ART + DESIGN

Charles Burki: Streamliners

Charles Burki is not well known in the English-speaking world, as a Dutch illustrator/designer whose work was primarily published in Europe in the 1920s-70s. Burki was actually born in 1909 in Indonesia when it was a Dutch colony (the Dutch East Indies), in Magelang, Mid-Java, where his father was an architect. He received his primary education there, and showed an early aptitude for drawing, and a love for motorcycles and cars, a passion he apparently inherited from his father.  By 1924 his drawings of motorcycles were being published in...

Jan Hoek: Boda Boda

Amsterdam-based photographer Jan Hoek was inspired to give Nairobi moto-taxi...

The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire

The team that brought you the Art of the Motorcycle exhibit at the Guggenheim...

Tough on the Streets!

Street scramblers were straight out of the Steve McQueen era - rugged,...

Moto Major: Italy Reinvents the Motorcycle

It created a sensation when first shown in 1947, and remains a thing of intrigue...

Through Jodi’s Eyes

Jodi Johnson has the hardest job in racing: the wife of a professional flat...

Auerberg Klassik 2019: Uwe Rattay

Is the bi-annual Auerberg Klassik hillclimb the finest vintage motorcycle event...

David Martinez: Bonneville 2019

Photographer and filmmaker David Martinez has shot 3 films for The Vintagent,...

Martin Chambi: “I Am Not Hispanic: I am Pre-Hispanic.”

Photographer Martin Chambi was the first native Peruvian to document his people,...

‘Shared Lady Beetle’: the Sweetest Rebuke

Beijing's LUO Studio designed an evocative, hand-fabricated mobile children's...

Selling Speed

The motorcycle industry has always 'sold speed' as a primary impulse, while...