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Washington DC Artist, Matt Corrado’s latest mural at the Pick-Up Productions recording studios and office space located in the Washington, DC metro area.

Check it out!

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Amazing Photography- All in 1 New Place.

San Francisco based photographer Matthew Reamer recently launched his new website, which now hosts several portfolios of his west coast lifestyle-inspired works and is definitely worth a gaze.

Check out his collection of work @ www.matthewreamer.com

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DC photographer Mike Zeller is currently being featured as part of the Foto Week DC Festival in Washington, DC and we’re diggin’ his work.
This photo was taken by Zeller at a Flaming Lips concert in Providence, RI in 2011 and, if you’ve ever seen the Flaming Lips live, it does an amazing job of capturing the insanity that is a Flaming Lips show.

DC photographer Mike Zeller is currently being featured as part of the Foto Week DC Festival in Washington, DC and we’re diggin’ his work.

This photo was taken by Zeller at a Flaming Lips concert in Providence, RI in 2011 and, if you’ve ever seen the Flaming Lips live, it does an amazing job of capturing the insanity that is a Flaming Lips show.

(via mikezeller)

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What do you get when you have 4,000 chubby babies in an empty room in a seemingly abandoned building? You get artist Karl Addison’s major art installation, that’s what you get.

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Our friends at Bright Light Media and Pick-Up Productions in the Washington, DC area recently collaborated to create this sweet stop-motion promotional video for the release of the John Lennon tribute album titled, “Dreaming of the Past”. Designers Matt Corrado and Fred Carlini did a great job putting this bad boy together, so we wanted to share it.


The album features 15 tracks by 29 artists playing tunes originally written by the late John Lennon. The album is free, so after you watch the video, visit My New Mixtape’s website to download the entire project for (yes you read it right) free. www.dreamingofthepast.com.

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Well, the boys have done it again! Check out this awesome video of artists, and Urban Frame Collective contributers, James Bullough & Karl Addison, as they create a 65 foot mural in downtown Berlin. Brilliant work gent!

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This photo was from a photoshoot we did for a buddy’s new bike accessory company. The goal was to capture the true grit and feel of urban cycling and I think we did just that.
Photo by: Tommy Bullough & The Urban Frame Collective
Location: Baltimore, MD

This photo was from a photoshoot we did for a buddy’s new bike accessory company. The goal was to capture the true grit and feel of urban cycling and I think we did just that.

Photo by: Tommy Bullough & The Urban Frame Collective

Location: Baltimore, MD

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Bringing Bike Culture Back to the Basics

The chaps @ Surly Bikes posted this bike nerd-specific entry on their blog a bit back, and I find it hilarious as the urban landscape that I ride/reside in tries desperately to get more people on bikes, thus bridging the gap b/w the different ‘types’ of cyclists out there…

Now I just wish they would all read this little objective ditty together, in unison, in a monotone chant-like celebration of open urban culture!

Preach on Skip Bernet. Preach on.

 

 Thursday, June 16, 2011

posted by Skip Bernet

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Some answers to just about any bike forum post I’ve ever read

If you think your bike looks good, it does.

If you like the way your bike rides, it’s an awesome bike.

You don’t need to spend a million dollars to have a great bike, but if you do spend a million dollars and know what you want you’ll probably also have a great bike.

Yes, you can tour on your bike – whatever it is.

Yes, you can race on your bike – whatever it is.

Yes, you can commute on your bike – whatever it is.

26” wheels or 29” or 650b or 700c or 24” or 20” or whatever – yes, that wheel size is rad and you’ll probably get where you’re going.

Disc brakes, cantis, v-brakes, and road calipers all do a great job of stopping a bike when they’re working and adjusted.

No paint job makes everyone happy.

Yes, you can put a rack on that. Get some p-clamps if there are no mounts.

Steel is a great material for making bike frames - so is aluminum, carbon fiber, and titanium.

You can have your saddle at whatever angle makes you happy.

Your handlebars can be lower than your saddle, even with your saddle, or higher than your saddle. Whichever way you like it is right.

Being shuttled up a downhill run does not make you a weak person, nor does choosing not to fly off of a 10 foot drop.

Bike frames made overseas can be super cool. Bike frames made in the USA can be super cool.

Hey, tattooed and pierced long shorts wearin flat brim hat red bull drinkin white Oakley sportin rad person on your full suspension big hit bike – nice work out there.

Hey, little round glasses pocket protector collared shirt skid lid rear view mirror sandal wearing schwalbe marathon running pletscher two-leg kickstand tourist – good job.

Hey, shaved leg skinny as hell super duper tan line hear rate monitor checking power tap train in the basement all winter super loud lycra kit million dollar wheels racer – keep it up.

The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

The following short answers are good answers, but not the only ones for the question asked – 29”, Brooks, lugged, disc brake, steel, Campagnolo, helmet, custom, Rohloff, NJS, carbon, 31.8, clipless, porteur.

No bike does everything perfectly. In fact, no bike does anything until someone gets on it to ride.

Sometimes, recumbent bikes are ok.

Your bikeshop is not trying to screw you. They’re trying to stay open.

Buying things off of the internet is great, except when it sucks.

Some people know more about bikes than you do. Other people know less.

Maybe the person you waved at while you were out riding didn’t see you wave at them.

It sucks to be harassed by assholes in cars while you’re on a bike. It also sucks to drive behind assholes on bikes.

Did you build that yourself? Awesome. Did you buy that? Cool.

Wheelies are the best trick ever invented. That’s just a fact.

Which is better, riding long miles, or hanging out under a bridge doing tricks? Yes.

Yes, you can break your collar bone riding a bike like that.

Stopping at stop signs is probably a good idea.

Driving with your bikes on top of your car to get to a dirt trail isn’t ideal, but for most people it’s necessary.

If your bike has couplers, or if you have a spendy bike case, or if you pay a shop to pack your bike, or if you have a folding bike, shipping a bike is still a pain in the ass for everyone involved.

That dent in your frame is probably ok, but maybe it’s not. You should get it looked at.

Touch up paint always looks like shit. Often it looks worse than the scratch.

A pristine bike free of dirt, scratches, and wear marks makes me sort of sad.

A bike that’s been chained to the same tree for three years caked with rust and missing parts makes me sad too.

Bikes purchased at Wal-mart, Target, Costco, or K-mart are generally not the best bang for your buck.

Toe overlap is not the end of the world, unless you crash and die – then it is.

Sometimes parts break. Sometimes you crash. Sometimes it’s your fault.

Yes, you can buy a bike without riding it first. It would be nice to ride it first, but it’s not a deal breaker not to.

Ownership of a truing stand does not a wheel builder make.

32 spokes, 48 spokes, 24 spokes, three spokes? Sure.

Single speed bikes are rad. Bikes with derailleurs and cassettes are sexy. Belt drive internal gear bikes work great too.

Columbus, TruTemper, Reynolds, Ishiwata, or no brand? I’d ride it.

Tubeless tires are pretty cool. So are tubes.

The moral of RAGBRAI is that families and drunken boobs can have fun on the same route, just maybe at different times of day.

Riding by yourself kicks ass. You might also try riding with a group.

Really fast people are frustrating, but they make you faster. When you get faster, you might frustrate someone else.

Stopping can be as much fun as riding.

Lots of people worked their asses off to build whatever you’re riding on. You should thank them.

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Live Painting at Surprise Moby Concert in Berlin, Germany

May 19th: Moby announces, via twitter, that he will be performing a surpirse show in Berlin the following day at an abandoned indoor swimming pool, and the only way to get tickets is to show up and wait in line, with the thousands of others trying to get in. First come, first served.

Later that day, Berlin artists Karl Addison, James Bullough, and 5 others, each individually receive a phone call to paint a live mural during Moby’s show the following evening.

May 20th: Within 24hrs, all 7 artists meet at the venue (most for the first time), pick out their color pallet, and begin to paint in front of thousands.

Here is my photo journal of the evening:

You can also see some video of the night/project here (jump ahead to the 3:35min mark for live painting):

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An Urban Frame Collective original production.

After 5 consecutive weeks of traveling, both domestically and abroad, this is the project that I submerged myself in immediately upon my return to the states.

Produced here by The Urban Frame Collective, check out this time-lapse video which captured the assembly of my new Ridley X-Ride cyclocross bike, filmed at the Velocipede Bike Coop. in Baltimore, MD.

Enjoy.

-Tommy Bullough

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Today’s post was shared with us by our friend and Chicago architect, David Basham, and kind of gives me a headache to think of how much planning went into making this contraption work.

Measurements, cuts, construction, trials, video production, etc… Thankfully it all comes together in this well crafted piece of moving artwork by the Colossal Art & Design group that combines architecture, sound design, woodwork, and cinematography all in one fluid song & dance in this commercial for a new wooden cell phone. 

Advertising at it’s finest. 

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Another Typical Wednesday in Germany

Let’s take a journey in the life of artist James Bullough for a day, shall we?

Step #1: Meet up with 30 other artists and head 1 hour outside of Berlin, Germany to an abandoned Hospital in the woods.


Step #2: Take a second to admire how creepy/amazing the land is.

Step #3: Play a little piano, b/c there just so happens to be a random piano sitting around… 

Step #4: Get to work! There’s going to be a huge music festival out here before you know it and this place better be littered with art!


*James Bullough

 

And some of the others get to work around the grounds as well…


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Living in Your Art

Do you make art? Kudos. But do you live in your art? Because artist Winnie Crews finally does.

In pursuit of a lifelong vision to live within the surroundings of her artwork, Crews recently made the vision a reality by wallpapering her place of residence with large format prints of her designs [print, roll, repeat], and we realllllly like how it turned out.

Check out her new blog from time-to-time for more of her antics: http://wynniecrews.com/blog/

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Before You Die ______, what?

Street art is cool. Bringing communities together is cool. Inspiring people to take a moment’s break from their day-to-day lives to reflect on what’s important to them, via art, is very cool.

On the side of this abandoned house in New Orleans, artist Candy Chang presented an opportunity for local residents to participate in a community art project by using chalk to list the things they most want to do before they die. Surprisingly, from what I can see, much more thought was put into the answers by passersby, than the assumed, “Your Mom” responses I was expecting.

Some of my favorite responses include:

Before I die, I want to…

-Be a daddy

-Hug a sloth

-Get my wife back

-Be an inspiration

-Own a monkey

-Adopt a child

-Swim in a pool of Golden Retriever Puppies

Check it out.

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Photographer Shoots SXSW

There were nearly infinite outlets reporting on SWSX from every angle imaginable. But if you still want more because you were either stuck behind a desk when it all went down, or because you want to see if, by chance, some photographer captured you’re insane triple-axle stage dive at LL Cool J’s secret late-night performance/bash, then check out San Francisco photographer, Matthew Reamer’s blog which continues to amaze people with the insanity that he captured.

*Photos by Matthew Reamer - www.yousayyes.wordpress.com

Check out way more photos and read about Reamer’s insane 4-day adventure along the way here.

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