After screening around the world with the Bicycle Film Festivals 2011 Urban Shorts program, we finally released the art short I directed, shot & cut with Kirsten White, into the clutches of the internet. FABRIC BIKE was truly a labour of love, and watching it now, even a year and a half after shooting, I am thrown right back into those delirious late nights in the studio - and still I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. In fact we're working on something new right now. Heads up.
Otherwise, since I've been experimenting with film making lately - I'd love to document more of my illustrations in a similar way to the painted leather seat cover I did in FABRIC BIKE. Gotta get on that. But for now.... enjoy.
Check out the promo video & poster I put together for HELLTRACK V coming to Toronto June 2nd. It's shaping up to be some good fun! Multi-level track loop! Tricks! Skid Punt! Foot down!
Although I do my best to avoid most big fights, (despite being a surprisingly good, albeit often reluctant mediator)... this is one such tussle I'll embrace with open arms - hence I've happily been working on some images for Victoria BC based band, Big Fight. I'll be sure to post more once they're all ready to go!
So it's been a while.... but I swear it's not you. It's me. The last number of months have been a whirlwind of so many ridiculous things and adventures. Everything from driving Hwy 1 in a 1981 camper van, to holing up in Brooklyn for a while with my favourite bike gang, to moving back to an amazing apartment in Toronto just in time to see winter not happen.
And all the while working on a variety of things I just haven't been posting. So hopefully over the next bit I can begin to remedy that. Starting today!
Above is the logo I did for the Bleached Blondes - if you want to know what these ridiculous vixens are actually all about, then you should probably watch the video below. Babely & talented... my favourite combination.
I was really excited to show at Interbike 2011 in Las Vegas this month, as a contributing artist to the ARTCRANK exhibit. Pretty happy being kept in the company of Chris Piascik & Farizwan Fajari, among so many other fantastic artists! Next year I'll have to get down there myself!
This September, ARTCRANK is happening for the first time ever at Interbike in Las Vegas, otherwise known as the largest bicycle expo in North America. And last week I found out that I've been selected to exhibit!
This is the first ARTCRANK showcasing work from the international bike community, and one I'm so excited to be a part of. Also, $5 from every poster sold, goes to People For Bikes, which is pretty rad.
So, now for the late night bike-themed poster making! Let's just say mine's an elegant interpretation of a quote by everyone's favourite Toronto mayor...
Next week the Bicycle Film Festival stops in Toronto. This year I've been more involved than ever in helping out. Among the many hours both behind and ahead of me - the lovely & talented graphic designer Frank Maidens & I worked together, to create a series of posters promoting the festival. His design saavy combined with my illustrating prowess. Go team!
So, while you may see them plastered all through Kensington, or alongside the bike lanes across our fair city, I swear it wasn't me you saw wheat pasting at 1 am..... :).
But next week it all goes down. art. films. parties. races. goldsprints. dancing. bikes.
AND the Canadian premiere of my short film FABRIC BIKE is happening at the Royal Theatre Saturday Aug 13th at 9 pm. Meanwhile, the fabric bike itself is going to be exhibited at the Gladstone Hotel, as a part of the Back Breaks exhibit opening wednesday Aug 10th at 6pm.
All around, I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that our film is going to be touring with the festival across the world. But for now, you can check out the whole program & buy your tickets for Toronto's BFF HERE!
A poster I did for a short film in the works by Adam Bentley & Zenon Turczyn.
Incidentally, after this ridiculous heatwave, I feel no call to the city. AT. ALL. Rather I'm counting down the days til cottages, campfires & cliff jumping. Three to be exact.