Interview – Pim, Graffiti artist

This year we try to interview people from the various scenes we like so that we can give you a little inside info into their life and how they see the world. We would like to kick-off with Pim, a designer by day and graffiti artist by night & weekend.

When did you start spraying Graffiti ?

During high school I started drawing in school notebooks. Later on you buy Edding markers and the walls replace the notebooks. I started because i saw drawing everywhere I looked. This is all about 8 years ago. I got spray cans on my birthday and started working with them and never looked back.

Whats the best thing behind setting a piece ? And which emotions are you trying to achieve by setting a piece.

I usually chose an image which i would like to see on a wall. The characters from Iron Maiden always look good when they are painted on a wall.
Also I like to try 3D pieces. When I’m setting a piece it interest people who walk by. Some people start a conversation about the piece, which I see as al little appreciation. I also do this to express my creativity and the best part is working on a wall together with other artists.
If you look back on your work, I believe it gives me a certain feeling of freedom. You’re the artist, you can create what you want.

Where do you set your art ?

Anywhere I can go in our little dutch country. Most of the times, I meet up with other artist on the “Hall of Fame” walls. These are places where you can legally set a piece. One of these locations is in Maarssen, where I arranged that it can be done legally. I end up being there at 9 in the morning to create a even grey all where we can start over. I also love the abandoned building where your piece can add to the whole “Urban” look.
Sometime people would like to have a piece in their bedroom or office building. These jobs I do accept and try to make sure the people get what they had in mind.

What kind of pieces do you create ?

Characters are my favorite pieces do set. Most of the Iron Maiden artwork have been done by myself and I did built a nice portofolio during the years.
I am really proud of my “Pirate” piece which I placed in the Hall of Fame in Koog aan de Zaan. And afterall, when you into it, you’re into it untill you die.

So besides these “hall of fames”, do you also go to the “illegal” spots ?

I used to do this in the past, but work and other things I enjoy are not worth the effort to get caught.
The itch still there, but i find ways to ignore those.

Is there a story behind every piece ?

Most of my artworks have a story, which you try to deliver with a small note of text next to the piece. But in some cases, its just the piece itself and people can let their mind go free to find the story behind it.

What would you think of a place near the trainstation in Utrecht ?

It would be really cool to have place near the trainstation. It would give even more people a way to express their art and hopefully it will allow other people to accept the work and art which is being made.

Final question, how long have you been doing this ?

The Graffiti art itself, for the last 8 years.



Holy Honda Museum in Southern Cali

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to drive an old but new Honda? Wait…what? Check out this Honda Museum in South California, U.S.A!

Every true Honda enthusiast will want to go there but…it’s whereabouts are more secret than KFC’s chicken recipe. Just imagine driving in a mint condition Integra or first gen Prelude. Who wouldn’t want that? No wonder the location is top secret. Anyway, I will keep this short because I know you are eager to click the play button, or you might have already done so.

Because even though you may not be able to go there yourself, you can do the next best thing: Watch the video of this lucky mofo who did have permission to go there (although even he was blindfolded on the way there). Good thing he is a good guy and shared these Honda treasures (even some concept and race cars!) with the world. So, who is up for a mission to find this Honda Museum and which car would you take if you could pick one?

 

[Video] – Gerard Dol – The Nankang Year 2014

If you love drifting and watched the Dutch events of the past few years, you must have seen Gerard Dol and his red/white Nankang striped R33 Skyline. During the Summer he was in action almost every weekend, from VKV City racing towards several events at the known tracks like the Zandvoort and the Nurburgring. Gerard also attended the Essen Motorshow in december to give away a nice Demo.

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Maarten from Comes Productions follows the drift scene closely and shot this awesome review of 2014.

Want to see more of Maarten his work ? Comes productions @ Vimeo
Visit Gerard his website at Gdol.nl

GTA 5 – Kanjo Edition

So what do you do in your free time when you are not working on your car or driving in it? You probably play videogames, or browse the web for car porn or parts right?

The title of this post may be a little misleading for those of you hoping for a real “GTA 5 – Kanjo edition” (sorry to disappoint), but who says you can’t kanjo in Liberty City? We thought the same thing and found this video of a Kanjo meet in GTA 5. Haha! Although it shouldn’t be taken too seriously of course, we thought it was too funny not to share and to be honest, these guys do a pretty decent job imitating a real car meet in Grand Theft Auto.

Open hoods, kanjo masks, hangin’ out, racing, washing cars (although usually the car wash is avoided), terrorising the highway and scaring the living daylights out of pedestrians… Not bad!

Unfortunatly we don’t see a whole lot of old civics, even though the ‘CRX’ is back in the PS4/Xbox One version, so maybe we should tell Rockstar to put those into the next GTA?