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Skateboard printing from Zazzle

Zazzle, which is Cafepress for cool people, now prints custom skateboards.

As a canvas, you’ve got your choice of standard decks, mini decks, and the oldschool fishboard decks. All of the boards are offered in a variety of widths, so the boat-feeted amongst us are good to go. As far as we can tell from the press release, these aren’t trashy little K-Mart boards – nothin’ but good ol’ seven-ply maple, just as it should be. At a base-price of $60 bucks, you’re getting a one-of-a-kind custom board for just about the same price you’d pay for any old off-the-shelf deck.



August 30, 2008 Posted by | Artists, Design, grafiti, News, photography, raw art gallery, sports, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Jeremy Fish’s Barry The Beaver

This latest piece from Jeremy Fish will have many readers in hysterics, Barry the Beaver Vibrating Vinyl Friend. This collectors item is designed to please people who are after something a bit more artistical and creative. This video features a small interview with Jeremy Fish who was inspired by National Masturbation Month, was in San Fransisco for a signing which was quite the success.

Barry the Beaver Vibrating Vinyl Friend toy made exclusively by and for Upper Playground and Ningyoushi toys.

August 30, 2008 Posted by | Artists, bearbrick, Design, Fashion, grafiti, News, raw art gallery, Skateboarding, Uncategorized, vinyl toy | , | Leave a comment

Beautiful Losers, Hebert Baglione, Bruno 9Li, Nunca at “Transfer” in Brazil

“Rapidly emerging as the hot spot for emerging street and urban artists, Brazil recently flexed its artistic muscles once again in a massive show titled Transfer.

Santander Cultural, the biggest art space in Porto Alegre, Brazil, opened its doors for Transfer, the exhibition showcasing street art with photos, videos, live performances, independent rock, skateboard related art (and actual skating!) underground comics, and fanzine art from the last two decades. Transfer also included original artwork and installations from international acclaimed Brazilian artists with roots in urban culture.”

Some of the finest names in Brazilian art like Herbert Baglione, Nunca, Titi Freak, and Bruno 9li, along with favourites here on SlamxHype from the US like Barry McGee, Evan Hecox, and Todd James all had works on showcase at Transfer. Constructing a very unique mix or works, “the show definitely solidifies Brazil as a creative force to be reckoned with.”

August 30, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, grafiti, News, photography, raw art gallery, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

David Byrne Helps to Select 9 New Temporary Bike Racks in New York

Legendary musician David Byrne of Talking Heads fame helped to judge a contest in which 9 bike racks were selected to be placed throughout Manhattan (8 racks) and Brooklyn (1 rack). Byrne was asked to judge the Cityracks Design Competition – he even submitted his own designs — that was conceived with the intention of promoting bicycling in New York. Bicycling has certainly seen a spike in popularity due to inflated fuel costs, so seeing something that allows for a creative outlet for the activity is refreshing for something that has transcended being a mode of transportation. The act of cycling is seeing all-time heights in popularity in cities all over the US with organized rides and videos showcasing the skills of riders all over the world. The bike racks all feature designs that are embodiements of city’s spirit and most well-known landmarks.

The listing below has been taken from the Cityroom Blog at the New York Times.

The names and locations of the nine racks follow:

  • The Jersey: Northwest corner of Ninth Avenue and 39th Street, near the Lincoln Tunnel
  • The MoMA: South side of West 54th Street, east of the Avenue of the Americas
  • The Ladies’ Mile: West side of Fifth Avenue, north of 57th Street (in front of Bergdorf’s)
  • The Chelsea: In front of 530 West 25th Street, east of 11th Avenue (in front of PaceWildenstein Gallery)
  • The Hipster: West side of Bedford Avenue, near North Sixth Street, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • The Olde Times Square: South side of West 44th Street, west of Seventh Avenue
  • The Villager: In front of 536 La Guardia Place, between West Third and Bleecker Streets
  • The Wall Street: North side of 82 Wall Street, west of Water Street
  • The Coffee Cup: West side of Amsterdam Avenue, between West 110th and 111th Streets

August 30, 2008 Posted by | Artists, Design, News, raw art gallery, sports, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Incredible LEGO Ohmu from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Artison LEGO brick layer Big-X put together this wonderful Ohmu: skyscraper-sized slithering scarabs that occasionally go into environmental musth from Hiyao Miyazaki’s masterpiece, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

August 30, 2008 Posted by | Artists, Lego, News, raw art gallery, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Kate Moss gets Midas’s touch for $2.75 million

When you utter impressive gilded words like “someone is worth his/her weight in gold,” you have to wonder how much that actually adds up to in hard cash. Well, now Kate Moss knows the value of her weight in gold, as British sculptor Marc Quinn is all set to unveil his latest creation of a $2.75 million (£ 1.5 million) solid gold statue of this supermodel. Touted to be the golden gal of the fashion industry, Kate weighs about 110 pounds in her dazzling statuette form. Quinn is the same artist who shaped the Sphinx, a painted bronze statue of Moss in a somewhat provocative yoga pose. Dubbed Siren, his new golden girl is supposed to be the largest gold statue since the ancient Egyptian era. Scheduled to be on display from October 4th through January 25th, you can book your flight to London to catch a glimpse of gilded Kate Moss at Nereid Gallery of the British Museum.

August 30, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, raw art gallery, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

SanDisk SDHC cards reach record-setting 30MB/s transfer speed

New cards in the SanDisk Extreme III SDHC line have set a transfer speed record of 30 megabytes per second – 50% faster than the company’s 20MB/s cards. The SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHCcards will hit shelves in September, for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$64.99 for the 4GB model, $109.99 for the 8GB model, and $179.99 for the 16GB model.

Designed to deliver peak performance for the 12.3 megapixel Nikon D90 DSLR camera., the Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC cards allow users to record 39 images in continuous shooting mode at 4.5 frames per second (in the 6.0 MB JPEG L Fine forma)t. The D90 is the first DSLR camera to support the 30MB/s cards at increased performance.

All SanDisk Extreme III cards are capable of functioning in temperatures from -13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit, (-25 to 85 degrees Celsius). SanDisk Extreme III SDHC 30MB/s Edition cards have a Class 6 performance rating, and are fully backwards-compatible with any device that supports SDHC cards.

August 30, 2008 Posted by | electronics, Geeks, music, News, photography, raw art gallery, sports, Technology, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Banksy’s Political Gift Rejected Becauswe He’s Anonymous

When Banksy offered one of his highly sought-after canvases to Britain’s Labour Party to auction for Ken Livingstone’s ill-fated re-election campaign, the party’s high command was jubilant. Then they realized that the true identity of the artist would have to be declared under the law. And that was a deal breaker…

Via: The Independent

August 30, 2008 Posted by | Artists, grafiti, News, raw art gallery, Uncategorized | , | 1 Comment

Jeremy Fish Artist Deck Series

This is the second series of an ongoing collaboration of screenprinted skate decks between Jeremy Fish and various artists. All decks are sold in a set of three and signed by Jeremy Fish himself. Only 300 of each design have been produced, even fewer have been signed.

In this deck series Jeremy Fish worked with some fellow artists on the deck graphics. The line-up includes Sam Flores, Matt Irving of Delphi Collective and Travis Millard.

The deck set is now available in the Upper Playground Online Store

August 30, 2008 Posted by | Artists, Design, grafiti, News, raw art gallery, Skateboarding, sports | , | Leave a comment