Click below for some random iPhone photos, courtesy of Gary Young.
Andy Chung put together this big project around Triangles for school last year. You can check out the project on his website to get all the info here. But after he got the project finished, David Lang, Andy and I had the idea to jump a bike through the big triangles he made. They were built out of cardboard, so it didn’t seem like it would be a big deal to jump though them. We didn’t really have many options, so we just took them down to the beach and I ended up jumping through them into the sand off the bike path. The whole thing was pretty funny and the triangles definitely hurt way more than I was expecting, but as we were cleaning up the triangles I shot a few shots of David messing around.
When we pay with cash, we put less cash back in our pocket. A real-time reminder that we’re slightly poorer than we were a few seconds ago. But after paying with a card, the card goes back in the clip looking exactly the same, leaving us with only a vague idea of what we have left. Some would argue that kids raised with an ambiguous concept of money management has promoted a mentality that has contributed to the current financial state of affairs in the world.
Here’s an impressive idea to combat that mentality and compel the younger generations to handle their biz responsibly. I highly encourage clicking through the product explanation, as there are design and product elements to keep things interesting.
United welcomes Geoff Slattery to the pro team.
Dustin Griess has been working on a BMX app for the iPhone, and It is now available. Dustin surprised me with the sweetness in Minnesota last month (it was on his iPhone), and I was very impressed with it. It is now available for free to anyone with an iPhone. Simply do a search for “BMX”, and it will show up.
The BMX GRUB app allows you to check updates from a bunch of different sites (including Defgrip), with just a few steps. It was a little buggy for me yesterday, but it’s been all good this morning when I was messing with it.
Check the press release below.
Grain Edit is a site that I’ve bookmarked recently, which is a nice illustration based blog. They focus on design work from the 50′s to the 70′s, as well as current designers who have similar styles to that time period.
They are also having a contest right now where you can win some sweet stuff, fairly easily. Check that out HERE.
This is one of those sites that has me confused, and oddly intrigued.
Be sure to click on the pics for optimal sandwich viewing.
Since I can barely turn on a computer, I approach design in the same way middle-aged men approach football. Instead of doing it, I like to drink a beer and watch it happen. And then listen to people talk about it.
For that reason I found this article interesting. It’s about how everyone needs to stop designing, right now. The comments are as good as the article.
I first saw it on Selectism.
Mike Dytri, who’s been doing the art direction for MOSH/Giant BMX for the past 8 years, just posted a few photos of his new Giant Method on the blog for his clothing company, Ludwig. He had his bike custom painted by Heath Pinter and it’s looking dope. He also posted an old Mosh ad with Heath Pinter’s custom camo frames he did years back. I’ve always loved Mosh’s ads and it’s rad to see the camo one again!
Click below to check out the trailer for the upcoming Sunday video, entitled Up Up and Away.
I had a great talk with my buddy Mike Vincent yesterday and he reminded me of this interview that Brian Tunney conducted with him for the ESPN website. It’s a good short read with a lot of information on his accident, his life now, and how we all can help.
So, I can admit that my musical taste is all over the map. Just as an example, I’m listening to My Morning Jacket right now, but the day started out with The Dreams new album. I usually don’t listing to that much main stream hip-hop, especially not R&B, but I’ll have to blame my recent relapse to the mainstream stuff to designer and DJ, Fourcolor Zack. He posted this really good mix of tracks from The Dream on his myspace. I’ve had the mix for months now and I seriously can not stop listing to it. I have this moment before I click on the track in iTunes, where I know I shouldn’t do it, but I’m just so addicted, I have to… It’s really bad… haha.
So anyway, there was this video that just showed up on The Fader for a remix of The Dreams “Rockin’ That Shit” with Rick Ross, Ludacris, Fabolous, and Santana all backed up by this whole magazine layout theme. I’m pretty stoked on the video concept and I’m also stoked that I have finally admitted my horrible addiction to The Dream.
Check out the video after the jump and if you’d like to get sucked in, download Fourcolor Zack’s mix here.
Matt from Rsrvs has some of the best Twitter updates out of anyone I follow (aside from Shaq). I started to update on Twitter sometime last year and I was real into it for a while, but just kind of got over it. I didn’t really get the whole idea, I wasn’t following many people and I didn’t have many friends on it at the time. But over the past month, I’ve been getting way into it. for the past three or so months, I was getting way more people following me and it seemed like I should give it another shot. One big thing was downloading TweetDeck, a desktop app that manages all your twitter updates, replies, direct messages, searches, etc…
It’s interesting to see how different people use Twitter. I know Adam from The Come Up is working on an update about all the BMX pros who are on Twitter and I’m pretty excited to see how that turns out. But Matt from Rsrvs uses it as a blog most of the time. Here and there he has standard updates about what he’s up to, but he mostly drops rad links. One that he posted last night was a link to an endless scrolling image blog titled But It Does Float. I’ve been saving images off the site all morning and thought I should pass on the link.
If you are on Twitter, check me out here. We are going to get a Defgrip account going soon, just trying to get the username “defgrip” from someone who’s squatting on it… If the person who has the name on twitter is reading this, hit me up! I’d be psyched to get the name from you!
Wednesday seems to be a rad scene (London) website, with other goodness thrown in. The page is also pleasing to the eyes. Check it out HERE.
Also, click below for the “Digging Days” Barend trails video. It documents the locals getting the trails in order and working everything in. Definitely reminds me of coming out of winter and into spring.