5Boro Skateboards presents a new pin-up board series in collaboration with Brooklyn’s own Smith Street tattoo parlor. The series features six boards and one shirt, all designed by artists Bert Krak, Steve Boltz, Eli Quinters and Daniel Santoro. The six decks and the T-shirt are inspired by the city’s beach scene and are adorned with pin-up girls wearing swimwear. A portion of the proceeds are going to the Rockaway Beach Skate Park, which was heavily affected by Hurricane Sandy. $40 a pop via your local skate shop or 5Boro’s online.
The Peralta Project recently introduced it’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection of with a fresh new video filmed and edited by Robert Chong. cut to to Mos Def’s “Freaky Black Greetings” track. Check out Uptown’s finest BMX’ers in Peralta’s latest installment entitled “Lowbrow Luxury.”
Renowned graphic designer and illustrator Adrian Johnson is preparing to showcase a series of Classic Camera prints at London’s Kemistry Gallery. The collection is based in iconic vintage cameras like the Leica, Hassleblad and Polaroid. The show runs until this Saturday, July, 27th.
Peter Han is an exceptional art instructor that teaches the art if drawing via chalk. Watch as he describes how his “dynamic sketching” is a full body workout that communicates drawing shapes in ways that traditional pencil and paper cannot.
Austrian graphic designer Marion Luttenberger decided to take his fontmaking skills into real world scenarios thanks to random everyday items like bacon, grocery aisle boxes, and meticulous water beads. The inventive creative uses each to depict a unique set of letters and phrases.
The Mustard creative squad (known for designing all sorts of quirky products and novelty items) is at it again with a brilliant play on political words and figures. Presenting the War on Error army men erasersa funky remake of the popular plastic army toys that have been popular for ages.
To promote their MT09 model, Japanese motorcycle maker Yamaha presents a visually impressive short dubbed “The Dark Side of Japan”. Directed by Luigi Pane for BBDO Milan, the beautifully shot piece takes viewers on an intense ride through Japanese clubs, streets, alleys, and highways.
Portuguese graphic designer Danny Ivan enjoys playing with perspectives and color. His “Cubes” series makes use of both elements to really warp and create untamed and erratic beauty. Take a second to enjoy the tranceinducing visuals. No trippy treats necessary!
Meet Brandon Holstein a purveyor of California’s fine motorcycle scene and check out the following piece to learn about his custom entry into the fifth annual Born Free gathering happening June, 29th. The short follows Holstein in his own California shop, Brawny Built, as he describes the history, details, and passion that go into completing an ambitious project like this. FTW. Forever. Two. Wheels.
Italianborn motorcycle company, Vespa, celebrates its 70year history by teaming up with French creative agency NOMOON to draft up a visual retrospective. The result is an animated piece that highlights the company’s models and designs (including a brief stint with automobiles) from as far back as 1943 to today.