Spike DDB – Brooklyn Made

Brooklyn is an area full of makers, creatives and eclectic types. It’s a place where brands and cultures thrive through the diversity and belief in the area – Brooklyn carries weight where ever you are in the world, it synonomous with music, violence and now gentrification which threatens the areas roots.

Check out this insightful short film on the infamous Brooklyn, the people that make the place it is and their stories

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Aaron Draplin – Making it in the little Leagues TED x Talk

Aaron Draplin and the Draplin Design Company are behind a lot of logo and graphic design that grace many a badass product or brand. Union Bindings, Nike, Snowboarder Magazine and Nixon are some of the brands he has worked with, he is also the man behind Field Notes, a note pad trusty steed in any thinking mans collection. Aside from the impressive skills behind a mouse Aaron has, he is a down right cool dude.

His Making it in the Little Leagues Ted x Talk is a brilliant little video – this is well worth 17 minutes of your time, even if you’re not into design, Aaron’s outlook and wit are a reason to watch alone.

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Motorhead Hakone Hill Climb II

The Japanese and their culture are known around the world for being way out there and pushing boundaries unlike us conservative Brits. The Motorhead Hill Climb II may sound like a nice gentrified Sunday poodle to anyone else but chuck some classic F1 and high power drift cars into the mix and you’ve got a Hill climb Japan style with added Saki.

The Hakone toll road is known in Japan for it’s scenery, demanding varied terrain and danger, it’s a favourite for road testers and mags looking to challenge cars and get dramatic shots for features. The privately owned Mountain pass and Motorhead Magazine played host to the second iteration of the succesful Hakone HillClimb which took place last year. Dubbed the Japanese Nurburgring drivers are tested on the race track like ribbon of tarmac that threads through the trees and into the Mountains – chuck fear out of the window there is no place for it here.

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Be Human – Desillusion Magazine

Desillusion Magazine kick out some awesome content and Be Human which focuses on 24 year old skater Austyn Gillette fits the bill.

“At only 24 years of age, Austyn Gillette has built a decade strong career from hard work, humility, innovation and a commitment to skating every damn day. After a difficult year out injured, Desillusion spent a day with Austyn to reflect on the trials and tribulations of being pro and the importance of balance and being human.

Supported by HUF”

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The Art of Sign Painting – Ornamental Conifer

Nicolai Sclater, better known as Ornamental Conifer produces slap you in the face witty sign painting, graphics and art. His unique twist on the traditional sign painting industry with his vivid colour and clever phrases have won many a fan all over the world, notoriety has come in the form of brands such as Deus Ex Machina commissioning him for apparel prints and art.

If you don’t believe us, check this guys work out for yourself…
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Oilers Car Club

So the Oilers Car Club are a cool bunch of car crazy hot rod guys and gals. The Race of Gentlemen celebrates all things classic hot rods and motorcycles, established by the Oilers the beach hooning event has quickly become a must see spectacle for any self respecting car guy. Oiler – Meldon Van Riper Stultz III speaks about how The Race of Gentlemen came about, the Oilers Car Club and generally gives an insight into his view on the world.

Steve Marino’s video edit captures the essence of what it means to be an Oiler and gets under the skin of the resurrected car club.

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The Craftsman Project – 001/Brent Ferris

The Craftsman Project is a series of short video edits showcasing the talents and aspirations of craftsman and makers. The first in the series by Russell Brownley focuses on Brent Ferris who is both a barber and owner of Good Times Barbershop and an avid surfer and surfboard shaper.

The Craftsman Project beautifully captures the essence of what it is to be a craftsman and tells the story of those individuals who are not content with settling into a 9-5 but are forging their own paths and getting their hands dirty hustling.

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