For the manual two wheeled enthusiasts we’ve got our classic race inspired designs for Giro di Lombardia / Paris / Zurich / San Francisco. All four Giro di series are a 16″ x 20″ silkscreen print by Caleb Kozlowski.
This is awesome.
BMW Zoombike Prototype. Germany, 1989
Commuter folder bike study from BMW with alumiunum framework. All integrated systems like 3-speed drive train, front and rear light with rechargeable battery. Carbon disc wheels.
Designed by Richard Sapper for BMW car company. Only some prototypes had been made, no serial production. Very original except upgraded Flite titanium saddle and brake levers.
Cinelli is very proud to announce it’s involvement in Eley Kishimoto’s FLASH ON project. The project began with the designers Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto interest in our classic Supercorsa Model..
This starting point grounded the project: the Cinelli Supercorsa is a very concrete piece of cycling’s cultural heritage, the longest running production model in the history of road cycling. It is a product by now more akin to a Carlo Barbera yarn than a bicycle simply for the elaborate cycle, and rarity of the techniques, used in its construction.
Knowing this, Eley Kishimoto, with typical playful antagonism, decided to paint “over” the original design, disguising the elaborate details (chromed lugs, pinstripe graphics, proprietary fastback stays)in their signature “Flash” pattern, producing a sort of visual double-take: you-see-it-you-don’t-see-it.
Wow, this looks awesome… a decent side on photograph would be nice though.
More info here.
Elcyclista is a journal made for and by those that have a passion for riding, and the culture that goes with it. We also love design (that is our day job), and we look every day for where bike and design culture intersect.
What a great blogsite. Great writing, great photography and great stuff for sale too. I have been pressing ‘older posts’ for way too long now and I am on my lunch break so I should really try to cool off.
Go and have a look.
In an interesting project French designer Philippe Starck got together with Intersection Magazine to build a soapbox car. The car comes without engine, without steering and without brakes and as you can imagine, looks beautiful.
Wow. Just the other day I was talking with my mom and dad about a little car I had when I was a young boy in the early 80s. It was a tiny yellow pedal powered AA car with room, of course for two. Lest we also forget the inherent fixed gear contained in this plastic shelled piece of awesome and with a fixed gear came handbrake turning, sans the hands.
I’m talking, pulling up to my boys outside the garages, round the corner from my house using the ‘sans hands handbrake’ method. Priceless. Remember too, my sh*t unlike the starck x intersection soapbox car, had steering.
My pedal powered car, great as it was though, had NOTHING on this:
If you couldn’t tell from these drawings then you should know that Gilberto Colombo played a significant part in some of the most advancing bike frame designs in history.
The writer of one of my favourite blogs, Simon Lamb of La Gazzetta Della Bici has recently opened up a competition for someone to come up with a design/logo for his new range of sportscare products:
You may or may not be aware that I have started selling Sportscare products including Embrocations and Sports Massage oils. These will soon be available to buy through my Etsy account, but, before then, I need to get a logo for the packaging of these projects and even though I used to be a typographer everything I have attempted to design has made me sick. So I thought I would open the design of a LOGOTYPE up to the readers of this blog. The prize or payment, as such, is all the sportscare products you can ever need to apply to your body and then when you run out I’ll send you more. I’m sorry I can’t pay any cold hard cash but I am completely broke and I won’t pretend I’m not. The brief for the Logotype are as follows:
Music, a design studio in Manchester got BMX as their nominated sport and created posters by getting BMX riders to ride around in paint in a warehouse. Each bike used started off completely white.
“Music were one of the 30 agencies invited by Grafik to design a poster celebrating an Olympic sport for their exhibition that was part of London Design Festival,” explains Music’s Ali Johnson.
“We were asked to design a poster for BMX, which was a stroke of genius/fate because Manchester is the home of British Cycling and Team GB. We enlisted the help of 3 young members of Manchester BMX Club and their coach Sam Foakes (former World No.1 Flatland BMX Champion) who helped us ‘make the posters’. It’s them on the bikes in the film…not us…we’d have fallen off!
We then persuaded Olympic 2010 BMX hopeful (and Manchester based) Shanaze Reade to sign 100 of them. All proceeds going to the British Paralympic Fund and the charity Right To Play.”
See more here.
Read more about the r-o11 at Bicycle Design.
These are just a few of my favourites but my Goodness! It’s all there… all the posters and graphic art surrounding cycling you ever wanted is right there at the Horton Collection.
Nice tees and 50% of the profits are going to the EHBPC in London
this August. Fair play. ( Please excuse the pun )
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