We are excited to present a lookbook for the Animal Bikes Fall/Winter 2010 clothing! For the past month, Edwin Delarosa, with the help of Grady Corbitt, has been shooting photos of the Animal Bikes crew around New York in all the new Fall/Winter 2010 clothing. From Doritos and deli sandwiches to cruising on the Williamsburg Bridge, these photos give you a good look at the new clothing as well as a glimpse into the day to day life of the Animal crew. All the clothing will be available in mid-July and the New Eras will be out this week. Check out the Animal website for all the info!
My buddy Tim approached me like 1.5 years ago to create a cool looking bike to display at his shop UNIV in Encinitas. I made very lazy progress, enlisting the help of friends whenever the thought crossed my mind… a seat cover here, a headtube badge there, until we were done. All my favorite companies contributed (see who after the jump) among which was our friend Matt at The Laboratory who handcrafted a multi-layered textured paint finish that looks exactly like something that just spent a few decades at the bottom of the ocean.
In the end though, it’s just a BMX bike so Jim and I took a morning drive down to UNIV to test it out on the world’s smallest quarterpipe. Click below to see all the photos and read UNIV’s press release.
Joe Simon posted a few photos of some spots on Twitter last night, then not to long after, said he was editing a iPhone 4 videos… I was kind of expecting some crazy setup with dollies and steady cam’s but Joe kept it simple, opting for grass and his keys as his camera support, while he grabbed a few clips at the 45th st ditch in Austin, TX. It’s going to be interesting to see how many iPhone 4 edits will pop up over the next few months. Will the iPhone become the new flipcam? Scott Marceau, where you at?
By now a lot of you have seen this, but for those of you who haven’t you should definitely check it out. Absolut Vodka teamed up with director/photographer Danny Clinch to produce a 15min documentary about Jay Z, his life growing up in NY, and the days leading up to his show at Madison Square Garden last September 11th.
I came across Danny Clinch‘s photographs after googling the director of the Absolute Jay-Z film from the post above. With a serious archive of music photography, his dark and gritty images really drew me in. With lots of deep colors and dim light, his photos feel like they have years of wisdom embedded in them, which could also be attributed to the subjects he shoots. From musicians like Bob Dylan to Rage Against The Machine, the subjects in the photos are just as impressive the images themselves.
Brett Walker was on the same trip as Heath, so as soon as I finished up the interview with Heath, I grabbed Brett and ran through 5 random top 5′s with him… Covering Brett’s eating habits along with some Biz stories, Brett definitely came through with a fun interview!
The internet tends to have a very “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” aspect to it and lot of good stuff disappears rather quick. At least I think so.
Well, here’s your chance to slow down a bit and revisit some assorted edits that have been posted on here/emailed in or accumulated within the last month or so. Perhaps you might have even missed one or two.
Madlib covers this week’s LA Weekly, which goes along with a cover story/interview inside. This dude is one of my favorite producers hands down. If you are not in LA (which a lot of you probably aren’t) and can’t pick up a copy, you can read it HERE.
Click below to check out assorted Madlib related gems that I could find decent videos for on YouTube.
Heath Pinter has been in Vancouver over the past few days riding and filming, so we took a break from riding some parks yesterday to get a 5×5 interview going. 5 random top 5′s answered on the spot. Check it out!
Mini is a rad company with a great brand message that makes pretty cool cars (which unlike any car except for the Pruis, totally defy any sort of social classification) based on REALLY cool cars but with clever marketing and childish speedometers. Porsche is a stubborn brand with a proven race history and a flagship model that even beats the G Wagen when it comes to most consecutive years on a single silhouette. In my humble opinion both companies make fun cars and both companies build their modern models based closely on historic classics which is the strongest and purest form of branding.
“While your challenge seems like a fun and lighthearted campaign, we’ll stick to racing the way we have over the decades. We welcome you at Sebring, Le Mans, Daytona or any other sanctioned race where there is more at stake than T-shirts and valet parking spaces.”
The guys at Almond Footwear have put up a one page website with a rad short edit. It’s basically people riding around with out shoes, who also have letters on their t-shirts that when put together, spell A-L-M-O-N-D. Check it out!
Xavier Encinas is a designer and photographer based out of Paris with a wonderful minimal aesthetic. It’s interesting how much presentation plays into showcasing your design work, and in the case of Xavier, he’s go the presentation down pat. Not only does he have great work to show, he works with great people (like André Pinces) to help him show it. With clients like Nike and The Lab Magazine and an emphasis on print design, Xavier Encinas’s work is definitely worth a look.
I’ll keep the Aaron Ross theme going with this… our buddies at Quintin headwear asked me to assemble a BMX team for them, which you can see here at the Quintin website. The team is Jackson Ratima, Jesse Whaley, Aaron Ross, Tim “Wolf Man” Harvey, and Jim Bauer.
Many projects are in the works including signature hats for each guy. More to come on the Quintin blog.