Vans launches online voting today for the Custom Culture high school art competition – in partnership with Americans for the Arts, Journeys and truth® – calling on the public to help narrow down 50 semi-finalists to the top five high schools competing for $50,000 for their school’s art programs, among other awards. Beginning today, April 25 through May 12, students, teachers, parents and friends nationwide may log onto the Custom Culture website (vans.com/customculture) and vote for their favorite school designs to advance in the competition. The five finalists will head to New York City in June for a final showcase event featuring celebrity judges at the renowned Industria Superstudio, where the grand-prize winner of the $50,000 donation will be announced.
Red Bull Illume, the world’s largest international photography competition dedicated to action and adventure sports, is making a stop in Atlanta March 20 through March 30, 2014. Once the sun sets, locals and visitors alike are invited to stroll through Piedmont Park and take in the sights of 25 life-sized, illuminated light boxes that are touring the world as part of a unique nighttime exhibition. The images, which have been carefully selected and curated from over 28,000 submitted photographs, showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the planet. Throughout the free 10-day exhibition, attendees also will have opportunities to attend lectures from the award-winning photographers, meet Red Bull professional athletes and more.
The 2013 Red Bull Illume Image Quest is the third edition of the competition after 2007 and 2010. A total of 28,257 photos were submitted last year by 6,417 photographers from 124 countries around the globe. The top 50 images, first unveiled in Hong Kong, are now touring the world as part of a unique illuminated nighttime
Doing illustrations requires talent but it also demands practice. Funny Toonz has done a lot of training lately as you can see in the BMX illustrations you can see in this post. Can you recognise the riders? Some are easier than others. Some do a signature trick or have a certain style that you immediately match with a rider, others are harder to figure out. But here's a little competition for you. Find these riders in the Funny Toonz illustrations below:
Author and photography: Ricky Adam Book: 'Destroying Everything …Seems Like The Only Option’ 2nd Edition
Did you run out of books of the first issue since you're now releasing a second edition? Ricky Adam: The first edition sold out in under 3 months of being published. There was a 1000 printed. I was then approached by ‘Drago’ an art publisher from Italy to make a 2nd expanded edition
If you're looking for a class present for X-mas maybe you should look into this: Andy Jenkins * Bendpress are having a sale on all original artwork and prints and until January 1st, they'll ship it to your address for free.
The opening of the photo exhibition "Red Bull Through My Eyes" happened last friday at the "12 mail" gallery in Paris! There were some of the photos Matthias Dandois took during his trips, as well as a wallpaper full of his Instagram pics, and a bunch of rad photos that Hadrien Picard, Vincent Perraud and Dimitri Coste shoot of Matthias the past 5 years. Matthias Dandois: "This project was really important for me, since it's definitely something different than the stuff I usually do, and it also involved 3 of my great friends (the photographers).
Looking for the perfect christmas gift? Bob Haro's got some of his classic BMX artwork and riding images up for sale. These images are from his personal collection and are from the beginning of the sport and feature a few of the drawings he created for the pages of BMX Action Magazine and other publications from the 70's and 80's. Each museum-quality Giclee print is printed on 100% acid free, heavy stock
For a while we placed ads in BMX magazines on the regular. We've got a whole series of them which we'll be showing you again starting off with the party ads. We had to stop this theme because people were seen dancing with girls, drinking alcoholic beverages while the lady was sat at home on the couch being bored. A man's gotta do, what a man's gotta do. Making it in an ad had never been this easy. Just party and voila, you ended up in the FATBMX ad. Now check which riders your recognize from the following ads.
Projectivity Movement, Richmond Hood Co, 5050 Skatepark, and RobotsWillKill present INSPIRED BY US; live art, film premiere, and art sale for charity. We have come together with a large amount of the artists and community businesses on Staten Island to create an enormous, fun filled night of art and inspiration. All proceeds for the evening will be going to the Staten Island Arts Council's LARK FUND, an initiative to bring music and art supplies to Staten Island public schools. This is a serious concern among artists, teachers, business owners, and community members, so we have created an event to help raise money for schools seeking mini-grants from the SI Arts Council, specifically for the arts.