Failure Bikes owner and Snafu pro, Matt "The Beard" Bischoff, along with Master ramp God and Failure product designer, Nate Wessel, will be on the hit TV show Miami Ink, tomorrow night at 10 pm eastern on TLC. Make sure to tune in as Chris Garver gives "The Beard" the greatest tattoo of all time! A portrait of Hans Langseth! Who is Hans Langseth you ask? Only the dude with the longest beard ever. Be sure not to miss this once in a lifetime television masterpiece.
Want to design a seat for wethepeople? In combination with a graphics/bmx event we're hosting, we are offering up the same template that respected artists are using for the exhibition, for riders everywhere. The Seat Beat exhibition is a collection of just 35 limited wethepeople commisioned seats made for a collective of unique artists. The resultant seats (and the winners from this competition) will be hosted first at the Rebel Jam in Berlin.
Here's the last and final part of the current graffiti art that you can find at De Berenkuil in Eindhoven, NL. In a few months we'll take another trip down there to see what's new. Here are ten more pics.
More spraycan street art on the FATBMX Art 'n Comic page. If you've got some good artsy fartsy stuff that you want people to see, send it in. If you're feeling like doing a FATBMX throw up, that will definitely make it on the site. We won't pay for the fines so run from the cops quick!
On a sunny day I got my bike and rode down to the Berenkuil graffiti spot in Eindhoven. I'd passed the spot a couple of times by car and noticed some new paint on the walls. Time to head down there with the camera and take some shots. This is part one (of three) of street art pieces that are currently covering the walls of this legal graffiti spot.
Joey Cobbs, the one in the same who had a part in the On the Clock video is also a photographer. With 3 years of studying behind him and many ground ledges here is a showcase of some of his bmx related work. As well as bmx Joey likes to shoot bands and has filmed for quite a few of the bike videos out there today.
Joey: "BMX now a days is all about the biggest tricks or how many tailwhips you can squeeze into something and shit like that."
There's a Lettus Bee vinyl figure now. Please come out on Saturday April 21st for the official release of this strange little thing at the Giant Robot store #2. I'll also be showing a bunch of original ink drawings, a couple gicleé prints and more. In fact, you better join me... I'm missing the El Diablo Run to Baja for this show.
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More and more artists are being asked to do designs for BMX related companies. When you are designing 4 complete lines of shoes per year, you can use some outside help too. Enter Greg "pnut" Galinsky, an artist who currently resides in San Francisco. Greg's 1971 Gallery brand continues to explore clothing and product design and telling from the special edition Vans Vault line he designed his popularity will continue to grown.
GG grew up near the ocean and skate parks of Santa Monica and is inspired by reggae, hip-hop, jazz and funk. Son of a Burmese mother and a Lithuanian father his diverse upbringing has lead to different techniques that strive for a spirit of all that he loves in each work. See the designs he came up with for the Vans Vault line.Collectors items maybe?
For you who don't know what Vans Syndicate is about, It is the very exclusive and elite side of the well known Vans shoe brand that collaborates with the most anticipated artists and brands around the world, as well as taking the well known classic styles and executing them in high end materials. This show was the launch of a new season and it got people talking...the minute they stepped into the Meltdown Gallery in Los Angeles. As usual the complete set up was done with absolute perfection.
Japan is one of the cleanest countries on earth. We've noticed that while just walking the streets. The only thing that the cleaning crew has to pick up are the cigarette buds that do not make it to the trash on accident.
With a close eye we noticed some street art that doesn't really fit the city but it's out there. Tags, stickers, pieces, all that stuff. We took some shots of what we saw for you to check out. Tokyo is a clean city but there is some ghetto art out there. Enjoy.