TDIDI Disc Dye Gallery
It's All About the Journey
What started several decades ago as a bored student in the back row of class doodling on the flip side of my notebooks, eventually resurfaced and manifested itself reborn in the form of Sharpies on the flip side of my discs. Sharpies soon gave way to dyes (not to mention all the shaving cream and cocoa butter that our local dollar store carried) and poof, like that a new passion was born. Several hundred discs deep into the wormhole now and the hobby that matured into a passion has since evolved into a true Zen exorcise.
Every one of the discs pictured below is so much more than just inked up plastic. They’re all another step in the journey toward straightening out my crooked dome while growing the sport that I love so much. I hope you enjoy your trip through our discology, and that it inspires you to start your own.
Fresh Off the TDIDI Turntable
These are the freshest pickings hot off the TDIDI turntable. Still getting a little better with each disc, and still getting filled with that “Hell Yeah” energy that comes from Doing It after holding each finished disc up in the end! This section is fed directly in from our Instagram page and will be filled with the freshest of fresh pickings every time you come back for more!
In a Time Before Instagram
Confessedly that time wasn’t too far back for Old Man Cobbers who didn’t hop on the social media train until pretty late in life. Most of my development as a disc dyer came long before I decoded posting pictures to Instagram. I’ve obviously gotten better at this over time so the discs above may look cooler or better than what’s to follow, but it’s about the journey and that can be found from here down. From the first disc I flipped over and started doodling on with Sharpie, to the first discs I actually dyed, all the way through to today, the whole journey is here broken down by category to for you see.
Old Man Cobber's Favorites
My personal favorites seemed like a good place to start. The “Hell Yeah!” that echoed out of my camper once each of these was finished could be heard for miles, or at least half way down the block. Some because a new technique worked, others because the colors slammed, one or two from hitting the nail right on the head. None of them perfect by a long shot, but all of them chock-full of the kind of awesome that lets pride creep in and fill you up with enough juice for days. These are the spoils of Doing It!
Nostalgia has probably been the well of inspiration we’ve dropped our bucket into the most. The movies and cartoons from our youth, or the stacks of Garbage Pail Kids and comics books, don’t forget the tunes we used to jam out to. It all brings us back to a simpler time when play matter more than pay, and deserves its’ place on our precious plastic circles. Click on any of them to bring up the large version.
LOLLIPOPS, GLUE-MASKS, AND OFF-CENTERED, OH MY!
Going Spin Crazy
There’s no question the most therapeutic exercise in the disc dyeing game is spin dyeing! It’s so easy to fall into it and get lost in the circles. These are some of the discs that feature that therapy alone. No stencils or background dips, just a turntable, a brush, and some dye…maybe a little glue here and there.
Playing in the Dark
What can I say, I have a thing for the black light. At first I just loved how it brought out so many hidden colors and designs, then I was like wait…hidden colors and designs! In this section you’ll find some of my favorite discs that just look awesome under the black light, and others that where made to be fully revealed under it.
Heroes & Villians
Good vs. Evil, Day vs. Night, Batman vs. The Joker, it’s the Yin and Yang of the stories we love (or sometimes live) that keep us coming back for more. These discs could have all probably been stuffed into the “So Nostalgic…” Gallery above, but we felt like carving out a special place for the Heroes and Villians that haunt our dreams or save the day. Click on any of the pictures below to open the larger version.
TDIDI Huck Faces
A couple of years back, still pretty early on in my disc dyeing career, I got all fancy and decided to make some Huck Face discs for the boys as Christmas gifts. There’s obvious room for improvement in all of them, but these are five of my favorite discs to come off the TDIDI Turntable!
Squeezing 'em All In!
It would appear that we’ve stretched the bandwidth of this page to its’ absolute limits. In an effort to still display them all and the bench marks along the journey they represent, we had to crush the following galleries down into these drop downs below. They’re not quite as fancy looking as the other galleries here…but the page loads. Just click any of the categories below to see more, and on any of the pictures within to see a larger version.
This section is for all you die hard fans out there, the jersey wearing, face painting, tailgating crazies who can’t wait for gameday! I know the feeling well, and you can see some of my Philly fandom represented in the plastic below. Let’s all just pretend I didn’t have to make a Cowboys disc… Rah Rah Rah, go sports!
Fancy detailed stencils are awesome and all, but there’s something to be said for Swirls & Spins! Most of these discs were the result of experimenting with a new medium or technique during one of our live stream disc dye sessions on Facebook, then finishing them off with spin dye to pretty it up.
The boys over at Kronk Disc Golf have been one of our biggest supporters from the very start! We’re honored to have been included in events like the Inaugural Nubbs 9 which we got to make a big batch of discs for. These guys are awesome, learn more about them on our Partners Page.
This collection of discs commemorating the courses the TDIDI Huck Crew calls home will undoubtedly continue to grow. For now these are some we’ve whipped up in their honor.
If I learned anything from Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, it’s that every misfit toy deserves a home…and so does every misfit disc. This section is for all the discs I simply just couldn’t quite think up a good category for. Don’t be fooled by the terrible name and its’ position towards the bottom of the page, some of my favorite dyes are mixed in here.
These are the discs that TDIDI was founded on. Long before I even knew huckers were dyeing their own plastic, I attacked my bag with a box full of Sharpies! With no idea where scribbling on the back of my discs would lead to other than some cool looking circles, I tattooed my way through them all. You’ll still find most of these old faithfuls in my bag waiting for their next good hucking!
Still learning something new with each disc
We All Remember Our 1st...Through 5th
We started with the freshest pickings to come off the TDIDI turntable. Way down here at the bottom of the page we finished with the very first discs to come off the TDIDI Turntable. These 5 pieces of beat up old plastic are where it all began a couple of years back. These inspirational seeds have now sprouted 1000’s of TDIDI customs, and 10000’s of TDIDI Army creations. Here’s to the next 100’s of 1000’s!