It's cold outside in most parts of the world. They even have snow in England! They've had the worst winter over there in 18 years. If you're bored and just waiting for the sun to come out, grab your sketchbook and some pencils and you could be on your way to some fresh new bike parts/goodies from FBM. Yup, they've got an art comp going with not many restrictions other than you cannot e-mail them your entry. Send it old school, by post, to:
DC is pleased to announce its partnership with legendary French designer agnès b. Together the two brands have created the latest footwear project for DC’s Double Label™ series and will collaborate on the FORWARD 3 art exhibit. Launching in Paris at the agnès b. shop March 5-18, 2009, the exhibit will then travel to New York for its U.S. premiere at the agnès b. Soho shop, March 31 –April 14, 2009. The DC x agnès b. Double Label™ shoe was designed by the brands as a fusion of their two unique styles. Offered in three colorways of blue, sesame and black, the shoes feature agnès b.’s distinctive signature across the tongue. The premium leather shoe was developed from DC’s Dress Sneaker, a sophisticated sneaker silhouette that maintains distinct touches of DC’s skate heritage with details such as DC’s Pill Pattern™ outsole. Less than 1500 pairs of the shoes will be produced and will be available exclusively at agnès b. retail stores and select sneaker boutiques worldwide.
Michael "Big Island" Castillo has got a new project for 2009. It's called "Nui Art Projects" or "n.a.p.". "Nui" which means "big" in Hawaiian, what most of his brothers and sisters in the bike/skate/tattoo families have opted to call him. Mike explains: "It will be based out here on the beautiful island of Oahu. I will be doing projects with my worldwide families. Not only will there be a clothing line for men and women, but projects in all different avenues. I will also be helping others with designs/projects in their respected endeavors. I will be posting updates on Hawaii's Shoots Brah! crew site" Keep an eye open, cuz it's n.a.p. time. Shoots and Mahalo. Nui Art Projects.
It's pretty incredible how much the print industry has developed. Not only can cars get a cool sticker design with logo's etc. but more and more photos are used to grab people's attention on the road. Now there's something new, photos on concrete! To present the patented technique Ralf Maier of Betonlandschaften has teamed up with artist Ira Marom for an exhibition which goes from 20-25 January 2009. -Place: Deutschen Sport & Olympia Museum’. -Times: 11am - 7pm daily.
The Lightining Bolts plates are up for auction right now and some plates are closing today. The proceeds are going to the ARF which helps fallen athletes like Stephen Murray and Mike Aitken. If you've watched Stephen's HBO and MTV movies this past week you know there's need for help. Surprise someone with a unique Christmas gift made by one of the following artists with a BMX history:
Building a brand requires more than just making good stuff. At Carhartt they understand that image is important but also they make excellent clothing over there. Here are a few of pieces of Sozy One Gonzales' work. After that, check out the fall/winter collection.
The complete Nike 6.0 Lightning Bolts Art Exhibit, featuring unique works from over 45 artists, is being auctioned off online with all proceeds benefiting Athlete Recovery Fund. All original works of art are currently for sale and accepting bids at www.athleterecoveryfund.com/lightningbolts.“Athlete Recovery Fund is honored to be associated with such a rad show like Lightning Bolts. Nike 6.0 has been one of the founding partners in supporting ARF and their support has allowed ARF to assistseveral athletes
Contributing Lightning Bolts Artists to support the ARF include: Adam Haynes, Andrew Lee, Andrew Pommier, Andy Jenkins, Blaine Fontana, Bob Haro, Chris Hargrave, Chris Reed, Cody Hudson, Dave Ortiz, Don Pendelton, Gork Barrette, Greg Higgins, Jeff Tremaine, Jimmy Levan, Joe Polevy, Judson Bryan, Kevin Wilkins, Klaus Dyba, Lee Basford, Leigh Ramsdall, Mark Lewman, Michael Leon, Mike De Wit*, Mike Sutfin, Nick Phillip, Norman Chuck, Pete Demos, Rich Hansen, Ronnie
The Monster Children Gallery end of the year show. 26 letters in the alphabet, 26 artists; Anthony Lister, Thomas Campbell, Evan Hecox, Andy Jenkins, Alex Kopps and more — 21 more.
Host: Andy Jenkins Type: Music/Arts - Opening Start Time: Friday, December 12, 2008 at 6:00pm End Time: Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 6:00pm Location: Monster Children Gallery Street: 20 Burton St, Darlinghurst Sydney, Australia Phone: 0293322040