Whilst surfing the net one day for inspiration and possible contacts for design work I found a few designs up on Streetphire that looked pretty good. They were by a lad called Kevin Newbury who originates from the Northeast and rides BMX and also skates. After looking at a few more of his designs and getting to know Kevin better he ended up doing some design work for Valleyside; He told me not too pay him until I was more established and could afford to pay for his design work which I thought was cool. In return for his time I wanted to help promote Mr. Newbury in some small way... I thought he would make a cool person to interview because he genuinely likes design work and gets enjoyment just from seeing his designs being worn and not just Making dollar...
Who, When, Where, What on the Rock and Roll art exhibition as sent in by long time FATBMX contributor Guido who will be displaying paintings himself. When: Sunday 18 December 2005. Starts at 4 pm. Free entrance. What: Rock and Roll art exhibition Where: De CANTINE, rietlandpark 373, Amsterdam. Tram 10 and 26 will get you there. Who: EWAN CAMERON(aus) - paintings, GUIDO - paintings, MICHELLE van DIJK - paintings, SUZETTE & DIANA -photography, JEFFREY WARLICH - paintings, BERTINA - drawnings, MONIEK WILDENBERG - photography
We've got a category on FATBMX dedicated to Comics and Art. Every once in a while we go over to the local graffiti spot to take pics of the latest pieces but sometimes we receive some reader art. These paintings come from the hands of Dutchy Vincent van Gogh, uh I mean Michael de Wit of Medow Design. After quitting his job as art director at Globe he had some free time on his hands and started painting. One of the boards ended up in the Dogtown exposition at the ASR trade show. If you're interested in a Medow painting, contact www.medowdesign.com but don't expect something to happen anytime soon as Mike just found a job over at Vans doing all kind of design stuff.
"Graffiti art is constantly changing. Fresh coats of paint and newly pasted posters appear overnight in cities across the world. New artists, new ideas and new tactics displace faded images in a perpetual process of renewal and metamorphosis. From Stockholm to Tokyo, Barcelona to Los Angeles, Melbourne to Milan, wall spaces are a breeding ground for graphic and typographic forms as artists unleash their daily creations."by Tristan Manco
Eindhoven has a legal sport for graffiti artists or whoever wants to express their feelings with a spraycan. Some of it is good, some is rubbish, but everybody needs to start somewhere. It's better to do it at a legal spot. The tFAT piece you see here is not made by the FATBMX crew. We stopped doing this in 1985 when we made our first "piece" and got caught (and spent the next day cleaning the wall). Enjoy part one of the Berenkuil art. Part two follows later and can also be found in the Comic 'n Art section on FATBMX. BdJ
Michael de Wit was asked to paint one of the DowTown decks that were on display at the ASR trade show in San Diego. That's modderfokking Kindje from Veghel we're talking about here! Congrats to our friend and enjoy the pics in the Comic 'n Art section here on FATBMX.com.
Press from Holland in da house!
Artsy Fartsy shows in BMX are nothing new but it's cool when organizations and photographers/artists go out of their way to make it happen. At the Rebel Jam in Berlin, Germany most of the respected BMX photographers had photos on display and were present at the very cool photo exposition. A few DJ's kept the tunes going, drinks were available and a good time was had by all. Enjoy this photo report of the photo expo from the 2005 Rebel Jam.
Just outside from the H10 Marina hotel in Barcelona (near Port Olympic) a few walls are sprayed with some decent graffiti. One really caught our eye and we had to take a picture of it. It said "Robo Crap" but we're not sure if it has anything to do with Robbie "Robo" Morales' FIT team visit to Barcelona a few years ago. Anyway, while we were at it, we shot the other pieces too. Enjoy this week's version of the "Comic and Art" section on www.fatbmx.com.
Our buddy Michael de Wit is one of the artists to display work at the Dogtown invitational art show at the ASR trade show in San Diego. The exhibition will take place from 9-11 September next. Michael is in good company with art displayed from people like Andy Jenkins, Lance Mountain, Eric Dressen, Jim Muir, Natas Kaupas and C.R. Stecyk.
Click on the picture for the booth number.