I don’t know whats more captivating the subject matter of these youths train-hopping across America or the pictures of them actually doing it. Either way thank god Mike Brodie was around to document this truly amazing, modern day Huckleberry Finn shit. Via
When I was at art college I had a friend called Lee, he was a great skater, but most notably when we were all studying graphics and getting all excited about Apple Macs and Photoshop, he chose to pursue the fine art of signwriting. I’d catch up with him at on the bus home and would take the piss that he was studying something so fusty and analog as paint and brushes. Secretly I was jealous when I would see him practicing on his designated window at college and I also loved hitting people with his stick with a pad on the end (a mahlstick). Anyway I lost touch with Lee but at least Nicolai Sclater is keeping the grand tradition of sign writing alive. I first became aware of Nicolais stuff from his work on motorcycles but for me I love seeing it best on actual signage, where it not only looks beautiful but also performs an important function and puts all modern methods to shame. See his blog here http://www.ornamentalconifer.blogspot.co.uk
The title says it all really, theres just something very quaint about these designs. Pete and Carl have always seemed somewhat self-styled anachronistic little urchins so this suits them perfectly. See the full set here.
If you’re not a surfer or a graphic designer neither of those things will mean anything to you, but if you are you’ve gotta agree? Old Al Knost is not everyones cup off tea but you can feel the flow in this shot. Even more of these amazing magazine spreads here that tube shot just made me feel a bit giddy too.
Anyone who macs, or designs out there will love this, yup, they’re solid gold btw. From here
Dropped into Supreme after a meeting the other day and the nice chap behind the counter slipped me a couple of the Kate Moss posters (they’re fetchin 50 bucks on Ebay at the mo). The dudes in there have always been friendly although I’m braced for max attitude, maybe they think I’m someones Dad waiting around.
Looks nice, didn’t know he did this all that time ago. More here