dwayne bell

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Jon Klassen (again)

Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen (responsible, in part, for the BBC ident animation for the winter Olympics) had this little animation on his site.

Black Lake from David OReilly on Vimeo.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Two and a Half Men

As I sit here, wasting seconds, minutes and hours going round in internet circles, the telly is showing Two and a Half Men. Now I could get myself in trouble here, but is it actually a little bit funny? Not amazingly funny, not rib cracking but, you know, a little bit funny?
Obviously I've picked this image with a big lump of irony lodged in my throat.

Dirt issue 97

I am glad someone is still injecting magazine design with some creativity and warmth. I look forward, as I've said before, to each issue of Dirt, not only because it's all full of bikes and stuff, but because each issue has a personality of it's own and is a joy to flick through, fresh off the shelf.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Another Film

OK, so I've just remember the other up and coming MTB film which looks like it's going to be something special. Infact I might go so far as to say it looks like it's gonna be off the chain, off it's head, off the wall, on the latch and so on and so forth. It's going by the name of Life Cycles (get it?) the only worry is things appear to have gone a bit quite from the production end, with nothing on the web blog since late last year.

Life Cycles Night Shoot At Whistler from NSMB.com on Vimeo.


This I post simply because it looks like a million miles of fun.

Anthill Films - Follow Me

MTB films tend to have an edge of the home made about them. They tend to be produced on a budget that wouldn't keep a Beckham in ripped designer jeans for a week. However, the fine minds at Anthill Films are producing something that looks like it's going to join a short list of MTB films which display imagination, production values and story.
The teasers that are popping up from time to time look very promising.

Sam Hill Profile - Follow Me from Anthill Films on Vimeo.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Bon Scott

30 Years ago tonight, Bon Scott, then singer of AC/DC, supped his last treble whiskey and died.
I'll be putting some of his shrill vocals on full belt tonight but not knocking back a savage amount of alcohol.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Shopping list

Hint - It's my birthday soon.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's day to all the lovers!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Karim Hamid

Got this link from designiskinky.net, the work of artist Karim Hamid. A dark, sexual, meaty quality; a bit like Francis Bacon but with attractive people.

Steam Punk models

Check out these bad boys!
Got 'em over here...

Massive Attack | Heligoland

Giving the album a listen to on Spotify, not sure about it yet, but the cover is good isn't it.

What to see, what to see???

One of the other OR should I throw caution to the winds and in a cavalier spirit, see both???

How Good is This?

This short Spanish animation is in contention for Best Animated Short at this years Oscars.

4 randoms from my camera

Library Stamps

New Year Celebrations

Sketchbook Page

Ultra Magnus

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Tyne Tunnel Gold!!!

Is this the best Tyne Tunnel image ever recorded? Well, is it? IS IT???

For those not familiar with the sport, the aim is to get the best screen grabs from the Tyne Tunnel's web cam, which shows 24 hour coverage of a mainly empty tunnel. So you can imagine my flabbergasted state when I tuned in to find 2 workmen in heated debate AND a cyclist (the most rare of all tunnelers) together on my screen for one magnificent moment.

The Bob Dylan Scrapbook

I'm doing a logbook/sketchbook project with some students at the moment and I've brought my Bob Dylan Scrapbook in to show them today. What a great book it is, if you crossed one of those kids books with all the spinning wheels and lift-able flaps with a legitimate and grown up theme I think you might get something a bit like this. (Note to self - not bad idea for a project). I picked a copy up a from HMV a few years back for about £4. So add bargain to the mix of youthfull enjoyment and Dylan fan geekery and you've got a belter.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Chuffed & Stoked

We're all prety stoked (to use the lingo) after getting our track mentioned on Dirt Mountain Biking Magazines web site. I've had work in magazines many times before but this feels like when a friends got a drawing in The Beano when we were little. Chuffed.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Nate Van Dyke & Jeremy Forson

FecalFace.com is running a report from a show of Nate Van Dyke & Jeremy Forson (not sure where the gallery is other than in America). Looks like some pretty sweet work. Take a look here

New riding top

We started putting the design for these tops together over a year ago, then they got shelved. Then we got the sketches back out and done some more, then they got shelved. Eventually we got them sent to the good people of The Cycle Jersey and now we have our very own team jersey (but no team). We think they look pretty good, a few minor amendments for the next batch but we're pretty "stoked" by the results.

Everybody loves Ray

But do they? Do they really? Come on, does this programme have any reason for being beemed into my eyes? Between chan 4 and sky it's pretty much on 24/7, has one theme, no story and very little to offer in terms of 'comedy'.
Watch as Ray, Debra, Marie, Frank, and Robert put the 'FUN' in dysfunctional!

Acme Library Date Book Vol.2

Happened to be looking in the graphic novel section of my local Waterstones (seeing what films would be coming out in the next year or two) and I came across this little gem. For some reason the art section is getting crappier by the day but the graphic novel department is getting the odd little golden nugget secreted amongst the spidermans and ironmans.
If, like me you love artist and designers sketchbooks then this book is a winner. And if you're also a fan of Chris Ware (if you're not, you should be) then it's a double whammy.
As the title suggests it's the 2nd book of 2. I didn't buy it by the way, it's gotta be cheaper on line hasn't it.

Adrian Johnson

You can't beat a bit of Adrian Johnson

VholdR 1080HD

We recently took delivery of a new VholdR 1080HD helmet camera which is a replacement for a original non HD version that had became faulty. Isn't it nice when you get upgraded for free?

Here's our first little bit of footage, taken on the new track that I mentioned a week or so ago.

Not sure why the right hand portion of the footage is cut, I'm sure a little bit of HTML know how would sort it.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Tim Biskup / Juxtapoz

Just saw the new issue of Juxtapoz is out and has a great piece on Tim Biskup. I was in a rush and there was a queue so I hope they don't sell out before I get a chance to buy a copy.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Andy Potts

I've been a big fan of Andy Potts' work for a good few years, today whilst showing some students his work I fell for his colours, composition and energy all over again. If you think intelligent communication and beautiful art can be one and the same thing then look no further.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Inglourious Basterds

I finally got to see Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds at a local 'cinema' (a slightly out of focus blu-ray projector). I enjoyed the film and as always I liked the occasional little Tarantino-isms and am pleased to say that most of the little old women who'd turned up also appeared to enjoy them. I like to think they went out and bought his back catalogue soon after and are now making jokes about la big-macs and swearing profoundly.

There's got to be a funny caption or two for this pic taken by
Michel Denis-Huot.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Berol Pens

We don't like Berol pens where I work and we don't like Hitler. Just slapped this together by way off illustrating to the students how we feel.

Rex The Dog 'Bubblicious'

Got this from Like Cool, made me smile.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Been digging. Again.

A troop of local riders were meant to racing this weekend and I was all set to be official photographer. Unfortunately for them, fortunately for me (I'm not too good with a camera, especially the one I'd borrowed for the job) the race was canceled due to ice on the track. So we went back to work on our own developing track. Got a couple of quick shots with the borrowed camera, nothing great but I'm sure they'll be ointment to Neil's ego.