Students from Rio Rancho High School (Rio Rancho, NM) claimed top prize on Wednesday, May 30, 2011 at the Vans Custom Culture Art & Design Showcase at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Rio Rancho’s four Vans shoe designs were initially chosen from nearly 900 submissions across all 50 states and with the top honor, Rio Rancho High School receives a $50,000 grant towards the school’s art programs. Rio Rancho High School was also honored by Journeys with a $5,000 contribution for winning the “Local Attitude” award for creating the shoes that best represented their home turf.
Creativity and innovation dominated the students’ shoe designs, transforming four themes - art, music, action sports, and local attitude- into four striking pieces of original art. The judges panel included skate legend Tony Alva, musician Jordan Buckley of Every Time I Die, tattoo artist Oliver Peck (Spike TV’s Ink Master), actress AnnaLynne McCord (The CW’s 90210), and designer, television host and author Whitney Port.
Vans Custom Culture, Vans’ nationwide art contest, wraps up the public voting phase of the program this Thursday at midnight EDT. Until then, we ask the public to help choose the five schools that will have the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles to participate in the final art showcase and the chance to win up to $55,000 towards their art programs. After more than 900 schools initially entered this year, a panel here at Vans whittled that number down to the 50 top schools who are now vying to be one of the five finalists.
The 4th edition of Burning Ink came to a close at the weekend as art was inked and burned at the closing ceremony on Cheshire Street, East London. The unique art show concept, which has been running at Beach London throughout March, saw three of the unique hand drawn pieces become tattoo at Kids Love Ink, whilst the rest were lost to the fire on Saturday night.
That brings the London stop of Burning Ink to a close but the
The limited edition Burning Ink brogue style DC Shoes, customised by Jeykill, are now on display at ART AGAINST KNIVES gallery, Boxpark. Although the new style won’t be officially available until the Holiday 2012 collection out later in the year, 5 pairs will land in DC Shoes Boxpark this spring as an exclusive first drop. The money raised through the sale of this limited run will go directly to ART AGAINST KNIVES, and will fund a series of graffiti workshops hosted by creative professionals to support young people across East London.
The limited edition shoes, which will be exclusively sold at DC Shoes Boxpark, are yet to land in store. But you can now check out the shoe on display at the ART AGAINST KNIVES gallery
When it's time to get another FATBMX ad together for one of the core BMX magazines out there, I browse through my latest photo folders to see if I can use some pics to slap one together in no-time. With the balloon bubble style FAT logo I'm always searching for a picture that works with that. With the 040BMXPARK now open it has been easy to get recent pics during the wintertime. So many good riders stop by in Eindhoven. But the contest season is about to kick off and we're hitting the road soon. Enjoy the FATBMX ads.
The 4th edition of Burning Ink officially kicked off in London last night as a crowd descended on Cheshire Street to see what this unique art show, at Beach Gallery, had to offer. With a collection of hand drawn prints from world-renowned street artists, graphic designers and illustrators, Burning Ink caught intrigued eyes and a taker already... The lights stayed on at ‘Kids Love Ink’ as tattooist, Charlie Shazer, inked through the night. Also earlier in the evening, DC Shoes launched a
Five pairs of a limited edition Burning Ink shoe are to be sold in the UK with all money from sales going directly to ART AGAINST KNIVES and the campaign to reduce knife crime through youth-led, arts initiatives. To celebrate the London edition of Burning Ink Art Show, at Beach Gallery from March 13th - 31st, DC Shoes has launched a limited edition shoe for the Holiday 2012 collection. Only five pairs of the Burning Ink shoe, customized by Jekill, will be on sale in the UK, and the money raised through sales will go directly to ART AGAINST KNIVES, a charity working to reduce the root causes of knife crime by providing alternative creative opportunities for young people in London. Full proceeds from the sale of these will fund a series of graffiti workshops, hosted by creative professionals to support young people across East London.
The limited edition shoes will be exclusively sold at DC Shoes Boxpark, with a special display at the ART AGAINST KNIVES gallery Boxpark. Keep checking on my.dclife.com to see when
A few months ago over in Moscow I met BMX photographer Artem Chernousov. We hit it off right away and hung out all night. I asked Artem to send me some of his pics for a portfolio type of thingy on the site. He did, but I've been too busy to get something up. Before I'm losing his mail completely with all his pics I thought I'd just throw them up on the site for you to enjoy. BMX from Russia, seen through the viewer of Artem. Looking forward to meet back up with him in Tallinn in a few weeks. Aik!