So Dennis Hopper passed away today at the age of 74 due to complications from prostate cancer. Hopper was a legendary actor who had memorable roles in films like Easy Rider, Blue Velvet and Apocalypse Now. What you might not know is that he was an accomplished photographer and painter with close ties to art legends like Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Willem De Kooning, and Ed Ruscha. These are some of my favorites of Hopper's photos.…
Skateboarding is an art form (not a sport) so it makes sense that great art can be made from capturing it on film and video. There are no uniforms, stadiums or rules in skateboarding and I have always thought of it as this free flowing thing like good jazz music. I think photographer Brian Kelley might view it the same way judging from his shots. At its best skating is done in the streets on obstacles whose original purpose had nothing to do with…
Skateistan is a documentary about a group of professional skateboarders who travel to Kabul, Afghanistan and teach the cities children about skateboarding. They use skateboarding as a way to bring different ethnic groups together as well as breaking down the barriers between boys and girls. All I can say is that these… Continue
Cool Hunting tipped me off to this traveling show of skateboard art:
One Way or Another's Isaac McKay-Randozzi and Sandro Grison, along with their gang of creative collaborators, are touring North America in a grassroots campaign to show off the incredible artwork created by some of skateboarding's best while raising awareness for the 1 June 2010 launch…Continue
Zhe155 is a UK based artist whose "China Girls" stencil pieces have been making ugly urban landscapes across Europe a little prettier. David Bowie would be proud. You can see more of his work at Flickr.…
This is the first piece by Banksy to pop up in the home of my beloved Red Sox but I'm sure there is more to come. Am I the only one excited to see what this guy has planned when he gets to the Big Apple? I think it will be massive!
Our Minor League baseball team here in Austin, the Roundrock Express, debuted its newest pitcher the other night "Rojo" Johnson. The one time lizard smuggler from Venezuela has a nice mustache and some big gold chains but pitches a little outside the… Continue
Sun Boxes are an environment to enter and exit. It’s comprised of twenty speakers operating independently each powered by solar panels. There is a different guitar sample in each box all playing together making the composition. The guitar samples are all of different lengths so the whole piece keeps evolving.
Participants are encouraged to walk amongst the speakers. It sounds different inside… Continue
This is the special Cinco de Mayo Machete trailer made special for the state government of Arizona. Shot in my beautiful hometown of Austin, Texas Machete is the latest blood fest by Robert Rodriguez. I love Robert De Niro playing a character that has to be based on our former Governor George…
Added by Kevin on May 6, 2010 at 3:03am —
Hey Arizona residents tired of the man hassling you for your "papers"? Well the advertising firm Zubi feel your pain and have created the Gringo Mask! Now you can blend in with your paler brothers and sisters when the police roll up on you. They are also great for… Continue