Compass & Crow Studios “Art in the Sky” Contest

Courtesy of Compass and Crow Studios
Written by Kolla

Compass and Crow Studios is a skydiver-owned business that specializes in custom helmet artwork. Each one is created specifically for the client, is one of a kind and cannot be duplicated. Services include:

  • Hand-painted imagery, lettering and pin striping using professional-grade acrylic and enamel paint
  • Airbrushing using House of Kolor products. (“Real Flame,” lace, and other patterns also available)
  • Perforated vinyl: cut to fit any visor, perforated vinyl helps me take helmet artwork to the next level by incorporating the visor into the design. (B License minimum required to use this product)

Owner Marissa Barclay began with painting her favorite animal (a crow – you guessed it!) on her own plain black helmet to distinguish it from other plain black helmets kicking around the DZ. Before long, friends started to come to her to ask for personalization of their own lids, and little by little, Compass and Crow Studios were born. Today Marissa operates out of Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida, but frequently visits other drop zones throughout the country.

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If you are in the mood for a custom design for your helmet, we are giving away a certificate for 15% off on the Blue Skies Mag Facebook page. All you have to do is like or comment on the Facebook post to be entered. We will draw a lucky winner at noon on Thursday, September 17, and announce it on Facebook and with an update to this post. The winner then has 24 hrs to contact us – if we don’t hear anything back, we pick another one on Friday.


Follow Compass and Crow Studios on Facebook.

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