Bike Messengers 1992-98

Chrissima

From Trevor Hughes’ series Bike Messengers 1992-98.

See the full set on Flickr here.

Godspeed

Godspeed or God Speed comes from the Middle English expression “God spede (you)”, a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. (wikipedia)

Made for Artcrank 2011 this print uses real bike parts for all elements. More here.

Sci-fi Super Bikes (and a little History too)

More illustrations by Mike Joos.

Via Superb

The Geography of Youth

Restless Collective’s The Geography of Youth.

The Geography of Youth is a fresh, documentary photography project promoting global connections and understanding within the next generation. Alan and Morrigan’s sense of adventure, devotion to bicycle advocacy, environmental responsibility, and love of storytelling through photography will propel them as they serve as our tour guides, sharing with us through vivid images what it means to be a young adult in today’s ever-changing world.

kickstarter.com/​projects/​1406442713/​the-geography-of-youth

Video: goodfocus
Music: Florence & the Machine, “Dog Days Are Over” (used with permission)

Rollin’ On 45s

Awesome. Although that cord could be restricting.

More inventions on Vimeo

Johnnie Olivan Explores Possibilities With The Bike-Car

Here are three cool videos of Portland, OR bikesmith Johnnie Olivan and his recycled creations.

Learn more at Rejuiced Bikes

More videos are available on Vimeo and YouTube

Discover the Queen West Art Crawl by Bicycle with Art Spin

Queen West Art Crawl

Today, Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm Art Spin will be meeting at the Queen and Strachan gates in Trinity Bellwoods Park to run a 2 hour tour of the ongoing Queen West Art Crawl.

Via Art Spin:

Please join us for a special installment of Art Spin this Saturday, September 18th when we will be conducting a bike led tour of theQueen West Art Crawl (see www.queenwestartcrawl.com for more details), visiting a variety of exhibitions, studios and performances.

This tour will meet  at Trinity Bellwoods park at the Queen & Strachan gate between 3:30 – 4 pm. The tour starts at 4 pm  and will end at the Gladstone Hotel around 6 pm. For those of you that have never attended the Queen West Art Crawl this promises to be a great way to get a general overview of this rather large and exciting event. Why crawl when you can ride!

Bixi Gets the Janet Bike Girl Treatment

Bixi Bicycle Toronto, hand stenciled fabric patch

More of Janet Bike Girl’s patches here.

Art Spin’s Final Ride for 2010 to be Followed by Special Party

Via ArtSpin.ca

Art Spin invites you to join our final bicycle tour of the season for an interactive and exciting adventure through Toronto’s west end art district visiting art galleries, artist’s studios and installations or performances in unique places. The September 30th tour of this hugely successful and incredibly popular art event promises to be our most exciting outing yet.

The wide ranging programming of this month’s Art Spin will include visits to XPACE, Gallery TPW and The Gladstone Hotel, and will feature a choreographed performance by Miko Sobeira, and a special musical performance by Art Spin MC and trumpeting cyclist Michael Lewis Johnson, plus many more surprises. For the grand finale of this event, the adventure will end at an undisclosed 10,000 square foot warehouse location for an exciting exhibition curated by the members of the Art Spin team – Casey Hinton, Layne Hinton and Rui Pimenta. It will include works from over 15 emerging and established artists representing a broad range of media, materials and artistic practices; all followed by what will be a lively and entertaining after party.

With over 150 participants at the last event, this upcoming tour promises to be a huge success, an event that shouldn’t be missed.

Art Spin meets at the gate to Trinity Bellwoods Park at Queen St. & Strachan Ave. The tour departs at 7pm sharp, and wraps up around 9:30pm with an after party to follow, light appetizers and drinks will be served, accompanied by live music. Join us at 6:30pm to Art-Up your bike and participate in the fix-it session courtesy of Bike Pirates. This is a free event, and anyone regardless of age or cycling ability is welcome.

Grab your bike and join us for the final Art Spin of the season on Thursday September 30th, 2010.

To get a glimpse of past events, watch this video courtesy of the Neighborhood Arts Network:

For more information visit www.artspin.ca, email us at info (at) artspin(dot)ca

Covet: The reCYCLEr Gilbert Vanden Heuvel at ShopGirls

Discarded bicycle parts become functional everyday items like salt and pepper shakers and serving trays when placed in the hands of Ontario artist Gilbert Vanden Heuvel.

On display and for sale at ShopGirls in Parkdale, these designs allow you to bring your bicycle love indoors, without worrying about getting grease stains on everything.

More items and designs at The reCYCLEr
Or head over to ShopGirls at 1342 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON