Monday, March 17, 2008
How much should be invested in creating a brand? The Economist's book Brands and Branding says you should treat your brand as an investment not a cost. "Brands are among the most important assets that a business can own, and strong brands can ensure business continuity in times of difficulty."
Read more here and here.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Talking of RVCA, team rider Adam Stoddart has landed a 10-page interview in the March 2008 issue of Sidewalk magazine. Adam, a 20-year-old skater from Hartepool in the Northeast of England, has been skateboarding for nine years now.
See some clips over at Mischief Skate Store and his section from the Mischief video Northbound here...
50 limited edition RVCA X CINELLI bicycles will be produced to celebrate this collaboration and provide access to the public to purchase a commemorative piece from the show. Available for purchase at VASF and online at www.rvcaclothing.com, this bike will be available in 3 frame sizes (54, 56 or 58) and will showcase artwork by participating artist, Barry McGee. Sure to become a collector’s item in the years to come,this commemorative bike is more an investment in the artist rather than in the hobby of fix gear racing.
Cost per complete bicycle - $3,700.00US
Cost per frame kit – $2,100.00US
More info here...
Thanks to hkfixed.com for bringing this to my attention.
Saturday, March 08, 2008
DRAW is a must-see exhibition featuring original drawings by 300 artists in the tattoo, literature, design, illustration, animation, skateboard, music, urban and contemporary art worlds. The show is a tribute to the often-underrated but fundamental building-block of visual and graphic art: the drawing.
Artists whose works are in the show include: Moby, Barry McGee, HR Giger, EINE, Clive Barker, Gibby Haynes, D* Face, Ron English, Kat Von D, Tim Biskup, Ben Cho, Mark Gonzales, Derek Hess, Rich Jacobs, KAWS, Neck Face, Rick Griffin, Hank Williams III, Kerry King, WK Interact, Aurel Schmidt, Louis Molloy and Phil Kyle of London Ink, Doze Green, Chris Johanson and Dalek. 25 artists from the UK are debuting works. Their pieces will continue as part of the Draw exhibit as it continues from London, on a six-country world tour that includes showings in Tokyo, Berlin, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
DRAW is the largest contemporary drawing exhibition to emerge out of New York City. The exhibit debuted in October of 2006 at Fuse Gallery to phenomenal response from audience and press alike. It had an equally impressive showing during the SXSW 2007 Music and Interactive-Film Festival in Austin,Texas.
DRAW is now making its much anticipated trip across the Atlantic. The 300 piece collection will open in London at StolenSpace gallery from 6th to 23rd March 2008.
DRAW is curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey with guest curators by Jamie O’Shea, Tim Barber, Jacaeber Kastor, Damian Weinkrantz,Les Barany, Brendan Fowler, Mike Aho, Sto, Victoria Perez and D* Face.
DRAW at StolenSpace is made possible by true support from Vice UK, Vans, Slam City Skates, MyToons, Action Arts Agency and Sosho.
Friday, March 07, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
” NOTORIOUS, the screen version about the life of rapper Christopher Wallace a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G., will begin on March 24, 2008 in and around the five boroughs of New York. The film stars multiple award winner Angela Bassett as Christopher’s mother Voletta Wallace, Derek Luke as Sean Combs, Anthony Mackie as Tupac Shakur and introducing Jamal [Gravy] Woolard as The Notorious B.I.G. …George Tillman Jr. is set to direct…
“Finding Big was a task in itself and I’m honored that so many young men came out to audition for the role,” said Voletta Wallace. “However, it was Jamal’s charming personality, warm spirit, wonderful sense of humor and beautiful smile that won my heart. He is a talented and charismatic actor and I am excited that he will bring Christopher’s character to the big screen.”
The film also stars up and coming actors Antonique Smith, Naturi Naughton, Dennis White and Julia Pace Mitchell.”
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
I've been thinking of building a new bike for some time. Think I'm going to make a start soon. The picture above is the kind of thing I want to put together, created over at pedalmafia.com. The only things set in stone are the Bianchi Pista Concept Frame (2008) and the white Aerospoke. Everything else I'm going to source as I go along. Should be fun! I'm going to post up any components I find, so check back to keep up to date.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
I went to the premier of "Baghead Flats"last night, the new Northern scene video featuring the likes of Doug McLaughlan, Ben Grove, Joe Lynskey, Danny Beall, Josh "Manhead" Young, Jason Brown, Mike Wright and Andy Scott. I especially liked Doug's part - Good work!!!