Bike art – Bicycles in art around the world

Your parents and grand-parents certainly dreamt about sport-cars, your old brother or your uncle probably dreamt about sneakers & skateboards. Today’s young generations are more likely to dream about bike (& smart phones) especially if they live in San Francisco or Berlin.

Publikat & Kiriakos Losifidis from Carpe Diem who published previously the Mural Art series (vol 1vol 2vol 3) probably think the same way, and they made that big book about bicycles in art. I just hope they don’t plan to make a book about smart phones šŸ™‚
I may sound a bit sarcastic but the book is -much to my surprise- extremely good.

There are several chapters in that book to celebrate bicycle: Urban Art (aka street/graffiti-art), Paintings, Illustrations, sculptures…
The 1st one about Urban art is not the most interesting, it looks a bit artificial to me, like a random selection of photos of graffiti where a bike has been painted, nothing more. I’m also a bit disappointed that Erosie work about bikes is not even mentioned.

Mr Kern

The main part of the book consists of an amazing selection of paintings & illustrations of bike in very different styles. Honestly Iā€™m often tired of watching illustrations books & Tumblr, but I must confess I really enjoyed this book, and last days I regularly took a moment to enjoy a few more pages.

Aryz Alain Delorme mike giant olek
The last pages of the book are devoted to sculptors and bicycle designers who present their original creations.

Scraper bikes I do ride sometimes, but I rarely watch ‘Le tour de France’, I’ve never thought about ordering a fixie, nevertheless I would definitely recommend this book for anyone loving good illustrations.

Bike Art
Hardcover, 256 pages
Format: 21cm x 29cm
Text: english/Greek
ISBN: 978-3-939566-37-3
29.90ā‚¬ (Release 11/2011)
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5 Responses to Bike art – Bicycles in art around the world

  1. Bustart says:


  2. Ali G says:

    How did you get one already?! Cool.

  3. eko says:

    I received a kind of preview copy for press & bloggers.
    But the book seems to be available online now:

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  5. Jacqui Kennedy says:

    I have seen this book in person and just LOVE it! REally impressive artwork šŸ™‚ And even cooler is the fact I have one of the pieces of art hanging on one of my walls…HOw COOL!
    I heART it šŸ™‚

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