Deamer sent us this photo of a man using a BMX bike to create some street art. Yup it's original and maybe an idea to do the same next time the sun comes out. Do you have some BMX related art on your computer that you want to share with the FATBMX readers? Send it over and we'll post it in the Comic and Art section. Send a copy of your drawings, paintings, sculptures, comics or whatever art you do to the contact address listed in the left column. We're looking forward to hear from you.
The other day we were driving on the Boulevard in Vlissingen and noticed a tall building full of graffiti art. We had to stop to check it out and it was actually great stuff. The camera came out for a few shots and here we are, a perfect fit for the FATBMX Comic and Art section. The Kijkdoos outdoor graffiti exposition was sponsored by one of the largest banks in the Netherlands. Good to see the street artists are receiving some respect and support.
We get around a lot but most of the time we see the airport, the hotel and the contest venue. When we had some extra time to kill in Berlin we decided to take a tram to the city to scope things out. Luckily Bruno and Martin Hoffmann were with us. Bruno was born in Berlin and we basically went to the place where was born (Kreuzberg) as a pilgrimage. Haha, not really but at least Martin had some good stories to tell about the area. Along the way we took some pics which usually end up somewhere on the computer but why not show you what we ran into in the great city that's called Berlin.
"Other Things" is an exposition that is part of the Dutch Design week that is being held in Eindhoven, NL from 20 - 28 October 2007. Juse will show some of his work in the new Ontour shop/expo area. The official opening is on Saturday 20 October from 12 - 6pm.
Curious? Here are a couple of related websites that you can check out before making it over to Eindhoven.
Knight Bike Co's Tuff Luv Art Show is on the road again, this time to Vegas. Greasy Comb & Interbike are sponsoring the booth & transportation to bring Tuff Luv to the bike geek masses. Check it out across from the Sunday & 2 Hip booths in the BMX Zone.
Past weekend there was a artshow at SLB in Los Angeles (Pro skater Sal Barbier's shop) and it was fairly interesting to see what the possibilities are decorating a Skyway Tuff Wheel II. I personally like the wheel the way it is, but nevertheless that didn't stop anyone from doing their "art" version on the legendary Tuff Wheel. Realize it is about 100 F (37 C)in the shade, while this was the last holiday weekend in the US (Labor day). The vibes were good, sun was out and the DJ was cranking it up a notch. Oh and you can't go wrong with free beer either... All and all I thought it was a cool concept, but I wish the presentation was done slightly different, since standing around a "Tuff Wheel Xmas tree" with a bunch of people, almost felt like you were spooning each other at one point.
For the third year in a row the Rebel Jam had a photo art show held by BMX photographers from all over the world. The venue of the art show was just nextdoors of the Mellowpark and served as the party venue the next day. This year some Carhartt-Eastpak art was shown as well as the Seat Beat art show that we will feature here on FATBMX in the near future. Check out the photos from people like Keith Mulligan, Kay Clauberg, Hadrien Picard, David Ulrich, Jeff Z., Bart de Jong, Ricky Adam, Daniel Etter, and more.
The Rebel Jam that's coming up this weekend has another photo art show planned. For many people or even for most BMX is a form of art. As the music art is part of the BMX lifestyle too. BMX photography is more than just taking a picture. Photographers are artists in their domain. But often this art never gets the attention it deserves. In a special and unique atmosphere the Rebel Jam offers some great photographers the opportunity to express themselves as such photo artists along to their BMX life.
Zwanzig Zoll magazine from Berlin always has this Girl section where a hot chick poses in between the Mellow park dirt jumps or in the back office. It's the work of David Ulrich who not only shoots BMX photos, but fashion as well. If you're going to the Rebel jam you might run into some of the models that have posed for his camera.
David has posted some of his pictures on a website and you can view a few samples here on FATBMX: