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.
This was one of those casual California gatherings that remind me I live in paradise. Bob Haro, Jeff Zielinski, Kurt Rasmussen and a handful of other bike inspired artists shared their creations with us at Go,Rilla in Santa Ana, California. The 3 level art gallery/toy boutique displayed some great work. I was really impressed with this Lego block bike. There are actually two versions, a life size (half Lego, half actual BMX) and another, approximately half that size, that’s 100% blocks. If the toy building blocks didn’t take me back to my youth, then talking with Haro did. The stories behind some of his pieces
As a big fan of the best all-round art magazine Juxtapoz, I am subscribed (obviously) and was happy to receive the August 2008 issue. This one features non other then Bob Haro himself and his infamous BMX cartoon illustrations. It's not a bad deal either that he's interviewed by famous Mr. Cartoon, an insane well respected artist himself. If you are familiar with Bob Haro's art, then you know each drawing should put up a light grin or even a nice smile on your face.
X Games 14 Athlete and Artist Painted Skate Decks to be Unveiled at Benefit. Hosted by ESPN's anchorwoman Dana Jacobson, the X Games benefit will provide music by the world famous KROQ, celebrities, and X Games 14 competitors in BMX, Moto X, Skateboard and Rally Car Racing most notably the featured athletes will
Like BMX, graffiti is worldwide. We found these pieces on a trip in the South of France in a village that wasn't as "Urban" as you would think by seeing all this paint on the walls. Some of them are pretty decent but others aren't the best we've ever seen. We still cropped the photos, re-sized them one by one, saved them for web use, uploaded them one by one in the system for you to see. Enjoy. I hope.
Every time we make it down to the Berenkuil we see new stuff. Graffiti is happening. We pressed the button of the camera a couple of times to show you a few more pieces before they get covered up again. That's the way it goes in the unwritten world of street art. You might have just finished up and next day your work is gone. Make sure you take a photo first......
After trying to get these Seat Beat related questions answered by Klaus Dyba for six months, we sent them to Rob Harrison who got back with the answers in 16 minutes. Learn more about the Seat Beat project by the man who was actually in charge of it all.
Who was involved in organizing the Seat Beat project? I came up with the idea and myself and James Smith began sorting out ideas for that, including having the5683 paint up a frame.
The Shadow Conspiracy has a feature about their involvement with the Nike "lighting bolt" Number plate art show on their website. They give a little behind the scenes and a close up of all the artists' work. It has number plates we have not shown on FATBMX yet so if you're into this, it is worth checking out. Click here and then on the home page it is dead center.
If your day is grey, we have some new graffiti pics to brighten up your day. Some good stuff, some decent, some crap. But it's an open spot so bring your cans and cover up the shitty ones. We'll make a trip down there again with the camera when we spot some new stuff when we pass it in the car. Hit us up for directions if you want to give it a go.