2014/10/5 14:40:00 (313 reads)
Fun Is Awesome collects works from a group of artists who draw inspiration from their involvement in BMX riding. BMX started out in the hazy days of the late 1970s as Bicycle Motocross, a pedal powered version of dirtbike racing. Like skateboarding before it, BMX grew out of a combination of teenage suburban boredom, and companies waking up to the fact that millions of kids had money to spend and time to kill. But while the era was rife with bizarre novelty products, the BMX outlived its status as a youth fad and developed into a bonafide sport, with the advent of federations, leagues and tracks being opened up in most towns and cities throughout the 1980s.

Movies like ET and Rad typify the immense popularity of BMX at the time. The 1980s also saw the development of freestyle BMX riding, which saw riders invent creative tricks and stunts on the bikes in favour of competition-based BMX racing. This marked the advent of BMX as a counterculture, along the lines of skateboarding and surfing, which has continued appeal to a wide
2014/9/10 2:10:00 (200 reads)
Camilo Gutierrez is putting on a BMX / Urban Photography Exhibition, that he's having in Berlin, Germany at 20th September 2014. The name of the Exhibition is " Appropriation of Urban space Through BMX Freestyle" The Exhibition include images from different places (Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America) and riders like: Jorge Viki Gomez, Waldemar Fatkin, Matti Röse, Daniel Dhers and more! It will be held from 20th to 27th September 2014.

Gallery: "Aus der Liebe zur Kunst"
Address: Schönhauser Allee 54, 10437 Berlin, Germany
Opening: 20.09.2014 at 19:00

Photography Thesis “Appropriation of Urban space through the BMX Freestyle”

This Photography Thesis’s proposal is part of a current spread out
2014/7/17 20:10:00 (576 reads)
Building upon an unwavering commitment to creative expression, Vans is pleased to announce the opening of House of Vans London; a unique and participative space for all. As a city synonymous with creativity, diversity and opportunity, the project is proud to call London home. Open to all, and always free, this is your house. Opening on August 9th and living within one of London’s most iconic spaces, House of Vans London champions creativity and community. Following in the footsteps of House of Vans Brooklyn, yet forging a path of its
2014/6/21 9:50:00 (508 reads)
Damian Fulton’s “Rad!” part of a two-person show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery Damian Fulton and Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker July 4-July 27, 2014. Artist Reception: Friday, July 4 8-11 PM Featuring Live Performance by The Insect Surfers at 9 PM Sponsored by Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum Online Gallery Preview to begin June 27 La Luz de Jesus Gallery 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 666-7667 laluzdejesus.com

Damian Fulton “Rad!” Before the X games, GoPro videos, and energy drinks, a kid with an over productive Rad gland virtually invented extreme sports. 35 years ago Radical Rick first raged through the pages of BMX Plus! Magazine and launched the career of Artist Damian Fulton. Since then Radical Rick has appeared in over 150 comic episodes, on T-shirts and posters, more than a few tattooed body parts, and continues to influence artists today.
2014/6/15 23:40:00 (298 reads)
2014/6/12 21:20:00 (476 reads)
To celebrate our 20th anniversary and the upcoming release of the DEFYCONVENTION / 20 YEARS OF DC IN PHOTOGRAPHS book curated by Mike Blabac, The DC Hub, located in the center of Paris, hosted an exhibition showcasing some of DC's most iconic images included in the 20 YEARS OF DC IN PHOTOGRAPHS book. Lots of people from the European skate scene, media, VIPs and some of DC's top accounts came yesterday to celebrate the launch and to meet Mike Blabac, Colin McKay, Wes Kremer and Madars Apse, that came
2014/6/12 15:55:34 (283 reads)
2014/6/9 5:20:00 (315 reads)
To celebrate DC’s 20 years Anniversary, DC is proud to announce the DEFYCONVENTION \ 20 YEARS OF DC IN PHOTOGRAPHS curated by legendary skate and action photographer Mike Blabac. The DEFYCONVENTION \ 20 YEARS OF DC IN PHOTOGRAPHS book will be held at The Hub in Paris, on June 10th.

Come and meet the Artist. With the exceptional presence of DC Skaters such as Colin McKay, Wes Kremer, Madars Apse
2014/5/26 0:30:00 (323 reads)
2014/5/13 7:00:00 (281 reads)
Mike Shane will be showcasing recent photographs from his travel adventures in California & New Orleans with select photographs that haven't seen the light of day in years. There will be Visual Art, Live Music, Strange Spectacles & Fire at 5050 skatepark in New York!

Live Performances by: Tache De La Rocha (New Orleans) Pussywolf (Staten Island) Rising Sun All Stars (NYC) & More. Special Guests?? Bring Lawyers, Guns, & Money... The Sh#t Has Hit The Fan!

For more information about 5050 Skatepark events and
2014/4/25 19:00:00 (405 reads)
Vans launches online voting today for the Custom Culture high school art competition – in partnership with Americans for the Arts, Journeys and truth® – calling on the public to help narrow down 50 semi-finalists to the top five high schools competing for $50,000 for their school’s art programs, among other awards. Beginning today, April 25 through May 12, students, teachers, parents and friends nationwide may log onto the Custom Culture website (vans.com/customculture) and vote for their favorite school designs to advance in the competition. The five finalists will head to New York City in June for a final showcase event featuring celebrity judges at the renowned Industria Superstudio, where the grand-prize winner of the $50,000 donation will be announced.
2014/3/28 17:10:00 (1103 reads)

Name: Channon Balorian
Age: 23
Hometown: NL, Rotterdam
Occupation: Fulltime employee at a bmx shop, Tattooist, "semi professional bmxer"

Do you have a special moment where you decided that doing tattoos is what you wanted to do?
Channon: My dad is actually a drawer. So I guess I got that from him.

2014/2/21 9:50:00 (612 reads)
Red Bull Illume, the world’s largest international photography competition dedicated to action and adventure sports, is making a stop in Atlanta March 20 through March 30, 2014. Once the sun sets, locals and visitors alike are invited to stroll through Piedmont Park and take in the sights of 25 life-sized, illuminated light boxes that are touring the world as part of a unique nighttime exhibition. The images, which have been carefully selected and curated from over 28,000 submitted photographs, showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the planet. Throughout the free 10-day exhibition, attendees also will have opportunities to attend lectures from the award-winning photographers, meet Red Bull professional athletes and more.

The 2013 Red Bull Illume Image Quest is the third edition of the competition after 2007 and 2010. A total of 28,257 photos were submitted last year by 6,417 photographers from 124 countries around the globe. The top 50 images, first unveiled in Hong Kong, are now touring the world as part of a unique illuminated nighttime
2014/2/5 12:00:00 (1166 reads)
Doing illustrations requires talent but it also demands practice. Funny Toonz has done a lot of training lately as you can see in the BMX illustrations you can see in this post. Can you recognise the riders? Some are easier than others. Some do a signature trick or have a certain style that you immediately match with a rider, others are harder to figure out. But here's a little competition for you. Find these riders in the Funny Toonz illustrations below:

-Garrett Reynolds
-Mat Hoffman
-Nathan Williams
-Corey Martinez
-Dominic Nekolny
-Simone Barraco
-Drew Bezanson
2014/1/31 12:20:00 (685 reads)
Author and photography: Ricky Adam
Book: 'Destroying Everything …Seems Like The Only Option’ 2nd Edition

Did you run out of books of the first issue since you're now releasing a second edition?
Ricky Adam: The first edition sold out in under 3 months of being published. There was a 1000 printed. I was then approached by ‘Drago’ an art publisher from Italy to make a 2nd expanded edition
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