Wonderful Kickstarter project from Martin Usborne. We featured Martin’s previous project, The Silence of Dogs in Cars. Now Martin is starting a small publishing company. We’re very pleased to announce that he reached his pledged goal. So look for the first book from Hoxton Mini Press to be published next month. Can’t wait to get a copy.
“We want to work with the best artists – established and upcoming – to make beautiful books that capture the quirk and character of this wonderful area.” – martin usborne
View more photos from East London Photo stories after the jump below…
Three posters offered by Bonhams at The Autumn Stafford Sale. Reminded me of how great this movie still is. Nominated for a 1972 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
“At times I’d have a particular shot in mind. For example, I wanted to shoot a muddy motocross race and show the riders with mud all over them. First you have to be at a motocross race when it rains, then you have to find a good location to shoot. We tried and tried to get a shot with a rider caked with mud. We finally did get the shot, but for a while it seemed like we never would.” – bruce brown. director of on any sunday
View the other posters and On Any Sunday – Trailer after the jump below…
“The main idea is to show the world the massive influence of Kustom Kulture in nearly every kind of modern popculture like music, art, cars, bikes, style etc. – to show the immense creativity and variety of the people doing what they love.” – dirk behlau
Read the entire story & interview with Dirk about Flake & Flames after the jump below…
Harald Belker is a concept designer who has worked on some major Hollywood blockbusters, including Batman & Robin, Iron Man, Tron: Legacy, Total Recall and Minority Report, for which he created the iconic Lexus 2054 Concept and the Mag-Lev vehicles. In this upcoming interview, I’m opening up questions to everyone. Send over your questions here. (Special thanks to Ulfert and Magnus for the intro).
We started out with nothing in mind except a love of speed, sport and design, and wanting to tell the story of those who shared our obsession. We just opened our online store – showcasing artists, designers and craftsman whose work has stopped us dead in our tracks.
One of the artists we’ll be featuring is Alberto Hernandez. Alberto is one of the creatives we knew we had to have in our store. A master of his craft – Alberto has worked with an impressive line-up, including Moal Coachbuilders, Arlen Ness, So-Cal Speed Shop and The Petersen Automotive Museum.
“Every time I visit Alberto’s studio I come away learning something. His knowledge of of design is encyclopedic. His passion undeniable. He’s a designer’s designer, and we’re really excited that he’ll be showcasing and selling his work here at our store for the very first time anywhere. ” – crash
Other artists and objects that we will be showcasing.
For Robert Carter’s photos, we’ll be working with local printing craftsman Brad Boca of Candela Fine Art Printing. Using a high-quality process: Piezography. The results are like nothing I’ve ever seen. And we think it’s a perfect match for Robert’s iconic photos.
Piezography is a unique process that uses 7 shades of inks (ranging from black to very light gray) instead of standard Epson or Canon black and white printing solutions (which typically use 3-4 shades of ink).
Piezography prints offer the highest resolution and most subtle tonal range of any black and white process. We use a custom blend of warm and selenium toned inks for a beautiful, subtle split-toned look. Piezography gloss prints are the best replacement for the discontinued darkroom papers of the 1970s. For matte printing on cotton rag papers, Piezography resembles the platinum/palladium process, with softer blacks and highlights than fiber prints.
1970 Alpha Romeo Montreal – 1/18 Diecast Model
Saniglass Aviator Goggles
Vintage Breitling Pupitre Chrono
Fender 3:08 PM :: Megadeluxe Editions
Vintage Meister Anker Chronograph
“Megadeluxe started with the mission of covering speed and the sporting life. To shine a light on the artists and craftsman who bring the best to their work everyday. We’ll be working with these artists and craftsman to showcase their stellar work. Another focus of our store will be one-of-kind finds. Objects that have a certain tested pedigree & patina – ‘perfect imperfections’ is what we like to call it around here.” – crash
“Why create The Daily Deluxe? Easy answer: this is the place where we can catch up with the artists/craftsman who we’ve done previous posts about. Peak over the fence if you will, and catch a brief glimpse of their current state of mind. Also, it’s a place where we share what our fellow scoundrels have found. Honor amongst thieves…go figure.” – crash
As a follow-up to last year’s “90 Days of Art” Series, artist and designer John Beck McConnico is currently featured in a 3-day sale on FAB.com, the ten-million strong flash sale site that focuses on products with an art and design flair.
At the moment John is producing SERIES II of the collection, creating one piece of art per day, for a 90-day period. 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross, offering disaster relief assistance to families by supplying shelter, meals, and supplies. To date, the exhibit has funded 90 meals, 90 family water containers, and 9 days of emergency shelter to those in need.
Go forth and browse the collection, which will be ending on Saturday evening (PST). Pick up a print or original piece of art while they last, and fill up that blank space on your wall. Yeah, you know the one…
90 DAYS OF ART serves as an eclectic visual journal, capturing specific vignettes, characters, and moments in time throughout the ninety day period. Also, what better way can one support a worthy cause than through tangible creative expression? – John Beck McConnico, Artist & Founder, 90 Days of art
We sold our last limited-edition t-shirts so fast that we disappointed a few of you. So, we’re offering a limited-edition black longsleeve t-shirt. Pre-Order yours here before Wednesday, December 11th to ensure you receive it in time for Christmahanakwanzika.
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