ART + DESIGN

The Current: Eff You See Eye

The Outlaw Bicycle; a Streamlined Middle Finger to the ManMotorcycles owe a huge debt to bicycles. The invention of the ‘Safety’ frame in the mid-1880s - the same basic chassis used on 99% of bicycles today – inspired builders to hang a motor inside, from their very first appearance. After experimenting with every possible engine location (even on the handlebars!), the issue was more or less settled by the ‘Noughts, with a motor down low in a safety frame. As the Century progressed, motorcycle frames got heavier and more specialized,...

Luigi Colani: The Future Is Now

The Swiss designer Luigi Colani focussed on erotic, streamlined shapes, and was...

Gallery: Heidi Zumbrun

If there's every age, sex, and color, and every kind of motorcycle, it must be...

DG Manktelow, Cafe Racer

As a college student, DG Manktelow needed some credits, so enrolled in a...

Grayson Perry at the British Museum

Sculptor Grayson Perry designed an outrageous Harley-Davidson Knucklehead custom...

The Chanel Triton

Built as an homage, the Chanel Triton was used by Karl Lagerfeld for his 2010...

Karlheinz Weinberger

The Swiss photographer worked in obscurity in the 1960s and beyond, documenting...

El Mirage by Wet Plate

Photographing the speed trials at El Mirage dry lakebed with a wet plate camera

Café Racers Invade Sturgis

The 'Ton Up!' exhibition during the 2012 Sturgis Rally was an oasis of...

The Black Angel

Master Plumassier Maxime Leroy takes motorcycles to totally new places, with...