We would like to announce one of our judges for the Design in Motion Car Battle, distinguished automotive and custom hot rod designer Larry Erickson. Among Larry’s extensive automotive design experience, he was the chief designer behind the 2005 Mustang and CCS’s Transportation Design Chair for the Masters program. Larry has worked with top designers in the industry including Chip Foose and Boyd Coddington with the ZZ Top’s Cadzilla.

The new Dim Battles t-shirts are out! #dimbattles #DesignInMotion #ADT #middlecott #arsoncapital #heavenlydogs

The new Dim Battles t-shirts are out! #dimbattles #DesignInMotion #ADT #middlecott #arsoncapital #heavenlydogs

Overview

About 
ν  The second annual DIM Battles (Design in Motion) 
     presented by Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment, Heavenly Dogs and Arson Capitol.
ν  Showcasing underground design in Detroit with two battles: 
     a Graffiti/ Street Art Battle, a Custom Car Battle and an automotive design Sketchbattle.
ν  Party atmosphere with Detroit djs
ν  Run in conjunction with the Detroit Design Festival (DDF)
ν  An automotive themed event in keeping with Detroit’s roots
ν  Full wet bar and food

Location  
Tangent Gallery/ Hastings Ball Room
715 Milwaukee, Detroit

Date
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Times for Public
4PM till late: Open to public
4PM till 8PM: Car show 
5PM: Car Battle judging starts
6:30PM: Graffiti/ Street Art Battle judging starts
8PM till late: Party

Times for Contestants
12 noon: Graffiti/ Street Art contestants can come to start on their pieces
2PM: Car Battle contestants can arrive to park their cars and prepare for the battle

Overview

About 

ν  The second annual DIM Battles (Design in Motion) 

     presented by Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment, Heavenly Dogs and Arson Capitol.

ν  Showcasing underground design in Detroit with two battles: 

     a Graffiti/ Street Art Battle, a Custom Car Battle and an automotive design Sketchbattle.

ν  Party atmosphere with Detroit djs

ν  Run in conjunction with the Detroit Design Festival (DDF)

ν  An automotive themed event in keeping with Detroit’s roots

ν  Full wet bar and food

Location  

Tangent Gallery/ Hastings Ball Room

715 Milwaukee, Detroit

Date

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Times for Public

4PM till late: Open to public

4PM till 8PM: Car show 

5PM: Car Battle judging starts

6:30PM: Graffiti/ Street Art Battle judging starts

8PM till late: Party

Times for Contestants

12 noon: Graffiti/ Street Art contestants can come to start on their pieces

2PM: Car Battle contestants can arrive to park their cars and prepare for the battle

Automotive SKETCHBATTLE Rules
1. Free to enter2. To be a contestant send an example of your work to: info@middlecott.com3. Contestants will be chosen by the DIM Battle panel4. Contestants must bring their own “canvas”. Canvases can be anything including but not limited to: sketchbook, paper, newsprint, cardboard etc.5. Contestants must supply their own mediums and materials including but not limited to pens, pencils, markers, paint, etc.6. The sketches created must be automotive.7. “One tune, one sketch” will be the theme for the sketchbattle. We will play a series of songs and in the time it take for the song to play out the contestant must finish their sketch. The sketch should reflect the moods of that particular song. All sketches should be automotive.8. Sketchbattle runs from 8:00PM till 11:30PM with breaks in-between.

Judging CriteriaThree high level judges will rate each piece on a 1 to 10 scale for: ■ Sketch quality■ In-keeping with the song ■ Design
Prizes■ Custom trophy built by Mob Steel designed by Brook Banham■ Cash prizes

Automotive SKETCHBATTLE Rules

1. Free to enter
2. To be a contestant send an example of your work to: info@middlecott.com
3. Contestants will be chosen by the DIM Battle panel
4. Contestants must bring their own “canvas”. Canvases can be anything including but not limited to: sketchbook, paper, newsprint, cardboard etc.
5. Contestants must supply their own mediums and materials including but not limited to pens, pencils, markers, paint, etc.
6. The sketches created must be automotive.
7. “One tune, one sketch” will be the theme for the sketchbattle. We will play a series of songs and in the time it take for the song to play out the contestant must finish their sketch. The sketch should reflect the moods of that particular song. All sketches should be automotive.
8. Sketchbattle runs from 8:00PM till 11:30PM with breaks in-between.

Judging Criteria
Three high level judges will rate each piece on a 1 to 10 scale for: 
■ Sketch quality
■ In-keeping with the song 
■ Design

Prizes
■ Custom trophy built by Mob Steel designed by Brook Banham
■ Cash prizes

Graffiti/Street Art Battle Rules
1. Free to enter2. To be a contestant send an example of your work to: info@middlecott.com3. Contestants will be chosen by the DIM Battle panel4. Contestants must bring their own “canvas”. Canvases can be anything including but not limited to: a vehicle, plywood, stack of bricks, door, stretched canvas, etc. 5. Contestants must supply their own mediums and materials including but not limited to spray paint, other paint, stencils, wheat paste, etc. 6. The artwork created must be automotive themed7. Contestants can work on location and/ or can prepare sketches, stencils, wheat pastes etc. before the competition and bring their materials on-site for finalization8. Pieces must be finalized at the DIM Battles site between 12 noon and 6:30PM

Judging CriteriaThree high level judges will rate each piece on a 1 to 10 scale for: ■ Design■ In keeping with the automotive theme ■ Choice of mediums and “canvas”
Prizes■ Custom trophy built by Mob Steel designed by Brook Banham■ Cash prizes

Graffiti/Street Art Battle Rules

1. Free to enter
2. To be a contestant send an example of your work to: info@middlecott.com
3. Contestants will be chosen by the DIM Battle panel
4. Contestants must bring their own “canvas”. Canvases can be anything including but not limited to: a vehicle, plywood, stack of bricks, door, stretched canvas, etc. 
5. Contestants must supply their own mediums and materials including but not limited to spray paint, other paint, stencils, wheat paste, etc. 
6. The artwork created must be automotive themed
7. Contestants can work on location and/ or can prepare sketches, stencils, wheat pastes etc. before the competition and bring their materials on-site for finalization
8. Pieces must be finalized at the DIM Battles site between 12 noon and 6:30PM

Judging Criteria
Three high level judges will rate each piece on a 1 to 10 scale for: 
■ Design
■ In keeping with the automotive theme 
■ Choice of mediums and “canvas”

Prizes
■ Custom trophy built by Mob Steel designed by Brook Banham
■ Cash prizes

Car Battle Rules
1. Any customized cars welcome from donks, low riders, trucks, rat rods, hot rods, imports, and any level of customization2. Cars will be required to drive and park in front of the judging panel to show off their vehicles’ unique attributes3. Short q&a session by the judges with the owners/builders about why their vehicle should win4. Suggested donation fee per vehicle: $10

Judging Criteria1. Contestants will be allowed to present their vehicles in a rolling show in whatever manner they see fit provided it is legal and safe2. Three high level judges will rate each vehicle on a 1 to 10 scale for: ■ Design ■ Character ■ Wow factor ■ Originality3. Scores for the rolling show and the q&a will be added to select the overall winner
Prizes■ Custom trophy built by Mob Steel designed by Brook Banham■ Custom artwork collaboration of the winning vehicle by designer Brook Banham and street artist RAMEN
Disclaimer: Car owners take full responsibility for their vehicle. DIM Battles holds no responsibility for any damage or injury that may occur at the DIM Battles 2014 event.

Car Battle Rules

1. Any customized cars welcome from donks, low riders, trucks, rat rods, hot rods, imports, and any level of customization
2. Cars will be required to drive and park in front of the judging panel to show off their vehicles’ unique attributes
3. Short q&a session by the judges with the owners/builders about why their vehicle should win
4. Suggested donation fee per vehicle: $10

Judging Criteria
1. Contestants will be allowed to present their vehicles in a rolling show in whatever manner they see fit provided it is legal and safe
2. Three high level judges will rate each vehicle on a 1 to 10 scale for: 
■ Design 
■ Character 
■ Wow factor 
■ Originality
3. Scores for the rolling show and the q&a will be added to select the overall winner

Prizes
■ Custom trophy built by Mob Steel designed by Brook Banham
■ Custom artwork collaboration of the winning vehicle by designer Brook Banham and 
street artist RAMEN

Disclaimer: Car owners take full responsibility for their vehicle. DIM Battles holds no responsibility for any damage or injury that may occur at the DIM Battles 2014 event.

Announcing the second annual DIM Battles 2014 (Design in Motion) coming on 27th September. Underground Detroit design will be showcased in a party environment with 3x battles; a graffiti/street art battle, a show car battle and an automotive Sketchbattle. If you want to compete in the graff or sketch battle its free to enter. Please send examples of your work to the DIM FB site. If you want to showcase a car, there is a suggested donation of $10 per car. We will have Detroit DJS, food and drinks.

Announcing the second annual DIM Battles 2014 (Design in Motion) coming on 27th September. Underground Detroit design will be showcased in a party environment with 3x battles; a graffiti/street art battle, a show car battle and an automotive Sketchbattle. If you want to compete in the graff or sketch battle its free to enter. Please send examples of your work to the DIM FB site. If you want to showcase a car, there is a suggested donation of $10 per car. We will have Detroit DJS, food and drinks.

Design In Motion event showcasing underground design from Detroit. #middlecottsketchbattleexperiment #dimbattles #designinmotion #design #hotrod #ratrod #carshow #graffitibattle #sketchbattle  #mobsteel #sauvefoundation #detroitdesignfestival #ddf #middlecott

Design In Motion event showcasing underground design from Detroit. #middlecottsketchbattleexperiment #dimbattles #designinmotion #design #hotrod #ratrod #carshow #graffitibattle #sketchbattle #mobsteel #sauvefoundation #detroitdesignfestival #ddf #middlecott

Design process video for a illustration I did for the Delta sky Magazine.

As part of the August Issue of Delta Sky Magazine “Wheels Up” section I was asked to create a illustration in the spirit of Detroit. As this issue was about the Motor City, I sketched and rendered up a world map in an automotive design style. During the design process I sketched a Detroit cityscape which they used on the front cover though it was ultimately not used in the “Wheels Up” illustration.  

It’s in the planes now. Little illustration I did for Delta Sky magazine. Mag was about Detroit so I rendered it up in a car design way. #detroit #middlecott #cardesign #carsketch #deltaairlines #detroiticons #brookbanham #design #sketch #worldmap

It’s in the planes now. Little illustration I did for Delta Sky magazine. Mag was about Detroit so I rendered it up in a car design way. #detroit #middlecott #cardesign #carsketch #deltaairlines #detroiticons #brookbanham #design #sketch #worldmap

We are ramping up for another the second annual Design in Motion with Detroit Design Festival this September as another Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment. Here is a sneak peek of Brook’s poster artwork before collaboration with Ramen from Heavenly Dogs puts in his hot chick. The Design in Motion event showcases underground design in Detroit with an automotive bias. The event includes in the evening a show car battle and graffiti battle using a car as the canvas and a nightime Sketchbattle party that will go till real late. #arsoncapital #heavenlydogs #middlecott #brookbanham #DesignInMotion #DIMBattles #middlecottsketchbattleexperiment #hotrod #ratrod #sketchbattle #designcontest #design #sketching #dually #cardesign #vector 

We are ramping up for another the second annual Design in Motion with Detroit Design Festival this September as another Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment. Here is a sneak peek of Brook’s poster artwork before collaboration with Ramen from Heavenly Dogs puts in his hot chick. The Design in Motion event showcases underground design in Detroit with an automotive bias. The event includes in the evening a show car battle and graffiti battle using a car as the canvas and a nightime Sketchbattle party that will go till real late. #arsoncapital #heavenlydogs #middlecott #brookbanham #DesignInMotion #DIMBattles #middlecottsketchbattleexperiment #hotrod #ratrod #sketchbattle #designcontest #design #sketching #dually #cardesign #vector 

these are some of my classic sketches from back in the day,

Art Car from Burning Man 2004.

Art Car from Burning Man 2004.