Flakes & Flames Documentary
While I secretly wish that I was London Tattoo Convention this weekend, I'm going to openly revel in Kustom Kulture thanks to the Flakes & Flames documentary from Dirk Bealau and Jesper Bram. The filmmakers have been traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe to seek out "the world's best car and motorcycle builders, tattoo artists, pinstripers, custom painters and pin-up models to share their tricks and experience."
They've got some slick preview videos up on their site, but I'm partial to the one above, with footage of artists The Pizz, Coop and Von Franco - plus some gnarly bikes and hot-rods spinning their wheels and kicking up bleach-burns.
Flakes & Flames will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in 2012 and, I have to admit, I'll be gifting it to myself as soon as it's available.