Tuesday, July 07, 2009

ford of the day

Roland Fischer Briand who borrowed his collection of postcards and fleemarket photo acquisitions for scanning and being used in Thomas Draschan's aka John Ford's collage work pointed the Fordbrothers to the fact that the "fat car" by austrian artist Erwin Wurm in the MAK is actually a Ford. Even though he could not name the exact model we Fordbrothers, always being in search of great examples of Fordism as well as Unfordism are very greatful and highly aprreciate this information that gives us the oportunity to finally incorporate some contemporary art into our ongoing Ford of the Day series.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

fjord of the day

Jette Cathrin Hopp just told us on Facebook she's been riding her beautiful Oslo Fjord through Oslo.

We should post more about cycling as a very interesting thread about bicycles is evolving on Facebook featuring Markus Vetters Colorado Concept Tubing Race bike from Serotta as well as his Nicolai Helius RC, Jettes Oslo Fjord, Günter Zehetners Pegasus Familiy bike with it's practical shopping basket, Vera Brüggemanns NSU Hollandbike from 1940 and a Dahon folding bike owned by John Ford. Bikes are always a big issue for the Fordbrothers. My Cannondale Mountainbike recently got stolen and I am still waiting for the replacement: another Cannondale F1 with the fashionable Lefty Fork. Fordbrother Geronimo is about to buy a bike but can't decide what to buy and currently opts for a Cannondale Bad Boy even though I keep telling him not to buy it as it will get stolen. Actually I currently think about getting a decent single speed as a city bike but haven't made up my mind which frame to chose. My ideal would be a Serotta titanium frame painted with cheesy colours to make it look like worthless trash so thieves would overlook it ....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Fordbrother John recently discovered the absolutely lovely heavy metal pub HALFORD in Berlin Friedrichshain where he is currently working on enlarging his collection of material for new collages. everyday his way leads past this bigger than life sculpture which still impresses him through it's physical appearance and incredible size like on the very first day he saw it. forbrother john wants to share this impression with all dear readers of the fordblog to satiesfy your craving for fordish news that has been most sluggishly fulfilled by your always truly the fordbrothers. please forgive us, we have been working a lot, geronimo will premiere his "muezzin" documentary at crossing europe filmfestival in linz. fordbrother john was busy scanning hundreds of images in berlin and preparing both for a new film and new collages.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Ford loses millions

While it's going down with Ford cars in times of economic crisis it's going up with the Fordbrothers. The Stuttgarter Filmwinter held a retrospective of Thomas Draschan aka Fordbrother John which also included some Fordbrothers work as Everything's Gone Green, Keynote and Preserving Cultural Traditions in a Period of Instability.

Brother John teamed up with festival employee Alexander and rocked as hard as he could. This got highly aknowledged in an article by renowned German newspaper Stuttgarter Nachrichten. Yes, dear and beloved friends! Despite all rumors of health decay through years of excess and self abuse the Fordbrothers still kick it hard!