Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lowbrow Customs & DicE Go Together Like Curry & Rice.

Tyler & Kyle at Lowbrow Customs were our third wholesalers ever with DicE magazine! Since about issue 5 if I remember correctly...yes..basically he has been selling our magazines for yonks! Now he has now graciously started selling our shirts n hats too! Cheers geezers!!

Who's Up For It?

In 1 Week from today...

...There will be a 6OVER screening in Encinitas, California! We feel very privileged to be included in part of this amazing  action sports screening series. If you love Snowboarding, Surfing, Ski and will definitely dig 'Bad Weather Wednesdays'! Check it out H to the E to the R to the E!!!

Eric Bastide

Hi Matt and Dean,
Your patch on my rusty and oily bike ;)
Kisses from Paris, France.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ah Ha

Albert Einstein Once Said:

"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction, the world will have a generation of idiots"

Monday, October 29, 2012

Walking On Faces

This exhibition began last April, when the artist Bernardi Roig (Palma, 1965) launched a call through the media and social networks to carry out a multidisciplinary project in the building of La Llotja in Palma, Mallorca. 1,870 people answered and were photographed individually with closed eyes and imitating one of the three expressions proposed by the artist. The countenances that were taken as a model belonged to stone sculptures of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, an eighteenth century Austrian artist and maestro of the distortion of the face. The images obtained during the four photo sessions are now displayed in this exhibition entitled Walking on faces. They do so in a fairly atypical manner, printed on wooden tiles of 68x68 cm and completely covering the floor of the Llotja. The images are signed by the artist on the back and once the exhibition is finished they will be given to all those who lent their face to this project.

Front Rack

In early 1978 out of the ashes of UK punk I got involved in the mod revival thing. Most disgruntled punks did. I was still an angry youth so it sort of fitted. I got my first scooter, a 1964 Lambretta LI 150 off my mates dad who had had it for years. I don't think I ever paid him for it. I had a couple of ex punk, mod friends in London and we customised our bikes together pouring over old mod photographs from the 60's. In fact one of my buddies ended up on the cover of the Mods Mayday album. I fitted a fly screen, front rack, mirrors, lights, sissy bar, whip antenna etc etc. The music was great and there was lots and lots of fighting. I was still skating too, turning up at Rolling Thunder skate park in my parker with my Benjy Board strapped to the sissy bar. Good times. After about a year I swapped the LI for a stock series 2 TV 175. That bike was fast. I kept it plain and simple, only painting it metallic blue and adding 2 single seats. I felt the whole bubble burst on the mod scene shortly after Quadrophenia was released. I hung in there for about another year but then soon sold the TV to someone for 50 pounds. What a mug! soon after I got my first motorbike, a '59 BSA A10 but that's a whole other story. Anyways, that was then, this is now. I picked up this great 1969 Spanish built 160 a few years back from Jordi in Barcelona and I keep at the step mums place in Mallorca. Whenever I can get a super cheap Eviljet flight I go and ride it around in the sunshine. It's the perfect bike for the island where most towns and villages where built 600 years ago and the roads are narrow and cobbled. The only transport back then being by Donkey. I just fitted this front rack complete with lights. It feels good. And bloody hell, the tyres are so much better these days.

This is what we wanted in 1978. No internet and stuff back then so it was all from old photos. Those early mod revival nights with DJ's Tony and Rob Class at places like the Hercules Tavern etc actually did feel very much like this. The clothes we wore were not any different. We all smoked like chimneys. Quite a lot of speed (Blues) around too. The pubs and clubs were kind of shit holes and we danced a lot. It was a great time to be a teenager in London that's for sure. Have I ever mentioned that Keith Moon is my total hero? no?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Yes, But Is It Art?

Artist Trina Merry, from San Francisco, California, has made a dirt bike, cruiser and sports bike out of naked models covered in bodypaint.

They are completely naked except for patches covering their modesty. Ms Merry then slathers them with hypoallergenic paint, using brushes and spray-cans, partly before they pose and partly once in position. 'I suppose it started when I went to a rock concert working with an Australian band,' she said. 'They asked me to get on stage covered in body paint and I ended up doing it in front of 300 people. I started initially painting your size 8 and size 6 fashion models but have gone to paint athletes because it's actually a real workout holding the posing for 18 hours, six minutes in position and five minutes being painted back and forth. I am a conceptual artist and often I am inspired by the bodies themselves by what they can and can't do'
Her latest work features the three types of bikes that will be touring the U.S. this year with the Progressive International Motorbike Show. She said: 'Everyone has seen the pictures of scantily clad women next to motorbikes and cars and it can look a bit trashy.I wanted to take the idea of a beautiful woman and the motorbike and turn it on its head by making the bike from the bodies of the models.Nothing like this has ever been done before.'


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Trip Out Pt:2

"Memories, Like the corners of my mind, Misty water-colored memories, Of the way we were, Scattered pictures, Of the smiles we left behind, Smiles we gave to one another...." blah blah blah...etc etc.
Bab's couldn't of put it better.