Category Archives: Street Art

Mike Giant x Cannondale Graffiti Bike.

Cannondale, in their continued support of the Bahati Foundation, has collaborated with renowned graffiti and tattoo artist Mike Giant to produce the limited edition Cannondale X Mike Giant Graffiti Bike, available now for bidding via eBay. The Bahati Foundation was founded in 2009 by the 2008 National Pro Criterium Champion and eight-time national champion, Rahasan Bahati and is dedicated to empowering inner-city youth through cycling, education, and music.

The Cannondale X Mike Giant Graffiti Bike features urban-inspired aesthetics provided by Mike Giant, and is a Cannondale SuperSix HI MOD frame/fork, 54cm, with Shimano Di2 drive train, custom Shimano Dura Ace wheels, PRO Vibe carbon bars, stem & set post, Fizik Aliante saddle, and Continental Grand Prix 4000 tires, just like the Bahati Team issue bikes. The bike will be awarded to its new owner on the final day of the AMGEN Tour of California, May 23, 2010. The AMGEN Tour of California is the largest cycling event in America, and is a Tour de France-style cycling road race, presented by AEG, that challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course from May 16-23.

100% of proceeds from the auction of the Cannondale X Mike Giant Graffiti Bike will go to The Bahati Foundation’s GIVEBACK programs which works to inspire youth through the sport of cycling.


Broken Fingaz – Graffiti Stop Motion

Art Space Tokyo.

Due to overwhelming demand, Art Space Tokyo is being considered for a re-print in its original hardcover format, should enough people pre-order the book. For all those who missed out on this comprehensive guide to Tokyo’s contemporary arts scene, the 272-page book introduces twelve of the city’s most architecturally and historically distinctive art galleries and museums via interviews, essays, maps and illustrations by Nobumasa Takahashi. The book also features two detailed maps, a sewn-in bookmark and a two-color silk-screened cloth cover, all of which bring an artistic quality to the book itself.

If the money raised from the pre-order reaches $15,000 the book will be re-released and an iPad edition with additional content will be produced. However, should the target fail to be reached, customers will be refunded and the project will be cancelled. Pre-order your copy here.

BANKSY’S “Exit Through the Gift Shop” Pop Up Theater Opens.

BANKSY’s subterranean screenings of his new documentary, “Exit Through The Gift Shop” in a makeshift pop-up theater in an unused subway tube beneath London’s Waterloo Station kicked off this week to queues of rabid fans. Miraculously, the UK bomber managed to keep news of the screenings and his dank setup totally secret until last week’s surprise announcement when screenings (twice daily until March 4th) instantly sold out via online sales. The theater features copious amounts of street art inside and out and functions as much as an impromptu Banksy art show as a movie theater. Ironically—or perhaps, appropriately—enough, patrons were forbidden to bring any spray paint or other graffiti marking tools into the screening. Of course, Mr Banks was a no-show (or was he?), but his melted ice cream truck concession stand proved a hit across the board.

%d bloggers like this: