Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Hang Outs... Gold Coast, Australia

Now Showing | Three Solo Shows| Until 17th March 2012

Anne Smerdon

Richard Denny

Frederic Truteau

For a look go... HERE

19 Karen Avenue,
Mermaid Beach,
Gold Coast Q 4218

Coming Soon...

T-Shirt Feature

Vikings of Skate is a new company
We take a closer look at their t-shirt range and put um through a sweaty throw down(heavy skate sesh), mix it with the crew(spray some walls in the hood) and crash um through the ringer(wash um a few times and see how they turn out).

All you have to do is sit back and watch.
Stay tight to the Collective, coming real soon...(keep um peeled)!

In the mean time check out more... HERE

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Flesh Cuts

Three For View

Leson Goes to California Part 1
Edit: Stompdown

RDC: Always killin the place.

Caesar Rosado
Edit: I capture media

RDC: Our friend Caesar flipping the tricks to a Gorillas sound track.


RDC: And Relax.

Keepin Up With... Dave the Chimp


I very happy to announce the release of my first graphic AND shape
combination for Mob Skateboards -
the "Mob-O-Tov Cocktail" Park Cruiser
This is a big, fat cruiser board for hitting up your local concrete
park with some high speed cruising action, with plenty of space for
your drunken feet if all you're doing is skating to the pub. Perfect!

Also on the deck front, my first graphic for Mischief Skateboards is
also out. You can find it in Search & Destroy Skate Shop in Kreuzberg,


Tomorrow I head off to the French part of Switzerland to set up my
first, and probably only, solo show of 2012 (the diary is already
booked up with group shows and a heck of a lot of graphic work for
skateboard companies!) "A Little Bit of What You Fancy Won't Do You No

Opening party is Saturday, so come and check out a big selection of
drawings, prints, collage works, skateboards, paintings and zines.

Oh, and I've made three new screen prints with the gallery, which will
be available on their website for all of you not in Switzerland.

More info here:


I'll also have some Human Bein paintings as part of a group show with
Urban Flowers Gallery in Munich. These are some of the last HB
paintings available, I won't be painting them again other than in the

 click to big it

Check this attached flyer for all the details


That's it! You can go back to work now ;-)

Greetings from Berlin

Dave the Chimp

Monday, 27 February 2012

Street Test

Getter 'Popout' Back Pack
From Their Urban Collection

Eastpak has kindly given us a backpack for our Street Test. 

We have been putting our featured backpack through it's paces just recently and it has stood up remarkably well.

A few weeks back we hit a hotel with the Fauna Graphic Crew, splashed some paint on a wall with Danny KJ; hit the trails on the mountain bike and thoroughly mudded up the bag but with a cloth and some mild detergent it washed up a treat and was ready for a city coffee shop meeting with our decerning artist friends who always have positive things to say about it's vibrant colour scheme. 

It has also been lugged about to numerous shows and exhibitions and has withstood dusty alleys, fence drops and general after dark activities... God that sounds ominous don't it! With it's brilliant yellow interior it is always easy to find that concealed cap or marker that you would normally only find in a standard dark interior backpack after you had dumped all the contents of the bag onto the floor first. You can fit 15 spray cans into the bowels of the bag and walk 2 miles to the next paint venue without any back prodding or discomfort.

As for skateboards, it holds a standard 8 inch with ease and will carry, we estimate, at least six Tech Decks safely. Super!

Tech Deck support!

For More click the Pak

Flesh Cut

Bam, Klame and Nate1
Edit: Montana Colours

Ok, so you know how it goes... You decide to meet up with some pals to go out an paint. You've already agreed on the spot and the time to meet. All that's missing is... "what do we do!?"
You throw out all other ideas, and decide to go with a "special space/tron scene" version. Well, thats what Bam, Klame, and Nate 1 did at Tony's Auto Body, Portrero & 17th (San Francisco) recently. Thank you guys!

thanks to Montana Colours for this post.

Hang Outs... Vancouver, BC

Show Opens March 9th, 2012 - 7pm to 11pm

Exhibition Closes 04/01/2012

For More go... HERE

88 West Pender Street
#2103 2nd Floor
International Village
V6B 6N9
Vancouver BC

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Flesh Cuts With Luci Westphal

This 1-minute video is only intended to give a quick impression of the East Side Gallery - an outdoor gallery of 105 official images painted on a 1.3 km section of the Berlin Wall in Friedrichshain.

If you want to look at an image for longer or read a slogan, just pause the video. Also I'll be uploading more images to my Flickr page soon.

The East Side Gallery was first created in 1990, shortly after the wall became open. Many of the pieces were restored in 2009 in time for the 20-year anniversary of the opening of the wall.

On the back side of the wall (facing the river Spree) graffiti artists have left their own unofficial mark.

As you can see from this video, I'm currently back in Berlin - but only for a short spell. Among other things I'm here to spend time with my family, mainly with my mother who is currently in Berlin as well and is featured walking through this video.


New Collective Archive

New Page Launch:

We have been doing Reviews, Previews, Product Tests and Street Tests for a few years now and we thought it was about time to make these features more accessible to you.

This is why we are putting the Book/Magazine posts and any Product Tests that we have done/doing into an Archive for easier search and retrieval of information.

We are currently in the process of copying data from the main page so please bear with us on that, but like we say, any new posts that are relevant will go straight on.

Mouse it on the Logo - to the right of this page and this will give you access to the Archive.

or Click on the RDC ARCHIVE Logo on this post and have a browse...

So we ask yeh, Who's your Daddy...

Friday, 24 February 2012

Photo Comp - This Could be For You☋


NYPH'12 is also pleased to announce a major new initiative this year: the New York Photo Festival Invitational. For the first time ever, submissions to the NYPH'12 Invitational will be reviewed and selected by the festival curators, each chairing a small jury of industry professionals specializing in each submission category. Selected submissions will be exhibited as part of the New York Photo Festival, from May 16-20, 2012. Top category submissions will be awarded prizes from the curator's voting and from the voting public.

The New York Photo Festival Invitational will provide a unique platform for artists and photographers to be exhibited in a festival of contemporary photography with an international reach, and be considered for curators' or viewers' choice. Multimedia projects will now be considered in their own new category.

Photographs and multimedia pieces may be submitted online at .

The New York Photo Festival will be expanding into other physical and virtual spaces around the globe this year and next; you can find our new announcements at

Thursday, 23 February 2012

App a Week

'Angry Birds'  
Category: Games

For use on:
⁍ Facebook
⁍Intel App
⁍Palm App
⁍Symbian App
Angry Birds is a strategy game.
The player uses a slingshot to fire birds at pigs that sit on or in different buildings and structures. As you destroy the pigs and progress through the game you are able to build on and control special Bird abilities. Updates are free and additional gaming maps are available.
In mid-February 2009, Angry Birds was featured in the UK App Store and went to number One shortly after.

Quote from Rob Ford user:
"I think it's time to cut out the middle man and just have Angry Birds installed on every device. This is the most playable and addictive game of all time and everyone should experience it."
From the book. 

On the screen.
Closer look at the App here...
To purchase the book go here...
Collaboration: Rad Dad Collective have hooked up with Taschen Publishing to bring you an 'App a Week.' The inspiration came when we received a copy of The App & Mobile Case Study Book from Taschen and we were well impressed! 

One Not To Miss ☋ Get It In The Diary

Group Art Exhibition

RDC: Our good friends at Juxtapoz are 18 in March 2012. 
They are planning an ace Show to celebrate... go check it out if you can!

Opening Reception, Saturday, March 24, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Dates:   Exhibit runs; March 24 – April 14 , 2012 
Copro Gallery presents a group art exhibition celebrating JUXTAPOZ magazine's 18 year anniversary. This art gallery show will feature artists from Juxtapoz's past , present and future. Since its inception in the early 90's Juxtapoz has been a major factor in setting art trends and helping to make them a world wide phenomenon with its vast publishing empire and International circulation.

Artists curated by Gwynn Vitello and Greg Escalante include: Robert Williams, Shepard Fairey, Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Marion Peck, Camille Garcia, Kathy Staico Schorr, Cathie Bleck, Suzanne Williams,The Date Farmers, Jeremy Fish,Tara McPherson, Shag, Tiffany Bozic, Scott Musgrove, Neckface, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Laurie Lipton, Souther Salazar, Luke Chueh, Ed Templeton, Dennis McNett, Isabel Samaras, Charles Wish, Jeremy Lipking, Steve Olson, Don Pendleton, Mike Shine, Retna, Kevin Ancell, Andrew Schoultz, Brian Bowen Smith, Skinner, Rico Deniro, Craig Stecyk, Herbert Baglione, Sandow Birk, Mike Giant, Morgan Slade, Ron Lipking, Sage Vaughn, Deanna Templeton, Bill Dee Williams, Estevan & Eriberto Oriol, Michael Carney & many more

JUXTAPOZ  Magazine - The San Francisco–based arts and culture journal Juxtapoz was founded in 1994 by painter Robert Williams as a response to the dominant critical aesthetic of the New York art scene, which he saw as favoring abstraction and Minimalism over representational forms of art. The magazine aligned itself with Surrealist traditions of figurative art, contemporary pop culture, and the "graphic tradition of EC comic books, psychedelic rock posters, sideshow freak banners, and Zap comics," giving voice to a generation of artists working in genres that were variously described as "Lowbrow" and "Pop Surrealist." - (MOMA review)

.All images and artwork Copyright 2009 CoproGallery.

For more info from the Copro Gallery go... HERE

Bergamot Arts Complex, 
2525 Michigan Ave T5,
Santa Monica,
CA 90404 - 310-829-2156

Hang Outs... London, UK

Signal Gallery, 
32 Paul Street, 
London EC2A 4LB

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Keepin Up With... Audrey Kawasaki


I have a few exciting announcements!
-an open edition print, with no time limit
-an opportunity to own original drawings

'Where I Rest' print is now available as an Open Edition!

This is an unlimited edition, so anyone can purchase at any time!

'Where I Rest'
giclee print on archival paper
14.75"x22.25" on 15"x 22.5" sheet
Signed (not numbered)
price: $80.00
shipping: US $12  / Int'l $20

I have three original drawings up in an online auction for charity(above).
Graphite and ink drawings on two-layered hand-cut vellum, framed so each layer floats.

"Where I Rest" Prints... Here
Online Auction for Charity... Here

Flesh Cuts

Three for View

Eastpak presents: Christian Beltri
Edit: Eastpak Europe

Hell on Wheels: Dan Pensyl
Edit: Thrasher

Eastpak presents: Andrés Gallardo
Edit:Eastpak Europe

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Off The Shelf

Art + Culture Magazine

March 2012

Our mouths are watering and our hands are clammy... we can't wait to find out what's going on in Juxtapoz Magazine this month!
Buildings like mountain outcrops, full of colourful graffiti, fields of urban wastelands painted with pure imagination, washes on gallery walls, like lakes of water full of depth and texture and with an air of quality that adds to it's contents; it's looking good... Oh crap, just get on will yeh!

Hittin the cover this month is Andrew Schoultz with Horse Projection - acrylic and ink on paper.
Numerous artists adorn the contents page this month, starting with:
Andrew Schoultz... massively influenced by skateboard artist Mark McKee and Milwaukee graffer Obi One.
Miranda July... has a thing about resting on carpets in uncomfortable positions and has just finished her second film.
Jeff Canham... he was the art director for Surf magazine between 2000 - 2005, sign painting has heavily influenced his artistic style.
Jen Stark... her work emulates nature, with it's multi-coloured, multi-layered intricate pieces of work that has been inspired by growing up around different cultures in Miami.
Donny Miller... wants to construct a sperm whale in a mall car park; has sculptured the many facets of Michael Jackson's nose over the years and likes getting punched in the face - it makes him feel alive... Bam!
DVS1... never shows his face, Jude Law is a fan.

and the rest which makes up the remainder of the mag includes Profiles, Pop Life, Reviews and some well trendy ads, it's defo a publication for all the elements.

Oh, on the back cover is a Converse graff wall from Barcelona.

Right, let's sneak a peek...

Still not seen enough...go see more on the Logo

Hang Outs... New York

Desiring Uncertainty
Jee Hwang

Join Us For an Opening Reception With Jee Hwang

Thursday, February 23
6:30 - 8:30 PM  
Exhibition through March 31

Jee Hwang's works are inspired by her vision of the body as a container related to desire, and its relationship to the state of presence and absence. Bottomless desire is continuously coming out or held together by various containers.

Jee's work spans from large scale oil paintings to small intimate watercolors and works on paper. Jee likes to begin each new body of work around a single concept and this time is no different. She beautifully depicts various symbolic 'containers' of desire in her works such as an antique bath tub, a wooden crate, and an unidentified bag. Like her works in general, the symbols are used in various ways to explore her inner self and reflect back our own nature.

548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10001