For some time past Mr. Dirk "Pixeleye" Behlau, my companion since the early days, keeps on and on at me I should write about his latest "Pixeleye Calendar". But as I assume that everybody already knows about his stuff I procrastinate it from day to day. Hm. Shame on me, but maybe I've recently seen too many entirely inked ladies posing half-naked in front of all kind of vehicles. But — if you haven't ordered Dirk's colorful wall decoration yet, do it now. (Well, Mr. Schnitzeleye, here's your post!)
NOW TO THE IMPORTANT THINGS.
"Flake & Flames is a fantastic adventure through the Kustom Kulture movement around the globe seeking out the hottest Kustom Kulture spots in the United States (US) and Europe.
If you are new to Kustom Kulture, you will experience the overwhelming creativity that exists behind terms like Low Brow Art, Hot Rods, Customs, and Pinstriping. Those who are familiar with Kustom Kulture will drool in awe and get a privileged look into the private domain of the Kustom Kulture legends of our time.
Some of the world’s best car and motorcycle builders, tattoo artists, pinstripers, custom painters, and pin-up models share their tricks and experience. Artists dedicated to art forms that have traditionally been frowned upon by established society throughout history show you why nothing else can compare."
To keep it short: Those greasy highwaymen just want your money. But they offer — once again — some great packages in return: "High Five + Credits" ($ 10), "VIP Screening Hook Up" ($ 175) or even a "Gold Sponsorship" ($ 10.000), just to name a few. I just ordered "Gimme Gimme The DVD" ($ 30) … but it starts madden me I didn't order the "Let's have a wrap up party" ($ 50) ...
Dirk's and Jesper's "Flake & Flames" is a killer. In my opinion.
Note to self: Call Dirk and ask him whom he hired to shoot and cut this slick styled video. As this video has far too little scratches, stains, frames and bordes, it can't be made by Mr. Pixeleye himself.
Nah. Just kiddin'. It take my hat off to Dirk and Jesper!
If you ever wanted to support a piece of art — this is your opportunity. Flakes & Flames by Dirk "The Pixeleye" Behlau and Jesper Bram is a feature length documentary about Kustom Kulture. Because travelling is by far the biggest chunk in their budget, Mr. Pixeleye and Mr. Bram just started a crowd funding. Please visit IndieGoGo for details.
In the meantime I will begin to search for a Tattoo Removal Clinic which teams up with me to get one of those "$1000 Sponsor Deals" ...
The other day Dirk shot me an email with his latest "Flake & Flames"-teaser and asked me if I would like to put it on ralfbecker.com. I hesitated 'cause I knew as soon as the Pixeleye-Maniac releases something new it would be all over the worldwide interwebs. So it wouldn't need my support. I published it on Chromjuwelen.com, but didn't posted it here.
But then Dirk released his "Behind The Scenes" video. Which I had to post. Harhar — you fellas rock!
Wow. It still works. We just found out we are still able to work for dead tree media. Although we hang on the interwebs 24/7.
This is our latest ad we did for General Tire Germany. The ad—photo taken by Dirk "Pixeleye" Behlau during our trip to the General Tire Mint 400 2010—will be published in the german Street Magazine. It promotes our 1972 General Tire International Harvester Scout II as well, which we will bring to the Baja 300 Powerdays. Meet us there!