Friday, 29 June 2012

Free Tickets to NASS

Win VIP Tickets Here!

If you remember a few months ago we mentioned that RDC were hanging out at NASS to try and bring you up to date reports of the Comps and the goings on as they happen at the event...

What we didn't realize is that you can join us!
Relentless Energy Drinks have been kind enough to give us two pairs of tickets to give away.

The tickets are for VIP Weekend Camping, this includes:
VIP Campsite access with limited capacity, to give you a spacious and tidy campsite.
VIP Queue for speedy entry into the festival.
Private Showers located in campsite.
Private VIP Bar in central location.
Worth £127. 50 each.

Along with all the other things kickin off like:
Comps galore

Public Skate Park
Pro Park
Relentless Street Spot
Mini Ramp
Drum and Base Stage
Main Stage
FMF Park and tons more...

Details coming soon...  So Keep um Peeled!

App a Week

'Lego Photo'

Categories: Social 

For use on:  

⁍ iPad  


Lego Photo:
It's simple - with this app you can convert your images into a mosaic of Lego building blocks.
Go on have have a block party... Even if your not into Lego you can still have some fun with it!
From the Book

On 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!

Keepin Up With... Kid Acne in LA

Kid Acne Solo Show Opens In LA This Week

 Hello Everyone

I'm currently in LA adding the finishing touches to my forthcoming solo show at C.A.V.E Gallery, titled STAND & DELIVER. 

Opening reception is Saturday June 30th 6pm - 9pm.
The show features a new body of work exploring the ongoing saga of my Stabby Women characters and celebrates a number of techniques and processes - including decoupage, monoprints, ink drawings, collage, screenprints and risographs.

Thanks for your continued support. Ackers. x

C.A.V.E. Gallery, 
1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd, 

Coming Soon... NASS Festival 2012

6.7.8th of July 2012

RDC: NASS is on it's way real soon! 
Check out the Girl's Skate line up and the who's headlinin on the tunes, here.

 Relentless NASS Festival is proud to play host to the 5th annual Girlzilla Skate Contest sponsored by Rubicon Skate Camp. Taking place on Saturday 7th July, this year the comp will be split into a World Cup Skate event and an Open event, providing a stage for the worlds top female riders to battle it out, aswell an opportunity for other girls to come and compete in a fun environment.

The World Cup Skate event will feature pro riders such as Emma Lindgren (SWE), Leticia Buffoni (BRA), Lacey Baker (US), Alexis Sablone (US), Jessica Florencio (BRA), Lucy Adams (UK), Bia Sodre (BRA), Hedvig Larka (SWE), Vanessa Bonilla (US) and Siri Wallenten (SWE). They will compete for a share of the $1,600 (£1,000) prize purse. The format will be a short individual intro, followed by two group jams before cutting to a final jam.

The Open event also looks great with a field of riders from UK, Japan, Poland and France to name just a few. They will be competing for a share of a £200 and a selection of product prizes. The format will be three group jams before cutting to a final jam.

An up to the minute riders list, as well as details on prizes and format can be found on the SkaterGirl International website – whilst special thanks should go to our sponsors Sidewalk, Nikita, Vans, Story, Les Ettes and Altar – and our lead sponsors Rubicon Skate Camp and Tech Deck.
RDC: You know the routine... Click um to big um.

More on NASS... HERE

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Street Shots... Australia

Doin The Streets With
Dean Sunshine

Rone is 'Unstoppable' in Melbourne.

More from down under... HERE

Hang Outs... Sheffield, UK

Hidden Sheffield
A Showcase of Local Artwork and Photography. 

Preview: Friday 6th July at 6pm 2012  
With Drinks and Music!
Runs Through July 6 at 6;00PM until July 8th 11pm 2012
Open all day for 2 days only...

Sheffield is fast becoming known as the UK capital of 'Urbex art'.
Artist's and Urban Explorers using the cities derelict and abandoned buildings to create their work.
The show will give you a taste of 'Hidden Sheffield' featuring paintings, photography, and a small shop selling books, gifts, clothing, prints, and more.

Faunagraphic and Rocket01 will also be opening up their studio space to the public on the opening night !

Deborah Moon
Brendon Tyree
Chard Remains
Jim Lambert
Hedley Bishop
Fiona Milne 

Bloc Projects
71 Eyre lane

For more hit the Fbook page... HERE

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Off The Shelf

Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat
Compiled by: Gary Shove and Patrick Potter
Publishers: Carpet Bombing Culture


Banksy has loads of stuff out there, so how do you keep up with his extensive output... try this publication out!

Ok, this is not an official Banksy book but he just doesn't have the time to compile one. What with his touring the globe and busy life style, we recon this publication is the next best thing to Banksy doing it himself. It is a well documented, vibrant hard back with nearly everything that Banksy has to offer to date.

Two quotes from the text:

"Graffiti is a form of guerilla warfare. It is a way of snatching power, territory and glory from a bigger better equipped enemy". 

"Throughout Banksy was steadfast in pointing out that this 'Cool Britannia' thing was all shit. He was the little boy who said that the emperor isn't wearing any cloths. His campaign was massive and sustained like a well planned military action. He seemed to be everywhere you looked".

In our opinion this book is a good sturdy no bull account of Banksy, then and now! Ace text and clear images and we really like the overall presentation. Believe us, we have seen a lot of Banksy titles in the past and we defo think this is the one to have.

Ok, we'll let the man himself have the last word:
"Graffiti doesn't always spoil buildings. In fact, it's the only way to improve a lot of them. In the space of a few hours with a couple of hundred cans of paint, I'm hoping we can transform a dark, forgotten filth pit into an oasis of beautiful art - in a dark, forgotten filth pit".

Inside we venture...

Go see it for yourself on the LOgO

Upfest Bristol, UK...The Aftermath

Europe's largest urban art festival Upfest has announced the impressive international line up for its fifth year and took over the cultural home of UK graffiti, Bristol. The event takes place over Jubilee weekend 2nd -- 4th June.

This year Upfest has attracted over 250 of the most groundbreaking graffiti artists the world has to offer. Descending onto Southville, Bristol they will consume over two miles of the city to paint live for three days and create over 20,000 square foot of artwork.

A selection of the biggest names in international graffiti culture will be taking to the streets of Bristol from a total of 18 countries. The international line up includes artists such as Ches (Russia), Aske (Russia), Deuz (France), Frode (Italy), Guy Denning (France) and Mr OneTeas (Monaco). Over 50 international artists will be arriving from other countries such as Colombia, USA, Spain, Norway, Germany, South Africa and Holland.

2012 has be its biggest yet and festival organisers and the program of events will close off the surrounding streets for the hours of the festival, entertaining visitors across the Jubilee weekend. The Graffiti Academy ran 90 graffiti tutorials for those turned their hand at painting.

The festival helps raise funds and more importantly awareness for the Bristol based charity NACOA, who work to address the problems children have growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism. Celebrity patrons such as Elle MacPherson, Geraldine James OBE and Fergal Keane OBE are proud supporters of the only organisation in the UK which offers these services. Upfest is a completely volunteer led festival and has so far raised £15,000 for the charity.

RDC: Great job guys... A BIG shout goes out to Upfest for the info plus vid and Rick Photos 101 for the pics.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Street Shots

Snaps from the Suburbs

Urban Diction:
Urbexeum: disused buildings or walls sprayed by graffiti artists and frequently visited by Urban Explorers.

Hang Outs Nottingham, UK

Lost Property 

If you live in and around the Notts area, you may wanna check this out. Organised by our friends Nathan and the Shrunkin Heads Crew!

Should be an ace hook up on those balmy summer days... if we ever get any - blah?

For more hit the Fbook page... HERE

Monday, 25 June 2012

Flesh Cuts

 Two For View

 Towns in Barcelona
 Edit by: Montana Colours

Professor Green at the Isle of Wight Festival 2012
Edit by: Relentless Energy Drinks

Hang Outs... Maryland

"Outside In"
Two Man Show Featuring
Aaron Jasinski & Bryan Collins

From June 23rd 2012 
Ends August 11 2012

Outside vs Inside. 
We experience things quite differently depending on if we are observing them or a part of them. Viewing a challenge, such as attending college or approaching an attractive person, can seem like a big, intimidating thing. By the time you are in your 2nd or 3rd year of college or have become good friends with that good looking person, the previously daunting situation no longer feels so menacing.

Further, there are some who find solace in living as outsiders and prefer to rarely engage in socially inclusive circumstances. Punk rockers, anarchists, artists, musicians, scientists, mathematicians, bookworms, and video gamers are just a few examples of chosen lives and identities that comfort those who prefer the outsider lifestyle. This exhibit seeks to tell some of these stories in the whimsical fashion that Aaron Jasinski and Bryan Collins are known for.

Art Whino Gallery
120 American Way
National Harbor, MD 20745

Factory Fresh

RDC Crew and Fiona 
Checkin out the Factory that Jack Built...or Summit 

Part 2

Plenty of pigeon shit in an abandoned factory is always a good sign of neglect and lack of maintenance and this one had shed loads!
After we had our chat with Fiona and finished the view, she showed us around the multi-story building that we met up in. We were glad Fiona knew her way around and after following her lead through a labyrinth of empty rooms, empty that is apart from the wicked spray work, textures of peeling paint, mosaics of smashed windows and petrified bird bodies.

The pic above didn't become obvious to us until we took a shot and looked at the image through the view finder, staggering... and for real!!

See what started it all... HERE