Decade Of Dapper Custom Helmet Auction

Posted 3 years ago

To celebrate a decade of riding dapper for men’s health, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and our helmet partner, Hedon, have brought together 10 artists from around the world to create 10 unique helmets to be auctioned off in 2021. Each incredible artist is provided with a helmet shell and challenged to create a masterpiece of their choosing that expresses their artistic style on an unconventional canvas. Each helmet will be returned, be reconstructed and photographed, and then put out to auction to the highest bidder with all proceeds going directly to The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’s charity partner, Movember.

Before we can show you the helmets, we need to introduce our esteemed artists! In no particular order, we present The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Decade of Dapper Helmet Artists!

Bradley Eastman (@bradeastman)
Visually depicting future environments, abstracted landscapes, potential life forms & human intervention with nature, Bradley Eastman (Beastman), is a multidisciplinary artist from Sydney, Australia. Influenced by the biodiversity, symbolism and design aesthetics behind nature’s growth patterns and organic landscapes, Bradley’s paintings, digital illustration, commercial projects and public murals explore a unique visual language, depicting future environments of abstracted geometric landscapes, potential new life forms and human intervention.
Helen Stanley (@helenstanleyofficial)
Appearing on shows such as Goblin Works, Motor Pickers, World’s Greatest Cars, Mod Shop, and I’m Not Driving That; Helen Stanley is a Car Customiser, Artist, and full-time Petrol Head. Starting her creative career in the fashion industry with a constant obsession with cars, it was inevitable that she would end up around custom classics. Beginning with a custom shop, Helen now designs builds, creating car art, and presenting custom car shows on TV. Helen currently runs a custom car club called Anti-Taste Collective, which is aimed at encouraging a wider, more diverse audience to get involved in the custom scene. Through her work on TV and social media, she is determined to encourage and motivate other petrol heads no matter what their taste, gender, budget, or ability.
Chris Piascik (@chrispiascik)
After starting his career as a graphic designer at award-winning studios in the Northeast (USA), Chris accidentally became an illustrator, and he’s pretty happy about that. This strange transformation was a result of his daily drawing projects that he started in late 2007, in fact he’s still posting a new drawing every day. Chris is an independent illustrator and letterer, and often a combination of both, creating images for all types of projects including advertising campaigns, editorial illustrations, books, social media, and murals.
Mo Coppoletta (@mo_coppoletta) 
Founder of the tattoo parlour, The Family Business, in London’s Exmouth market since 2003, the studio soon became a cardinal presence in both the London and International tattoo scenes and has been growing steadily ever since. Born and raised in Verona, he originally studied to be a lawyer, however, tattooing was his true calling. He’s arguably the most elegant and well-dressed tattoo artist in the world, a man with finely acquired taste that he has expressed at countless DGR events.
Maxwell Paternoster (@datanoster)
Founder of @corpsesfromhell, Maxwell has always loved illustrations. “My Dad loved drawing & I clearly remember as a kid sitting on the arm of his chair and watching him draw cowboys with a smoke hanging from the corner of their mouth or some old boy sat in the pub supping a beer. All sorts of amazing characters that he’d conjured up from his imagination.” Now, when it comes to Maxwell Paternoster, he’s in a league of his own. Dark and edgy, with twisted characters, lightning bolts and lasers. Maxwell is a truly unique artist, that always brings his work back to the world of motorcycling.
Ben Frost (@benfrostisdead)
Australian contemporary artist Ben Frost is best known for his bold and irreverent Pop Art. His instantly recognizable take on pop culture twists up everyday iconography from the world’s biggest brands. Subverting meaning and messages from the mainstream media, Frost’s scathing commentary on advertising, entertainment, and politics is both confronting and controversial. Exhibiting internationally for the past two decades, Frost’s solo shows span from London, New York, Sydney, Los Angeles, Toronto, Singapore, Berlin, Miami, Torino, Bangkok, and San Francisco. His work has featured extensively across media institutions such as the BBC, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar – and now, his iconic Decade of DGR helmet.

Steve Caballero (@stevecaballero)
Arguably one of the most popular names in skateboarding, Steve Caballero began skating in 1976 at the age of 12 and started his career at age 14. He turned pro in 1980 during the Gold Cup series at the Oasis Skatepark, Southern California. By this time, Caballero had invented the ‘Caballerial’ (also known as ‘Cab’), a skateboarding trick also known as the fakie 360 aerial, and is also credited with inventing the frontside boardslide. Skating isn’t the only thing in Steve’s wheelhouse though. As a creative outlet off the board, Steve uses a brush and a pen to help create and design artwork and graphics for various companies within the skateboard and motocross industry, producing original paintings for art shows all over the world and offering reproduction artist prints for sale.
Luke Wessman (@lukewessman)
Luke Wessman is a world-renowned American tattoo artist and designer. He was featured on the TLC reality shows Miami Ink, and NY Ink. Luke Wessman is a globally celebrated tattoo artist, designer, and influencer. In the past decade, Luke has proudly starred as a guest judge on Spike TVs “Inkmaster,” designed the #GoVote campaign for Jay-Z’s OnTheRunTour, created an egg for the Faberge Big Egg Hunt NYC alongside artists Jeff Koons and Zaha Hadid, and been the face of the best-selling Inked Magazine issue, ever. Luke has also created proprietary art for major brands like Hermès, Harley Davidson, Gerber Gear, and more!
Joel Clark (@joelclark.artist)
A truly unique artist, Joel is the only automotive artist in the world who uses hand-cut vinyl as his medium for creation, giving his work a completely unique finish to anything else. The results are bright, bold Pop Art artworks that will deliver a punch of color to any space. In the very short time that Joel has been creating vinyl artworks, he has been featured in, or collaborated with, The Road Rat; Motorsport magazine; Classic and Sports Car,, Octane, Classic Driver, and more; as well as creating his very own motoring-inspired art page, @speed_icons.

Kayla Koeune-Weisel (@kaylakoeune)
Kayla’s art is inspired by travels and a mission to do good, making her the perfect DGR helmet artist! She founded Inferno Art Studio L.L.C. in 2012 where she divides her time between commissioned art and my own work. Utilize diverse subject matters and mediums; from oil and watercolors, to graphic art and design, enamels, and mural work, Kayla is always growing her work, and herself. “As I grow as a human, I find myself wanting to give back to those doing good and so I’ve started my next page with the Art for Good Project. My artwork takes an explorative eye of the world around me, often seeing culture and landscape through my adventurous nature and addiction to travel. My subjects are as broad as nature and humanity are interesting, and I find new attitudes in my work the more of the world I see.”