Joe Cookie KIND video

Long time BMX rider, videographer and friend of Defgrip Joe Cookie created this video about an awesome guy who helped out Hurricane Sandy victims and then got a little help himself.

Detroit Never Stops

Red Bull Creation – “Create The Future Episode 1” from joe cookie on Vimeo.

Checking in with filmmaker and longtime friend of Defgrip Joe Cookie, here’s one of his latest projects: A quick look at the activities of artist Ryan C. Doyle, a “mechanical and interactive artist” who repurposes the decayed ruins of Detroit landscapes to fuel his art, both literally and figuratively.

Ryan sends an optimistic message about Detroit by embracing its unique qualities and all the weirdness that comes along with a city that’s been through so much. Rather than employing a “me too” attitude or comparing Detroit to other cities more known for their art, Ryan uses his mechanical skills to create art and environments quite far removed from what you’d find anywhere else.

Pastrana run by Joe Cookie

Keeping with the theme of dangerous fast driving, here’s a video that our buddy Joe Cookie shot and edited — Travis Pastrana setting a hill climb record in his rally car.

Click below for the video.


BMX Artifacts with Biz

Joe Cookie hit me up with a link to a video he did on the ESPN site. It’s called BMX Artifacts and for the first episode, he sat down with Biz at his parents house in Lynn, MA. Biz goes through his BMX career, talking about his current past sponsors, frames he rode, contests went to, and how is one Gravity Games medal compares to Bohans stacks of X-Games medals.

You can watch the video with Biz on ESPN.

Joe Cookie @ Random


*Note, this is an animated gif of Chris Duncan, so you should probably check it out.


Mike Ardelean in 411

Joe Cookie just uploaded Mike Ardelean’s part in 411. I was super stoked when this part came out and It’s rad to see it again. I had a section in the same issue that was on TCU the other day and It’s pretty cool that Mike and I were in this issue together before we even knew each other.