I was asked to design the poster for Toronto’s upcoming psychobilly/punk festival called Rapture Fest put on by Blacktooth Entertainment, featuring The Brains, Koffin Kats, Turbo AC’s, The Matadors and more.
Had a blast doing it and looking forward to the show. If you have not seen or heard of The Brains then do yourself a favour and get hold of their music.
I got an email from pinstriper and filmaker Jesper Bram this morning with a sneak peak at their new teaser trailer for their upcoming documentary “Flake And Flames” which is due to be released in December. It promises to be one hell of a documentary that any pinstripe loving, kustom kultured son of a bitch will love.
Jesper is an internationally acclaimed pinstriper and artist and Dirk is a similarly admired lifestyle photographer, and their kustom kredentials opened doors and gave them candid access to top-notch names like Coop, Frank Kozik, Von Franco and The Pizz… amongst many other kustom artists and fabricators. The resulting 75-minute ‘Flake and Flames’ documentary is a pounding drool-fest of the planet’s koolest hot rods, choppers, art and music. It’s a film made with passion, it’s crowd-funded… and for the first time brings you an in-depth look at kustom kulture!
You could be part of Flake and Flames! To contribute to the production (and get some cool swag in return) just go to http://support.flakeandflames.com.
The great folks at Blame Betty in Calgary asked me to redesign their brand identity with some new logos to be used on the online marketing, and store windows etc.
They wanted to keep the font they had already been using but needed a new, fresh “pazzaz” on the original design.
I had a blast doing it and if you’re ever in Calgary make sure you pop in to their store and get yourself some fine threads.
Two great books when it comes to the kustom world of pinstriping.
Get your very own copies right here.
I was fortunate enough to run in to Terry, the owner and editor of Canadian Hot Rod Magazine a while back, and he was telling me about his idea of doing a graphic/sticker/shirt for the magazine involving a beaver and the Super Bee logo. A couple of weeks later Terry and I were throwing back sketches and finally came up with their new t-shirt and sticker.
If you want to get yourself one of these t-shirts and/or stickers hit them up on the Facebook page to find out how.
Finally back from the Megaspeed Custom Car Show this past weekend, and what a great time was had.
It was an absolute honor to be pinstriping alongside some of the best in the industry. A lot of fun was had and a lot was learnt!
A huge thanks to Craig and Darren from Hot Rod Swag for organizing the event. Thanks to Danno, John,Tramp, Rollie and pretty much everyone else for being such great guys, and I look forward to pinstriping alongside everyone again real soon.
This Tiki Lounge piece was one of the panels I completed over the weekend and I shall post some more over the next week or two.
It has been a while since I’ve had chance to photograph anything and a couple of weeks back I was lucky enough to have attended a barbershop’s one year anniversary party with a great atmosphere, hot rods, bands and free booze.
I was able to grab some great shots of the day which have been published on the Toronto Rockabilly website (www.torontorockabilly.com) and will be published in a Canadian publication in the next couple of months.
So I thought I’d share some of the photos: