitalistic killing intention of brings money only to the multicorpirations control..”
“It must be kind of a self-buid for self-using life control” ..I said
“..It must be exactly like that..and as any new born baby or ideas it must need a name!”

KIKO & GABA

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Or…

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What say? The very first eclipse logo. Landing in old 1994 during an heavy drink belly testing at the Happy Drinker pub in Pisa.
At least the one appear in a serigraphic serie in 1995. The name de’E comes from our favorite protopunk idol bass player.
But before the logo… appear in a serigraphic serie… Gaba has made some e_small6 with the photocopies and after, with the help of a transparent scotch, we glued the logo on the my third shaped board (please view the carbon strip on middle board)

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What say? The very first eclipse logo. Landing in old 1994 during an heavy drink belly testing at the Happy Drinker pub in Pisa.
At least the one appear in a serigraphic serie in 1995. The name de’E comes from our favorite protopunk idol bass player.
But before the logo… appear in a serigraphic serie… Gaba has made some e_small6 with the photocopies and after, with the help of a transparent scotch, we glued the logo on the my third shaped board (please view the carbon strip on middle board)

eclipse surfboards first E logo and third shaped board

What say? The very first eclipse logo. Landing in old 1994 during an heavy drink belly testing at the Happy Drinker pub in Pisa.
At least the one appear in a serigraphic serie in 1995. The name de’E comes from our favorite protopunk idol bass player.
But before the logo… appear in a serigraphic serie… Gaba has made some e_small6 with the photocopies and after, with the help of a transparent scotch, we glued the logo on the my third shaped board (please view the carbon strip on middle board)

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just for the first year I don’t use (one of) my logo, but for some misteriuos motive I will use the pseudonimo of dick dusterdlee and with an help of gaba my first shape & design logo’s… Is bORn.
… But what use?

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“..maybe I don’t even remember when and where my Passion about drawing t-shirts came from.. I just have this far out of focus frame of myself in my kid room make my mother crazy cause my maniacal tendence of sketching and painting all over the walls, on curtains and carpet, clothes and sporting young team uniforms.. till my fifth year parents and teachers were supposing of a seriously Autistic cintribution to that disfuncional pshicotics insane attitude..”
Fortunately it wasn’t a Neurological desiese I mean… But my aggressive attention to re-paint, re-draw, coping and stamping on re-assembling clothes.. will remain as I growth.. till now.
Till today or better this morning, that if you came visiting me to the beach where I usually work, you can find me drawing tons of ‘Marstars funny Comics’ on some kids shirts..” 
YEARS went BY but my passion didn’t find a way to arrest itself and when a May day af 1990 I discover how to start print my ideas, with such a prolific and serigraphic progression, the pass to addiction to this kind of work was short & very close.
My ‘The Surfin’ Cult’ proto-serie project was still going on when a ‘early beach-rat days’ friend named Kiko start hawling and profeting about a new custom artigianal laboratory that need a name and a logical t-shirts limited serie of logos that will have to follow in a classic stylistic seventy, early eithies merchandising solution.I grab the situation with serious entusiastic devotion, scannering in my background mixed heritage in search for one sign. Looking for one hiding name that could concern a concept.A cautious meaning that As I was sure at that time, it will have to survive very long in my entire life. After a breafy casual meets and a few heavy drinking party togheter we became quite enough in well respect relationship and friendship to start talking about serious future dreams. 
That at the time, exactly like today, was including Surfboards, arts, trips & graphics and all was surf’about!
We were the very last Freaky, Happy go Lucky generation, and I’m not using ironic sense, cause I don’t refere myself about living during the “..unlucky ideological deep regression that the world was passing trought the dark & capitalistic society decemnium of all times ever..” (..and I mean the ’80s logically), but I was lucky because I spent my childwood right accross the 70’s AND the 80’s, hanging stuck in the middle of the two such opposite Ten progression years ever, the end of one vs the start of another that surely had impressed their fatal marks on even this uglyness society like nobody had ever saw before..
The end of seventys was a very caotic climax of rude, rioting, violence over abused verbal and fighting muscolar attitude ever saw in years and years.. and in those spinning down spiralling, circleing decline of shattering human poetic exististance, the moster of 80’s subnormal standards of life, appear in all its egoistic, corrupted edonistic, yuppystyle five years portion ..assuming the ‘feke life’ barbarikan invasion of horrible ‘gusto’ decemnium if yuo are going to consider in a total 10 years social score.
So different in colours, slogans, life meanings & drugs so bad in style, passions and music.. that even the dirty disorganized punks and rockers survived and grows again in some hard-core or hillybilly sounds spreading seeds all over again and rearganize the Underground Soulforce revolution.. from were we took off and flow.. till here.

1995… Just the very first t-shirt made by the eclipse
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Kiko Shaping on taller de Chris (Euskadi 1998)

1995; stop French nuclear weapons testing at mururoa !!!

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French president Jacques Chirac’s decision to run a nuclear test series at Mururoa on on 5 September and 2 October 1995, just one year before the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty was to be signed, caused worldwide protest, including an embargo of French wine.[2] Riots took place across Polynesia, and the South Pacific Forum threatened to suspend France.[2] These tests were meant to provide the nation with enough data to improve further nuclear technology without needing additional series of tests. The test site at Mururoa was dismantled following France’s last nuclear test to date, detonated on 27 January 1996, but the atoll is still guarded by the French Forces. In total, 181 explosions took place at Moruroa and Fangataufa, 41 of which were atmospheric.[4] However, the total number has been variously reported, nuclear scientists working at the site claim 175 explosions in total took place in Pacific.

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!…Ohhh!!! After The e_small6 I need to use Kiko on my boards…”

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nuclear kiko born to underline the Mururoa nuclear french experiment during the 1995.
Always a antisocial step ahead

REAlly ThaNkS GABA!!!

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the boardshort project

the boardshort project

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“IL BOXEUR”prototype designed by “the biascio” In the late summer of 1998
continue on the next episode

ECLIPSE GLOSSARY (1)
  • FONDO – name used to call the spot where kiko working (limited of narrow circle of people)
  • LOCALS – Inhabitants of private beach area; must live within 2 miles of ocean
  • DUMMIES – They come to beach on weekends only
  • HAOLES – Hawaii’s dummies
  • FIORENTINI – Tuscany dummies
  • DOMINGHERI – Spanish dummies
  • VALLEYS – Outside 2 mile limit & over the hill
  • DELLA PIANA – see above
  • KOOK CORD – Valley life line
  • CUT OFFS – Valley bathing costume
  • CUTTING BACK– Valleys usually can’t
  • CUTTING OFF – Valleys usually do
  • SHOPPING CART (as Hank Worden) – il vecchio carriola
  • SPIATTATA – disappointing flat waves situation (or a good plate of anything)
  • MOSCIONE – kind of wave
  • RIGHINO – pinline
ECLIPSE Reccomend:
Ramones, Pizza, Bikes, ice cream, Agent Green, Leketio, The Surfrider Foundation, any Bruce album, skate, The Mystery Spot, the Surf Trip, Resident, Surf Punks, i Ciuccini, slot car racing, TOTO'(the actor), Velcro, ice, Duck, Tape, War(the song) , Any Sweet Girl, File share Programs, kitesurf, Euskadi, Maunder, Rock, Motorcycles, Barbecue, A Good Glass of Wine, Sopela, Surfing at Dick-balls beach, Vaporizer, Dog, PEACE, Near beer, slot car racing, Go Out Wave Park, Fire, Stinkbug, Tuberiding, CRISPY NECTAR, Full Go Out, The Hashmaker, La Nutella, Beer can beach,Every Good Board, Elvis, Murphy’s law, Small HashPipe, km28, KepoendoBeach, Tom Waits, Secret Spot, the Seed’s Shop
ECLIPSE WOULD LIKE TO THANKS ALL THOSE FOLLOWING PERSON… AND NOT!
DICK, Pedro & Bridge, my Family, Berta (a real Wildflower), Sandy, Lucky, all (and say all) the Eclipsemen in the world, Blade customboards, Bruce, The Unspoken rules, Surfin’Cult, Ramones, Surfboards and all the world shapers, The Mystery Spot, Rock and Rocks, Peace, Cardiff hills, Donald, Drew Steele, Bicycle, Chris, Pallina, Txema, Tom Parrish, Pat “Monkey Skywalker”, my Van, the Green Room, P. P. Pasolini, to my old Magic Planer dead after 19 years of hard work, at my newly magic planer; Which will have to follow me… to new adventures , Kerouac, Budweiser, Baffo beer, Kepoendo, Hushfish, Mr. Alleybelch “your honeymoon is over”, Sit home and rot, Euskadi, John “Bluto” Blutarsky, Omero y su Padre, Pukas, Sefon, Naccinson, G. ”need to have a breakfast” Vannucci, il Lulli, the French singer, Keruoac, Spinning Grinders, Morro negro, San Juan, la Santa, Santa Claus, the California Republic, Dinosaur inc, the Marstars, Maunder Thumbless and the Unusual Unknow, the astral fraek, the flat rocker meteor, the Palettti crew, Roland Deschain, the Surf Punks, Scott Laurent band, Meeting Across The River …and, naturally, to all my “FONDO” for their help to continue…

The ECLIPSE ARTBOARDS and ARTWORK studio is situated in :

Cinnamon Bluff 8 “Eclipseland ”(34°est of Momo -120 Quadrospazi from Punk Orbit – 3 and 2/3 of Sanzio di Felt from the Lumocolor – 4 bleu Fases from Dreamstic.)
…Well, ain’t this place a geographical oddity. Two weeks from everywhere!
p.s.
Uh! .. after the Playdzone of Hyperlov, land of MARSTAR, the communications of the Photoradar not longer support any contact base ..  Then, continue the astral trip is to be considered at only your own risk…
Have a nice trip from the Diagnostic Control Center Mchandle; Leroysbourg; (Milkplus)
If you ever manage to reach, even only on Punk’O, ask to Joe Strummer at the Pollyanna

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The ECLIPSE ARTBOARDS and ARTWORK studio is situated in :

Cinnamon Bluff 8 “Eclipseland ”(34°est of Momo -120 Quadrospazi from Punk Orbit – 3 and 2/3 of Sanzio di Felt from the Lumocolor – 4 bleu Fases from Dreamstic.)
…Well, ain’t this place a geographical oddity. Two weeks from everywhere!
p.s.
Uh! .. after the Playdzone of Hyperlov, land of MARSTAR, the communications of the Photoradar not longer support any contact base ..  Then, continue the astral trip is to be considered at only your own risk…
Have a nice trip from the Diagnostic Control Center Mchandle; Leroysbourg; (Milkplus)
If you ever manage to reach, even only on Punk’O, ask to Joe Strummer at the Pollyanna

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