09.20.16

Undercover Cars by Clint Woodside

66 Comments

Clint Woodside has a new body of work on display at These Days. Titled "Undercover Cars", the LA based photographer has spent several years shooting all types of automobiles that are shrouded in various forms. The end result is equal parts anthropological study and topographical survey, while also recalling the early works of Christo Javacheff. "Undercover Cars" is also available in book form from Woodside's Deadbeat Club Press.

See more of Clint's work here- http://www.clintwoodside.com

More...

09.14.16

Jenny Holzer BMW Art Car

3 Comments

Revisiting the BMW Art Car series is always interesting. Perhaps one of the most understated and most misunderstood examples is Jenny Holzer's 1999 BMW V12 LMR entry. As a purely visual work of art, it is not particularly compelling or dynamic; there is no dramatic color, no 'racing stripes', no oversized corporate sponsorship logos that typically adorn these types of machines. Instead, the viewer is confronted with Holzer's signature provocative and enigmatic euphemisms, which adorn the otherwise nondescript livery, challenging our perceptions of both medium and message in the process.

More...

09.10.16

89 MPH on a Skateboard

73 Comments
Kyle Wester has SMASHED the current world record by going 89.41mph/143.89km/h!

On August 29th, 2016, Kyle Wester set out to break the Guinness Fastest Skateboard Speed Downhill record. The previous record was held at 81.17mph/130.63 kph. With the hill conditions just right, Kyle switched out his wheels one last time before making history.

Video courtesy SantaCruzSkateboards©2016

More...

09.08.16

Japanese "Road Shakers"

3 Comments
Thanks to our pal, Andy Cruz, for sending over this fantastic link. We're always mesmerized by the absolute fanaticism of all things Japanese, including this obsession of converting late model, full-sized, American passenger vans into dedicated racing machines. "Being unproductive is fun and cool..." Video courtesy Daytona Magazine ©2015
More...

08.30.16

O Street New Paint Job

5 Comments

What would happen if you were so inspired by road markings that you wanted to create a typeface based upon it? You 'keep it real' and just get the 'Road Liners' to draw the basic characters and go from there...more great stuff from O Street.

Video courtesy OStreet©2016

More...

08.29.16

Roadliners from OStreet

134 Comments
You've always sorta wondered how this was done, but you never really realized that you wondered until you see it. At that moment, it dawns upon you...true, utilitarian lettering. Good stuff from the UK, via OStreet. Roadliners is a film about inspiration and craft, and the uncelebrated typographers of the road. With filmmakers Pretend Lovers we documented a day in the life of Glasgow roadliner Thomas ‘Tam’ Lilley. While looking for inspiration for O Street’s new brand we stumbled on a typographer whose work was uniquely relevant to our company—one whose work embodied the values we hold dear: honesty, beauty, humility, and intelligence.
More...

05.19.16

Iconography of the American Highway - Route 66

1 Comment

The History Channel examines the Iconography of the American Highway with this documentary on Route 66.

More...

05.19.16

Route 66 - The Rolling Stones 1976

5 Comments

The Rolling Stones do "Route 66" in 1976.

 

More...

05.12.16

Roger Steffens for HUF/The Family Acid Collaboration

528 Comments

Dig this new project from the Los Angeles-based HUF label. The Family Acid Collaboration exposes the work of photographer Roger Steffens to a whole new audience, and hopefully, to his new book, The Family Acid, as well. Great images including a snapshot of the legendary Peter Tosh, a yellow Caddy, American soldies in Vietnam and gas station signage are available on tees here

It's always rad to see brands like HUF take a chance on more obscure collaboration like the one above.

 

 

More...

05.12.16

Meet the Godfather of the Lowrider Bicycle

6 Comments

Gotta dig these kind of stories; one guy that tirelessy chases a passion that inadvertently ignites a whole subculture...meet Joe Manny Silva of Manny's Bike Shop in the above short.

 

 

Video courtesy of GreatBigStory©2015

More...

Pages