Artsy Fartsy shows in BMX are nothing new but it's cool when organizations and photographers/artists go out of their way to make it happen. At the Rebel Jam in Berlin, Germany most of the respected BMX photographers had photos on display and were present at the very cool photo exposition. A few DJ's kept the tunes going, drinks were available and a good time was had by all. Enjoy this photo report of the photo expo from the 2005 Rebel Jam.
Just outside from the H10 Marina hotel in Barcelona (near Port Olympic) a few walls are sprayed with some decent graffiti. One really caught our eye and we had to take a picture of it. It said "Robo Crap" but we're not sure if it has anything to do with Robbie "Robo" Morales' FIT team visit to Barcelona a few years ago. Anyway, while we were at it, we shot the other pieces too. Enjoy this week's version of the "Comic and Art" section on www.fatbmx.com.
Our buddy Michael de Wit is one of the artists to display work at the Dogtown invitational art show at the ASR trade show in San Diego. The exhibition will take place from 9-11 September next. Michael is in good company with art displayed from people like Andy Jenkins, Lance Mountain, Eric Dressen, Jim Muir, Natas Kaupas and C.R. Stecyk.
Click on the picture for the booth number.
Every year when we make it down to the FISE it's we take a quick peak at the Grammont bowl for the latest in graffiti land. With the camera on hand we take a few shots as we do a lap around the bowl. Please enjoy the pieces as captured in July 2005.
A director of JUICYVISION.com, Hajime Yamazaki and a photographer of Cream magazine, Yasuyuki "GreenG" Takeo just released their first photo book titled; "SENN Project Vol.1". They said "The concept is "producing an art culture from BMX". It took about a year to correct all shots that were taken all over the world. But we don't stick with the idea of photo book, and we always open to any chances to collaborate with an artist in the different field. That's why it's called "Project". "
12 photos along with 2 pages captions for each photographer are inside of a 12-inch record jacket, that expresses the importance of the relation between BMX and music. Each copy has a serial sticker on it, and limited to 1000 copies.
BMX Plus! magazine used to run a comic called Radical Rick. Every issue had a new episode which was fun to read. Damian! was the artist that produced the BMX cartoons.
This page shows one of the early drawings of the comic before it went full colour.
Click on the image to see a bigger version of Radical Rick!
Grab On grips had some unique advertisements going on in the early eighties. The BMX magazine ads showed a comic style ad about the Grab On kid. Going by the drawing style we believe it was Bob Haro who did these comics. Enjoy the flashback.
Here's a pretty cool QuickTime VR movie of a sprocket I made (the Simple Bikes Stockholm sprocket).
If you click and drag up/down you'll see it from different angles.
Quicktime is required to view the movie... (www.quicktime.com)
The FATBMX Comic and Art section is for the creative people out there. If you've got something to contribute, please send it in. Preferably BMX related but we also post other art such as these pieces from De Berekuil in Eindhoven, a popular graffity spot.
The pieces at legal graffiti spot "De Berenkuil" in Eindhoven keep changing. When driving by I'm trying to spot the new stuff but I never have a camera with me or time to stop. That's why I made the trip down there by bike and put the camera in the backpack.
Here's part one of the graffiti art. More to follow.