05.12.15

Chris Burden Metropolis II

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American artist Chris Burden passed away last weekend. The LA-based conceptualist is known primarily for his performance and installation-oriented work, often times putting his own body into harms way. For example, he was 'crucified' onto the hood of a VW Beetle in Trans-Fixed 1974; in the 1971 work, Shoot, he was intentionally shot in the arm by a small caliber rifle. 

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05.06.15

TARANTINO: THE DRIVING SHOTS

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A few of Quentin Tarantino's most classic scenes involving cars and some of his unforgettable characters. In addition to being a master at writing pop culture-centric dialogue, full of humor and esoteric media references, Tarantino also manages at choosing fantastic music to accompany his films. Great stuff.

Though better known for his famous "trunk shots", Quentin Tarantino takes a fun and unique approach to filming his characters traveling. Using a variety of interesting angles, Tarantino keeps us visually in tune as some of his most crucial narrative moments unfold. Here is a look at some of Tarantino's best shots on the road.

 

 

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05.06.15

Bobby Green and 'Preserving Los Angeles History'

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Something very American, architecture that is tailored to the romance of the open road, has been preserved as living history. In the above short, see what Bobby Green (aka Old Crow Speed Shop/1933 Group) and his friends are doing to keep these beautiful, programmatic structures alive. Projects of this nature aren't motivated by profit, they are motivated by passion and respect. 

Thanks guys, we can't wait to visit it in person.

 

 

Video courtesy of BlackInkMedia©2015

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05.06.15

Superstar 80s by Gonz

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Corporate endorsements are most effective when they highlight genuine, passionate people and are allowed to do what they do best, be themselves...the legendary Mark Gonzales doing his thing for Adidas.

 

 

 

Video courtesy Adidas©2015

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04.30.15

Remembering Ayrton Senna 21 Years On

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On May 1, 1994, Aytron Senna de Silva, lost his life in a racing accident at Imola Auto Drome in Italy. The three time Formula 1 World Champion, was an intensely passionate and spiritual competitor. Considered by most to be the greatest racing driver of all time, his spirit lives on in the hearts of fans around the world.

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04.26.15

Recommended: The Raconteurs

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A fantastic performance of 'Carolina Drama' by The Raconteurs. From the BBC2 program, The Culture Show.

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04.22.15

Go Inside the Muddy World of Swamp Buggy Racing

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Former classmate and fellow SCAD alum, Malcolm Lightner, has been working on his Mile O' Mud photography project for several of years. The Florida native recently sat down with American Photo magazine for an interview, which details his investigation of the subcultural phenomenon of swamp buggy racers. 

 

 

Photo courtesy of MalcolmLightner©2015

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04.22.15

Bandito Brothers Host Luftgekühlt

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We recently attended a Luftgekühlt event here in Los Angeles. Hosted at the Bandito Brothers headquarters, it was a celebratory gathering of Porsches that spanned nearly every conceivable year, make and model. Hypebeast TV produced this short which barely captures a few of the incredible, air-cooled monster machines that were on display. If there is ever a Luftgekühlt event in your area, we highly recommend that you attend. You won't be disappointed.

 

 

Video courtesy of HypebeastTV©2015

 

 

 

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04.22.15

Coste Contemplation

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Here's a recent vignette of French photographer and dirt track enthusiast, Dmitri Coste, that portrays the family passion for happiness. Beautiful stuff. 

 

Video courtesy ThibautGrevet©2015

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04.06.15

Volvo LifePaint

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Here's a fascinating new product that's being promoted by Volvo, LifePaint. Aimed at making city cycling a bit safer, it's an aerosol-based, reflective pigment. The paint is invisible (colorless) under natural light, but at night, reflects headlights brilliantly. Apparently, it's only available in the UK at the moment.

And we can't wait to see what 'alternative' and unintended applications that mischeivious minds will soon be able to realize with this new product.

 

Video courtesy of Volvo©2015

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