Atomic Bob & 5-Ball Leather
Personalized Lowbrow Art & Leather for you, your company or your club
Our virtual artist in residence, Atomic Bob, creates lowbrow masterpieces that engage the senses, delight the eyes and creates plenty of discussion no matter where you go. Along with his business partner, SaraBelle, they make up Atomic Dice Studio Arts.
Using the same paint as he uses while pinstriping,1 Shot, Atomic Bob utilizes oil based lettering enamels that delivers vibrancy, flexibility and durability. The Atomic one is known for his clean and sharp lines as well as his outstanding creativity.
Designs on 5-Ball Leathers has gone through a year of testing. The paint is not a protection layer. It can be rubbed off by road rash, but it can not be rubbed off from your fingers. Natural wear and tear provides an acceptable patina to the design.
Because the paint provides a consistent flow, you will see an absence of brush marks and instead edges that are clean and sharp. It’s deal for use on leather.
Atomic Bob use a specialty brush known as a pinstriping brush made out of squirrel hair. He has his own unique style as well as being inspired by Hot Rods stripers of the Kustom Kulture like Von Dutch, Dean Jeffries and Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.
About Lowbrow Art
Lowbrow is also commonly referred to as pop surrealism. Lowbrow, or lowbrow art, describes an underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles, California, area in the late 1970s. It is a populist art movement with its cultural roots in underground comix, punk music, and hot-rod cultures of the street.
It is also often known by the name pop surrealism. Lowbrow art often has a sense of humor – sometimes the humor is gleeful, sometimes impish, and sometimes it is a sarcastic comment. Some origins of lowbrow's approach can be traced to art movements of the early 20th century, specifically the works of the Dadaists and the leading proponents of the American Regionalism movement.
In some sense lowbrow art is about exploring and critiquing those distinctions, and it thus shares similarities with the pop art of the 1960s and early 70s.