Northern BMX legend Owain Clegg asked me to draw up some flyers and banners to help draw attention to his family business Essell Cleaning and Bar Supplies. HE had this fun concept of changing the iconic Uncle Sam draft poster so that he’s clad in things they sell at their store. Chef’s jacket, eye protection, cutlery, disposable cups, plasters, centrefeed tissue paper, floor cleaning pads etc. Worked out pretty rad. Thanks to Owain and family for the commission and for the patience in waiting for my shoulder to recover well enough to get this done. Ta!
Great and thought provoking short film (16m) by Sparta & At the Drive-In’s drummer Tony Hajjar. Dunno how I missed this until now….
“Eme Nakia is the title of a unique 16-?minute film that Tony Hajjar along with his band Sparta released as part of a special edition of their new album, Threes. The word Eme means Mother in Arabic, and Nakia was the name of Tonys mother. The film tells the story of Hajjar’s (Sparta’s drummer) remarkable childhood: He was born in Beirut and at the age of 5, along with his family, fled his country during the Lebanese civil war of 1975-?1990. They immigrated to the United States, settling in the sprawling west Texas border town of El Paso. When Hajjar was fourteen his mother died after a bout with cancer and his father, who had been distant, left the family. His brother, only 18-?years old at the time, assumed responsibility for the family and raised Tony and his sister. In the film, we follow Hajjar’s early life story, showing the various challenges he and his family endured and ending with him in the present-?day.
The guys at El Solitario are well up for Dirt Quake II. Check this little teaser they put together. I drew up the graphics for them and Sideburn. Thanks for getting me involved. Wish I could be there to bare witness
Hugh Owings motorcycle workshop ‘Hugh’s Handbuilt got flooded out last night and they’re in a state. Is there anyone in the area who can go lend them a hand? We’re sending good vibes. Hugh makes and developes so killer stuff for the XS650 and is always up for giving time and advice. Help a brother out. Best of luck Hugh and crew. Rise like a phoenix! (a water one)
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Asheville, NC 28801
I dig what the canadians at Sitka are doing. They seem to have a good thing going on. Here’s a nice short film they;ve done of some mini ramp skating in a forrest, nice. Reminds me of how lucky BMX is to be able to have trails in the woods without having to bring in materials.
Got a killer parcel in the post from some friends in the states today. Massive thanks to Matt Coplon and Scott Bane for sending those over and Sam Stobart for forwarding them on. Goodies for / from Folklore Brand, Profile, Madera, Pale horse, underoath, TBR and light yourself on fire. Chuffed to bits.
The folklore truckers are now available in the shop or if you’re in the states / canada, through profile racing.
My buddies Craig and Lucy are getting married and I was honoured to be asked to do their invites for them. They came this morning and turned out great. The phone photos dont do them justice, they’re on really nice card.
Can’t wait for the big day / party and neither can I wait to go to see Black Sabbath in the motherland in December with Craig!!!
99SECONDS is the studio ID and portfolio of Bristol based illustrator / designer Adi Gilbert. I work freelance or from my own studio, specialising in illustration and graphic design with over 13yrs of experience as a professional creative. Private and commercial commissions all welcome. Gun for hire
As well as my work, I'm stoked on bikes,
especially BMX and custom motorcyles. I dig
the woods, creatures and the wilderness, surfing,
heavy metal, new wave, old cars, art, photography
and let all these things inspire my work.