Sunday, May 30, 2010

M.I.A. on the Cover of Complex

Looks like Complex has snagged the lovely and sometimes controversial M.I.A. for their June/July issue cover. The issue features a very nice photo spread of the artist inside.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

R.I.P. Dennis Hopper (Actor, Artist, Photographer)

So Dennis Hopper passed away today at the age of 74 due to complications from prostate cancer. Hopper was a legendary actor who had memorable roles in films like Easy Rider, Blue Velvet and Apocalypse Now. What you might not know is that he was an accomplished photographer and painter with close ties to art legends like Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Willem De Kooning, and Ed Ruscha. These are some of my favorites of Hopper's photos.

Steve Nash can Skate (at least a little)

Hey, Steve Nash looks pretty comfortable on that skateboard. Always liked this guy. Fuck Kobe and the Lakers!

New Foals Video "Miami"

Bodybuilders and transvestites, oh my!

Huf Footwear Comercials

I'm getting a serious case of homesickness watching these commercials for Huf Footwear. I definitely recognize a lot of the spots and can almost feel the wheels under my feet as I imagine riding through the streets of SF on a sunny day.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ellen Stagg & Living Proof Custome Skateboard

Looks like everyone is jumping on the custom skateboard band wagon from soccer teams to magazines. Still this would look good on my wall.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

'Slick Dude' by Agent Provocateur

Skateboard Art Roadshow

Cool Hunting tipped me off to this interesting roaving show of skateboard art.

One Way or Another's Isaac McKay-Randozzi and Sandro Grison, along with their gang of creative collaborators, are touring North America in a grassroots campaign to show off the incredible artwork created by some of skateboarding's best while raising awareness for the 1 June 2010 launch the One Way or Another project's online shop.

After the L.A. event on 29 May 2010, the one-night-only show heads to Escapist skate shop in Kansas City, MO on 4 June 2010, finishing up at No Comply skate shop in Austin, TX on 7 June 2010.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Miles Davis Would Have Been 84 Today

Stencil Art by Zhe155

Zhe155 is a UK based artist whose "China Girls" stencil pieces have been making ugly urban landscapes across Europe a little prettier. David Bowie would be proud. You can see more of his work at Flickr.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Paint Your Faith, Vancouver

Featuring Faith 47, Indigo, Titi Freak and Peeta.

Will I Go To Hell For This?

Will I Go To Hell For This? from WANDERING EYE on Vimeo.

This is a video for a great looking new graffiti book.

Photos From The Making of Empire

Maxim Magazine (that still exists for some reason) recently published so behind the scenes photos from the making of Empire Strikes Back. You can see them all here. Any you can buy the 30th anniversary book here.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Artists Become Toys.

Some of my favorite artist like Sam Flores, Banksy, Robert Crumb and Ron English have become toys based on their most popular characters.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Londons Famous Double Decker Buses Get Moderized

London's iconic double-decker buses are getting a design upgrade (and greener powerplants), as revealed today on the city of London's website. Scheduled to go into service in 2012, the new bus boasts a more "light and airy feel inside the bus" due to extensive use of glass, including along the staircases (there's two), and a "hop-on, hop-off" platform has been added to the rear.