I had the chance to do a little pinstriped bat panel for the amazing Nicole Pullin, wife of horror artist Ghoulish Gary Pullin, for her birthday on the 30th of December. This is how it came out!
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.
Finally finished the art piece for London’s Haunted Tattoos Xmas Noir Exhibition that will be taking place on the 16th of December.
So if you’re in London between 16 December and 16 January make sure you pop in to Haunted Tattoo (159 Holloway Road, London) to check out the great work from some amazing artists.
One Shot on wood!
I was fortunate enough to be given two great books by the wife this Christmas.And although they are both relatively old books, they are books that I have had my eye on for quite some time.
“Kustom Graphics II” and Juxtapoz’ “Car Culture” are two books that any hot roddin, rockabilly loving fan would thoroughly enjoy.Kustom Graphics II is a brilliant addition to their first one, filled with some of kustom kulture’s best artists and illustrators. With a small write up on each artist and a good couple of pages featuring the respective artist’s work you get a good sense of what is going on in the hot rod art world of today. Every single artist has their own unique style and it’s a visual smorgasbord of influence, ideas and inspiration. Some of my favorite artist in the book are Harry Brack, Dirty Donny Gillies, Alex Patrocinio…and, as I carry on paging through this book I realize that I pretty much love all the artists in this book! So please do yourself a favor and get a look at this book.
The second book entitled “Car Culture” put out by the art magazine Juxtapoz and is pretty similar to “Kustom Graphics II” but with a closer look at the illustrators and photographers of the hot rod world. Being a huge fan of hot rods and photography I really enjoy the pages on legendary hot rod photographers such as Peter Vincent, David Perry and Pat Ganahl.
These two books are invaluable to any designer, illustrator and photographer interested in the hot rod and custom world. A definite must for the coffee table!