Vans launches online voting today for the Vans Custom Culture high school art competition and calls on the public to help narrow down 50 semi-finalists to the top five contenders competing for $50,000 for their school’s art program. To celebrate this milestone in the 2015 program, Vans releases a special colorway of the Authentic that was designed by 2014 winners Rio Rancho High School from New Mexico.
Starting today, April 24 at 8am PDT through May 11 at 5pm PDT,
Last Thursday, DC Shoes hosted "L'art Reflète la Vie", an exhibition by artist and musician Shelton Woolright at the DC Shoes HUB, in the heart of Paris. The exhibition, Art Imitating Life, portrays a series of photographic prints based on his signature tudor rose. A large crowd of art enthusiasts came out to the event and enjoyed a beer with the artist and a few of his band mates that made the trip from London for the evening.
Ten of the world’s best tattoo artist, Roman Abrego, Andres Acosta, Michele Agostini, Joe Capobianco, Myke Chambers, Victor Chil, Yomico Moreno, Fabio Onorini, Sasha Unisex and Norm Will Rise showcased their skills on the Vans icon silhouette: the Classic Slip On. Everyone can vote for their favorite shoe simply by shooting and posting through your own
BMX has got a whole bunch of living legends out there and one of them is Bob Haro, them man who started that freestyle thing that we happen to love. For the 25th edition of the FATJAM we got Bob HARO to do the flyer. It was an amazing feeling to have the inventor of BMX Freestyle design the FATJAM poster. These posters mean a lot to us and if you've ever been to a FATJAM, this one will look good on your wall. Bob Haro has them for sale on his new site. He not only sells FATJAM posters, but a whole bunch of his artwork.
It's almost Christmas so if you're looking for a present for someone special, you know where to start shopping. Can't go wrong with some Bob Haro art.
Recently , the DC Shoes HUB, located at 15 Rue Montorgueil in Paris, hosted an unique exhibit of the outstanding "MC Cut" collection which belongs to Jeff Decker, artist, sculptor, and notorious legend in the vintage and custom motorcycle world. Following Jeff Decker's capsule collection included in the Summer 14 DC apparel line, DC Shoes wanted to celebrate the shared values which exist between skate and custom culture with this display.
Following its recent Summer 14 product collaboration, and, in order to celebrate the shared values between skate and custom culture, DC SHOES will host legendary american artist, sculptor, and historian Jeff DECKER at the DC Hub, in Paris where DECKER will present a unique collection of motorcycle related vintage pieces. The Expo launch will take place at the DC Shoes Hub on Thursday November 6th, 2014 at 15 Rue Montorgueil, 75001 Paris, from 6pm to 9pm.
Jeff Decker worked with DC recently on the Summer 14 collection, bringing several unique pieces to the DC line.
Fun Is Awesome collects works from a group of artists who draw inspiration from their involvement in BMX riding. BMX started out in the hazy days of the late 1970s as Bicycle Motocross, a pedal powered version of dirtbike racing. Like skateboarding before it, BMX grew out of a combination of teenage suburban boredom, and companies waking up to the fact that millions of kids had money to spend and time to kill. But while the era was rife with bizarre novelty products, the BMX outlived its status as a youth fad and developed into a bonafide sport, with the advent of federations, leagues and tracks being opened up in most towns and cities throughout the 1980s.
Movies like ET and Rad typify the immense popularity of BMX at the time. The 1980s also saw the development of freestyle BMX riding, which saw riders invent creative tricks and stunts on the bikes in favour of competition-based BMX racing. This marked the advent of BMX as a counterculture, along the lines of skateboarding and surfing, which has continued appeal to a wide