Collecting these would be a great hobby for someone interested in both type and bikes.
Self proclaimed ‘bike geek’ Jeffery Conner is certainly into the latter. A professor from Michigan, USA, Jeff’s been collecting bicycle head badges since 2000, starting with just three badges, his collection grew to over 800 in just 36 months. The slightly curved badges come from all over the world and Jeff has found almost every letter of the alphabet (he was just missing Q & X according to this article)
“There are symbols of freedom and speed – with wings and birds abounding – and also a debt to heraldic animals (serpents, lions and eagles, in particular), with ideas of strength and precision also conveyed in the designs.”
Last year London design agency, Carter Wong, produced a book collecting some of their favourite badges as a self-initiated project.
Imaging one of these flying in front of your trusty wheels!
Bacalhau Gomes de Sa
One of our lead burger cohort/collaborator Travis Millard is having an art show opening this week with our friends Slow Culture. You may recognize some of his work from our Pig Candy zine or from his chill burger dude up on our Oinkster Hollywood location.
This will also be the first time his debuting his famous pancake series. For a year and a half he has been saving pancakes every Sunday and casting them in resin to live on forever. This show is not to be missed!
Travis Millard “Kiss My Aura”
Opening Reception: Friday September 5, 2014 7-10PM
Slow Culture Gallery
5906 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Graffiti My Soul
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I spotted this fun motion graphic over on Herbert Frost’s blog, who translated the German calligraphy notes that I posted yesterday (thanks again Herbert!)
The above animation, by Al Boardman, is part of a longer 100 second film called ‘8 Great things to do in London’. The British designer’s blog is full of cool little animations, some for fun, some part of wider projects.
What is equally impressive is his achievements as a rock climber and mountaineer:
Al has summitted several previously unclimbed mountains. One of which is in Central Asia and, in an interview with the BBC, revealed that he was naming the peak after his grandmother. The rest of Al’s family are still waiting for him to make more first ascents and to name the peaks after them, which is awkward.
Onion, Chorizo, Spinach and Artichoke Pizza (by Half Baked Harvest)
I like the style of this illustrated type, by student, Tim Paza May, in Brazil. Although the theme is Paris, I’m picking up some Arts and Crafts influences in the style (the pinwheels, patterns and colours).
Created as part of a vector illustration course where students were asked to pick a word and work around its theme. Quite appropriate colours as Europe moves into September and summer begins to end.