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Energy Surfboards logo

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on May 1st, 2018. Artwork published in
circa 1980
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    Energy Surfboards logo 1
    Source: http://www.vonweirdos.com Von Weirdos. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Energy Surfboards was started in 1975 by Australian surfer and surfboard shaper Simon Anderson:

    He is credited with the 1980 invention of a three-fin surfboard design, called the “thruster”, which remains the industry standard. — Wikipedia

    There is no more collectible board from the innovation period of surfboard design than an early ’80s Energy thruster. — Board Collector

    The Energy wordmark as seen on these boards uses the Stack typeface by Les Lawrence. It’s not clear who designed the logo. The accompanying “burning sun triangle logo” is credited to Hugh McLeod.

    An article in Tracks Magazine from February 1981 (reproduced on surfresearch.com.au) includes a photograph of Anderson outside of the Energy Surfboards factory, 43 Carter Road, Brookvale. In the background, one can see a logo variation with beveled letterforms based on Stack.

    Energy Surfboards logo 2
    Source: http://www.boardcollector.com Board Collector. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Energy Surfboards logo 3
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    Energy Surfboards logo 4
    Source: http://www.retrosurfco.com.au Retro Surf Co. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Energy Surfboards logo 5
    Source: http://www.vonweirdos.com Von Weirdos. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    1 Comment on “Energy Surfboards logo”

    1. Robert King says:
      May 4th, 2018  2:59 am

      Seeing all these examples of Stack is really interesting—thanks for posting these!

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