Kink added two new colorways to Tony Hamlin’s signature Solace frame, the blood red and trans blue. For more photos and specifications, you need to visit their page. These two colors looks pretty sick to me.
If you are looking for a job, Kink is hiring for a in house associate art director and graphic designer. For ful job listing, read below.
“For Immediate Release – March 1st, 2013
Kink Bike Co is now hiring for an in house associate art director and graphic designer. Kink is looking
for someone passionate both in design and BMX to add to our creative department. Send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Location: Rochester, New York (Kink Headquarters)
Position Description and Responsibilities:
-Print advertisement campaigns and design.
-Packaging creation and design.
-Complete bike and parts graphic and decal design.
-Apparel and softgoods design (tags, trim, shirt graphics, etc).
-Promotional item design (POP, brochures, flyers, accessories).
-Print and online catalogs.
-Creating motion graphics for promotional and riding videos.
-Online/web advertisement campaigns and design (web banners, etc).
-Website design and updating.
-Updating and promoting social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc).
-Creation and deployment online flipbooks/catalogs.
-Creation and deployment of email newsletters
-College degree preferred but not mandatory.
-1-2 years of experience in action sports design desired.
-Strong knowledge of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver).
-Knowledge on latest CMS software (WordPress), HTML, CSS, etc.
-Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Google Mail software.
-Knowledge of Adobe Premiere and After Effects preferred but not mandatory.
-Excellent time management and organizational skills.
-Must be detail oriented and have good people skills.
-Able to work well in a group environment.
-Able to meet deadlines, accomplish tasks with minimal supervision and provide mistake-free work.
-Work closely with photographer for catalog layouts, ads, website, etc.
-Business to business experience desired (working directly with suppliers and vendors).”
Kink has their new 2013 spring authentic apparel line now online for you to check out. The scroll book will show you all their T-shirts, tank tops, jeans and shorts, so make you way over there to and take a peek. Stuff looks really good to me.
Kink posted a sneak peek of their new and upcoming flangless grips, made by ODI. Nice and soft they say will be and I sure believe them, more info and release date soon.
It is Jorge Arias aka Kazique who has been added to the Kink team for the 2013 and will be representing them in Colombia. Expect some big stuff from this guy, especially while he will be spending time in the USA with the rest of the crew.
Kink will be doing print ads in a slightly different way for 2013, or at some point in a way not related to BMX at all. To kick things off, they released the first print ad in the series of “Off The Clock” ads featuring Aaron Smith and also a behind the scenes video to show you who ad was shot. This is cool.
“Whether we are traveling, designing new products, or working on our apparel line, we are always trying to think outside the box. Bringing something new to the scene, the industry, and the media is something we take pride in, and work hard to do. When it came time to evaluate our ads and come up with some new ideas we knew it had to be something fresh; something that strayed from the predictable cheeky product placements and in your face website URLs and fax numbers. Instead, we wanted to portray a barebones, and somewhat abstract set of ads. Ads that not only appeal to everyone, but are also visually striking, intriguing and insightful. We accomplished all of this by simply giving you a glimpse into our riders as regular people, what they do off their bikes, as normal everyday dudes trying to enjoy their hobbies and the finer things in life, far away from injuries, clip counts, contracts, layovers, drama and the pressures of riding a little kids bike for a living. We hope you enjoy a glance into who these guys are off their bikes, and have as much fun finding out more about them as we did.”
Kink dropped a quick interview update with Ben Hittle, where they catch about the cold winter days, New York City, Ben’s footage for the upcoming Kink Squash It Dvd and more. You can find the interview up on their page.
Guys over at Kink started new year with dropping a sneak peek of their new frame that they have been working on for a while, called the Titan. This is a prototype that Aaron Smith put together to test it out. No release date nor specifications yet. Titan for Titans.