Even though this will be everywhere, it’s too good not to post.
*Note, this is an animated gif of Chris Duncan, so you should probably check it out.
Nike 6.0 has two new commercials, featuring Garrett Reynolds and Nigel Sylvester, that ran on NBC and FuelTV during the Portland Dew Tour. They are both for the 6.0 Clothing campaign and go along with the photographs by Todd Selby that we got a preview of a few weeks back. The spots were created by Sandy Montana and Adam Long, who worked on a bunch of the motion graphics in the Nike’s Writing On The Wall video.
You can check out both of the commercials after the jump along with a few questions with the producer, Colin Brown, about the concept, filming and the whole duel screen effects.
I just had one of my internet freak out sessions, where I spend way to much time on a site going nuts over whatever it is I’m freaking out on. Tonight it was La Blogotheques’s Take Away Shows. Some how the guys at La Blogotheque convince a band to play a few songs in a non-typical setting, like in a bathroom, the back of a car, walking down the street, etc… The music that is created is amazing and the way it is captured it as equally as stunning. The audio, especially in the newer shows, is impeccable, like Yeasayer in the subway doing a capella. The singing is captured perfectly, yet no noise from the subway. They are nearly on their 100th show and they have featured bands like Sebastien Tellier, R.E.M., Yeasayer, Bloc Party, Black Lips, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, and so many more it’s actually hard to believe. The Take Away Shows go along right next to The Selby as one of my favorite things on the internet… Amazing original content presented in a really fresh way and they both really give you a look into peoples lives… Both totally different, but somehow very similar.
My brother turned me on to The Take Away Shows by showing me the recent video with the Fleet Foxes. Filmed in an abandoned wing of the Grand Palais, this show has some amazing visuals and I couldn’t help but to take a bunch of stills from the edit. Check out the Fleet Foxes after the jump and put some time aside to dig through the amazing archives.
I’ve been stoked on animated gifs lately and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone, because there’s a lot of really creative animations popping up all over the place. Moments ago via Joe Cookie, I was linked to this site called Three Frames and couldn’t resist posting a link. As you can imagine from the title, the concept of the site is to animate three frames from a movie scenes and the results are amazing.
Subrosa has a rad photogallery on their site from their Japan trip.
Check it out at the top of their main page.
Brian Osborne sent through a press release stating that Alex Magallan is now on Duffs.
Click below to read that and to check him out in action.
Matty Long hit us up with an awesome exclusive edit put together by his brother Chris Long.
Click play and enjoy!
There’s is an amazing photo series on photographer Danny Wills’ site documenting an abandoned mansion that Mike Tyson used to own. I searched around a bit and discovered that someone named Paul Monea bought the mansion from Tyson and shortly after he purchased it, the mansion was seized by feds who are investigating Monea for a money laundering scheme. (via Rsrvs)
Click below to check out the latest Gatorade/Nigel Sylvester video.
Thanks to Navaz for the link.
What is there left to say about Van Homan that hasn’t already been said?
Van is easily high up on anyone’s list of favorite riders, has a classic video part that most people are familiar with and is now a business owner with two bike shops. Even though he might have his hands full with new obligations, Van hasn’t really shown any signs of slowing down or falling off. Case in point, he most recently placed 3rd at the X-Games. Much respect to Van Homan.
Check out the Van Homan interview! Continue reading Van Homan Interview →
Stewart Munro, who made the DVD titled These Days hooked us up with an exclusive on Cory Bohan’s section. The video has been out for a while, so hopefully many of you have seen this already, but for those of you who haven’t, click play above and enjoy!
Stoked on this mural project going on in Philly that Stephen Powers is part of. Click HERE to check out some of the work so far. Definitely click on the photos to see them large.
From the site:
Love Letter is literally a love letter painted on the walls facing the Market elevated train. 40 local and international artists will paint the walls in august and the letter will be on view for one and all starting as early as Labor Day
The project will encompass 50 painted walls between 63rd and 45th street on Market Street, a documentary film with scripted elements, a sign school and shop that will provide training for area youth and free signage for businesses on the market street corridor, and 2 books documenting the project. One of the books will be a small paperback that will be distributed to area businesses free of charge, for them to sell to visitors. The other book will be a larger hardcover book that will document not only the artwork, but the neighborhood and the inspirations of the Love Letter Project.
Love Letter is an unprecedented public art project by Steve Powers and The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. It is funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative.
Ever since Mike posted the article about the Maserati garage contest the other day, I’ve been spending a bit of time googling old sports cars. The Ferrari 512 BBi that was parked in the garage got me going and after googling around for some images of a 1950 Abarth 205 Vignale Berlinetta, I came across an amazing photo of the 205 on a site called The Chicane which had a post featuring an episode of Top Gear about the Lamborghini Miura.
My level of car knowledge is pretty low compared to some people I know, but I love cars and really appreciate the design and engineering aspect that goes into them. What sparked this post was the design history of the Miura that was covered in the Top Gear episode. Apparently the Miura, which was designed in 1966 is credited to be the beginning of the modern super car and Marcello Gandini, who designed the body, was only 22! The engineers who worked on the car were also in their 20′s… I love hearing stories about people who at such young ages create defining pieces of design and it gets me thinking what would happen if more young people were given creative freedom on high profile projects. It also gets me thinking about how many young people have designed very innovative projects and we just don’t know about their age…
Check out the full segment of Top Gear after the jump – Continue reading Lamborghini Miura →