Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Off The Shelf

I Hate
The Art of Todd Bratrud
Publisher: Mark Batty Publications

Who the hell is Todd Bratrud??

If you are not into skating then you may not have ventured your eyes across his work. Todd's deck graphics are legendary and working with companies like Flip, Consolidated, Landscape, Creature, enjoi, Death and Skateboard Magazine... it's no wonder! He seems to have a knack of making illustrations look gruesome, with his cannibal babies, killer jet skis, horses with bellies slashed open with things living inside and fingers being severed by scissors (amongst other things).

A quote by Chris Nieratko about the man:
"It's a crying shame when a talented guy makes his living creating skateboard graphics and then gets pigeonholed as a"skate artist."I love skateboarding but I think there are some talents in skating that are bigger than us, that belong to the world. The usual suspects come to mind for all of us: Templeton, Gonz, Campbell, Blender, Bratrud."

So there yeh go, we couldn't have said it better ourselves...

One of the Collective Team still skates a board by Todd B.

Ok, we're goin in...

Thanks to 2 Seasons in the Westfield Centre, Derby, UK. DE1 2PG
For allowing us to use their shop for this photo shoot.
And to the manager for holding up the book!

To get hold of this book, go Logo it

Street Shots

Catchin Up With Fauna and Rocket
Sheffield, UK Bound

Fauna Graphic and Rocket gave us a shout a couple of weeks ago to ask if the Collective Team would like to check up on some spots they had been working on over the last few months. And of course we didn't have be asked twice, we climbed into our tatties and armed our bags with a few cameras and cans.

Then we hit the transport to Sheffield...

Meeting at their studio, with a cup off coffee and chat later we found ourselves clambering into a multi-storied building which had been abandoned for sometime. It was out of the cold blast of wind and rain which is the UK winter and had a combo of cozy yet eerie feeling to it's derelict interior. 

It had some ace wall space to bomb and while Rocket and Fauna were unpacking cans and caps we had a wander around and this is what we saw...

RDC Note: Far to many images for just one post...more to come, keep um peeled!

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keepin Up With... Luke Chueh

Brett Wesley Gallery is proud to present The Primrose Path, featuring new paintings by renowned Los Angles artist, Luke Chueh and rising Las Vegas artist Juan Muniz. 
Opening and artist reception will be Sneak Peek 
Thursday, February 2, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 1112 S. Casino Center Blvd. 
This event is free to the public. 
The exhibition will run through March 31, 2012.

1112 s. Casino Center Blvd.
Las Vegas, nv 89104

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Off The Shelf

Art + Culture Magazine

February 2012

Teeth cleaned, garbage out, dishes washed, dog walked and moby/cell phone off - no more distractions for  a couple of hours, just enough time to snuggle up with the new Juxtapoz magazine and have a good gander!

Packed to the gunnels with arty goodness, this issue lights up like a beacon of reddy redness to attract the weariest of folk to it's warm inviting cover and... 'whaaat,  dang just get on with it will yeh!!'

Ok then...
Jeremy Geddes heads up this month's cover illustration, his realistic yet surreal style with fine art skills thrown in. Brilliant control of space and time continuum, we thinks! 
Another featured artist is one of our favs Ed Templeton, with his almost naive yet meaningful designs that turn up on skateboard graphics, canvases and gallery walls at an extraordinary rate these days and so they should!

We hear you ask... 'what the hell's on the contents page already?'

Jeremy Geddes of course... he paints for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, a single painting can take up to 6 months to finish.
Ed Templeton of course... he married his wife Deanna at the ripe ol age of 19 and is a wicked aim with a slingshot, especially from a moving van.
Interesni Kazki... in Ukraine means interesting fairy tales.
Laurie Lipton... when younger, while other children were drawing flowers and bunnies, she was drawing bodies being blown up in wars and Cowboys and Indians mutilating each other... umm Nice?
Esther Pearl Watson... last summer she drew 100 pages a week for her third Unlovable comic anthology.
Modern Multiples... in the right mind set he would go up to a Casino Roulette wheel and say"everything on black".

... we could go on but we won't.

Right, lets see what's connected to the spine...

RDC: We just dismissed the myth that was; 'You shouldn't get your fingers in a shot".
"As promised, more from the inquisitive finger."

Peer deeper into the periodical on the Logo

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Flesh Cuts

Train Bombing, Graffiti Animation
Edit: abgeli

We think this is an ace watch, don't miss it ☋

Friday, 27 January 2012

Street Shots

Assortment from the Asphalt 

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi