Helmets – Silodrome https://silodrome.com Gasoline Culture Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:04:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 18077751 Qwart Helmets – The Phoenix: A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet https://silodrome.com/qwart-phoenix-helmet/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:00:52 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=76319 Qwart Helmets – The Phoenix: A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet

Qwart Helmets The Qwart Phoenix is a new, modular motorcycle helmet from Qwart – a European company based in the South of France. Each helmet has a full grade 8 carbon fiber shell with a double density EPS impact absorbing liner that meets or exceeds the ECE R22-05 helmet safety certification standard. There are two...

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Qwart Helmets – The Phoenix: A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet

Qwart Helmets

The Qwart Phoenix is a new, modular motorcycle helmet from Qwart – a European company based in the South of France. Each helmet has a full grade 8 carbon fiber shell with a double density EPS impact absorbing liner that meets or exceeds the ECE R22-05 helmet safety certification standard.

There are two main versions of the Qwart Phoenix, the “Slick” and the “Std”. The former has no visor fitted for those who want to use goggles or ride with an open eye port, and the latter has a built in flip-up polycarbonate visor. Both the Slick and the Std have a carbon fiber trellis chinbar for face protection, with a removable carbon fiber cover that can be swapped out for other colors.

The EPS liner contains a series of hidden channels for airflow that are linked to external ports – allowing airflow across the wearers head to keep them cool. The chin bar also contains twin vents on either side, to keep fresh air flowing into the nose/mouth area and to assist with helmet demisting.

The Qwart Phoenix Modular System

The most significant design feature of the Qwart Phoenix is its modular nature. Designer Xavier Marigo spent 5 years designing and prototyping the helmet, taking great care to ensure that parts are owner replaceable.

You can swap out (almost) every element of the helmet and replace it with aftermarket parts in different colors – this allows riders to match their helmets to their bikes (and/or gear), and it allows them to change up the look of their helmet with nothing more than an Allen key (also known as a Hex key).

Once you have your Qwart you’re able to order the custom trim and vents from your local (or internet) distributor, and the helmet’s removable lining can also be replaced by the owner – in a variety of colors and materials.

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Qwart Helmets - A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet

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Chapal Leather Driver’s Helmet – Race Like It’s 1939 https://silodrome.com/chapal-leather-drivers-helmet/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:42 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=76257 Chapal Leather Driver’s Helmet – Race Like It’s 1939

Chapal is a Paris-based company founded in 1832, Charles Lindbergh famously wore a Chapal jacket when he became the first person to fly across the Atlantic in 1927 from Long Island to Paris, taking 33 1⁄2-hours. The French company developed a line of jackets and leather helmets for early aviators, these were later repurposed by...

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Chapal Leather Driver’s Helmet – Race Like It’s 1939

Chapal is a Paris-based company founded in 1832, Charles Lindbergh famously wore a Chapal jacket when he became the first person to fly across the Atlantic in 1927 from Long Island to Paris, taking 33 1⁄2-hours.

The French company developed a line of jackets and leather helmets for early aviators, these were later repurposed by racing drivers and put to use on the race tracks of the 1930s. Chapal would be commissioned by the US Military to produce sheepskin leather jackets for pilots during WWII, and as a testament to their build quality many of these jackets have survived to the modern day.

The Chapal Leather Driver’s Helmet is designed to be true to the helmets worn by many of the greatest racing drivers of the early to mid 20th century – men like Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss. Each helmet is made from high-quality sheepskin leather lined with quitled cotton jersey for comfort – even after hours of racing. As these helmets were first worn by pilots they keep their ear flaps – designed to allow you to wear a radio headset for communicating with ground control.

The helmet is fastened with a double-D ring, there’s also a loop in the back for goggles, and a tightening buckle along the brow. Each Chapal helmet is made bespoke on demand, in sizes from 54 to 61, and in colors including red, tan, blue, and white.

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The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet https://silodrome.com/nexx-xg200-flat-6-motorcycle-helmet/ Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:00:04 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=75877 The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet

The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 is a modern helmet – with retro styling cues that’ll look right at home on a vintage motocross bike, a scrambler, or well-worn R 80 GS. Nexx is a European company that still makes all of their helmets in the EU with a strong focus on high build quality and...

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The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet

The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 is a modern helmet – with retro styling cues that’ll look right at home on a vintage motocross bike, a scrambler, or well-worn R 80 GS. Nexx is a European company that still makes all of their helmets in the EU with a strong focus on high build quality and premium materials.

The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet

The XG200 Flat 6 helmet family all use the same X-matrix shell – a proprietary combination of fiberglass with organic fibers, aramid fibers, and carbon reinforcement. This allows a very high level of strength and resistance to object incursion, with a lighter weight relative to a traditional fiberglass shell.

Inside the shell you’ll find an impact-absorbing EPS foam liner, with a final layer of soft padding with breathable and anti-allergenic (removable and washable) fabric lining. The total weight of the helmet is 1200 grams, that’s approximately 42 ounces, and each one comes with a removable sun visor/peak that attaches courtesy of 3 snaps.

The face port has a wide, open aperture to allow excellent vision and airflow, both vital for those southern California desert races, and there are two shell sizes to ensure a less bulky fit for those with smaller heads.

The Nexx XG200 meets or exceeds the DOT (USA), ECE (Europe) and NBR (Brazil) helmet safety certification standards, making it one of the most highly-rated of the retro-modern helmet designs.

The Flat 6 series is made up of 3 unique colorways based on the XG200 family. Each feature a prominent “6” on the side, which can function as your racing number should you happen to find yourself taking part in vintage scrambles or enduro racing.

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Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet – Modern Safety In A Retro Helmet https://silodrome.com/bell-moto-3-ace-cafe-gp-66-helmet/ Thu, 08 Mar 2018 04:00:51 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=74384 Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet – Modern Safety In A Retro Helmet

The Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet looks almost identical to the helmets worn by enduro, scrambler, motocross, and desert riders in the 1970s. Despite this vintage look, the helmets are made using modern materials to modern safety standards – meeting or surpassing both the DOT (American) and ECE 22.05 (European) helmet certification standards....

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Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet – Modern Safety In A Retro Helmet

The Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet looks almost identical to the helmets worn by enduro, scrambler, motocross, and desert riders in the 1970s. Despite this vintage look, the helmets are made using modern materials to modern safety standards – meeting or surpassing both the DOT (American) and ECE 22.05 (European) helmet certification standards.

In recent years Bell has introduced the Bell Bullitt, a retro full-face road helmet, the Bell 500 series, a retro 3/4 face helmet, and most recently the Bell Moto-3, a retro enduro/motocross helmet. Each of these designs have proven popular on their own merit, and each is made using a modern lightweight fiberglass composite shell as their primary structure.

The variant you see here is the new Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet, it was designed in collaboration with the team at the iconic Ace Cafe in London – the original home of the now world-famous cafe racer motorcycle genre.

The Ace Cafe had humble beginnings as a transport cafe in Stonebridge, north-west London, but due to its proximity to the new North Circular Road it became a hotspot for amateur motorcycle racers on their Tritons, Nortons, BSAs, and Ariels. Riders would challenge each other to race, and as the legend has it they would play a record on the jukebox, then race to get back before the song finished.

The helmet features a Union Jack inspired red, white, and blue livery with a red stripe on the right, and a blue stripe on the left. It ships with the detachable sunvisor, and there’s an Ace Cafe logo on the back – celebrating 80 years since their founding.

Importantly, Bell builds the Moto-3 in three different shell sizes, allowing small, medium, and large headed people to get a size exactly right for them – very important for safety. It has a full internal EPS liner (including on the chin bar), and a removable/washable anti-microbial terrycloth liner.

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The Snell M2015 Certified Simpson Street Bandit Helmet https://silodrome.com/simpson-street-bandit-helmet-motorcycle/ Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:00:27 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=71526 The Snell M2015 Certified Simpson Street Bandit Helmet

The Simpson Street Bandit Helmet has a shell design used since the 1970s by the iconic American company founded by Bill Simpson back in the ’50s. The impact that Simpson has had can’t be overstated, Bill invented the drag racing parachute and the Nomex fire-proof racing suit now worn by all professional racing drivers from...

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The Snell M2015 Certified Simpson Street Bandit Helmet

The Simpson Street Bandit Helmet has a shell design used since the 1970s by the iconic American company founded by Bill Simpson back in the ’50s. The impact that Simpson has had can’t be overstated, Bill invented the drag racing parachute and the Nomex fire-proof racing suit now worn by all professional racing drivers from Formula 1 to the Lawn Mower Racing League.

Bill Simpson and the 100 mph Parachute

Simpson was a drag racing driver who suffered a catastrophic accident in 1958 – breaking both arms and quickly developing much more interest in safety. After the crash his uncle who owned a military surplus store suggested he slow down the cars after the 1/4 mile dash using ex-military parachutes.

Bill and his dragster driving friend Mike Sorokin came up with a basic prototype, they attached it to the tow hitch of a Chevy station wagon and Bill deployed it by tossing it out the window once Mike got it up to 100 mph.

The experiment didn’t go well.

The Chevy lost control and flew off the road into plant nursery causing significant damage but not seriously hurting either man. They were briefly jailed after the incident, but this didn’t diminish their interest, and once they were out of the clink, they perfected the parachute design that’s now used ubiquitously throughout the drag racing world.

The Simpson Street Bandit Helmet

The basic design of the Simpson Street Bandit Helmet was first developed in the 1970s, and it quickly became the de facto choice for drag racing drivers in the USA. It features twin open/close vents at the forehead and twin chin vents on either side of the mouth.

This version of the design specifically for motorcyclists has an enlarged eye port area for excellent field of vision, and it passed the exceedingly challenging Snell M2015 safety standard – a gold standard in the world of motorcycle helmets.

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Nexx X.G200 Offroad Superhunky Helmet https://silodrome.com/nexx-xg200-offroad-helmet/ Tue, 02 Jan 2018 03:00:02 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=69722 Nexx X.G200 Offroad Superhunky Helmet

The Nexx X.G200 Offroad is a new helmet by the European company designed to appeal to those who race off road – or those who want a classically styled helmet with a wide face port offering excellent field of view and ventilation. Nexx is based in Portugal, and they’re one of the last major helmet...

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Nexx X.G200 Offroad Superhunky Helmet

The Nexx X.G200 Offroad is a new helmet by the European company designed to appeal to those who race off road – or those who want a classically styled helmet with a wide face port offering excellent field of view and ventilation.

Nexx is based in Portugal, and they’re one of the last major helmet manufacturers to be based in the EU. They’ve resisted moving their manufacturing to China or elsewhere in the developing world despite the fact it would significantly lower costs – because they want to keep a close eye on quality at every stage of the production process.

The Nexx X.G200 was designed with two shell sizes – allowing a precise fit for those with slightly smaller or larger heads, and it has a strong, lightweight shell with carbon reinforcement in the chin area.

The face port is large and wide, and there are additional vents in the chin bar and just below the sun visor. Internally the lining is fully removable and washable, with anti-sweat and anti-allergenic properties.

The sun visor is removable, and can be adjusted to get the angle to your liking. There are currently shells available with five liveries to choose from, the one shown here is called the “Super Hunky”, which will be endlessly entertaining to your friends down at the MX track.

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Halley Helmet Rack https://silodrome.com/halley-helmet-rack/ Fri, 08 Dec 2017 04:00:09 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=68372 Halley Helmet Rack

The Halley Helmet Rack has been designed as a helmet holder you might actually want in your home, with a large spherical ball to distribute weight evenly and avoid pressure points on the helmet’s delicate EPS foam. Helmet racks are a great way to store and showcase helmets, and it’s a much better way to...

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Halley Helmet Rack

The Halley Helmet Rack has been designed as a helmet holder you might actually want in your home, with a large spherical ball to distribute weight evenly and avoid pressure points on the helmet’s delicate EPS foam.

Helmet racks are a great way to store and showcase helmets, and it’s a much better way to store them than placing them on a flat surface like a table or desk, as this tends to allow sweat and moisture to fester and begin causing problems with mould.

Each Halley Helmet Rack has a laser cut backing plate, with a bent steel arm, and a stainless steel sphere – and they can be assembled in 5 minutes and installed in another 5, so long as you have a drill handy.

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AGV X3000 AGO 1 Full Face Helmet https://silodrome.com/agv-x3000-ago-1-helmet/ Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:00:32 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=68185 AGV X3000 AGO 1 Full Face Helmet

The new AGV X3000 AGO 1 is a classically-styled full face helmet from the famed Italian company that’s likely to find a long list of prospective buyers. Retro lids like this are one of the fastest growing market segments in the motorcycle helmet world, and many of the major manufacturers either already have retro helmets out,...

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AGV X3000 AGO 1 Full Face Helmet

The new AGV X3000 AGO 1 is a classically-styled full face helmet from the famed Italian company that’s likely to find a long list of prospective buyers.

Retro lids like this are one of the fastest growing market segments in the motorcycle helmet world, and many of the major manufacturers either already have retro helmets out, or have them in development.

The X3000 AGO 1 is part of the new AGV Legends series, each designed to look like classic helmets from the golden era, but built with modern materials and methods, to pass modern safety certification.

AGV based the design of the X3000 on the helmet worn by Giacomo Agostini, with the AGO 1 featuring a shell colour scheme similar to the one favourited by the legendary Italian rider. The helmet even keeps the contoured chin piece, which Agostini liked so he could lean down on the tank at speed.

The helmet has a clever ventilation device hidden within the visor port, and there’s a removable embroidered leather interior. AGV are offering the X3000 in three shell sizes (XS-MS, ML-LG, XL-2XL) to ensure a low profile fit for all head sizes, and the shell features ACF (Advanced Composite Fiber) fiberglass construction.

The visor is a high-strength unit with twin studs for securing it in the closed position, and it’a highly likely that AGV will offer both smoked and fully tinted visors for sale as aftermarket parts.

We’re expecting the X3000 to sell out as soon as it hits the shelves, but if you want to get in ahead of the crowd you can pre-order below.

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Twenty / 20 Helmet Art Exhibition https://silodrome.com/20-twenty-helmet-art-exhibition/ Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:25 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=68630 Twenty / 20 Helmet Art Exhibition

A few months ago the team behind Sabotage Motorcycles, Giles and Andy, began developing a project to get 20 of the best artists in Australia to each take a motorcycle fuel tank and give it their own signature look. It quickly became apparent that finding 20 vintage fuel tanks in close to identical condition is...

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Twenty / 20 Helmet Art Exhibition

A few months ago the team behind Sabotage Motorcycles, Giles and Andy, began developing a project to get 20 of the best artists in Australia to each take a motorcycle fuel tank and give it their own signature look.

It quickly became apparent that finding 20 vintage fuel tanks in close to identical condition is close to impossible, but a conversation with the team behind DMD Helmets resulted in a pivot – and 20 brand new white DMD lids were shipped to Sydney for the project. Now instead of painting fuel tanks, the varied group of artists would be painting wearable motorcycle helmets.

After months of organizing the helmets are now all complete, and they’re each being offered for sale on eBay with 100% of the proceeds going to the Movember Foundation.

Official Twenty/20 Event Description

The team at Sabotage Motorcycles, in association with Art Pharmacy, have curated 20 DMD Helmets that have each been hand-painted by a hand-picked group of Sydney-based artists. With a truly wide range of styles, from renowned mural artists such as Scott Marsh, Sindy Sinn, Mike Watt, and Karen Farmer, to contemporary aboriginal artists Blak Douglas and Jason Wing, and the bold geometric styles of Nico, through to exceptional emerging talent such as Apeseven, Ingrid Wilson, Vincent Buret, Amy Roser, M-Lon, Skulk to name a few.

The opening night saw well over 400 people through the door with Young Henrys and Sailor Jerry providing refreshments.

If you want to own one of these wearable and truly one-off works, then now’s your chance. They are being auctioned right now through eBay – but be quick, the auction ends on 7th December. On top of that, 100% of the profits raised from the helmet auction will go to Movember Foundation, which funds research into men’s health and prostate cancer.

A huge amount of support has been given for this event, with DMD kindly providing the ‘blank canvas’ helmets, Smith Concepts have donated their time to clear-coat each one to ensure a shiny and durable finish, Vandal Sydney and Art Pharmacy for the space, and Throttle Roll for some great images of the night and also some of the artists working on the helmets in their studios.

VANDAL Gallery: 16-30 Vine St, Redfern NSW 2016 – Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

All eBay helmet listings can be seen here: bit.ly/twenty20art

⇞ Vincent Buret: Vincent Buret is a Sydney-based Furniture Designer focused on communicating ideas through form and material with simplicity and poetic expression. Vincent’s work nods to minimalist aesthetics, simplicity in shapes, new technologies and durability. With a Dual French/Australian nationality, Vincent has spent exactly 16 years in each country.

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⇞ Skulk: Skulk is a Sydney-based visual artist working across painting, drawing and muralism.
Expressive large-scale murals and playful characters have long-formed the basis of Skulk’s practice, but his more recent work shows an exciting development toward figurative abstraction, yet retaining a strong sense of style and authentic energy.

Skulk has held multiple Solo Exhibitions, in both Sydney and Berlin, and regularly participates in group shows at galleries such as Ambush, Kind-Of-Gallery, The Tate and No Vacancy Gallery. He was also named in the ‘Top 50 Australian Street Artists’ Exhibition at The Glasshouse, and exhibited at ‘OutPost Project’ on Cockatoo Island.

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⇞ Scott Marsh: Scott Marsh (b. 1984) is an Australian fine artist who picked up his first spray can at the age of 12 and begin tagging the streets of his Sydney neighbourhood. In his teens, his focus turned to train carriages. He embarked on several tours of railyards across the globe, forging a reputation as one of the most talented graffiti writers of his generation and taking the so-called Sydney-style to bold new levels.

In 2009, he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Painting, at the UNSW COFA (College of Fine Arts) and soon after began receiving commissions for large scale commercial murals.

His political murals, rendered on an enormous scale, have garnered world-wide attention, dealing with issues as diverse as liquor-licencing laws (Casino Mike, 2016), to environmentalism (Reef Killers, 2017) and Marriage Equality (Bride of Tony Abbott, 2017).

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⇞ Sindy Sinn: Sindy Sinn is a Sydney based illustrator, specialising in low-brow high-art. He is the Head Illustrator and Co-Founder of Snake Eyes Studio in Newtown. His artwork has branded countless bands, bars and beer, including The Rubens, Young Henry’s, Tropfest, Bauer Media, Universal Records, The Misfits, Peking Duk.

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⇞ Oodlies / Joi Murugavell: It’s hard not to be enchanted by the “oodlies” that crawl around on large paper squares, brought to life by Australian artist, Joi Murugavell. Her paintings are part abstract art — with large, blocked-out colorful shapes, and part Dr. Suess — with zany characters that all meet and interact. Joi creates a world where bizarre characters act out the nuanced interactions that we all face in our day-to-day life.

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⇞ Nico: Nico is a Sydney-based artist whose works can be found in public spaces and private collections all around the world. Nico’s works are vibrant, bold and highly decorative. Nico’s overall aesthetic is reflective of his background as a graphic designer, with a high level of importance being placed on traditional design elements and principals. Nico has created hundreds of street-based works throughout Australia, Europe and Asia in addition to regularly exhibiting and having work published internationally. Nico aims to bring positive change to the urban landscape and broader society through the creation and dissemination of uplifting artwork.

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⇞ Nev Sety: Nev Sety is a Sydney based stencil artist whose work can be seen on walls in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Starting off with sticker art before moving onto paste ups, life-sized stencils and then large scale murals, his work has been constantly changing as he continues to push himself to face new challenges. Drawn to the therapeutic and meditative effects that the cutting and painting of stencils provides, Nev hopes to bring his viewers of his work along on his journey of learning and self-discovery.

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⇞ Mike Watt: Mike Watt is a Sydney based artist who uses a variety of mediums and methods to make his work, which normally consist of his distinctively gnarly characters. He draws inspiration from people he sees in the street and is fascinated with their weird details and quirks which he pushes into his work. He is also obsessed with pop culture and often creates his own version of existing characters. He’s been painting walls since the year 2000 and has been drawing for much longer.

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⇞ M-Lon: Miguel Gonzalez [AKA: M-Lon] from Caracas, Venezuela currently based in Sydney, Australia. Graduated in Architecture, self-taught in visual arts and illustration, mostly paints animals as metaphors of human behaviour inside society and issues that affect the people living in it. Has participated in murals, art for video-games, concept art for the TV industry; publications, and has been part of national and international collective and solo exhibitions. Co-founder and director of La Crème Creative and Kayapa Creative Studio on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

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⇞ Lauren Webster: Lauren Webster is an artist based in Sydney whose work has been exhibited across Australia and Internationally. Webster is also known to work under the pseudonym Lauren and The Lost Boys. Lauren Webster’s artwork speaks of desert dreamscapes, heartache and highway adventures. Her language draws strongly on vintage sentiments and aesthetics while remaining distinctly her own.

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⇞ Kyle Smith: Kyle Smith is a world-renowned custom car and motorcycle painter who dapples in various mediums and techniques, including metal flake, pin-striping, vinyl and more. With artwork and vehicles featured in shows around the globe, he can boast specialising in painting anything from motorcycles, Hot Rods, and helmets, to skateboard art, and custom metal flake roof layouts.

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⇞ Karen Farmer: Karen Farmer is an internationally recognised artist based in Sydney who uses painting as a linchpin where her surfaces become as important as the imagery. At around five years of age she began using painting as a way of describing the world, which forged a path and became a lifelong journey to become an artist.

An award winning artist locally Farmer has also become a regular exhibitor in New York and LA with her work held in collections globally. Soon to release a book about her “Bad Magpies” her recent work seeks to reveal the nature of the activist avenger which she explores using a magpie motif.

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⇞ Ingrid Wilson: Ingrid Wilson (IIMWII) is a Sydney-based artist completing her Masters of Fine Art at UNSW Art & Design. Inspired by typography and cognitive science, IIMWII explores the process of manipulation, pushing figures or words beyond recognition. Exploring a range of mediums, her current practice is focused on abstract fluid painting and portrait illustration.

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⇞ Ginger Taylor: Ginger Taylor is a Sydney based artist, who started her creative career at age four drawing on paper tablecloths in restaurants. Later on she was always getting detention throughout her high school years for drawing on anything she could manage. These days you can find her painting murals throughout Sydney, customising bowling pins, motorbike helmets, moonshine jugs, painting watercolour portraits of people, and generally making everyday objects interesting and pretty. Her influences include – neon signs, country music, white trash and glitter.

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⇞ Kentaro Yoshida: Kentaro Yoshida was born and raised in Japan, and moved to Australia when he was age of 18. After a decade, now he is an illustrator / artist, currently based in Manly, Northern Beaches of Sydney in Australia.

He is passionate with both traditional and digital method of drawing. He has worked with various international brands for their campaign to individual for completely personalised private commission.

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⇞ Jason Wing: As an artist Jason Wing questions our understanding of history and of our current socio-political reality. Wing repurposes everyday objects and imagery, creating works that are both visually confronting and deceptively simple. Wing was recently selected in the Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Wing’s work is held in both private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Artbank, Sydney; and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Virginia, USA.

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⇞ Blak Douglas: Art career now spanning two decades. Hailing from western Sydney, born to a Koori Father/Caucasian Mother. B.A. in Graphic Design, majoring in illustration & photography, became self-practiced in painting with a style influenced by the study of Graphic Design and devoutly politicised per social justice. Widely collected.

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⇞ Apeseven: George Hambov aka Apeseven grew up in the 1980’s Sydney skateboard scene. Freehand aerosol and traditional brush techniques are evident with works primarily incorporating mixed media (acrylics, aerosol, inks, found paper and objects). His current works focus on complex bio-feedback driven loops involving a tapestry of pattern, animals and skeletal structures. His work is held in a number of private collections in the USA, UK, Japan, Australia and has exhibited in National Gallery of Victoria and Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, USA).

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⇞ Amy Roser: Amy Roser is a Sydney based artist who hails from sunny Queensland. With a fascination for philosophy, art in place and weird things that people do, Roser channels her ever changing obsessions (currently including typography, the colour pink, Candy Chang, Alain de Botton, Jenny Holzer) and always flowers into her artwork. She works as the Art Pharmacy Consulting curator-in-residence, as well as the Vandal Gallery Manager.

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⇞ Simon Lovelace: Lovelace’s pop imagery is subversive and derisive and is reminiscent of 1970’s exploitation film in its use of manipulation and previously ‘innocent’ images and characters.

Simon Lovelace’s work balances intimacy with Kitsch. Alluding to a neo-pop expression, its success lies in the observer’s desire for a perverse moment, access to a reality they can only live through the artist’s personal studio time. His art allows a voyeurism often alluded to but restricted by others, genuine rude openness – refreshing.

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Biltwell Gringo Safe-T Yellow Helmet https://silodrome.com/biltwell-gringo-safe-t-yellow-helmet/ Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:00:35 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=68044 Biltwell Gringo Safe-T Yellow Helmet

The Biltwell Gringo Safe-T Yellow is a new shell color option for the popular full face, a helmet that’s quickly becoming a de facto choice in the sub-$200 retro category. The Gringo costs just $149.95 USD – this is affordable for almost everyone. And unlike 3/4 face helmets that are common in the world of...

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Biltwell Gringo Safe-T Yellow Helmet

The Biltwell Gringo Safe-T Yellow is a new shell color option for the popular full face, a helmet that’s quickly becoming a de facto choice in the sub-$200 retro category.

The Gringo costs just $149.95 USD – this is affordable for almost everyone. And unlike 3/4 face helmets that are common in the world of vintage and classic motorcycles, the Gringo offers full face protection – after all it’s important to protect that hole in the front of your face where the beer goes in.

Each Gringo helmet is made from an injection-molded ABS outer shell with hand-painted finish, they have an expanded polystyrene inner shell, a hand-sewn brushed Lycra liner with contrasting diamond-stitched quilted open-cell foam padding, internal BioFoam chin pad with hand-sewn contrast stitching, rugged plated steel D-ring neck strap with adjustment strap end retainer and a rubber edging on shell and eye port.

They’re built to DOT certification standards, they are also available with a series of visors, bubble shields and goggles – making them a solid choice for an inexpensive, all-weather, all-season helmet.

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