We have been running FATBMX ads in RIDE UK, Zwanzig Zoll magazine, DIGBMX, Freedom BMX, 2020 and RebelYell magazine all year long to help spread about the FATBMX.com website. Not all of you will receive every copy in the mail so we've listed a few of the ads we've been running and maybe you're in one of the ads yourself. Riders from locals Dimitri and Michael van der Lee to Koji Kraft, Ben Hennon,Bommel and Alessandro Barbero got an ad. Check 'em out
FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, is proud to announce the release of its newest Signature Series network ID featuring the work of acclaimed artist Ben Woodward. Woodward is the founding member of Space 1026, an artists' collective whose members are inspired by graffiti, fantasy, cartoons, action sports, 'zines, stickers and adolescent notebook art. Jesse Olanday, member of Space 1026, animated Woodward’s Signature Series ID for FUEL TV. Woodward’s inspiration for his promo spot came from various aspects of his everyday life.
I'm not into the graffiti scene at all. I don't know if there are certain trends, certain new styles, up and coming talents, the hot spots, or things like that. I do know what I like though and it's not everything I see. But people need to start somewhere and the Berenkuil in Eindhoven is a spot where everyone can go ahead and put some paint on the wall. Since it's legal, the walls change color often making a trip down there worth it. Here are some more photos.
This upcoming weekend we're going to the Urban Vibrations in France. They have breakdance comps and also a graffiti expo. I'm expecting to see some good stuff there. Today it was off to De Berenkuil in Eindhoven to see what's new. It was a quick biketrip there with the camera in the back pocket. When I left the camera battery had three bars but after a few shots the red started blinking. I managed to get some photos before it died completely. Here they are.
We are not sure who are all the riders in this Generations Of Freestyle drawing but we can spot Dennis McCoy in the top left corner, Ryan Guettler a bit below doin his signature superman-no-footed cancan flair, Dave Mirra is doing that lawnmower, Bob Haro is standing in the middle as the godfather of BMX Freestyle. Josh White makes it on his pink GT and we actually have to guess on the four remaining riders. That might be Chad DeGroot on your right riding flatland, what are your guesses?
When we come across some graffiti on the road we snap some shots and put it up on the Comic & Art section on the FATBMX site. Next to the skatepark in Antwerp, underneath the Noorderlaan bridge, we spotted these pieces and Voila, they're on the site now. The skatepark actually has signs up that graffiti makes the surface dangerous/slippery so the next best option is the bridge.
As many of you know, Dylan Dean is holding a fundraiser for former BMX pro Tara Llanes who ended up in a wheelchair after a nasty crash. Though most of the items are based around the sport of MTB, Dylan did receive a couple of items that he's going to add to the EBAY Auction. One such item is the BOB HARO One-of-a-Kind Drawing. There is nothing on the ebay auctions stating that it's for the Tara Llanes Fundraiser. Dylan assures you, ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE TARA LLANES 'ROAD TO RECOVERY' FUND. Dylan had issues with ebay removing his listings because he said that it would benefit the fund. He just wants someone who would appreciate this item to win it.
We received this e-mail from the Czech Republic about contributing photos to the website. I was on the road at the time and in a hurry to go through my e-mail list. I did not take the time to check Daniel Vojtech's website until I returned back to The Netherlands. IMPRESSED! Damn, Dan takes some sweet photographs. Unfortunately we are not in the range to pay for contributed photos but can help get everyone in touch. Enjoy a few of his pics first.......
Melbourneʼs one true BFF, the Bicycle Film Festival, rolls into the city for the second time this November. Screening a program of international and local films, the festival is a five-day celebration of the two–wheeled, human-powered experience. The Melbourne leg of the Bicycle Film Festival runs throughout various venues from Wednesday 19 November – Sunday 23 November. It is produced by cultural management agency Ambiguous Horse. Program of 2008 events confirmed to date (with many more to come!):
Paul Howe over in the UK sent over some shots and I was impressed. We're showing you some work here but you should also check out his Flickr page for more good stuff. Paul's interested in any sort of photo job so if you want to change things up and go with Paul, feel free to contact him. He's down with BMX so that is a big help.