I’ve moved the blog to a new domain. I call it Sketch Pit. Hope you will pop by and see what the heck is going on in the pit.
Lots of stuff is going on these days. Working on post production for Flake & Flames, painting cars and motorcycles, and designing posters for guys like James and Patrick that are putting on a new motocycle show in Denmark. The show is called The Castle Run, and is a pre 1984 vintage custom and classic bike show. Here’s the poster I did for them.
I will be there to pinstripe what ever comes my way, and I might even have a new t-shirt or two out by then to push as well.
All the info you need about the show can be found on their blog http://thecastlerun.blogspot.com/
They featured my artwork in German Customized Magazin issue 15.
Thank you very much guys.
My pinstriping colleagues have been nagging me that I didn’t have a proper artist name. I always just used my real name Jesper Bram. Never could think of anything suitable as an artist name. It’s popular to use “von”-something. But out of respect for the generation of pinstripers that came before me, I’m not sure I deserve a “von”. It’s popular because of artists like Von Franco, Von Dutch etc. But that’s their thing. So what the hell to do. People always gets “Jesper” wrong and call me “Jasper”. But “Bram” seems to be universally understandable. “Mr.” or “Mister” is kind of used by various artists in different fields. I’m also a very big fan of the Japanese artist “Mr.G“. So recently at the annual Thinner Weekend in Finland, I decided I will try on “Mr.Bram” to see how that works. For me it’s simple, not too artsy fartsy and a tribute to an artist I admire very much and can only hope to one day achieve the same level of excellence.
So here’s some recent works under the artist name Mr.Bram. Thank you for looking.
Three Moron Productions proudly presents a Weekend of Mayhem and Madness at Custombike 2011 in Bad Salzuflen. Come and hang out with us at the most wacky booth at the show. We might even be there from time to time to share a beer with you. There will also be some LIVE pinstriping, and opportunity to get your hands on some cool merch like the Flake & Flames T-shirt, The Pixeleye Calendar, or the newly realeased 2nd edition DILLARRM t-shirt.
Here’s one of the latest commission t-shirt designs I did. The whole t-shirt thing is picking up pretty good. Got 4-5 more commission jobs in that I need to finish. Also need to create more design for my own shop. That means some good old quality time with the drawing board. We like that.
A Sneak peak into the world of “Flake & Flames” an upcoming Kustom Kulture documentary featuring international artists like Dirty Donny, COOP, The Pizz, Von Franco, Dan Collins, Bob Spina, Frank Kozik, Robert Kruse, Big P, Pekka Wizz, Blaster, Empire 32, Nefarious and more… out on DVD in 2012! flakeandflames.com
Check out how to get your hands on the DVD and other cool stuff by supporting the making of the movie http://www.indiegogo.com/flakeandflames
Producer: Jesper Bram
Director of Photography: Dirk Behlau
Directors: Jesper Bram & Dirk Behlau
Filmed by: Jesper Bram & Dirk Behlau
Music by “The Black Angels”
Edited by “WEDNESDAY”
Shot with: Canon 5D Mark II & Canon 7D
“The world famous Kool Lifestyle Photographer Dirk “The Pixeleye” Behlau and the acclaimed Pinstriper and Artist, Jesper Bram join forces on an astonishing adventure to make a documentary Film about the Kustom Kulture movement around the globe.”
Dirk and Jesper will spend a year going from California through Europe and end in Japan in search of the coolest Kustom Kulture people and events on the planet. Picking the brains of living legends, up and coming artists and builders within the culture.
The guys seek out some of the hottest Kustom Kulture spots and get some of the worlds best car and motorcycle builders, tattoo artists, pinstripers, custom painters and pin-up models to share their tricks and experience.
Who are these two morons?
Dirk Behlau, aka „The Pixeleye“, born in 1971, is an internationally acclaimed designer and photographer from Cologne/Germany. Since 1999, he has created individual high-class solutions for international customers in his design-studio „Pixeleye Interactive“. www.pixeleye.de
Dirk Behlau has previously directed the DVD “Drag Racing – Turtman Switzerland 2007”, as well as shot several trailers and teasers for the legendary finnish rockband Leningrad Cowboys and other bands.
Jesper Bram, born 1973 is a renowned Danish pinstriper and artist. He has a strong background in advertising and holds multiple awards and nominations in graphic design. As an entrepreneur, Jesper has been involved in several large scale international projects since the mid nineties.
Jesper has been into custom cars and motorcycles since childhood and has been drawing just as long. In 2009 he founded his automotive pinstriping and design studio J.Bram Kustom Graphics. www.pinstriping.dk
The 1929 Woodys Speed Shop Roadster painted by J.Bram is featured on the cover of the new Motor Maniacs Magazine. The graphics on the car is designed, painted, lettered, and gold leafed by Jesper Bram.
Here’s a video we did from the photo shoot.
You might have noticed that we are making this movie about some of the greatest artists the Kustom Kulture has to offer. The film is called flake and flames and will be out in 2012. Everything is really looking good, and it’s a gigantic privilege to work with such talented people. Everybody has been super nice and helpful. We got Dirty Donny designing the official super rad movie t-shirt. Rob Kruze hooked us up with The Pizz and Von Franco. Dynotones let’s us use their music in the film. We got several Magazines doing write ups spreading the word about the project, like Kustom Magazine, Deadbeat, Pinstriping and Kustom Graphics, Timeless, Dynamite, Custom Garage and more. Lots of blogs are spreading the news as well, MyRideIsMe, Helmet Hair, Lowtech, Fuel Tank Tv, just to name a few. The support is great it keeps us ignited and eager to do our very best.
How can YOU help?
It’s pretty simple. We are raising money to do the last filming. We need to raise 18.000$ before August 31. All you have to do is pre-order the DVD and you have helped us out a tremendous deal. By pre-ordering now not only do you get a signed copy of the DVD sent to your door free of charge for normal retail price, you also get some cool swag and the option to get your greasy butt involved in a movie about Kustom Kulture the world has never seen before. Check out the options here