With the historic introduction of BMX as an Olympic sport, Nike celebrates and salutes four decades of BMX heritage and its intrinsic creative current. For this historic BMX moment, Nike is bringing together pioneers, cultural icons, legends, and the future generation of the sport to celebrate BMX in Beijing. Nike has teamed up with BMX Hall of Famer, Bob Haro, recreating his iconic number plate as a canvas. A select group of contemporary artists, each sharing a cultural connection to BMX, have been invited to take
Some cities tolerate it more than others. Eindhoven is cool with graffiti artists decorating the Berenkuil. Having the permission gives the artists the chance to do their jobs during the day, when it is light outside. They can bring a ladder, ruler or anything else that they wouldn't carry with them when they bomb a train in the middle of the night in a secured train yard. The results are better but there is also a lot of bad stuff from guys who are just starting out. For them it's a way to get better and experiment. Here are 11 more pieces. Peace out!
The legal graffiti spot in Eindhoven brings lots of artists down there. When we checked for new pieces last time we met up with a guy from Amersfoort who seemed totally into the scene. He knew the guys, has done his pieces and had the answers ready. For him to take a 90 minute trainride plus a 15 minute walk on a rainy Saturday morning to empty a couple of cans on a wall shows the importance of the Berenkuil spot. Find part one of the latest 2008 pieces here. The next eleven will follow later.
Dave McDermott has two hand painted "Meridian" sprockets ready for the taking. There was a total of three, but back in October some dude decided to steal it from the Madera table at Interbike... Here is the contest: "Please submit a piece of art work that you have personally created. There is no piece too big or too small. There is no media restrictions so it can be a painting, a drawing, or even a sculpture. The only requirement is that it has to relate to bmx and include the madera logo. You must submit a scanned image or a photo by Thursday, January 31st."
We've been looking for a RAP '85 Pacman but haven't found one yet. there are plenty of other pieces up though at De Berenkuil in Eindhoven. Here's another collection of some graffiti art that's currently up at the legal spot on the Ring. Today we've got Ronald McDonald for you, Spiderman, the NS train, Robots, Ninja's, some absurd shit altogether. Check it if you're into it.
Art is on the streets. Instead of making an illegal piece in the middle of the night, graffiti artists can use the Berenkuil in Eindhoven as their outlet to show what they've got. There's some good stuff and some bad stuff but everyone has to start somewhere. Enjoy the next 15 pieces.
I think there might be only fifty different people in the world that get repeated (It makes a pattern). I've seen your face in all the half where in between places to no-name cities; I find the whole thing overwhelming. Thoughts while riding on a road I didn't make; I can put anything in my mouth and run it through in a day / I want to be as effective as the animals I've seen along the way / I'm breathing in the air that's been through everyone that's ever lived. - Jason Farrell / Bluetip lyrics.
We pass this spot a regular basis and it's got new graffiti every time. We went over this time with a camera in hand to show you some of the pieces that are currently up. Different styles from several artists. We spotted work from zhe Germans, the French, the Dutch and who knows what other parts of the world. Enjoy.
Alistair Whitton sent in this photo. He didn't even have to put his bike in the sun and bring out the chalk to make a silhouette of his bike. You see, at Woodward it does rain too and after a quick downpour these dry spots appeared when the bikes were removed. Having a camera handy at that point doesn't happen a lot but Alistair got the job done and makes it to the "Comic 'n Art" page here on FATBMX.